Doris Morgado: The Versatile Actress Who Shines in Hollywood

Who is Doris Morgado?

Doris Morgado is a Venezuelan actress known for her work in both film and TV series. She began her career in the late 2000s, making her debut in the short comedy film “Switch”. She has since gained recognition for her roles in projects such as “Logan”, “NCIS: New Orleans”, and “2 Guns”, and has also worked alongside a number of major Hollywood stars, including Mark Wahlberg, John Travolta, and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

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Early Life and Education

Doris was born on 17 July 1981, in Caracas, Venezuela, but when she was five years old, she moved to Florida, USA with her family.

She attended Hialeah Senior High School, during which time she was involved in many extracurricular activities, as a member of their basketball team, and serving as the student body president. Her natural charisma didn’t go unnoticed by her peers, and Doris was elected the prom queen.

In 1999, Doris enrolled at Florida International University, where she studied Elementary Education. However, her true passion laid in acting, and she moved to Los Angeles, California in 2003, to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

Roles in Movies

Doris made her movie debut in 2007, when she appeared in the short romantic comedy “Switch”, which starred Jerome Ro Brooks and Allen Earls as a dysfunctional young couple. In the following years, she appeared in comedies such as “Paper Boys” (2009), “4 Minutes” (2009), and “Peracher’s Kid” (2010). She also appeared in more dramatic roles in low-budget thrillers including “Love Thy Enemy” (2011), “Callous” (2011), and “Where is Primer Green?” (2012).

In 2013, Doris appeared in the hit comedy “The Internship”, directed by Shawn Levy, and which stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn as two salesmen who land a coveted internship at Google.

In the same year, Doris appeared in the action-comedy “2 Guns”, directed by Baltasar Kormákur. In this film, she portrayed a character named Pam, a DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) agent alongside Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. Her role as an authoritative and assertive law enforcement agent added tension and depth to the story, contributing to the high-stakes action and intrigue of the film.

Two years later, Doris starred opposite Errol Sadler in the independent indie thriller “Blackhats”, which follows two fugitive recovery agents assigned with tracking down a dangerous group of hackers.

In the Oscar-nominated superhero thriller “Logan” (2017) Doris played Maria, a character who worked as a nurse. The film, part of the X-Men series, centered on an aging Wolverine (played by Hugh Jackman) and a weary Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in a near-future setting. Doris’s role as Maria offered a compassionate and humanizing touch to the narrative, and is arguably one of the most high-profile roles in her career.

In the following years, Doris appeared in several short films such as “The Terms of Us” (2018), “The CNO” (2019), and “Aimee Victoria” (2021).

Her most recent movie role was in the 2022 thriller drama “Red Winter”, in which she played one of the lead roles alongside Rockmond Dunbar.

In 2024, she’s set to star in the sci-fi action film “Mischief Upon Mischief”, written and directed by Ken Gamble.

Roles in TV Series

Doris made her small screen debut in 2008, when she appeared in two episodes of the popular drama “Army Wives”, centered on four women who most assume the role of a homemaker after their husbands were deployed in the US Army.

In 2012, she made an episodic appearance as a TV reporter in the popular supernatural drama “Teen Wolf”. In the same year, she also appeared in the medical sci-fi drama “Coma”, as well as in the popular crime series “NCIS”.

Two years later, Doris appeared alongside Jason Momoa in the short-lived crime thriller “The Red Road”, playing the role of agent Iana Morgan in two episodes.

In the following years, she made appearances in shows such as “The Rickey Smiley Show” (2014), “Colony” (2016), and “Jane the Virgin” (2016). In 2017, she appeared as Desi Gutierrez in an episode of the critically-acclaimed procedural drama “Criminal Minds”.

In 2021, Doris had a recurring role of Maria in the drama mini-series “The Myth of Control”, created by Mikail Chowdhury and Sana Soni, and which also starred Fay Hauser and Olivia Haller. The series was filmed during the Covid-19 lockdown, by actors themselves, and follows a diverse group of friends dealing with a pandemic and social isolation.

In 2024, Doris is set to star alongside Gerry Bednob and Hap Lawrence in the sitcom “Brothers in Law”, which follows two former high school rivals who must work together on a sexual harassment lawsuit.

Awards and Nominations

Through her career, Doris has earned several accolades for her work in independent cinema productions. In 2015, she won the Best Actress award at the Peachtree Village International Film Festival, for her performance in “Blackhats”.

In the same year, her performance in “Flight Fright” earned her a Golden Marquee Award for Outstanding Actress.

More recently, in 2020, Doris and her “The Terms of Us” co-stars won the Jury Award for Best Ensemble at the Los Angeles Film Awards. They were also nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble at the Official Latino Film and Arts Festival, but did not end up winning.

Love Life and Relationships

Doris is a very private person, and doesn’t share a lot of details about her personal life with the media. However, according to her social media posts, Doris appears to be married, or at least in a committed relationship. The name of her partner is not publicly known, but the two can be seen posing together for holiday photos with their dog. It appears that they don’t have children.

Hobbies and Interesting Facts

Outside of acting, Doris is committed to philanthropic endeavors, havings volunteered with various organizations working with sex trafficking victims and at-risk youth, as well as animal rescues.

Doris lives a very active lifestyle and she regularly exercises at the gym, both to maintain her physique and to improve her physical and mental health.

Doris is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Net Worth

As of January 2024, Doris’ net worth has been estimated at more than $1.2 million.

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