Josie Loren Lopez (born March 19, 1987) known professionally as Josie Loren, is an American actress. She is best known for the role of Kaylie Cruz in the ABC Family series Make It or Break It, and as FBI Agent Michelle Vega in the TV series The Mentalist.
|Born||Josie Loren Lopez
March 19, 1987
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Josie was born in Miami, Florida, and is of Cuban descent. Before she went to college, she used to cheer for an all-star cheerleading team in Miami called Top Gun All Stars. She studied at UCLA. Her mother is Mercy Lopez, a middle school teacher at Zelda Glazer Middle School in Miami, Florida. She attended high school at New World School of the Arts in Miami where she studied stage acting. In college she is studying Mass Media Communication and getting a minor in Spanish. She has one older sister (Jessica) and two brothers (Asís and Javier). Her older brother, Javier Lopez, is a Harvard University graduate and a commercial litigator in Miami. In 2010, she was voted one of the 50 Most Sexiest Singles by OK! magazine.
Josie Loren played the character Holly on Hannah Montana, working with the teen sensation Miley Cyrus on the episode “People Who Use People”. Determined to make it big in show business, Loren then took on a role in Medium and later appeared on two episodes of the Nickelodeon series Drake & Josh as Maria. In 2007, Loren was cast on the Disney series Cory in the House, playing the character Jessica in the episode “Get Smarter".
Her next project was The Bill Engvall Show, which led her to be chosen for a role in the short comedy Hardly Married, written and directed by Diego Nunez. She followed it up with Christmas in Paradise, and then with 2008’s comic drama This Is Not a Test. She starred alongside Hill Harper, Robinne Lee, and Tom Arnold. Loren then obtained further popularity with a role in the hit film, 17 Again. The big screen comedy was directed by Burr Steers, and starred Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, and Michelle Trachtenberg. In 2009, Loren was cast in the Disney TV movie Hatching Pete. Later that year, she appeared in a starring role on the ABC Family series Make It or Break It, a program which follows the adventures of a group of gymnasts hoping to make it to the Olympics.
|2007||Hardly Married||Leti||Short film|
|2007||Christmas in Paradise||Blair|
|2008||This Is Not a Test||Laline|
|2011||With Me||Jayden||Short film|
|2013||21 & Over||Pledge Aguilar|
|2006||Veronica Mars||Chloe||Episode: "President Evil"|
|2006||Hannah Montana||Holly||Episode: "People Who Use People"|
|2006||Medium||Amanda's Friend||Episode: "Blood Relation"|
|2007||Drake & Josh||Maria||Episode: "Battle of Panthatar"|
|2007||Cory in the House||Jessica||Episode: "Get Smarter"|
|2007||The Bill Engvall Show||Marissa||Episode: "Good People"|
|2009||Hatching Pete||Angela Morrissey||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2009–12||Make It or Break It||Kaylie Cruz||Main role; 48 episodes|
|2010||10 Things I Hate About You||Kaylie Cruz||Episode: "The Winner Takes It All"|
|2011||Castle||Bridget McManus||Episode: "The Dead Pool"|
|2011||Drop Dead Diva||Julia Campbell||Episode: "Prom"|
|2013||Miles Across the Sea||Jessie||Episode: "Bed-Headed Fred"|
|2013||Annie Sunbeam and Friends||Annie Sunbeam||Episode: "Introduction"|
|2013||The Glades||Hanna Koski||Episode: "Gallerinas"|
|2014||Hit the Floor||Kendall||3 episodes|
|2014||Honor Student||Teresa Smith||Television film|
|2014–15||The Mentalist||Michelle Vega||Main role (season 7); 10 episodes|
|2015||Young & Hungry||Sam||Episode: "Young & Doppelganger"|
- Lowry, Brian (June 21, 2009). "Review: 'Make It or Break It'". Variety. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
- Ausiello, Michael (August 18, 2014). "The Mentalist Casts Make It or Break It's Josie Loren as (Potential) Regular". TVLine. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
- Ghosh, Korbi (July 20, 2009). "Make It or Break It : Kaylie Cruz on gymnastics, Kaylie's jerk boyfriend & more". Zap2it. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
- Gandhi, Neha (May 27, 2011). "The Make It or Break It star spills on her college life, the pressure to party, and real-life romance!". Seventeen. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
- "Introducing OK!'s 50 Sexiest women alive !". Retrieved August 15, 2011.