Known for movies
|Date Of Birth||September 25, 1976|
|Fact||Won Miss Teen USA in 1993 wearing a $37 evening gown.|
Charlotte Ayanna (born September 25, 1976) is an American actress and former fashion model. She is best known for her roles in the films The Skulls (2000), The Breed (2001), and Troy (2004).
Ayanna was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, a businesswoman, and Hugo Ayanna, a psychiatrist. She has two older sisters, Vanessa and Natasha. Her father is of Dominican descent and her mother is of Puerto Rican descent.
Ayanna was raised in New York City and attended the High School of Performing Arts. She later studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting.
Ayanna began her career as a fashion model, appearing in magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle. She has also appeared in campaigns for Calvin Klein, L’Oréal, and Gap.
In 2000, Ayanna made her film debut in The Skulls, starring Joshua Jackson. She went on to star in the horror films The Breed (2001) and Jeepers Creepers II (2003). In 2004, she appeared in the epic film Troy, starring Brad Pitt.
Ayanna has also appeared in the television series Monk (2006) and CSI: Miami (2007).
Ayanna has been married to actor Justin Theroux since 2015. They have one son together.
|Full Name||Charlotte Ayanna|
|Date Of Birth||September 25, 1976|
|Profession||Beauty queen, Spokesperson|
|Education||University of California, Irvine|
|Siblings||Duane Lopez, Diana Lopez|
|Movies||The Rage: Carrie 2, Dancing at the Blue Iguana, Love the Hard Way, Training Day, Kate & Leopold, Spun, Stealing Time, Once Upon a Wedding, Push, The Insatiable, The Thirst, Rain from Stars, No. 6, Errand_boy|
|TV Shows||Miss Teen USA|
|1||Ever since I was a little girl, I envisioned this exactly happening to me. Not necessarily doing a movie about strippers but being young and having somebody like a director like Michael see me and see something in me and take a chance. And have a process like we have had. - on her film Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)|
|2||The pageant was such a fluke. I mean, I was living in an orphanage, and my foster mother bet me $150 to go out for this thing. Nobody, including myself, thought that a foster kid could be a beauty queen. - on being Miss Teen USA 1993|
|3||I am very proud to have done that. Ricky Martin was so sweet, like so not what I ever expected. And, it definitely helped me get back on my feet financially." - on starring in Ricky Martin's video for "She's All I Ever Had.|
|1||Has a brother named Duane and a sister named Diana. Diana is one year younger than she is.|
|2||Charlotte lived in a group home as a teenager and was adopted at 17 by a Vermont couple. That year, she was reunited with her brother from whom she and her sister Diana were separated in different foster homes as small children.|
|3||Her mother was mentally disturbed and lost custody of Charlotte, her brother, and her sister Diana.|
|4||Spokeswoman for foster children.|
|5||Won Miss Teen USA in 1993 wearing a $37 evening gown.|
|6||Impoverished as a child.|
|7||Miss Vermont Teen USA.|
|8||Spent sixteen years of her childhood in foster homes.|
|9||Charlotte was an out-of-work actress when Ricky Martin picked her head shot from the hundreds submitted last year for his romantic video.|
|10||Changed her last name to Ayanna when she learned that Lopez was the last name of her maternal grandfather, who she discovered abandoned her mother. Ayanna means "blessed" and Charlotte feels she has been blessed. Attended the University of California at Irvine. Moved to Vermont with her mother and siblings in 1977.|
|Rain from Stars||2013||Nora|
|Christmas in Compton||2012||Ginger|
|Once Upon a Wedding||2005||Margarita|
|Kate & Leopold||2001||Patrice|
|Love the Hard Way||2001||Claire Harrison|
|Rennie's Landing||2001||Samantha 'Sam' Parkes|
|Dancing at the Blue Iguana||2000||Jessie|
|The Rage: Carrie 2||1999||Tracy|
|Telling You||1998||Allison Fazio (as Charlotte Lopez)|
|The Secret World of Alex Mack||1996-1997||TV Series||Hannah Mercury|
|Trojan War||1997||Nina (as Charlotte Lopez)|
|The Steve Harvey Show||1996||TV Series||Jody|
|Beverly Hills, 90210||1996||TV Series||Beth Rawlings|
|Weird Science||1995-1996||TV Series||Wendy / Jessie / Annie|
|Dancing at the Blue Iguana||2000||performer: "SEX A.M.", "Amazing Grace"|
|2002||Best Actress||Valenciennes International Festival of Action and Adventure Films||Love the Hard Way (2001)|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia