Who is Lisseth Chavez?
Lisseth was born in California, USA, on 25 May 1989 – her zodiac sign is Gemini, she holds American nationality, and is of Salvadoran descent. She’s an actress and model, with more than 20 acting credits to her name, while she’s probably known best for her portrayal of Vanessa Rojas in the critically acclaimed action crime series “Chicago P. D.”, created by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, and which today stars Jason Beghe, Jesse Lee Soffer and Patrick John Flueger. It follows the Intelligence Unit and uniformed cops working at the Chicago Police Department’s District 21; the series has been airing since 2014 (Lisseth was a member of the cast in 2019 and 2020) and has won four of the 10 awards for which it’s been nominated.
Early life and education
Lisseth was raised in California alongside her brother Caesar Chavez, by their parents Julio and Clara Chavez; not a lot is known about Lisseth’s family, as she respects their privacy, but it’s said that her father was a construction worker, and her mother an elementary school teacher.
Lisseth grew up being interested in a number of activities, and was highly sporting while attending a local elementary school, playing soccer, volleyball and tennis. She began practicing acting upon enrolling at a local high school, as she joined its drama club and appeared in a couple of school plays. Lisseth was also interested in a couple of other things in her teenage years, including dancing and creative writing.
Upon matriculating in 2007, she chose not to pursue a college degree, but to focus on acting, however, she then modelled for four years prior to launching her acting career.
Roles in TV series
Lisseth made her debut TV series appearance in the 2011 episode “The Interviews” of the comedy “The Baby”, while the following years saw her appear in an episode or two of a couple of series, such as the crime thriller drama “Southland”, the comedy drama “Shameless”, and the romantic drama “The Night Shift”.
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In 2016, Lisseth played Skylar Anne Jennings in three episodes of the popular mystery crime drama “Murder in the First”, created by Eric Lodal and Steven Bochco, and which starred Taye Diggs, Kathleen Robertson and Ian Anthony Dale. It tells the entire story of a single murder case, from perpetration to trial, and the series won two of the four awards for which it was nominated.
Lisseth’s also known for her portrayal of Ximena Sinfuego in the romantic drama “The Fosters”, created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige, and which starred Teri Polo, Sherri Saum and Hayden Byerly. It follows Callie Jacob who’s been placed in a foster home run by two lesbians; the series aired from 2013 to 2018 (Lisseth joined the cast in 2017), and won seven of the 39 awards for which it was nominated.
Three of Lisseth’s most recent roles in TV series have been in the episode “Infection, Part II” of the drama “Chicago Med”, the episode “Infection, Part I” of the action drama “Chicago Fire” both in 2019, and 28 episodes of the action adventure drama “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” in 2021 and 2022.
Roles in movies
She made her debut film appearance in the 2015 drama “The Adversaries”, then in 2016, Lisseth starred as Bella in the short comedy “BFFs”.
She portrayed Haley Cooper in the 2017 mystery horror drama “One of Us”, directed by Blake Reigle, and which starred Christa B. Allen, Derek Smith and Carly Schroeder. It follows a young journalist who’s infiltrated a mountain commune, but has become manipulated by a cult leader; the movie won two awards.
Lisseth’s appeared in only two other movies: the 2018 drama “Get Christie Love”, and the 2021 horror thriller drama “Terror Eyes”, with the latter winning four of the five awards for which it was nominated.
Lisseth appeared in the 2009 episode “Timeless Beauty” of the reality show “True Beauty”.
Awards and nominations
She’s been nominated for only a single award: a 2020 Imagen Foundation Award for Best Supporting Actress – Television, for her performance in “Chicago P. D.”
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Love life and relationships
Lisseth prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, and there’s only a single man whom she’s been with, that the public knows about. In 2016, she dated actor, film writer and producer Sean McClam; he’s appeared in more than 10 movies and TV series, and is probably known best for his performance in the 2015 series “More Than Ever”, which was cancelled after having aired only three episodes. The two uploaded many pictures featuring themselves together, onto their Instagram account, and also wrote about each other on their Twitter accounts, however, they split in December 2016.
Lisseth hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she’s perhaps been with, although there are today rumors circulating the internet, claiming that a man who can be seen featured in some of her newer Instagram pictures is her boyfriend; this hasn’t been confirmed.
As of July 2022, Lisseth seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Lisseth’s highly active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her close to 150,000 followers; she’s uploaded nearly 1,300 pictures onto the network, most of which feature her spending time with her friends and family.
She loves to be in nature, and her Instagram account is filled with pictures showing her in the mountains and deep into woods; she’s recently completed her first 30+ miles (50+ km) hike.
Lisseth’s a huge lover of animals, with elephants being her favorites.
She’s passionate about travelling, and has been to many US states and European countries, while her dream travel destination is India.
Lisseth has her own favorite actor and actress, Channing Tatum and Scarlett Johansson, while a couple of her favorite movies are “Dear John”, “Lost in Translation” and “Ghost in the Shell”.
Age, height and net worth
Lisseth’s age is 33. She has long black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 2ins (1.58m) and she weighs around 110lbs (50kgs).
As of July 2022, Lisseth’s net worth’s been estimated at over $750,000.