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Born: April 13, 1957 in The Bronx, New York, USA.
Nickname: Sandy .
-Roger Squitero (21 November 1999 - present).
Saundra Santiago biography (bio):
Saundra Santiago is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Detective Gina Calabrese on the 1980s hit television show Miami Vice.
The daughter of Cuban and Puerto Rican parents, Santiago's family moved from the Bronx to Homestead, Florida when she was 13.
University of Miami:
She attended the University of Miami on a scholarship, majoring in psychology. As a University of Miami student, she became enamoured with acting. After graduation, she went on to post-graduate study in theater and arts at Southern Methodist University, eventually earning a master's degree.
Santiago's breakthrough role was in a performance of Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge on Broadway, and she would go on to star in Marvin Hamlisch's musical Smile as well as seminal hip hop movie Beat Street.
Santiago also read with Al Pacino for the role of Tony Montana's sister Gina in Scarface. Later, she was cast in a minor role in the HBO television series The Sopranos.