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Name Jenny Gago
Birth Date September 11, 1953
Birth Place Peru
Years Active 1981 to present
Character Detective Josie Ochoa

Jenny Gago guest stars as Detective Josie Ochoa in Southland.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Career[edit | edit source]

Gago has appeared in movies and television for 25 years, including recurring roles as Captain Santina on MacGyver, Detective Beatrice Zapeda in Alien Nation, Anaya on The Agency and Grandma on Freddie. She has been honored as a positive role model by the National Council of La Raza, the Image Awards, the Association for the Advancement of Mexican-Americans, the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas and won a Golden Eagle Award for Old Gringo in 1989. Gago was cast in TNT's Southland in 2011. She plays the role of Detective II Josie Ochoa

Personal life[edit | edit source]

She earned a Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts from UCLA and attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute on a scholarship. She has a teenage son.

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