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Masiela Lusha
Born October 23, 1985 (1985-10-23) (age 24)
Tirana, Albania
Other name(s) Stacey Haglund
Occupation Actress, writer, author
Years active 1999–present
Official website

Masiela Lusha (born October 23, 1985)[1] is an Albanian American writer and actress. She is known for the role of Carmen Lopez on the sitcom, George Lopez.



Lusha, the only child to parents Max and Daniela, was born in Tirana, Albania.[2] Her family moved to Budapest, Hungary, and Vienna, Austria. Lusha settled with her family in Michigan at the age of seven. She graduated from high school at 15, and attended Glendale Community College, and then transferred to UCLA at 18, majoring in English.

Lusha currently resides in Culver City, California. She founded the production company Illuminary Pictures in 2007.[3]



Lusha made her film debut in the 2000 film A Father's Love, as Lisa, the lead who reminisces about her experiences with her father. In 2003, she landed the role of Carmen Lopez on the sitcom, George Lopez. That same year, Lusha voiced the character of Nina on the animated series Clifford's Puppy Days. She has since guest starred on episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and has appeared in the films Muertas (2007) and Time of the Comet (2008). In 2009, she portrayed the role of Sharon in the live-action movie Blood: The Last Vampire alongside Jun Ji-Hyun.[2]


Year Film Role Notes
2000 Father's Love Lisa
2001 Summoning Blonde girl
2002 Las muertas de Juarez Aracelli
2004 Cherry Bomb Kim
2007 Muertas Araceli
2008 Time of the Comet Agnes
2009 Blood: The Last Vampire Sharon
Ballad of Broken Angels: Harmony Rox
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Lizzie McGuire Friend 1 episode
Credited as Stacey Haglund
2002-2007 George Lopez Carmen Lopez 102 episodes
2003-2005 Clifford's Puppy Days Nina (Voice) 12 episodes
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Mira 1 episode
2009 Lopez Tonight Herself 1 episode
2010 iCarly Jenny Benson 1 episode (upcoming)


  • Inner Thoughts (1999)
  • Drinking the Moon (2005)
  • Besa (2008)
  • Amore Celeste (2009)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Series
2003 Young Artist Award Won Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actress George Lopez
2004 Nominated Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role - Young Actress Clifford's Puppy Days
Won Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actress George Lopez


  1. ^, Celebrity Birthdays. Accessed 20 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Masiela Lusha Biography (1985-)". Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  3. ^ Illuminary Pictures

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