Vanessa Marquez was an American actress.
She was primarily known for her recurring role on the first three seasons of ER as nurse Wendy Goldman, as well as her role as Ana Delgado in the 1988 teacher drama Stand and Deliver.
Her success with Stand and Deliver led to a full-fledged career in film and television, with roles in films such as the gangster epic Blood In Blood Out (1993) and the independent film Twenty Bucks (1993).
Her television work included guest spots on series including Melrose Place, and a recurring role on Malcolm & Eddie. She appeared in a 1992 episode of Seinfeld called "The Cheever Letters,” portraying the secretary to the Cuban Embassy.
In addition to her acting credentials, Marquez was also a talented vocalist and appeared as a singer in the 2000 film Under Suspicion (with Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman).
Marquez died August 30, 2018, in South Pasadena, California. She was 49.