HomeTagsComings & GoingsSanta Barbara Alum Joins Law & Order: LA Jenna Dorsi July 31, 2010 12 Comments EW.com is reporting that Wanda De Jesus, who played Santana Andrade on the much-missed Santa Barbara, has just joined the new Dick Wolf drama, Law & Order: Los Angeles. She will play the captain of the Robbery Homicide Division, Arleen Gonzales. De Jesus joins the previously cast Regina Hall, Skeet Ulrich, Corey Stoll, Alfred Molina, and Terrence Howard. 12 Responses sodsince16 August 1, 2010 I giggled when I read the Ausiello shout out to SB on twitter this morning. Log in to Reply nysam August 1, 2010 hmmm. I wonder how she got that role. i’m sure being mrs. jimmy smits helps. Log in to Reply SonnySprocket August 1, 2010 She was the last of the actresses to play Santana. I enjoyed her but they didn’t keep her around for long unfortunately. Log in to Reply Llanview76 August 1, 2010 Doesn’t she currently recur on ALL MY CHILDREN as mayor Iris Blanco? She looks so much different on CHILDREN than she does in this picture. Erik Log in to Reply east.west August 1, 2010 I guess she has pretty much said adios to AMC then. L&O: LA can go really good or the way of the CSI’s spinoffs (entertaining, but nothing else). Log in to Reply troymcclure August 1, 2010 I guess no more Mayor Blanco on AMC ! Log in to Reply marknsprmo August 1, 2010 Hey she was my favorite Santana (actually I liked them all) Ironic that she is going to Law and Order:L.A. When she was on Santa Barbara, Cruz her potential love interest, want to L.A. Law. That was the real nail in the coffin for Santa Barbara. It might have survived Marcy Walker leaving but noway losing both Cruz and Eden. They were the show. Log in to Reply angrierblackerman August 1, 2010 Noooooooooooooo! I liked Mayor Blanco! Oh well, I guess I will have to watch the sexy Ms. De Jesus on L&O. Log in to Reply SonnySprocket August 1, 2010 I remember correctly, her Santana had a brief fling with C.C. Capwell as well. Log in to Reply Soap_Stud August 2, 2010 Yes, I remember Santana with CC too! I am happy to hear she is joining the show- quite the cast! I’d love to see Margarita Cordova on an episode playing her mama- just like Cordova did on SB. Log in to Reply appleridge October 20, 2010 Wanda DeJesus Is Out OF Law & Order: LA. Rachel Ticton Has Taken Over As For SB, Jed Allen (CC) Said That wanda Was A Total Diva On That set Log in to Reply ccsophiafan March 9, 2011 Miss DIVA Wanda was fired after the first episode of Law & Order:LA. No surprise there. She was also fired from Santa Barbara, because of her bad behavior on the set and her inability to get along with the other actor’s. Jed Allan absolutely hated working with her. Also, the CC and Santana affair was the worst storyline during the last year of the show. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.