Addams Family Movie Features Alumna Aimee Garcia

The infamous Addams Family made a return to all of us on October 11 in animated form, allowing fans to see the re-enactment of the roles as caricatures and bringing a nostalgic hit from the original films and TV shows back to life. What is particularly exciting about this movie is that it features Fenwick alumna Aimee Garcia, who voices the character of Denise, a camera operator who works for Margaux.
Garcia explained that she got to add her own touch to the character by getting to showcase her as Latina, which wasn’t originally scripted. Garcia said, “I went in and recorded the voice and I thought ‘You know what? I’m just going to speak a little Spanish’ and they kept it in the movie.”
Garcia was a part of the first co-ed class of 1996 at Fenwick, and she founded and created the school’s poms squad. From her freshman year, she was heavily involved in professional theatre and started participating in various programs in the city. Garcia was also one of very few girls in the Blackfriars Guild. She participated in the Optimist Club Speech Contest during her sophomore year and also competed in the National Management Association speech competition as a senior. Garcia has become greatly devoted to being a strong activist for Hispanic young women, and it is important to her that they not be represented stereotypically.
With her future ahead of her, Garcia continued her studies at Northwestern University, where she triple majored in economics, journalism and French. After graduating, she moved to New York, and then to Los Angeles to pursue acting full-time. She landed the role of Ella Lopez on Lucifer in 2016, Veronica Palermo on George Lopez, and many other small parts and roles on television shows and movies.
In her commencement address to the graduating class of 2019 last spring, Garcia said: “Time is our most precious resource; it is the only thing we cannot make more of. Someone gives you a thousand dollars, you wouldn’t just rip it up. But someone gives you a thousand minutes, we waste it constantly. So no regrets, if you want to write, write. If you want to travel to Argentina, do it. If you want to live in New York and be broke, do it. If you want to start a company, do it.”
Make sure to hop into a theatre to watch the new Addams Family movie to support a successful Friar in her new role!