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7 Facts About "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "American Crime Story", and "On My Block" Actress Peggy Blow

Shrijan Thu May 07 2020
7 Facts About "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "American Crime Story", and "On My Block" Actress Peggy Blow

Peggy Blow is a German-born American actress. She has been an actress since the late 1970s and has worked extensively since then, amassing 38 acting credits to date.    

She is most known for her work on television, wherein she has appeared in such acclaimed and diverse shows as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Seinfeld, Desperate Housewives, Dexter, Castle, and How to Get Away with Murder.

She is also known for her prominent appearances in American Crime Story, and most recently, in the Netflix coming-of-age teen comedy drama, On My Block.  

Here are seven facts you should know about Peggy Blow:

7. What is Peggy Blow's Age?

Peggy Blow was born on June 5, 1952, in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany. She moved to America when she was still young and started her career performing in musical theatre before making her on-screen debut in 1978. 

She is 67 years old as of May 2020.  

6. Recurring Appearance in Netflix Original Teen Comedy Series On My Block

Peggy plays the recurring character, Marisol Martinez, in the Netflix coming-of-age teen comedy drama series, On My Block. 

Peggy Blow and Brett Gray in On My Block
Peggy Blow and Brett Gray in On My Block
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Martinez is the grandmother of one of the main characters, Ruben "Ruby" Martinez Jr., (played by Jason Genao).    

The series premiered on March 16, 2018, with its third and most recent season premiering on March 11, 2020, and starred Sierra Capri, Brett Gray, Diego Tinoco, Jessica Marie Garcia, and Julio Macias, with guest appearances from Ronni Hawk, Jahking Guillory, and Emilio Rivera, among others.

5. Played Marge Smallwood in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Peggy played the radical activist Marge Smallwood in an episode of the NBC sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 

She appeared in the episode titled "Those Were the Days" from the show's second season, and was a featured character of the 1992 episode.   

Peggy Blow and Will Smith in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Peggy Blow and Will Smith in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
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Featuring a breakout performance from Will Smith, the sitcom is an important part of pop-culture history.

4. On-Screen Debut in 1978 in Comedy Movie Rabbit Test

Peggy made her on-screen debut more than three decades ago -- 1978 to be exact. She played the character, Bunny, in the 1978 comedy movie, Rabbit Test. The movie also saw the debut of actor Billy Crystal -- of The Princess Bride fame.

Her television debut came in 1983 when she landed the role of Justine Tatum in a couple of episodes of the police-procedural drama series, Hill Street Blues.    

3. Appearances in American Crime Story 

Peggy has played multiple characters in the FX anthology true-crime drama series, American Crime Story.

She played Rosa Lopez, one of the key witnesses in the O.J. Simpson murder trials, in the first season of the anthology series, The People v. O. J. Simpson.

Peggy Blow as Miriam in The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Peggy Blow as Miriam in The Assassination of Gianni Versace
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In the second season, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, centered around the murder of the eponymous fashion designer, Peggy played Miriam Hernandez, the manager of the Normandy Hotel -- where the murderer, Andrew Cunanan lived leading up to the days before the assassination.    

2. Recurring Appearances in Drug Wars: The Camarena Story 

Peggy had recurring appearances in the 1990 crime-drama miniseries, Drug Wars: The Camarena Story, which starred, among other people, Academy Award-winning actor, Benicio del Toro.

Based on the true story of undercover DEA agent, Enrique Camarena, the series followed his contributions while stationed at Guadalajara, Mexico, in uncovering a drug operation that led to his death and the subsequent investigation into the corruption within the Mexican government.

1. TV Appearances in Seinfeld, Desperate Housewives, Dexter, Castle, How to Get Away with Murder

Peggy Blow's contributions to American television cannot be overlooked: she has made appearances in comedies, dramas, thrillers, and everything in between!

Her extensive body of work on television boasts appearances in comedies like  Seinfeld, Desperate Housewives, and Castle; dramas like City of Angels and Snowfall; and thrillers like Dexter and How to Get Away with Murder.

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