The official word from George Lopez was that he and Lusha were not on the same page when it came to the George Lopez sitcom. They had their differences, so initially, Lusha's character got written out and replaced.
She graduated from high school at age 15.
Masiela published a poetry book in two languages-English and Albanian-at age 12, making her the youngest author to do so.
Masiela is not Latina like her character in George Lopez. She was born in Albania.
In 2000, Masiela was named one of Teen Magazine's top 5 most likely to succeed.
Masiela was acknowledged as one of Who's Who Among American High School Students in the 35th edition.
Masiela was part of Scholastic's Read for 2007, Read for Life campaign where she had an ad where she spoke about her favorite book, A Wrinkle in Time to promote reading to others.
Masiela volunteers in various reading programs around the country where she promotes writing.
Masiela's parents are Max and Daniela. Her parents combined their names together to get Masiela.
In 2004, Masiela was nominated for a Young Artist Award for best performance in a voice-over role by a young actress for her part in Clifford's Puppy Days.
Masiela majored in English and business at UCLA.
Masiela attended Glendale Community College in California before transferring to UCLA. She was accepted as a junior to UCLA at the age of eighteen.
Masiela first gained attention by modeling before any acting agents picked her up.
In 2003 and 2004, Masiela won the Young Artist Award for best performance in a TV series by a leading young actress for her role in George Lopez.
Masiela was named as one of "The Best Top Ten Talented Poets for North America" for her first book Inner Thoughts.
Masiela was raised in Europe most of her childhood, but she finally settled with her mother in Michigan at the age of seven.
English is Masiela's fourth language. She also speaks German, French, and Albanian.
Her nickname is Mas.
Masiela is 5' 7".
Masiela Lusha: I worked at a soup kitchen in Burbank and set up tables, washed off tables and served. The amazing thing about the homeless is that they have such optimism. They help out the other homeless. I give them so much credit.
Masiela Lusha: Before I die, I want to receive an Oscar and Pulitzer Prize.
Masiela Lusha: It is a tough business to do all on your own. You always need some support, you always need someone to back you up and to remind you that another day's going to come. I still say, to this day, how blessed I am to have my mother to support me and to be there for me 24/7.
Masiela Lusha: I love to write. I think one thing people would be surprised to find out about me is, with myself, I don't feel comfortable with the media attention on me. Really, I just like to stay by myself, watch movies, read a nice book, hang out with my friends.
Masiela Lusha: (About George Lopez and her role in the sitcom) The sitcom allows me to jump around and to express the entire emotion of Carmen through one big jump or one big hand swing, and that says a lot about a person. Not everybody just acts with their face in real life. We all move our hands sometimes without thinking. We all move our bodies. We all tense up, or we all loosen up, and because the cameras are so wide, it's almost like theatre.
Masiela Lusha: Well, ever since I was growing up, I always loved to be in front of the camera. I guess I always had that feeling that I always needed to be in the spotlight, but I didn't start pursuing it, nor did I start considering Hollywood until I was about twelve or thirteen, when my looks could get me modeling jobs.
Masiela Lusha: (About the George Lopez show) It's been a great experience with the show. For me, I think I learned the most about the industry every single day. I am so blessed that I was given this opportunity. I'm so proud to say I'm an actress.