Del Zamora

Del Zamora is an American actor. Del Zamora was born in Roswell, New Mexico, the oldest of three children, and is of Latino/Native American descent Apache Mescalero/Mexican heritage. His family hails from what is now called Lincoln County in New Mexico. Both sides of his family date back in that area to the 16th century. His great, great grandmother, Nestorita Lara was painted by Henrietta Wyeth when Nestorita was 114 years old. The painting still hangs in the city museum in Roswell. Del's grandfather, Tircio Romero, helped build the roads and infrastructure of Lincoln County and served as a member of the county's first school board. Del's grandmother, Mercedes Lara, was the first girl to graduate from high school in Lincoln County and she was first in her class. His mother, Maria, the youngest daughter of Tircio and Mercedes, moved Del and his two sisters to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in order to pursue her college education. She raised her three children alone, after Del's father abandoned the family. Del Zamora attended Flora Vista Elementary school in Roswell, New Mexico. Flora Vista Elementary eventually changed its name to Nancy Lopez Elementary school.


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