Masiela Lusha (born October 23, 1985) is an Albanian American writer and actress. She is known for the role of Carmen Lopez on the sitcom, George Lopez. Lusha, the only child to parents Max and Daniela, was born in Tirana, Albania. Her family moved to Budapest, Hungary, and Vienna, Austria. Lusha settled with her family in Michigan at the age of seven. At 12 she published her a book of poems called Inner Thoughts. She graduated from high school at 15, and attended Glendale Community College, and then transferred to UCLA at 18, majoring in English.