Ofelia proves to be a survivor equal to her father. Free of her parents and the burden they once represented, but trapped with those not her family, Ofelia chose a different path. She chose to deny the apocalypse, deny fatalism. She tried to reach the man she once loved and lost. Ofelia is resourceful like her parents and can manipulate situations to her benefit. She does not believe in sanctuary anymore, and she is no longer a supporter and nurturer. She will reconnect with Madison and her family, but she is now the woman who abandoned them, left them in a zombie-infested hotel and stole their transportation. She followed hope, but how will it repay her? And who was the mystery man who confronted her at the border?
Mercedes Mason portrays Ofelia Salazar on AMC’s hit series, Fear of the Walking Dead.
Born into a multi-national family, Mason moved to the United States from Sweden at the age of 12. She was quickly discovered by Ford Modeling Agency, which launched her into an international modeling career while she was still attending high school. Following her years of modeling as a teen, Mason began acting at the age of 22, first appearing on the daytime soap opera, One Life to Live.
Mason has appeared on over 20 network television series. She starred as the lead of the Fox's Bones spin-off The Finder opposite Oscar®-nominated Michael Clarke Duncan and Geoff Stults. Mason starred alongside Emmy® Award winner Terry O’Quinn and Emmy nominee Vanessa Williams on ABC’s mystery series 666 Park Ave. Mason has appeared on critically acclaimed series such as HBO’s Entourage, The Closer, Castle, and in a recurring role on fan-favorite series, Chuck. Additionally, Mason starred in a major arc in the final season of Showtime’s Californication. She continues to recur on NCIS: LA as DEA Agent Talia Del Campo.
Additionally, Mason starred in the horror film Quarantine 2 and in the romantic comedy, Ana Maria in Novela Land.
Mason resides in Los Angeles with her husband, David Denman.