Lupe Ontiveros

 

Date Of Birth

September 17, 1942
 

Biography

American actress Lupe Ontiveros was born on September 17, 1942 in El Paso, Texas. Having been seen in numerous films and TV shows, she is known for playing either a maid or a grandmother. She was educated at E Paso High School, until she took up a degree in social work at Texas Woman's University. She worked 18 years as a social worker before she became an actress.

Lupe Ontiveros rose to fame for her roles inn 1983's El Norte, 1997's Selena, and the award-winning film As Good as It Gets. She was later seen in Chuck & Buck, as well as 2002's Real Woman Have Curves with America Ferrera. The two of them co-starred again in the comedy Our Family Wedding. On the small screen, Ontiveros is most remembered for her role as Juanita Solis in ABC's Desperate Housewives. She was also in Veronica's Closet, Pasadena, Cory in the House, and was cast as another grandmother in the 2012 series Rob!, starring Rob Schneider.
 

Place of Birth

El Paso, Texas
 

Birth Name

Lupe Ontiveros
 

Gender

Female
 

Filmography

2012: ¡Rob! (TV series)
2012: On the Run - Rosario
2011: Guido
2012: Land of the Free - Lisette
2011: Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (video) - Mrs. Cortez
2011: Los Americans (TV series) - Lucia Valenzuela
2010: The Whole Truth (TV series) - Maria
2010: Lies in Plain Sight (TV movie) - Doctor Stone
2010: Party Down (TV series) - Mrs. Gomez
2010: Our Family Wedding - Momma Cecilia
2010: Sparky (video short)
2009: Hacia la vida (short) - Soledad
2009: Reaper (TV series) - Ben's Grandmother
2009: Southland (TV series) - Marta Ruiz
2009: Family Guy (TV series)
2009: Crawlspace (short)
2008: Days of Wrath - Anita
2008: Weeds (TV series) - Nun
2008: El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances - Nena
2008: Universal Signs - Claire
2007: This Christmas - Rosie
2007: Dark Mirror - Grace
2007: Cory in the House (TV series) - Mama Martinez
2007: Tortilla Heaven - Adelfa
2006: A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (TV movie) - Mami
2005: Mind of Mencia (TV series) - Carlos's Mom
2005: Testing Bob (TV movie) - Secretary
2004-2005: Desperate Housewives (TV series) - Juanita Solis
2005: Reba (TV series) - Penny
2004: Maya & Miguel (TV series) - Abuela Elena
2004: 30 Days Until I'm Famous (TV movie) - Rosa Moreno
2002-2003: Greetings from Tucson (TV series) - Magdalena Tiant
2002: Mr. St. Nick (TV movie) - Tia Sophia
2002: Resurrection Blvd. (TV series) - Lupe
2002: Passionada - Angelica Amonte
2001-2002: Pasadena (TV series) - Pilar
2000-2002: The Brothers Garcia (TV series) - Abuelita/Abuelita Maria/Telenovella actress
2002: Leap of Faith (TV series) - Lupe
2002: King of the Hill (TV series) - Anne
2002: Real Women Have Curves - Carmen Garcia
2001: Storytelling - Consuelo (segment "Non-Fiction")
2001: Gabriela - Grandma Josie
2001: La olla
2000: Strippers - Credit Message
2000: Luminarias - Tia Tonia
2000: Picking Up the Pieces - Constancia
2000: Chuck & Buck - Beverly Franco
2000: The Egg Plant Lady - Connie
1999: Candyman: Day of the Dead (video) - Abuela
1997: As Good as It Gets - Nora Manning
1997: Veronica's Closet (TV series) - Louisa
1997: The Brave - Maria
1997: Dave's World (TV series) - Bingo Lady
1997: Riot (TV movie) - Mother (segment "Caught in the Fever")
1997: Selena - Yolanda Saldivar
1996: Caroline in the City (TV series) - Rosa
1996: Red Shoe Diaries (TV series)
1995: ...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him - Doña Rosa
1995: My Family - Irene
1993: The Tent Show - La Vendedora
1993: Dudley (TV series) - Marta
1993: Rio Diablo (TV movie) - Ducna
1993: Blood In, Blood Out - Carmen
1992: Universal Soldier - Gregor's Maid
1992: Tales from the Crypt (TV series) - Madame Leona
1992: Dolly Dearest - Camilla
1991: Great Performances (TV series) - Parranda (pastore)
1991: How Else Am I Supposed to Know I'm Still Alive? (short) - Lupe
1990: A Show of Force - Pepita
1990: Grand Slam (TV series) - Grandma Gomez
1989: Those She Left Behind (TV movie) - Rosa
1988: Punky Brewster (TV series) - Mrs. Aragon
1988: CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV series) - Mrs. Rojas
1988: Who's the Boss? (TV series) - Margarita
1988: Hallmark Hall of Fame (TV series) - Remedios Acosta
1987: I Married Dora (TV series)
1987: Born in East L.A. - Rudy's Mother
1987: The Rosary Murders - Sophie
1986: When the Bough Breaks (TV movie) - Cruz
1986: Fame (TV series) - Mrs. Castillo
1985: The Goonies - Rosalita
1985: Little Treasure - Market Voice #1
1984: Jessie (TV series) - Mary Velasco
1984: a.k.a. Pablo (TV series) - Mrs. Alvarez
1981-1984: Hill Street Blues (TV series) - Mrs. Uribe/Screaming Mother/Woman
1984: Jessie (TV movie) - Mary Velasco
1983: El Norte - Nacha
1983: ABC Afterschool Specials (TV series) - Mrs. Nunez
1982: The Border - Madam in Whorehouse
1982: American Playhouse (TV series)
1981: Zoot Suit - Dolores
1980: Cheech & Chong's Next Movie - Old Lady
1978-1980: The White Shadow (TV series) - Mrs. Gomez
1980: B.J. and the Bear (TV series) - Mexican Maid
1978: California Suite - Maid
1978: The Boss' Son - Maria
1978: The Big Fix - Maid
1978: A Question of Guilt (TV movie) - Helen
1978: Soap (TV series) - Lady in Airport
1978: Police Story (TV series) - Rita
1977: The World's Greatest Lover - Whore #2
1977: Eight Is Enough (TV series) - Mariana
1977: Alice (TV series) - Maria Fernanadez/Mrs. Rivera
1976: Charlie's Angels (TV series) - Maid
 

Height

4' 11" (1.50 m)