Cristela Alonzo

Cristela Alonzo

Highest Rated: 72% Coast (2021)

Lowest Rated: 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

Birthday: Jan 6, 1979

Birthplace: San Juan, Texas, USA

An entertainer with a touching story of struggle and triumph, comedian, writer, and producer Cristela Alonzo was raised with her three siblings by a single mother, an immigrant from Mexico who had fled an abusive relationship with Alonzo's father. For the first eight years of her life, Alonzo's family lived in an abandoned diner in San Juan, Texas. Money was always scarce, and the family would sometimes drink coffee when there wasn't enough cash for food. Despite this hardship, Alonzo would turn to comedy for solace, whether she was searching for a way to make her exhausted mother smile, excelling in school plays, or watching American sitcoms to help her learn English in her otherwise Spanish-speaking home. Poverty and the strife that came with it would often make Alonzo feel alienated, and even her beloved mother felt apprehensive about her daughter pursuing a risky career in the arts. Alonzo was enrolled in her first year at Webster University in Missouri when her mother became ill, prompting her to return home. Alonzo cared for her mother until her death in 2002, at which point the burgeoning comedian began channeling her grief into a stand-up routine. By 2006, Alonzo was touring with fellow stand-up Carlos Mencia, often writing for his series, "Mind of Mencia" (Comedy Central, 2005-08). Alonzo wrote a pilot loosely based on her own life called "Cristela" (ABC, 2014-), writing, producing, and starring in the sitcom. The show was picked up by ABC and optioned for the network's 2014-15 season, garnering decent reviews and ratings in the process.

Highest rated movies

Coast

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 0% Cristela Alonzo: Middle Classy Self,
Screenwriter
- 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin: Ladies Night Live Self - 2022
72% No Score Yet Coast Debora Avila (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holiday in Santa Fe Screenwriter - 2021
69% 69% Cars 3 Cruz Ramirez (Voice) $152.9M 2017
43% 46% The Angry Birds Movie Shirley the Old Lady Bird (Voice) $107.5M 2016

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest,
Host
2017 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Legends of the Hidden Temple Host 2021-2022
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lights Out With David Spade Guest 2019-2020
81% 84% His Dark Materials Hester (Dæmon Voice) (Voice) 2019
No Score Yet 28% Talk Show the Game Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2012 2014-2015 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2014-2017
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
53% 61% Cristela Cristela (Character),
Writer
2014-2015
No Score Yet 100% America's Funniest Home Videos Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 100% General Hospital Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2014
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2014
No Score Yet 87% At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Half Hour Unknown (Character) 2013
87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2011