Cristela Alonzo

Cristela Alonzo

Highest Rated: 69% Cars 3 (2017)

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

Birthday: Jan 06, 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.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
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 No Score Yet Launchpad Unknown (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Netflix Afterparty Guest 2021
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet 87% Lights Out With David Spade Guest 2019-2020
82% 85% His Dark Materials Hester (Dæmon Voice) (Voice) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2019
No Score Yet 29% Talk Show the Game Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest,
Host
2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2017 2014-2015 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2014-2017
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet q Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just for Laughs: All Access Guest 2015
52% 61% Cristela Cristela (Character),
Writer
2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet America's Funniest Home Videos Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet General Hospital Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America 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% 90% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2011

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