Ivonne Coll

Ivonne Coll

Highest Rated: 68% Lean on Me (1989)

Lowest Rated: 4% The Pest (1997)

Birthday: Jun 18, 1947

Birthplace: Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Ivonne Coll was a Puerto Rican actress who rose to prominence in 2014 when she landed a part on the hit comedy series "Jane the Virgin" (The CW, 2014- ). Born and raised in the Puerto Rican city of Fajardo, Coll had a rather unlikely path to acting stardom. A former beauty queen and fashion model, Coll never envisioned herself as an actress. In fact, throughout the late 1960s, she bounced around the nightclubs of Puerto Rico working as a backup singer for various high-profile artists. Her luck changed, however, when she was cast for a small part on a local soap opera in 1971. That show just happened to be seen by the owner of a Puerto Rican TV station, who saw the star potential in the young actress. He then did something unprecedented by giving Coll her very own TV show called "A Girl Named Ivonne Coll" (1971-75). The show ran for four years on Puerto Rican TV, making Coll a household name in her native country. Coll had a second string of good fortune in 1974 when director Francis Ford Coppola cast her in a small role in "The Godfather, Part II" (1974). Having had a taste of Hollywood stardom, Coll decided to leave Puerto Rico for good in the mid-1970s and move to Los Angeles. She landed roles intermittently throughout the '70s and '80s, but by the '90s Coll's acting career really started to heat up. She appeared as a guest star on several TV shows throughout the 1990s, including "Wings" (NBC, 1990-97), "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994) and "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994-2000). She then landed a recurring role on the American soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS, 1987- ), and continued acting steadily on TV throughout the 2000s. In 2014 Coll was cast as Alba Villanueva, a grandmother to the lead character on The CW's comedy-drama "Jane the Virgin." The show was a breakout hit when it debuted in the fall of 2014, and went on to win a Golden Globe. The CW renewed the show for a second season in early 2015, with Coll slated to reprise her role as Grandma Villanueva.

Highest rated movies

Lean on Me
The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca
The Pest




No Score Yet No Score Yet Love in the Limelight Grandma Rivera (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Counterpunch Grandma Daisy (Character) - 2019
50% 29% Endgame Abuelita (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Los Scavengers Remi (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 36% Counterpunch Grandma Daisy (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet De Pura Cepa Carmen (Character) - 2008
43% 29% Splinter Mom (Character) $10.5K 2006
26% 67% Instinct Dr. Marzuez (Character) $34.1M 1999
No Score Yet 17% Sins Killan's Mother (Character) - 1999
4% 67% The Pest Gladyz (Character) $3.5M 1997
29% 58% The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca Angelina González (Character) $226.4K 1996
68% 85% Lean on Me Mrs. Santos (Character) $28.9M 1989


100% 86% Jane The Virgin Alba (Character),
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fancy Nancy Ms. Camila (Guest Voice) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elena of Avalor Dona Angelica (Guest Voice) 2016
70% 71% Glee Alma Lopez (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2014
No Score Yet 82% Switched at Birth Adrianna Vasquez (Guest Star) 2011-2012
No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
91% 78% Veronica Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
96% 57% Joan of Arcadia Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
70% No Score Yet Skin Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
75% 81% Nip/Tuck Genetics Lab Receptionist (Guest Star) 2003
81% 96% Six Feet Under Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet V.I.P. Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 87% Roswell Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
20% No Score Yet City of Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
83% 83% NYPD Blue Sonia Lopez (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
20% No Score Yet Crisis Center Janie Sheppard (Guest Star) 1997
22% No Score Yet Malibu Shores Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 100% Wings Unknown (Guest Star) 1991