Lupe Ontiveros

Highest Rated: 100% The Big Fix (1978)
Lowest Rated: 13% Our Family Wedding (2010)
Birthday: Sep 17, 1942
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas
In the early 1970s, after completing college, moved to California and became a Los Angeles County social worker. Took drama class in 1973 at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles. After she won an acting competition held by the school, decided to pursue a career in acting. Made first TV appearance in the 1974 made-for-TV drama I Love You...Goodbye. Assisted in the creation of the Latino Theater Company in Los Angeles. Appeared in the stage and movie adaptations of Zoot Suit and Real Women Have Curves. Won a National Board of Review award and received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance in the 2000 film Chuck & Buck. Provided voice of Abuela Elena in the PBS animated series Maya and Miguel. Narrated the 2005 Independent Lens PBS documentary Maid in America, which featured women who work as domestics. By her own account, she has portrayed a maid more than 150 times in her career. Recipient of the National Hispanic Media Coalition Lifetime Achievement Award.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Cry Now Actor 2016
No Score Yet Water & Power RHD Veteran 2014
No Score Yet Guido Maria 2013
No Score Yet Aztec Warrior Actor 2013
20% My Uncle Rafael Mrs. Gonzales $0.3M 2012
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Mrs. Cortez 2011
No Score Yet El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances Actor $2.8K 2010
13% Our Family Wedding Momma Cecilia $18.7M 2010
No Score Yet Lies In Plain Sight Actor 2010
55% This Christmas Rosie $49.2M 2007
No Score Yet Dark Mirror Grace 2007
25% Tortilla Heaven Adelfa $74K 2007
No Score Yet A Girl like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story Mami 2006
No Score Yet Maya & Miguel - Cinco de Maya Actor 2006
No Score Yet Maya & Miguel - Funny Fix-Ups Actor 2005
No Score Yet Maya & Miguel - Twice the Fun Actor 2005
No Score Yet 30 Days Until I'm Famous Rosa Moreno 2004
57% Passionada Angelica Amonte $0.5M 2003
No Score Yet Mr. St. Nick Tia Sophia 2002
84% Real Women Have Curves Carmen $5.7M 2002
53% Storytelling Consuelo $0.9M 2002
67% A Question of Faith Actor 2001
No Score Yet Gabriela Grandma Josie 2001
84% Chuck & Buck Beverly 2000
67% Luminarias Tia Tonia 2000
13% Candyman: Day of the Dead Abuela 1999
No Score Yet No Mothers Crying No Babies Dying Actor 1999
85% As Good as It Gets Nora 1997
67% Selena Yolanda Saldivar 1997
No Score Yet And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him Dona Rose 1995
85% My Family Irene Sanchez 1995
55% Blood In, Blood Out (Bound by Honor) Carmen 1993
No Score Yet Rio Diablo Ducna 1993
25% Universal Soldier Maid 1992
No Score Yet Dolly Dearest Camilla 1992
No Score Yet La Pastorela Parranda (pastore) 1992
No Score Yet A Show of Force Pepita 1990
38% Born in East L.A. Rudy's Mother 1987
No Score Yet When the Bough Breaks Cruz 1986
71% The Goonies Rosalita 1985
84% El Norte Nacha 1984
80% The Border Madam in Whorehouse 1982
56% Zoot Suit Dolores 1981
57% California Suite Maid 1978
100% The Big Fix Maid 1978
20% The World's Greatest Lover Whore #2 1977


48% Common Law
  • 2012
11% Rob
  • 2012
66% Desperate Housewives
Juanita Mama Solis Juanita Solis
  • 2012
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Reba
  • 2005
No Score Yet King of the Hill
  • 2002
No Score Yet Pasadena
  • 2001
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
  • 1988
No Score Yet Dudley
No Score Yet Grand Slam
Grandma Gomez


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