Trini Alvarado

Trini Alvarado

Highest Rated: 92% Little Women (1994)

Lowest Rated: 20% Stella (1990)

Birthday: Jan 10, 1967

Birthplace: Not Available

A dark-haired starlet whose beauty recalls that of Andie MacDowell, multi-talented stage and screen actress Trini Alvarado has been appearing onscreen since the late '70s, though it wasn't until the following decade that her star truly began to shine. Born in New York City in July of 1967, Alvarado's father was a Spanish singer and her mother a Puerto Rican dancer. The precocious youngster made her stage debut in her parents flamenco troupe at age seven, and by age nine made her professional stage debut in the musical Becca. Alvarado would refine her skills at New York City's Professional Children's School, and subsequently continue her studies at Fordham University. By age 11, the burgeoning young actress had landed her first leading role on Broadway (in Joseph Papp's Runaways) and made her film debut (an uncredited role in 1977's The Magic Pony Ride). Blessed with a remarkable singing voice that virtually ensured a stellar career on Broadway, Alvarado would nevertheless gravitate ever closer to a career in film. Following an impressive lead as a child of divorce struggling to understand her situation in 1979's Rich Kids, it seemed that Alvarado celluloid career was on the rise. And though she would follow up with a handful of roles in made-for-television features in addition to roles in such notable theatrical releases as Mrs. Soffel (1984), Sweet Lorraine (1987), and Stella (1990), it seems that both critics and audiences had yet to recognize that talent so obvious to the directors who hired her. The release of 1994's Little Women proved a bit of a turning point in terms of audience recognition, and her role as the oldest sister was a perfect showcase for Alvarado's remarkable versatility and dramatic ability. Joining another, albeit more nontraditional family with the release of the following year's The Perez Family, Alvarado's turn as a Cuban refugee seeking asylum in the United States showed she could hold her own alongside such talented co-stars as Anjelica Huston and Alfred Molina. Though the following year's The Frighteners may not have been a box-office smash, Alvarado did fare well in the role of a grieving widow doing battle with the undead. With the exception of Paulie, Alvarado's subsequent roles were in the made-for-television features The Christmas Tree (1996), The Last Dance (2000), and Bitter Winter (2001).


Highest Rated Movies



35% All Good Things Sarah Davis $0.6M 2010
35% The Good Guy Sylvia $35.2K 2009
80% Little Children Theresa $5.4M 2006
No Score Yet The Last Dance Denise Cope 2000
62% Paulie Adult Marie 1998
63% The Frighteners Dr. Lucy Lynskey 1996
65% The Perez Family Teresa Perez 1995
92% Little Women Meg March 1994
46% The Babe Helen Ruth 1992
No Score Yet American Friends Miss Elinor Hartley 1991
20% Stella Jenny Claire 1990
No Score Yet American Blue Note Lorraine 1989
No Score Yet Frank Nitti: The Enforcer Anna 1988
No Score Yet Satisfaction May `Mooch' Stark 1988
No Score Yet The Chair Lisa Titus 1988
No Score Yet Sweet Lorraine Molly Garber 1987
36% Mrs. Soffel Irene Soffel 1984
No Score Yet Starstruck Alicia Marin 1981
50% Times Square Pamela Pearl 1980
No Score Yet Rich Kids Franny Philips 1979
No Score Yet Movie Star's Daughter Dena McKain 1979


24% Black Box
Beatrice King 2014
90% Fringe
Jessica Loeb 2008
No Score Yet The Jury
Sandra Saramago 2004
No Score Yet American Playhouse
Younger Elinor Gail 1990
No Score Yet Kate & Allie
Mindy 1986


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