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Rita Moreno has had a thriving acting career for the better part of six decades. One of the very few (and very first) performers to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy, she was born Rosita Dolores Alverío in Humacao, Puerto Rico, on December 11, 1931, to seamstress Rosa María (Marcano) and farmer Francisco José "Paco" Alverío. She and her ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 19 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

West Side Story
(1961)
The Electric Company
The Electric Company Carmela / Millie the Helper / Pandora the Little Girl / The Director
(1971-1977)
Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain Zelda Zanders
(1952)
Oz
Oz Sister Peter Marie Reimondo
(1997-2003)

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 2017 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Lydia Riera
- Hold, Please (2017) ... Lydia Riera
- No Mass (2017) ... Lydia Riera
- Hurricane Victor (2017) ... Lydia Riera
- Pride & Prejudice (2017) ... Lydia Riera
- The Death of Mrs. Resnick (2017) ... Lydia Riera
 2016 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
Lucy Chambers
- The Vitamix (2016) ... Lucy Chambers
 2016 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Gayle McColl
- Odd Man Out (2016) ... Gayle McColl
 2015 Getting On (TV Series)
Sister Lily Claire
- Reduced to Eating Boiled Magazines and Book Paste (2015) ... Sister Lily Claire
 2015 Nina's World (TV Series)
Abuelita (voice)
 2015 A Gift of Miracles (TV Movie)
Beverly
 2014 Old Soul (TV Movie)
Rita
 2013 Nicky Deuce (TV Movie)
Tutti
 2013 Welcome to the Family (TV Series)
Lita
- Date Night (2013) ... Lita
 2011 Special Agent Oso (TV Series)
Abuela
- For Tamales with Love/Pinata Royale (2011) ... Abuela (voice)
 2010 In Plain Sight (TV Series)
Rita Ramirez
 2007 Cane (TV Series)
Amalia Duque
- Open and Shut (2007) ... Amalia Duque (credit only)
- HurriCane (2007) ... Amalia Duque (credit only)
- Time Away (2007) ... Amalia Duque (credit only)
- The Exile (2007) ... Amalia Duque (credit only)
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Aunt Mirta
- A Tree Grows in Guadalajara (2007) ... Aunt Mirta
 2007 George Lopez (TV Series)
Luisa Diaz
- George Testi-Lies for Benny (2007) ... Luisa Diaz
 2006 Lolo's Cafe (TV Movie)
Lucretia (voice)
 2005 Wanted (TV Series)
Mrs. Kelly
- Click, Click, Boom (2005) ... Mrs. Kelly
 2004 Copshop (TV Movie)
Mary Alice
 2003 The Handler (TV Series)
Danielle Isabella
- Off the Edge (2003) ... Danielle Isabella
 2003 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Lydia
- Degeneration (2003) ... Lydia
 2003 Open House (TV Movie)
Lydia Fitch
 2002 American Family (TV Series)
Juana
- The Forgotten War (2002) ... Juana
- Mexican Revolution (2002) ... Juana
 2001 Resurrection Blvd. (TV Series)
- La Visita (2001)
 2000 Buddy Faro (TV Series)
 1999 Resurrection (TV Movie)
Mimi
 1998 The Spree (TV Movie)
Irma Kelly
 1997 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Dr. Nancy Goldman
- Ectomy, Schmectomy (1997) ... Dr. Nancy Goldman
 1995 The Magic School Bus (TV Series)
Dr. Carmina Skeledon
- The Busasaurus (1995) ... Dr. Carmina Skeledon (voice)
 1995 Women of the House (TV Series)
Rita Moreno
- Women in Film (1995) ... Rita Moreno
 1995 The Wharf Rat (TV Movie)
Mom
 1995 Best Defense (TV Movie)
Judge Flores
 1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Jackie Lodge
- Who Killed the Gadget Man? (1995) ... Jackie Lodge
 1994 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Ella Salvator
- Disoriented Express (1994) ... Ella Salvator (voice)
 1994 The Nanny (TV Series)
Miss Wickervich / Mrs. Stone
- The Gym Teacher (1994) ... Miss Wickervich / Mrs. Stone
 1993 Bonkers (TV Series)
- Goldijitters and the 3 Bobcats (1993) ... (voice)
- Witless for the Prosecution (1993) ... (voice)
 1993 Hearts Afire (TV Series)
Senator Rhonda Hall
- While the Thomasons Slept in the Lincoln Bedroom (1993) ... Senator Rhonda Hall
 1987-1990 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Teresa / Vocals on 'Women Can Be'
- Episode #22.2 (1990) ... Teresa / Vocals on 'Women Can Be' (voice)
- David Hires Gina to Work at Hooper's (1987) ... Teresa / Vocals on 'Women Can Be' (voice)
 1989 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Congresswoman Madelyn Woods
- Miami Squeeze (1989) ... Congresswoman Madelyn Woods
 1988 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Closed Set (TV Movie)
Julie Forbes
 1987 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Renee Corliss
- Empty Nests (1987) ... Renee Corliss
 1987 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Granger
- You Only Hurt the One You Love (1987) ... Mrs. Granger
 1982 Portrait of a Showgirl (TV Movie)
Rosella DeLeon
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Waitress
- Working (1982) ... Waitress
 1981 CBS Library (TV Series)
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Liz Boyce
- Days of Wine and Leo (1981) ... Liz Boyce
 1981 Evita Peron (TV Movie)
Renata Riguel
 1979 Anatomy of a Seduction (TV Movie)
Nina
 1978 The Rita Moreno Show (TV Movie)
Marie Costanza
 1971-1977 The Electric Company (TV Series)
Carmela / The Director / Pandora the Little Girl / ...
- 130B (1977) ... Carmela / The Director / Pandora the Little Girl / ...
- 129B (1977) ... Carmela / The Director / Pandora the Little Girl / ...
- 128B (1977) ... Carmela / The Director / Pandora the Little Girl / ...
- 127B (1977) ... Carmela / The Director / Pandora the Little Girl / ...
- 126B (1977) ... Carmela / The Director / Pandora the Little Girl / ...
 1977 Westside Medical (TV Series)
Leonor Carbajal
- The Witch of Four West (1977) ... Leonor Carbajal
 1977 Lanigan's Rabbi (TV Series)
Millie Hillman
- Corpse of the Year (1977) ... Millie Hillman
 1975-1976 On the Rocks (TV Series)
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Lydia
- May God Have Mercy (1974) ... Lydia
 1974 Dominic's Dream (TV Movie)
Anita Bente
 1973 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Lina Ramirez
- A Hard Road to Vengeance (1973) ... Lina Ramirez
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Anita
- Who's Che Guevara? (1967) ... Anita
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Caressa
- Dead End on Flugel Street (1965) ... Caressa
 1965 Seaway (TV Series)
Annabelle
- The Only Good Indian (1965) ... Annabelle
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Margaret Cowls
- Who Killed Julian Buck? (1963) ... Margaret Cowls
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Inez Sanders
- Vendetta (1961) ... Inez Sanders
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Myra
- No Shroud for Shayne (1961) ... Myra
 1960 Zorro (TV Series)
Chulita
- El Bandido (1960) ... Chulita
 1960 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Maria Ferrari
- Coat of Arms (1960) ... Maria Ferrari
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Manuela Ruiz
- Suitable for Framing (1960) ... Manuela Ruiz
 1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Rita
- Alas, Babylon (1960) ... Rita
 1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Elena Maria Obregon de Vega
- The Town Is a Prisoner (1959) ... Elena Maria Obregon de Vega
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Alicia Osante
- Millionaire Alicia Osante (1959) ... Alicia Osante
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Linda
- The Last Raid (1959) ... Linda
 1959 Trackdown (TV Series)
Tina
- The Samaritan (1959) ... Tina
 1959 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Lola Montez
- Lola Montez (1959) ... Lola Montez
 1958 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Chanthini
- Fair Exchange (1958) ... Chanthini
 1956-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Francesca / Denise Cardoza / Maria / ...
- Spider Web (1958) ... Francesca
- The Stranger Within (1957) ... Denise Cardoza
- Strange Sanctuary (1957) ... Maria
- The Chinese Game (1956) ... Irene
 1958 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Senorita Delores
- Clem the Bullfighter (1958) ... Senorita Delores
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Serene Crane
- Wonderful Day for a Wedding (1954) ... Serene Crane
 1954 Where's Raymond? (TV Series)
- Pilot (1954)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Lit-Lit
- The Marriage of Lit-Lit (1952) ... Lit-Lit
 1952 China Smith (TV Series)
Mariaman
- The Bamboo Coffin ... Mariaman
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Maria
- M'Liss (1952)
- The Saint and the Senorita (1952) ... Maria
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Iris Parodus Brustein") in "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" on Broadway. Written by Lorraine Hansberry. Directed by Peter Kass. Longacre Theatre (moved to Henry Miller's Theatre from 29 Dec 1964-close): 15 Oct 1964-10 Jan 1965 (101 performances + 14 previews that began on 26 Sep 1964). Cast: John Alderman (... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Rita Moreno Gordon | Rosita Moreno

Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 m)
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Personal Quote:

A lot of young Latino actors have said to me, "Why can't we get an Oscar? Why can't we be nominated?" And the terrible truth is that if you don't get the right parts, you're not going to be. Are you going to get an Oscar nomination for one of those Judd Apatow movies? Not likely, no matter what nationality you are. And I think that until we as Latino actors get to do roles that have really ... See more »

Trivia:

During the first season (episode 19) of The Electric Company (1971), she was in a sketch in which she shouted "Hey, you guys!" repeatedly. It became so popular with the show's producers that they decided to use it as the catchphrase in their opening, starting with season two. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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