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Alma's debut in the American film classic Zoot Suit (1981) established her as one of Hollywood's most dynamic young actors. Discovered by Luis Valdez, founder and Artistic Director of El Teatro Campesino, one of the most influential political theatre groups of the 1960's and 70's, she has been the lead actress in many of his most important ... See full bio »

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 2014 Selling Rosario (Short) (post-production)
Tia
 2014 Stevie D (post-production)
Senator Garcia
 2015 6 Miranda Drive (completed)
Teresa Morales
 2014/II Cake
Irma
 2014 Rake (TV Series)
Prosecutor
- Man's Best Friend (2014) ... Prosecutor
 2014/IV Destiny (Short)
Alma
 2012 For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada
Mrs. Vargas Gonzales (as Alma Martínez)
 2009 Crossing Over
Mexican Woman (Dress Factory)
 2007 The Unit (TV Series)
Yolanda
- Paradise Lost (2007) ... Yolanda
 2005 Planting Melvin
Caroline Lawrence
 2004 Most High
Nurse In Hall
 2001 Prozac Nation
Professor (uncredited)
 2000 Ballad of a Soldier
Mother
 1996 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Jan
- Key Witness (1996) ... Jan
 1995 The Novice
Teresa's Mother (as Alma Martínez)
 1995 500 Nations (TV Mini-Series)
- Mexico (1995) ... (voice, as Alma Martínez)
 1994 It Could Happen to You
Juror (uncredited)
 1994 Shattered Image (TV Movie)
Gloria's Mother (as Alma Martínez)
 1992 Black Death (TV Movie)
Dolores Rosales (as Alma Martínez)
 1991 In a Child's Name (TV Movie)
Sorayda (uncredited)
 1991 The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (TV Movie)
Sonora Sue (as Alma Martínez)
 1991 Dolly Dearest
Alva (as Alma Martínez)
 1991 FBI: The Untold Stories (TV Series)
- Border Kill ... (as Alma Martínez)
 1990-1991 The New Adam-12 (TV Series)
Sargeant Elizabeth Cruz / Sergeant Elizabeth Cruz / Sgt. Elizabeth Cruz
- The Bully (1991) ... Sargeant Elizabeth Cruz (as Alma Martínez)
- Addictions (1991) ... Sergeant Elizabeth Cruz
- Missing (1991) ... Sgt. Elizabeth Cruz
- Anatomy of a Rape (1991) ... Sargeant Elizabeth Cruz (as Alma Martínez)
- No Mercy (1991) ... Sergeant Elizabeth Cruz
 1991 The Boys (TV Movie)
Therapist (as Alma Martínez)
 1987 Corridos: Tales of Passion & Revolution (TV Movie)
Elisabeta, Mother to Delgadina & Rosita Alvirez
 1987 Superior Court (TV Series)
Attorney
- Assuming the Identity (1987) ... Attorney (as Alma Martínez)
 1987 Born in East L.A.
Gloria
 1987 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Dora
- Episode #1.734 (1987) ... Dora (as Alma Martínez)
 1986 Dress Gray (TV Movie)
Hedge's secretary (as Alma Martínez)
 1985 Toughlove (TV Movie)
Doctor (uncredited)
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Teresa Rojas (segment "Chameleon")
- Wordplay/Dreams for Sale/Chameleon (1985) ... Teresa Rojas (segment "Chameleon") (as Alma Martínez)
 1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Angela
- Breathless (1984) ... Angela (as Alma Martínez)
 1984 Whiz Kids (TV Series)
Isabel
- Maid in the USA (1984) ... Isabel
 1983 Rubik, the Amazing Cube (TV Series) (as Alma Martínez)
 1983 Trial by Terror
Diane Johnson (as Alma Martínez)
 1983 Under Fire
Isela (as Alma Martínez)
 1983 Lottery! (TV Series)
- Los Angeles: Bigger Volume (1983) ... (as Alma Martínez)
 1982 Scamps (TV Movie)
Susan Alverez (as Alma Martínez)
 1982 Barbarosa
Juanita (as Alma Martínez)
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Anastacia
- Seguin (1982) ... Anastacia (as Alma Martínez)
 1981 The Righteous Apples (TV Series)
Pregnant Teen (as Alma Martínez)
 1981 Zoot Suit
Lupe (as Alma Rosa Martínez)
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Sharon Garcia (1982) (as Alma Martínez)
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Other Works:

"Sweet 15: Quincenera" (workshop), role of Chata for San Diego Repertory Theater See more »

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Alternate Names:

Alma Rosa Martínez | Alma Martínez
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Holds a PhD in Drama from Stanford University. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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