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Lupe Ontiveros (1942–2012)


Lupe Ontiveros was born on September 17, 1942 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Guadalupe Moreno. She is known for her work on As Good as It Gets (1997), The Goonies (1985) and Real Women Have Curves (2002). She was married to Elias Ontiveros. She died on July 26, 2012 in Whittier, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Cry Now (completed)
Rosario
 2012 Common Law (TV Series)
Margie Lopez
- Ride-Along (2012) ... Margie Lopez
 2011 Guido
 2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (Video)
Mrs. Cortez
 2011 Los Americans (TV Series)
Lucia Valenzuela / Lucia
- The Truth Hurts (2011) ... Lucia Valenzuela
- Happy Birthday (2011) ... Lucia
- Going to Mexico (2011) ... Lucia Valenzuela
- The Legacy ... Lucia
- Secrets ... Lucia Valenzuela
 2010 Sparky (Video short)
 2010 The Whole Truth (TV Series)
Maria
- When Cougars Attack (2010) ... Maria
 2010 Lies in Plain Sight (TV Movie)
Doctor Stone
 2009 Crawlspace (Short)
 2009 Hacia la vida (Short)
Soledad
 2009 Southland (TV Series)
Marta Ruiz
- Derailed (2009) ... Marta Ruiz
 2009 Family Guy (TV Series)
- We Love You Conrad (2009) ... (voice)
 2008 Days of Wrath
Anita Terrazas
 2008 Weeds (TV Series)
Nun
- Little Boats (2008) ... Nun
 2007 Dark Mirror
Grace
 2006 A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (TV Movie)
Mami
 2005 Mind of Mencia (TV Series)
Carlos's Mom
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Carlos's Mom
 2005 Testing Bob (TV Movie)
Secretary
 2005 Reba (TV Series)
Penny
- Reba and the Nanny (2005) ... Penny
 2004 Maya & Miguel (TV Series)
Abuela Elena
- Rhymes with Gato (2004) ... Abuela Elena (voice)
 2004 30 Days Until I'm Famous (TV Movie)
Rosa Moreno
 2002 Mr. St. Nick (TV Movie)
Tia Sophia
 2002 Resurrection Blvd. (TV Series)
Lupe
- La Guera de Bibi (2002) ... Lupe
 2002 Passionada
Angelica Amonte
 2001-2002 Pasadena (TV Series)
Pilar
- Puppy Love (2002) ... Pilar
- Hostile Environment (2001) ... Pilar
- Henry's Secret (2001) ... Pilar
- The Rat (2001) ... Pilar
 2000-2002 The Brothers Garcia (TV Series)
Abuelita / Abuelita Maria / Telenovella actress
- Larry's Curse (2001) ... Abuelita Maria
- Best Laid Plans (2000) ... Telenovella actress
 2002 Leap of Faith (TV Series)
Lupe
- The Balls Game (2002) ... Lupe
 2002 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Anne
- The Substitute Spanish Prisoner (2002) ... Anne (voice)
 2001 La olla
 2001 Gabriela
Grandma Josie
 2000 Strippers
Credit Message
 2000 Luminarias
Tia Tonia
 2000 The Egg Plant Lady
Connie
 1997 As Good as It Gets
Nora
 1997 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
Louisa
- Veronica's First Thanksgiving (1997) ... Louisa
- Veronica's a Doll (1997) ... Louisa
- Veronica's Best Buddy (1997) ... Louisa
- Veronica's First Date (1997) ... Louisa
 1997 The Brave
Maria
 1997 Dave's World (TV Series)
Bingo Lady
- Tropical Depression (1997) ... Bingo Lady
 1997 Riot (TV Movie)
Mother (segment "Caught in the Fever")
 1996 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
Rosa
- Caroline and the Kid (1996) ... Rosa
 1996 Red Shoe Diaries (TV Series)
Miguel's Mother
- Juarez (1996) ... Miguel's Mother
 1995 My Family
Irene
 1993 The Tent Show
La Vendedora
 1993 Dudley (TV Series)
Marta
- Learnin' the Blues (1993) ... Marta
- Whose Therapy Is It, Anyway? (1993) ... Marta
- Off the Record (1993) ... Marta
- Call Me Irresponsible (1993) ... Marta
- It Was a Wonderful Life (1993) ... Marta
 1993 Rio Diablo (TV Movie)
Ducna
 1993 Blood In, Blood Out
Carmen
 1992 Universal Soldier
Gregor's Maid
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Madame Leona
- Seance (1992) ... Madame Leona
 1991 Great Performances (TV Series)
Parranda (pastore)
- La pastorela (1991) ... Parranda (pastore)
 1990 A Show of Force
Pepita
 1990 Grand Slam (TV Series)
Grandma Gomez
 1989 Those She Left Behind (TV Movie)
Rosa
 1988 On the Fritz (TV Movie)
Property Master
 1988 Punky Brewster (TV Series)
Mrs. Aragon
- What's Your Sign? (1988) ... Mrs. Aragon
 1988 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Mrs. Rojas
- Gangs (1988) ... Mrs. Rojas
 1988 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Margarita
- Housekeepers Unite (1988) ... Margarita
 1988 Stones for Ibarra (TV Movie)
Remedios Acosta
 1987 I Married Dora (TV Series)
 1987 Born in East L.A.
Rudy's Mother
 1987 The Rosary Murders
Sophie
 1986 When the Bough Breaks (TV Movie)
Cruz
 1986 Fame (TV Series)
Mrs. Castillo
- The Inheritance (1986) ... Mrs. Castillo
 1985 Little Treasure
Market Voice #1
 1984 Jessie (TV Movie)
Mary Velasco
 1984 Jessie (TV Series)
Mary Velasco
- Pilot (1984) ... Mary Velasco
 1984 a.k.a. Pablo (TV Series)
Mrs. Alvarez
- The Whole Enchilada (1984) ... Mrs. Alvarez
 1981-1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Woman / Screaming Mother / Mrs. Uribe
- Nichols from Heaven (1984) ... Woman
- The Shooter (1982) ... Screaming Mother
- The Last White Man on East Ferry Avenue (1981) ... Mrs. Uribe
 1983 El Norte
Nacha
 1983 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Mrs. Nunez
- But It's Not My Fault (1983) ... Mrs. Nunez
 1982 The Border
Madam in Whorehouse
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
- Seguin (1982)
 1981 Zoot Suit
Dolores
 1978-1980 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Mrs. Gomez
- The Hitter (1980) ... Mrs. Gomez
- That Old Gang of Mine (1979) ... Mrs. Gomez (as Lupe M. Ontiveros)
- The Offer (1978) ... Mrs. Gomez
 1980 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Mexican Maid
- The Girls of Hollywood High (1980) ... Mexican Maid
 1978 The Big Fix
Maid
 1978 The Boss' Son
Maria
 1978 A Question of Guilt (TV Movie)
Helen
 1978 Soap (TV Series)
Lady in Airport
- Episode #1.18 (1978) ... Lady in Airport
 1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Rita
- River of Promises (1978) ... Rita
 1977 The World's Greatest Lover
Whore #2
 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Mariana
- All's Fair in Love and War (1977) ... Mariana
 1977 Alice (TV Series)
Maria Fernanadez / Mrs. Rivera
- The Bus (1977) ... Maria Fernanadez
- The Failure (1977) ... Mrs. Rivera
 1976 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Maid
- The Killing Kind (1976) ... Maid
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in "Zoot Suit" on Broadway (as well as in 1981 film version) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Lupe M. Ontiveros

Height:

4' 11" (1.5 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the Hispanic population in this country] They don't know we're very much a part of this country and that we make up every part of this country. When I go in there and speak perfect English, I don't get the part. See more »

Trivia:

She studied psychology and social work at Texas Women's University in Texas. She was social worker until she started acting in the 1970s. See more »

Trademark:

Playing Housekeepers/Maids See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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