Up 1,331 this week

Dyana Ortelli

Dyana Ortelli was born on May 1, 1961 in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico as Dyana Elizondo. She is known for her work on American Me (1992), ¡Three Amigos! (1986) and La Bamba (1987). See full bio »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View agent

Favorite Football Films

Here's a rundown of some of our favorite football films, which you can enjoy now or long after the season is over.

See the full list

IMDb Asks With Host Ben Lyons: Mike Colter and Rachael Harris

Join host Ben Lyons for our live conversation with Mike Colter, star of "Jessica Jones," and Rachael Harris, star of "Lucifer," as we discuss their latest projects and history in Hollywood. Tune into on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT to watch, live chat, and even ask a question yourself! This livestream is best viewed on laptops, desktops, and tablets.

Tune in for the interviews

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10 people
created 29 Nov 2011
a list of 500 people
created 09 Nov 2012
a list of 33 people
created 11 months ago
a list of 130 people
created 10 months ago
a list of 1628 people
created 4 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Dyana Ortelli's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (54 credits)
 2016 Los muertos (filming)
 2015 Dandekar Makes a Sandwich (Short)
 2015 Ana Maria in Novela Land
 2014 My Rosie Life (TV Movie)
Marie Ramirez
 2013 Alta Exposición (Short)
 2013 The Bridge (TV Series)
Sara Vega's Mother
- Destino (2013) ... Sara Vega's Mother
 2012-2013 Sin Vergüenza (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Dora
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Dora
 2010 Project x27
 2010 Expecting Mary
Crystal Lite
 2010 Food Stamps
Mrs. Fernandez
 2009 Encrucijada (TV Series)
Andrea Del Castillo
 2008 Moe
Man's Wife
 2008 Saving Grace (TV Series)
 2007 What's Stevie Thinking? (TV Movie)
Daniella Sanchez
 2007 Notes from the Underbelly (TV Series)
- Oleander (2007)
 2006 U.E. (TV Mini-Series)
 2004 All Grown Up! (TV Series)
Girl #2
- Lucky 13 (2004) ... Girl #2
 1999-2004 Rocket Power (TV Series)
Sandy Rodriguez / Sandra Rodriguez / Sandy / ...
- Missile Crisis/Falsely Alarmed (2004) ... Sandy Rodriguez (voice)
- Cinco de Twisto/Saving Lt. Ryan (2003) ... Sandy (voice)
- Twisting Places/Power Play (2002) ... Sandy Rodriguez (voice)
- Twister's Hat/Tito-Thon (2002) ... Sandy / Aunt #2 (voice)
- Hurricane Maurice/Reggie's Choice (2001) ... Sandy Rodriguez (voice)
 2002 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
- The Grand Opening (2002) ... Dora
- Mary, Joseph and Larry (2002) ... Dora
 2001-2002 Lizzie McGuire (TV Series)
Mrs. Sanchez / Danielle Sanchez
- Mom's Best Friend (2002) ... Mrs. Sanchez
- Night of the Day of the Dead (2001) ... Mrs. Sanchez
 2000-2001 The Brothers Garcia (TV Series)
Sandy / Sandy Alexander
- Cold Turkey (2001) ... Sandy
- Bad Hair Day (2000) ... Sandy
- Best Laid Plans (2000) ... Sandy Alexander
 2000 Luminarias
 1999 California Myth
 1997 Columbo (TV Series)
- A Trace of Murder (1997) ... Colenari
 1996 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Marina Bermudez
- We Was Robbed (1996) ... Marina Bermudez
 1996 The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits... (TV Movie)
Linda Gustavo
 1993 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
- Look the Other Way (1993) ... Prostitute
 1992 Chavez Ravine (Short)
 1992 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Mrs. Sanchez
- Home to Roost (1992) ... Mrs. Sanchez
 1992 Seinfeld (TV Series)
- The Trip: Part 1 (1992) ... Chambermaid
 1992 Judgement
Musico's Mother
 1992 Intruders (TV Movie)
Antique Shop Owner
 1992 American Me
 1991 Dollman (Video)
Mrs. Rodriquez
 1990 Pepe Plata (TV Series)
 1990 The Bradys (TV Series)
- A Moving Experience (1990) ... Wallach
 1990 Alienator
 1989 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Carmen Wormley
- Vengeance (1989) ... Carmen Wormley
 1989 The Flight (Short)
 1987-1988 Marblehead Manor (TV Series)
- If You Knew Sushi (1988) ... Lupe
- Gorilla My Dreams (1988) ... Lupe
- Button Your Beau (1988) ... Lupe
- Amusing Grace (1988) ... Lupe
- Come Flu with Me (1988) ... Lupe
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
- The Power Brokers: Part 1 (1987) ... Hooker
 1987 Born in East L.A.
Mother with Oranges
 1985-1987 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Rosa Perez
- Turn, Turn, Turn: Part 1 (1987) ... Rosa Perez
- Old Ghosts (1985)
 1987 Amen (TV Series)
- Into the Night (1987) ... Bambi
 1986 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
- Suitcase (1986) ... Maria
 1986 Shattered Spirits (TV Movie)
Mrs. Martinez
 1985 Little Treasure
Bar Voice #2
 1970 Carrascolendas (TV Series)
Dyana the Doll
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (5 credits)
Show Show Sound department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (3 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Stand up comic at Que Locos Comedy Club

Official Sites:

Alternate Names:

Dyana Ortelli-Elizondo

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I got tired of playing Mexican maids and prostitutes, so I changed my name to 'Dyana Ortelli' [Italian accent]. Now I play Italian Maids and prostitutes.


Frustrated by the lack of positive roles for Latino actors in Hollywood, she began doing stand-up comedy in clubs throughout the Los Angeles area. Her East L.A. "cholita" character, Ramona from Pomona, is now a favorite with Latino audiences everywhere. Ortelli, as she is known to her friends, has performed at The Improv, The Comedy Store, The Ice House & The Laugh Factory, among many other ... See more »


La Ortelli

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Lupe Hans_Brix
I can't believe it. You're blaming Lupe? MonkeysEvolvedFromPeople
List of hot Seinfeld actresses sjander68
Discuss Dyana Ortelli on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page