Alanna Ubach Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Downey, California, USA
Birth NameAlanna Noel Ubach
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Hardly recognizable from one character to the next, Ubach has starred in over 100 theater, film and television projects, including the Peabody Award-winning "Men of a Certain Age" and the Oscar-winning "Coco" as Mama Imelda, the family's matriarch. She was noted by the New York Times as "a seriously talented actress" to "keep your eye on." She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Thom Russo, and son, Thomas Rodolfo Russo, the third.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Simone Study

Spouse (1)

Thomas Russo Jr. (? - present) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Known for petite frame, great comic timing and feistiness!
Also known for her chameleon-like morphing of characters

Trivia (14)

Half Mexican and half Puerto Rican.
Has a tattoo on her back that is half of a heart.
Speaks Spanish and also knows French.
Older sister, Athena Ubach, had a small part in Clockwatchers (1997).
Read for Meg Cabot's "Haunted" CD.
Former sister-in-law of Sean Kanan.
Former writing partner is Jessica Cauffiel, who played best friend Margot in Legally Blonde (2001). Jessica had already been cast as Margot and was to read with several actresses vying for the part of Serena. When Alanna walked into the audition, she pulled Jessica aside and said dryly, "Kid, help me out here. I've gotta make rent." Jessica laughed and said, "Okay. I'll stand up and do the scene with you. Just mirror all of my movements." She did: and Margot and Serena were born.
The producers of Meet the Fockers (2004) had her put on fat cushions and "gray" her hair so she could play a 40-year-old Cuban maid.
Has a bulldog named "Ready" and another dog, "Biggy Smallz".
She and Ash M. Warren both attended the private academy, Lycée Français, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Attended USC film school, but dropped out after one semester to continue acting full time.
One of her favorite horror films is the original When a Stranger Calls (1979).
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 41, a son named Thomas Rodolfo Russo III on July 25, 2017. Child's father is her husband, Thomas Russo Jr..
Has a son, Thomas Rodolfo Russo III (b. July 25, 2017), with her husband Thomas Russo Jr.

Personal Quotes (3)

If a woman is comfortable with herself, I think that's what radiates. I think the moment you start questioning your body and looks is when you get into trouble. Inevitably you don't work and you're unhappy with yourself and never satisfied with your performance. Classic stars like Marilyn Monroe, Lana Turner, and Ava Gardner were curvy and comfortable in their skin. They were absolutely gorgeous.
When I get a role, I try to delve as deeply as possible into the character. I act with my gut instincts.
I was so naive when I began acting, professionally. I had only three wishes: V.I.P. tickets to the Beastie Boys whenever I wanted, to feel tall and blond, and to star in a cop series with Adrian Zmed. God help us all!

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