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Alma Martinez (I)


Alma's debut in Luis Valdez' American film classic Zoot Suit (1981) launched a prolific film career that in 2013 led to her induction into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Shortly after Zoot Suit (1981), Australian director Fred Schepisi cast her in his American film debut Barbarosa (1982) with Willie Nelson and Gary Busey. This ... See full bio »

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(2016)
Good Behavior Conchita Pereira
(2016)
Queen Sugar Raquel 'Rocky' Ortiz
(2016)
(2017)

Filmography

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 2019 Tyger Tyger (post-production)
Dr. Rosa
 2019 Don't Say No (post-production)
Christie's Grandmother
  Getting From Here (Short)
Irma
 2019 MacGyver (TV Series)
Abuela
- Father + Bride + Betrayal (2019) ... Abuela
 2019 Clemency
Ms. Jimenez
 2019 Ms. Purple
Juanita
 2018 Left for Dead (TV Movie)
Ms. Ruiz
 2018 Cucuy: The Boogeyman
Blanca
 2018 Strange Angel (TV Series)
Alvarita Lopez
- The Magus ... Alvarita Lopez
 2018 Where the Water Runs
Maria
 2017 The Dating Game Killer (TV Movie)
Anna Alcala
 2017 The Last Man on Earth (TV Series)
La Abuela
- La Abuela (2017) ... La Abuela
 2017 Vampirina (TV Series)
Abuela
 2017 I Love Dick (TV Series)
Leti
- A Short History of Weird Girls (2017) ... Leti
 2016 Good Behavior (TV Series)
Conchita Pereira
- The Ballad of Little Santino (2016) ... Conchita Pereira
 2016 Elena of Avalor (TV Series)
Lady Yolanda
- Three Jaquins and a Princess (2016) ... Lady Yolanda (voice)
- My Fair Naomi (2016) ... Lady Yolanda (voice)
 2016 Queen Sugar (TV Series)
Raquel 'Rocky' Ortiz
- First Things First (2016) ... Raquel 'Rocky' Ortiz
 2016 1st Strike
Mrs. Garcia
 2016/I The Darkness
Teresa Morales
 2016 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Socorro Diaz
- At Last (2016) ... Socorro Diaz
 2016 Transpecos
Marisa
 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Older Goat Herder
 2016 American Crime Story (TV Series)
Family Court Judge
- Marcia, Marcia, Marcia (2016) ... Family Court Judge
 2016 Stevie D
Senator Garcia
 2015/II Ouroboros (Short)
Zulma
 2015 Healer (Short)
Francisca
 2014 Selling Rosario (Short)
Tia
 2014 Strike One
Mrs. Garcia
 2014/II Cake
Irma
 2014 Rake (TV Series)
Prosecutor
- Man's Best Friend (2014) ... Prosecutor
 2014/IV Destiny (Short)
Alma
 2013 Welcome to the Family (TV Series)
Principal Ortiz
- Pilot (2013) ... Principal Ortiz
 2013 The Bridge (TV Series)
Graciela Rivera
- The Beetle (2013) ... Graciela Rivera
- Vendetta (2013) ... Graciela Rivera
- Destino (2013) ... Graciela Rivera
- ID (2013) ... Graciela Rivera
- Maria of the Desert (2013) ... Graciela Rivera
 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 Quiet Killer (TV Movie)
Dolores
 1991 In a Child's Name (TV Mini-Series)
Sorayda (uncredited)
 1991 The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (TV Movie)
Sonora Sue (as Alma Martínez)
 1990-1991 The New Adam-12 (TV Series)
Sgt. Elizabeth Cruz
- The Bully (1991) ... Sgt. Elizabeth Cruz (as Alma Martínez)
- Addictions (1991) ... Sgt. Elizabeth Cruz
- Missing (1991) ... Sgt. Elizabeth Cruz
- Anatomy of a Rape (1991) ... Sgt. Elizabeth Cruz (as Alma Martínez)
- No Mercy (1991) ... Sgt. Elizabeth Cruz
 1991 Dolly Dearest
Alva (as Alma Martínez)
 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
 1985-1987 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Dora
- Episode #1.734 (1987) ... Dora
- Episode #1.329 (1985)
 1986 Dress Gray (TV Mini-Series)
Hedge's Secretary
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Hedge's Secretary (as Alma Martínez)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... 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 Zoot Suit
Lupe (as Alma Rosa Martínez)
 1980 The Righteous Apples (TV Series)
Pregnant Teen (as Alma Martínez)
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Sharon Garcia (1982) (as Alma Martínez)
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Show Show Self (6 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Plays Abuela in "Electricidad" play by Luis Alfaro based on "Electra" by Sophocles (Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alma Rosa Martínez | Alma Martínez

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Trivia:

Hispanic Entertainer of the Year, The Equitable Company, New York, NY (1987). See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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