Olga Merediz


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Olga Merediz is an American actress who most notably originated the role of Abuela Claudia in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical "In the Heights", for which she received a 2008 Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. Merediz reprises the role in the film adaption of "In the Heights", directed by Jon M. Chu... See full bio »

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In the Heights Abuela Claudia
(2021)
Bull Judge Ollis
(2019-2020)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Julia Diaz
(2017-2019)

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  Blockbuster (TV Series) (post-production)
Connie
- Episode #1.10 ... Connie
- Episode #1.8 ... Connie
- Episode #1.9 ... Connie
- Episode #1.7 ... Connie
- Episode #1.6 ... Connie
 2021 Stephanie Beatriz, Olga Merediz: The Family Madrigal (Music Video)
Abuela Alma (voice)
 2021 Encanto
Abuela Alma (singing voice)
 2020-2021 Diary of a Future President (TV Series)
Francisca
- Pleading the Fifth (2021) ... Francisca
- Matters of Diplomacy (2020) ... Francisca
 2021 In the Heights
Abuela Claudia
 2003-2021 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Judge Roberta Martinez / Veronica Nash
- Post-Graduate Psychopath (2021) ... Judge Roberta Martinez
- The Burden of Our Choices (2019) ... Judge Roberta Martinez
- A Story of More Woe (2019) ... Judge Roberta Martinez
- Sunk Cost Fallacy (2018) ... Judge Roberta Martinez
- Great Expectations (2017) ... Judge Roberta Martinez
 2019-2020 Bull (TV Series)
Judge Ollis
- The Ex Factor (2020) ... Judge Ollis
- Security Fraud (2019) ... Judge Ollis
 2020 Godmothered
Beth
 2019 Lesson #9 by Alberto Ferreras (Short)
Human Resources Executive
 2019 Elena of Avalor (TV Series)
Felicia
- Flower of Light (2019) ... Felicia (voice)
 2018-2019 New Amsterdam (TV Series)
Warden Gloria Salazar
- The Big Picture (2019) ... Warden Gloria Salazar
- Anthropocene (2018) ... Warden Gloria Salazar
 2014-2019 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Lourdes
- How to Do Life (2019) ... Lourdes
- Breaking the Fiberboard Ceiling (2017) ... Lourdes
- Storm-y Weather (2017) ... Lourdes
- Trust No Bitch (2015) ... Lourdes
- Finger in the Dyke (2015) ... Lourdes
 2019 FAIR MARKET VALUE
Missy Goya
 2017-2019 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
Julia Diaz
- The Crime Scene (2019) ... Julia Diaz
- Game Night (2017) ... Julia Diaz
 2019 Lesson #7 by Alberto Ferreras (Short)
Mother
 2018 Over/Under (TV Series)
Joanne Diamond
- The Mourning After (2018) ... Joanne Diamond
 2017-2018 Stuck in the Middle (TV Series)
Abuela
- Stuck in a Besties Battle (2018) ... Abuela
- Stuck at Christmas (2017) ... Abuela
 2017 Fluff (Short)
Ma
 2017 Bounty Hunters (TV Series)
Maria
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... Maria
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Maria
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Maria
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Maria
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Maria
 2017 Humor Me
Fortune Teller
 2016-2017 Shades of Blue (TV Series)
Lorena Zepeda
- The Quality of Mercy (2017) ... Lorena Zepeda
- Ghost Hunt (2017) ... Lorena Zepeda
- Unforgiven (2017) ... Lorena Zepeda
- One Last Lie (2016) ... Lorena Zepeda
 2017 The Light of the Moon
Mariana
 2017 The Breaks (TV Series)
- Blind Alley (2017)
 2016 America Adrift
Sorida
 2016 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Rep. Elle Vazquez
- Breakout Capacity (2016) ... Rep. Elle Vazquez
 2016 Urge
Esthetician
 2016/I Custody
Joyce
 2015 Alternatino (TV Series)
Mother
- Respect Your Mother (2015) ... Mother
 2014 Fugly!
Moms
 2014 Top Five
Chelsea's Mom
 2014 The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
Jane (Henry's secretary)
 2014 Saint George (TV Series)
Alma
- Rich Girl (2014) ... Alma
- School's Out (2014) ... Alma
- Hot Blooded (2014) ... Alma
- Hit Me with Your Best Shot (2014) ... Alma
- Carry on Wayward Son (2014) ... Alma
 2012 One for the Money
Rosa Gomez
 2011 Pan Am (TV Series)
Mrs. Rodriguez
- Unscheduled Departure (2011) ... Mrs. Rodriguez
 2011 Trouble in the Heights
Ana's Mother Gloria
 2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins
Nanny
 2011 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Inez
- My Funny Valentine (2011) ... Inez
 2010 Dora the Explorer: Dora's Cooking Club (Video Game)
Maestra Beatriz
 2010/I Remember Me
Aidan's Professor
 2010 Past Life (TV Series)
Carmen Santos
- Pilot (2010) ... Carmen Santos
 2009 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Esperanza
- If I Were a Sick Man (2009) ... Esperanza
 1991-2009 Law & Order (TV Series)
Arraignment Judge Allard Harper / Elena Calderon / Judge Louise Castillo / ...
- Exchange (2009) ... Arraignment Judge Allard Harper
- Quit Claim (2008) ... Arraignment Judge Allard Harper
- Vaya Con Dios (2000) ... Elena Calderon
- Barter (1997) ... Judge Louise Castillo
- Extended Family (1993) ... Martha Gonzales
 2009 Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise (TV Movie)
Teresa
 2003-2006 Hope & Faith (TV Series)
Gloria
- Unaired Pilot (2006) ... Gloria (uncredited)
- The Un-Graduate (2003) ... Gloria
- Pilot (2003) ... Gloria
 2005 Go, Diego! Go! (TV Series)
Mrs. Marquez
- Diego Saves the Humpback Whale (2005) ... Mrs. Marquez (voice)
 2004 Imaginary Heroes
Maria (uncredited)
 2004 The Jury (TV Series)
Leticia Schikert
- Pilot (2004) ... Leticia Schikert
- Bangers (2004) ... Leticia Schikert
 2003 Dora the Explorer (TV Series)
Maestra Beatriz
- School Pet (2003) ... Maestra Beatriz (voice)
 2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Mrs. Martinez
- Best Defense (2002) ... Mrs. Martinez
 2002 George Lopez (TV Series)
Aunt Cecilia
- Who's Your Daddy? (2002) ... Aunt Cecilia
 2002 Apartment #5C
Jenny
 2002 Changing Lanes
Mrs. Miller
 2001 Funny Things (Short)
Stella Starr
 2001 Third Watch (TV Series)
Judge
- He Said/She Said (2001) ... Judge
 2001 K-PAX
Transit Officer
 2001 The Job (TV Series)
Yolanda Sommeriba
- Anger (2001) ... Yolanda Sommeriba
 2000 Requiem for a Dream
Malin & Block Secretary
 2000 Center Stage
ABA Receptionist
 2000 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Fran
- Bust-Out (2000) ... Fran
 2000 Isn't She Great
Mrs. Ramirez
 1999 Music of the Heart
Ramon's Mother
 1997 White Lies
Woman #1 in Window
 1997 States of Control
Purse-Snatched Woman
 1996 Marvin's Room
Beauty Shop Lady
 1996 Evita
Blanca
 1996 The Sunshine Boys (TV Movie)
Sue
 1995 C.P.W. (TV Series)
Anne
- She Danced Only One Summer (1995) ... Anne
- Chess Moves (1995) ... Anne
 1995 Drunks
Chairwoman
 1987-1995 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Dr. Montoya / Mrs. Mathias
- Notes for My Daughter (1995) ... Dr. Montoya
- Read Between the Lines (1987) ... Mrs. Mathias
 1994 Angie
Roz
 1992 Boomerang
Guard
 1991 The Super
Female #2
 1991 City of Hope
Nidia
 1990 Juan Darién: A Carnival Mass (TV Movie)
 1990 Q&A
Mrs. Valentin
 1989 Babycakes (TV Movie)
Check-Out Girl
 1988-1989 Tattinger's (TV Series)
Nanette
- Wall Street Blues (1989) ... Nanette
- Nouvelle York (1988) ... Nanette
 1988 The Milagro Beanfield War
Milagro Townsperson
 1987 Leg Work (TV Series)
Nuse
 1986 Another World (TV Series)
Dolores
- Episode dated 12 September 1986 (1986) ... Dolores
 1985 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Rodriguez
- Mr. Quiet (1985) ... Mrs. Rodriguez
 1984 The Brother from Another Planet
Noreen's Client
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Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Self (15 credits)

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: Played "Trish" in "Reckless", a play by Craig Lucas (Biltmore Theater, New York City, New York, USA). See more »
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Merediz acted alongside Woody Allen in the remake of the made for TV movie, "The Sunshine Boys". See more »

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Aquarius

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