Lupe Ontiveros Net Worth

Lupe Ontiveros Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Lupe Ontiveros net worth is
$250 Thousand

Lupe Ontiveros Wiki Biography

Guadalupe "Lupe" Ontiveros was an American film and television actress of Mexican descendent, best known for playing Yolanda Saldívar in the film Selena. Ontiveros acted in numerous films and television shows, often playing a maid or, more recently, an all-knowing grandmoth...

Full NameLupe Ontiveros
Net Worth$250 Thousand
Date Of BirthSeptember 17, 1942, El Paso, Texas, United States
DiedJuly 26, 2012, Whittier, California, United States
Place Of BirthEl Paso
Height4 ft 10 in (1.49 m)
ProfessionActor, Voice Actor
EducationEl Paso High School, Texas Woman's University
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseElias Ontiveros (m. 1966–2012)
ChildrenElias Ontiveros, Alejandro Ontiveros, Nicholas Ontiveros
ParentsJuan Moreno, Luz Castañón
NicknamesLupe M. Ontiveros , Guadalupe Moreno , Guadalupe Ontiveros
AwardsALMA Award for In Memoriam Tribute, ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress - Comedy, Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize: U.S. Dramatic
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film, ALMA Award for Outstanding Latino Cast in a Made-for-Television Movie or Mini-Series, ALMA Award for Outstanding Individual P...
MoviesThe Goonies, Real Women Have Curves, Selena, As Good as It Gets, Our Family Wedding, Chuck & Buck, El Norte, This Christmas, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, Tortilla Heaven, Dolly Dearest, Passionada, Dark Mirror, Zoot Suit, Born in East L.A., California Suite, And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him, A Show o...
TV ShowsGreetings from Tucson, Maya & Miguel, Rob, Dudley, Jancis Robinson's Wine Course
1Frequently works with director 'Gregory Nava'.
2Playing Housekeepers/Maids
1I've made chicken salad out of chicken manure. I'm proud to represent those hands that labor in this country, I've given every maid I've portrayed soul and heart.
2[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.
1She is survived by her husband, Elias Ontiveros of Pico Rivera, California; her sons, Nicholas Ontiveros, Alejandro Ontiveros, and Elias Ontiveros; and two granddaughters.
2She studied psychology and social work at Texas Women's University in Texas. She was social worker until she started acting in the 1970s.
3She was an advocate for the hearing impaired. She founded the Latino Theater Company in Los Angeles, California in 1985.
4Ontiveros was a founding board member of the Latino Theater Company in downtown Los Angeles.
5In 2005, Ontiveros was nominated for an Emmy Award for her guest star role as Juanita "Mama" Solis, the nosy mother-in-law of Eva Longoria's character on "Desperate Housewives.".
6Her parents owned a tortilla factory and two restaurants.
7Received a Lifetime Achievement Impact Award in 2002 from the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC). The NHMC Impact Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the positive portrayal of Latinos in media.
8Two of Lupe's three sons are hearing-impaired. Lupe, as a young woman, worked in her own mother's small factory for a few months, with women not unlike those working in the sweatshop in Real Women Have Curves (2002).
9She is best-known in the Latino community for her portrayal of Yolanda Saldivar in the movie, Selena (1997), and to Anglo audiences as the housekeeper on The Goonies (1985).
10She estimates she has played a maid in at least 150 films or plays. She narrated a documentary, Maid in America (2005).
11Mother, with Elias Ontiveros, of three sons.
12Graduate of Texas Women's University, with majors in psychology and social work.
13Has worked part-time as a social worker.


Caroline in the City1996TV SeriesRosa
Red Shoe Diaries1996TV SeriesMiguel's Mother
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him1995Doña Rosa
My Family1995Irene
The Tent Show1993La Vendedora
Dudley1993TV SeriesMarta
Rio Diablo1993TV MovieDucna
Blood In, Blood Out1993Carmen
Universal Soldier1992Gregor's Maid
Tales from the Crypt1992TV SeriesMadame Leona
How Else Am I Supposed to Know I'm Still Alive?1991ShortLupe
Great Performances1991TV SeriesParranda (pastore)
Dolly Dearest1991Camilla
A Show of Force1990Pepita
Grand Slam1990TV SeriesGrandma Gomez
Those She Left Behind1989TV MovieRosa
On the Fritz1988TV MovieProperty Master
Punky Brewster1988TV SeriesMrs. Aragon
CBS Schoolbreak Special1988TV SeriesMrs. Rojas
Who's the Boss?1988TV SeriesMargarita
Stones for Ibarra1988TV MovieRemedios Acosta
I Married Dora1987TV Series
Born in East L.A.1987Rudy's Mother
The Rosary Murders1987Sophie
When the Bough Breaks1986TV MovieCruz
Fame1986TV SeriesMrs. Castillo
The Goonies1985Rosalita
Little Treasure1985Market Voice #1
Jessie1984TV MovieMary Velasco
Jessie1984TV SeriesMary Velasco
a.k.a. Pablo1984TV SeriesMrs. Alvarez
Hill Street Blues1981-1984TV SeriesWoman / Screaming Mother / Mrs. Uribe
El Norte1983Nacha
ABC Afterschool Specials1983TV SeriesMrs. Nunez
The Border1982Madam in Whorehouse
American Playhouse1982TV Series
Zoot Suit1981Dolores
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie1980Old Lady (as Lupe M. Ontiveros)
The White Shadow1978-1980TV SeriesMrs. Gomez
B.J. and the Bear1980TV SeriesMexican Maid
California Suite1978Maid
The Big Fix1978Maid
The Boss' Son1978Maria
Alice1977-1978TV SeriesMaria Fernanadez / Mrs. Rivera
A Question of Guilt1978TV MovieHelen
Soap1978TV SeriesLady in Airport
Police Story1978TV SeriesRita
The World's Greatest Lover1977Whore #2
Eight Is Enough1977TV SeriesMariana
Charlie's Angels1976TV SeriesMaid
Cry Now2014Rosario
Water & Power2013RHD Veteran
Common Law2012TV SeriesMargie Lopez
Desperate Housewives2004-2012TV SeriesJuanita 'Mama' Solis
Rob2012TV SeriesAbuelita
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 22011VideoMrs. Cortez
Los Americans2011TV SeriesLucia Valenzuela / Lucia
Sparky2010Video short
The Whole Truth2010TV SeriesMaria
Lies in Plain Sight2010TV MovieDoctor Stone
Party Down2010TV SeriesMrs. Gomez
Our Family Wedding2010Momma Cecilia
Hacia la vida2009ShortSoledad
Reaper2009TV SeriesBen's Grandmother
Southland2009TV SeriesMarta Ruiz
Family Guy2009TV Series
Days of Wrath2008Anita Terrazas
Weeds2008TV SeriesNun
El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances2008Nena
Universal Signs2008Claire
This Christmas2007Rosie
Dark Mirror2007Grace
Cory in the House2007TV SeriesMama Martinez
Tortilla Heaven2007Adelfa
A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story2006TV MovieMami
Mind of Mencia2005TV SeriesCarlos's Mom
Testing Bob2005TV MovieSecretary
Reba2005TV SeriesPenny
Maya & Miguel2004TV SeriesAbuela Elena
30 Days Until I'm Famous2004TV MovieRosa Moreno
Greetings from Tucson2002-2003TV SeriesMagdalena Tiant Magdalena
Mr. St. Nick2002TV MovieTia Sophia
Resurrection Blvd.2002TV SeriesLupe
Passionada2002Angelica Amonte
Pasadena2001-2002TV SeriesPilar
The Brothers Garcia2000-2002TV SeriesAbuelita / Abuelita Maria / Telenovella actress
Leap of Faith2002TV SeriesLupe
King of the Hill2002TV SeriesAnne
Real Women Have Curves2002Carmen Garcia
La olla2001
Storytelling2001Consuelo (segment "Non-Fiction")
Gabriela2001Grandma Josie
Strippers2000Credit Message
Picking Up the Pieces2000Constancia
Luminarias2000Tia Tonia
Chuck & Buck2000Beverly Franco
The Egg Plant Lady2000Connie
Candyman: Day of the Dead1999VideoAbuela
Of Light and Darkness1998Video GameThe Beating Heart
As Good as It Gets1997Nora
Veronica's Closet1997TV SeriesLouisa
The Brave1997Maria
Dave's World1997TV SeriesBingo Lady
Riot1997TV MovieMother (segment "Caught in the Fever")
Selena1997Yolanda Saldivar


Of Love and Shadows1994ADR voice
House of Cards1993ADR artist


Universal Signs2008producer


The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV Special in memory of
Edición Especial Coleccionista2012TV Series in memory of - 1 episode


Journey of a Female Comic2014DocumentaryHerself
American Latino TV2012TV SeriesHerself
2011 ALMA Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
The Making of a Cult Classic: The Unauthorized Story of 'The Goonies'2010Video documentary shortHerself
CNN Presents: Latino in America2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Celebrity Habla2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
2006 ALMA Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Only in LA2005TV SeriesHerself
The Drop2005TV SeriesHerself
Latin Music Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema2002DocumentaryHerself
HBO First Look2002TV Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam

Won Awards

2012LA Femme Filmmaker AwardLA Femme International Film FestivalImage Award in Memoriam
2005Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Guest ActressDesperate Housewives (2004)
2003Maverick Tribute AwardCinequest San Jose Film Festival
2003Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actress - FilmReal Women Have Curves (2002)
2002Special Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticReal Women Have Curves (2002)
2000NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Supporting ActressChuck & Buck (2000)
1998ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesVeronica's Closet (1997)

Nominated Awards

2012ISAIndie Series AwardsBest Supporting Actress - DramaLos Americans (2011)
2009ALMA AwardALMA AwardsActress in Television - ComedyReaper (2007)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2001Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActressChuck & Buck (2000)
2001Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleChuck & Buck (2000)
1998ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Feature FilmAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1996NCLR Bravo AwardNCLR Bravo AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in Made for Television Movie or Mini-Series...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1995)

Known for movies

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