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      Cristela Alonzo

      Cristela Alonzo

      Highest Rated: 71% Coast (2021)

      Lowest Rated: 44% The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

      Birthday: Jan 6, 1979

      Birthplace: San Juan, Texas, USA

      An entertainer with a touching story of struggle and triumph, comedian, writer, and producer Cristela Alonzo was raised with her three siblings by a single mother, an immigrant from Mexico who had fled an abusive relationship with Alonzo's father. For the first eight years of her life, Alonzo's family lived in an abandoned diner in San Juan, Texas. Money was always scarce, and the family would sometimes drink coffee when there wasn't enough cash for food. Despite this hardship, Alonzo would turn to comedy for solace, whether she was searching for a way to make her exhausted mother smile, excelling in school plays, or watching American sitcoms to help her learn English in her otherwise Spanish-speaking home. Poverty and the strife that came with it would often make Alonzo feel alienated, and even her beloved mother felt apprehensive about her daughter pursuing a risky career in the arts. Alonzo was enrolled in her first year at Webster University in Missouri when her mother became ill, prompting her to return home. Alonzo cared for her mother until her death in 2002, at which point the burgeoning comedian began channeling her grief into a stand-up routine. By 2006, Alonzo was touring with fellow stand-up Carlos Mencia, often writing for his series, "Mind of Mencia" (Comedy Central, 2005-08). Alonzo wrote a pilot loosely based on her own life called "Cristela" (ABC, 2014-), writing, producing, and starring in the sitcom. The show was picked up by ABC and optioned for the network's 2014-15 season, garnering decent reviews and ratings in the process.

      Highest rated movies

      Coast

      Photos

      Cristela Alonzo at arrivals for 2014 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews: ABC, The Paley Center for Media, Los Angeles, CA September 11, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Cristela Alonzo at arrivals for 2014 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews: ABC, The Paley Center for Media, Los Angeles, CA September 11, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Cristela Alonzo at arrivals for Disney ABC Television Group Hosts TCA Summer Press Tour, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA July 15, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Cristela Alonzo at arrivals for CARS 3 Premiere, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA June 10, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Cristela Alonzo at arrivals for Disney ABC Television Group Hosts TCA Summer Press Tour, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA July 15, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Sam McMurray,Terri Hoyos, Cristela Alonzo, Carlos Ponce, Andrew Leeds at arrivals for Disney ABC Television Group Hosts TCA Summer Press Tour, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA July 15, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection The View, Cristela Alonzo, 08/11/1997, ©ABC The View, from left: Nicolle Wallace, Rosie Perez, Rosie O'Donnell, Cristela Alonzo, 08/11/1997, ©ABC General Hospital, Jason Thompson (L), Cristela Alonzo (R), 04/01/1963, ©ABC The View, Cristela Alonzo, 08/11/1997, ©ABC The View, Cristela Alonzo, 08/11/1997, ©ABC General Hospital, Cristela Alonzo, 04/01/1963, ©ABC The View, Cristela Alonzo, 08/11/1997, ©ABC The View, Cristela Alonzo, 08/11/1997, ©ABC General Hospital, Cristela Alonzo (L), Jason Thompson (R), 04/01/1963, ©ABC The View, Cristela Alonzo, 08/11/1997, ©ABC General Hospital, Cristela Alonzo, 04/01/1963, ©ABC The View, Cristela Alonzo, 08/11/1997, ©ABC The View, Cristela Alonzo, 08/11/1997, ©ABC Good Morning America, Amy Robach (L), Cristela Alonzo (R), 11/03/1975, ©ABC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 44% Cristela Alonzo: Middle Classy Self,
      Screenwriter
      - 2022
      No Score Yet 57% Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin: Ladies Night Live Self - 2022
      71% No Score Yet Coast Debora Avila (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet 60% Holiday in Santa Fe Screenwriter - 2021
      69% 68% Cars 3 Cruz Ramirez (Voice) $152.9M 2017
      44% 46% The Angry Birds Movie Shirley the Old Lady Bird (Voice) $107.5M 2016

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest,
      Host
      2017 2022-2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rewind the '90s Self 2023
      67% 33% Is It Cake? Judge 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Legends of the Hidden Temple Host 2021-2022
      No Score Yet 35% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2020
      No Score Yet 87% Lights Out With David Spade Guest 2019-2020
      84% 82% His Dark Materials Hester (Dæmon Voice) (Voice) 2019
      No Score Yet 29% Talk Show the Game Show Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2012 2014-2015 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 10% The View Guest 2014-2017
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
      53% 61% Cristela Cristela (Character),
      Writer
      2014-2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet America's Funniest Home Videos Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet General Hospital Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      100% 90% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 88% At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Half Hour Unknown (Character) 2013
      87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2011