Ontiveros' extensive film credits include Gregory Nava's El Norte, Mi Familia and Selena and supporting roles in As Good as it Gets, The Big Fix, Blessed Art Thou, Bound by Honor, Born in East L.A., Johnny Depp's The Brave, California Suite, Goonies, Picking Up the Pieces with Woody Allen, The Rosary Murders and Universal Soldier.
Her television credits include guest starring roles on Veronica's Closet (ALMA Award), Caroline in the City, Red Shoe Diaries, Who's the Boss?, Fame, Eight is Enough, Alice, and Charlie's Angels.
Ontiveros' stage work includes the Los Angeles, New York, and film productions of Luis Valdez's ground breaking Zoot Suit, where she created the role of Dolores, the first Chicana mother on the Broadway stage. Ontiveros is a founding member of the Latino Theatre Company in Los Angeles.
After graduating from Texas Women's University, Ontiveros worked as a social worker in East Los Angeles and Compton.
Lupe Ontiveros Facts
|Birthday||September 17, 1942|
|Birthplace||El Paso, Texas, USA|
|Date of death||July 26, 2012 (Whittier, California, USA, age 69)|
|Height||4' 11" (1m50) How tall is Lupe Ontiveros compared to you?|
|As Good As It Gets|
|Born in East L.A.|
|My Uncle Rafael|
|Our Family Wedding|
|Sundance Film Festival Collection: Celebrating 25 Years|