Lupe Ontiveros Net Worth

Lupe Ontiveros Net Worth is
$250 Thousand

Lupe Ontiveros Biography

Though Ontiveros have been mixed up in entertainment industry since 1976 and had performed a number of different roles in a number of major films and tv series, he left a graphic burned into viewers’ remembrances with her honest and corrupt portrayal of the type. Born in El Paso, Texas on September 17, 1942, Lupe Ontiveros was most widely known for her devious part as the supervisor of Selena in the 1997 film, Selena.Lupe Ontiveros Net Well worth: Lupe Ontiveros was an American celebrity who includes a net well worth of $250 thousand dollars. She received a level in social function and continued to pursue performing and have three kids. She attended El Paso SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL and also Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. Ontiveros offers starred in lots of other films and tv shows such as for example Desperate Housewives—that she was nominated for an Emmy Award, Charlie’s Angels, King of the Hill, Rob!, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, US Wedding, and much more. Ontiveros was wedded to her spouse, Elias, and resided in Pico Rivera, California until her loss of life on July 26, 2012 in Whittier, California. She have been diagnosed with liver malignancy, which proved terminal.

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Quick Facts

Full NameLupe Ontiveros
Net Worth$250 Thousand
Date Of BirthSeptember 17, 1942
DiedJuly 26, 2012, Whittier, California, United States
Height1.49 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationEl Paso High School, Texas Woman's University
SpouseElias Ontiveros
ChildrenElias Ontiveros, Nicholas Ontiveros, Alejandro Ontiveros
ParentsJuan Moreno, Luz Castañón
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 Performance in Made for Television Movie or Mini-Series
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 of Force, El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances, Candyman 3: Day of the Dead, Mr. St. Nick, Universal Signs, My Family, Cheech & Chong's Next Movie, Lies in Plain Sight, Gabriela, Water & Power, Riot, Sparky
TV ShowsGreetings from Tucson, Maya & Miguel, Rob, Dudley, Jancis Robinson's Wine Course

Interesting Facts

1 She is survived by her husband, Elias Ontiveros of Pico Rivera, California; her sons, Nicholas Ontiveros, Alejandro Ontiveros, and Elias Ontiveros; and two granddaughters.
2 She studied psychology and social work at Texas Women's University in Texas. She was social worker until she started acting in the 1970s.
3 She was an advocate for the hearing impaired. She founded the Latino Theater Company in Los Angeles, California in 1985.
4 Ontiveros was a founding board member of the Latino Theater Company in downtown Los Angeles.
5 In 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.".
6 Her parents owned a tortilla factory and two restaurants.
7 Received 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.
8 Two 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).
9 She 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).
10 She estimates she has played a maid in at least 150 films or plays. She narrated a documentary, Maid in America (2005).
11 Mother, with Elias Ontiveros, of three sons.
12 Graduate of Texas Women's University, with majors in psychology and social work.
13 Has worked part-time as a social worker.


1 Frequently works with director 'Gregory Nava'.
2 Playing Housekeepers/Maids


1 I'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.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 LA Femme Filmmaker Award LA Femme International Film Festival Image Award in Memoriam
2005 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Guest Actress Desperate Housewives (2004)
2003 Maverick Tribute Award Cinequest San Jose Film Festival
2003 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Supporting Actress - Film Real Women Have Curves (2002)
2002 Special Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Real Women Have Curves (2002) America Ferrera
2000 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Supporting Actress Chuck & Buck (2000)
1998 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Veronica's Closet (1997)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 ISA Indie Series Awards Best Supporting Actress - Drama Los Americans (2011)
2009 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Actress in Television - Comedy Reaper (2007)
2005 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Desperate Housewives (2004)
2001 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actress Chuck & Buck (2000)
2001 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female Chuck & Buck (2000)
1998 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film As Good as It Gets (1997)
1996 NCLR Bravo Award NCLR Bravo Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in Made for Television Movie or Mini-Series ...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1995)



Caroline in the City 1996 TV Series Rosa
Red Shoe Diaries 1996 TV Series Miguel's Mother
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him 1995 Doña Rosa
My Family 1995 Irene
The Tent Show 1993 La Vendedora
Dudley 1993 TV Series Marta
Rio Diablo 1993 TV Movie Ducna
Blood In, Blood Out 1993 Carmen
Universal Soldier 1992 Gregor's Maid
Tales from the Crypt 1992 TV Series Madame Leona
How Else Am I Supposed to Know I'm Still Alive? 1991 Short Lupe
Great Performances 1991 TV Series Parranda (pastore)
Dolly Dearest 1991 Camilla
A Show of Force 1990 Pepita
Grand Slam 1990 TV Series Grandma Gomez
Those She Left Behind 1989 TV Movie Rosa
On the Fritz 1988 TV Movie Property Master
Punky Brewster 1988 TV Series Mrs. Aragon
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1988 TV Series Mrs. Rojas
Who's the Boss? 1988 TV Series Margarita
Stones for Ibarra 1988 TV Movie Remedios Acosta
I Married Dora 1987 TV Series
Born in East L.A. 1987 Rudy's Mother
The Rosary Murders 1987 Sophie
When the Bough Breaks 1986 TV Movie Cruz
Fame 1986 TV Series Mrs. Castillo
The Goonies 1985 Rosalita
Little Treasure 1985 Market Voice #1
Jessie 1984 TV Movie Mary Velasco
Jessie 1984 TV Series Mary Velasco
a.k.a. Pablo 1984 TV Series Mrs. Alvarez
Hill Street Blues 1981-1984 TV Series Woman / Screaming Mother / Mrs. Uribe
El Norte 1983 Nacha
ABC Afterschool Specials 1983 TV Series Mrs. Nunez
The Border 1982 Madam in Whorehouse
American Playhouse 1982 TV Series
Zoot Suit 1981 Dolores
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie 1980 Old Lady (as Lupe M. Ontiveros)
The White Shadow 1978-1980 TV Series Mrs. Gomez
B.J. and the Bear 1980 TV Series Mexican Maid
California Suite 1978 Maid
The Big Fix 1978 Maid
The Boss' Son 1978 Maria
Alice 1977-1978 TV Series Maria Fernanadez / Mrs. Rivera
A Question of Guilt 1978 TV Movie Helen
Soap 1978 TV Series Lady in Airport
Police Story 1978 TV Series Rita
The World's Greatest Lover 1977 Whore #2
Eight Is Enough 1977 TV Series Mariana
Charlie's Angels 1976 TV Series Maid
Cry Now 2014 Rosario
Water & Power 2013 RHD Veteran
Common Law 2012 TV Series Margie Lopez
Desperate Housewives 2004-2012 TV Series Juanita 'Mama' Solis
Rob 2012 TV Series Abuelita
Guido 2011
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 2011 Video Mrs. Cortez
Los Americans 2011 TV Series Lucia Valenzuela / Lucia
Sparky 2010 Video short
The Whole Truth 2010 TV Series Maria
Lies in Plain Sight 2010 TV Movie Doctor Stone
Party Down 2010 TV Series Mrs. Gomez
Our Family Wedding 2010 Momma Cecilia
Crawlspace 2009 Short
Hacia la vida 2009 Short Soledad
Reaper 2009 TV Series Ben's Grandmother
Southland 2009 TV Series Marta Ruiz
Family Guy 2009 TV Series
Days of Wrath 2008 Anita Terrazas
Weeds 2008 TV Series Nun
El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances 2008 Nena
Universal Signs 2008 Claire
This Christmas 2007 Rosie
Dark Mirror 2007 Grace
Cory in the House 2007 TV Series Mama Martinez
Tortilla Heaven 2007 Adelfa
A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story 2006 TV Movie Mami
Mind of Mencia 2005 TV Series Carlos's Mom
Testing Bob 2005 TV Movie Secretary
Reba 2005 TV Series Penny
Maya & Miguel 2004 TV Series Abuela Elena
30 Days Until I'm Famous 2004 TV Movie Rosa Moreno
Greetings from Tucson 2002-2003 TV Series Magdalena Tiant Magdalena
Mr. St. Nick 2002 TV Movie Tia Sophia
Resurrection Blvd. 2002 TV Series Lupe
Passionada 2002 Angelica Amonte
Pasadena 2001-2002 TV Series Pilar
The Brothers Garcia 2000-2002 TV Series Abuelita / Abuelita Maria / Telenovella actress
Leap of Faith 2002 TV Series Lupe
King of the Hill 2002 TV Series Anne
Real Women Have Curves 2002 Carmen Garcia
La olla 2001
Storytelling 2001 Consuelo (segment "Non-Fiction")
Gabriela 2001 Grandma Josie
Strippers 2000 Credit Message
Picking Up the Pieces 2000 Constancia
Luminarias 2000 Tia Tonia
Chuck & Buck 2000 Beverly Franco
The Egg Plant Lady 2000 Connie
Candyman: Day of the Dead 1999 Video Abuela
Of Light and Darkness 1998 Video Game The Beating Heart
As Good as It Gets 1997 Nora
Veronica's Closet 1997 TV Series Louisa
The Brave 1997 Maria
Dave's World 1997 TV Series Bingo Lady
Riot 1997 TV Movie Mother (segment "Caught in the Fever")
Selena 1997 Yolanda Saldivar


Of Love and Shadows 1994 ADR voice
House of Cards 1993 ADR artist


Universal Signs 2008 producer


The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special in memory of
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2012 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode


Journey of a Female Comic 2014 Documentary Herself
American Latino TV 2012 TV Series Herself
2011 ALMA Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
The Making of a Cult Classic: The Unauthorized Story of 'The Goonies' 2010 Video documentary short Herself
CNN Presents: Latino in America 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself
Celebrity Habla 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself
2006 ALMA Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
Only in LA 2005 TV Series Herself
The Drop 2005 TV Series Herself
Latin Music Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema 2002 Documentary Herself
HBO First Look 2002 TV Series documentary Herself

Archive Footage

19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - In Memoriam

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