Ana Ortiz
Ana Ortiz
Ana Ortiz is an American actress and singer. She is a native of Manhattan, but was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a regular cast-member on the ABC comedy-drama series Ugly Betty, in which she plays the title character's older sister, Hilda Suarez. The role earned her the ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2007.
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New film "Love is All You Need?" pushes the envelope of activist media
Huffington Post - about 1 month
The New York Times and others have reported in recent months that hate crimes against minorities are on the rise. According to numbers from the FBI adjusted for underreporting by the Matthew Shepard Foundation, there are more than 9,000 hate crimes committed in the United States on an annual basis. These include everything from vandalism to murder motivated by bias based on race, religion, being LGB or T, among others. Although we may find this alarming, unless it is happening to us directly, it can be difficult to continue to be emotionally touched by such events, much less appreciate their impact on affected individuals and communities. Fortunately, there is an antidote in a movie that has been recently released. Love is All You Need? is an independent film based on the multi-award winning short of the same name that has an alternate reality backdrop of a world inverted: heterosexuals are the deviants in a world dominated by gays and lesbians. A poignant scene early in the film sho ...
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The 'Ugly Betty' Reunion Of Your Dreams Is Happening This Summer
Huffington Post - 11 months
Betty Suarez and the staff of Mode magazine are getting back together! Well, at least for a night. An "Ugly Betty" reunion is being organized for this summer at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, which Entertainment Weekly announced on Wednesday. America Ferrera, who won a Golden Globe for her role as "Betty," is confirmed to attend along with nine of her fellow cast mates.  EW will host and moderate the closing night event, much like it did last summer for the much-anticipated reunion of the "Gilmore Girls" cast at the festival. “I am so excited for the 'Ugly Betty' cast to be reuniting at ATX,” Ferrera said to Entertainment Weekly. “They are truly my family and we can’t wait to celebrate together.”  Ferrera will be joined by Eric Mabius, Vanessa Williams, Becki Newton, Michael Urie, Ashley Jensen, Ana Ortiz, Tony Plana, Mark Indelicato and Rebecca Romijn at the June 11 event. While further details have yet to be announced, it is likely the event will be a mod ...
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Red Carpet Confidential: Rosie Pope Reveals Her Favorite Celebrity Client
Ok Magazine - about 3 years
Pregnant In Heels star Rosie Pope recently celebrated her fourth baby with a shower at Herringbone restaurant at Mondrian Los Angeles. “I am so excited to celebrate number four,” the reality star, 34, tells me. “It has always been a dream of mine to have a big family, and for so long, I wasn’t sure it was going to be possible while we struggled with infertility. To finally be here is such a blessing!” OK! Exclusive: Rosie Pope’s Advice for Sleeptraining Your Baby What was the highlight of the shower? “Pulling my own Rosie Pope Baby clothes out of the gift bag,” she says. “It is a project so near and dear to my heart. It was so sweet that the girls included them! I can’t wait for this little babe to wear them.” Already mom to James, 5, Wellington, who turns 3 today, and Vivienne, 20 months, with hubby Daron, the mothering guru has decided to keep the sex of her little one under wraps—for now. “I don’t know, but it’s in an envelope,” she shares. “My husband and I always go to ...
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Roselyn Sanchez Is Ready For Second Baby
Huffington Post - over 3 years
By Michael Lopez It’s official; Baby Fever is sweeping the Latina celeb community. Just last week, Paulina Rubio revealed her plans to have more kids and now "Devious Maids" star Roselyn Sanchez is following suit. Roselyn became a first-time mom back in 2012, when she gave birth to daughter Sebella Rose. Now, as she told People en Español, the time may be right for baby number two. “I would love to give Sebella a brother or a sister,” she told the mag. “But it’s whatever God wants.” Seeing how Sanchez is now in her 40’s, conception isn’t quite as easy of a process. But it’s certainly possible, as new moms Halle Berry and Ana Ortiz can attest. Read more Blogamole's News and Chisme here.
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Devious Maids' First Season 'Played It Safe,' Actress Ana Ortiz Says
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Ana Ortiz leaves no stone unturned in this intimate interview where she reveals what she’s learned about herself since taking on the role as Marisol Suarez in the hit Lifetime show “Devious Maids.” We came to know the beautiful and talented Ortiz from her days on “Ugly Betty,” as Betty’s older sister Hilda Suarez. Now, she’s starring as another Suarez, Marisol, who’s one of five Latina maids working in Beverly Hills. Aside from devoting her time to her new show, Ortiz is working with Campbell Soup on their “Wisest Kid In the World” campaign to promote healthy choices for kids. This mother of two knows from experience how hard it can be to prepare healthy meals for her kids. So she turns to ‘Wisest Kid,” which offers recipes, tips and advice for parents online. I had the chance to chat with Ortiz about the upcoming second season of “Devious Maids.” She told me how she had a similar reaction to show when she came to hear of it only by its title, “Devious Maids.” The show, created by ...
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Eva Longoria Attends Her Foundation's Dinner with Friends!
Just Jared - over 3 years
Eva Longoria steps out in style for the Eva Longoria Foundation Dinner on Saturday evening (September 28) at her restaurant Beso in Hollywood. The 38-year-old actress was joined at the event by her friends and supporters Diego Boneta, Ana Ortiz, Desperate Housewives co-star Ricardo Antonio Chavira, Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, and George Lopez. “Inspired by these amazing activists working with my Foundation to help Latinas graduate!” Eva tweeted that evening. Her foundation helps Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship. Also pictured inside: Eva leaving the Ken Paves salon earlier in the day. FYI: Eva is wearing an Elie Saab dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Martin Katz jewelry. 20+ pictures inside of Eva Longoria at her foundation’s dinner…
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Devious Maids' Ana Ortiz Heads to Revenge
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
The former Ugly Betty star has landed a guest-starring role on Revenge, has confirmed. Ortiz, who currently stars on Lifetime's Devious Maids, will play Bizzy Preston, a confident, fearless public relations specialist who's brought in by Conrad (Henry Czerny) to do damage control for the Graysons.
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'Devious Maids' Gets Season 2 Renewal From Lifetime
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES ( - "Devious Maids" must really be cleaning up for Lifetime, because the network has ordered a second season of the soapy drama. Lifetime executive vice president and general manager Rob Sharenow said on Tuesday that the series, from Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, has received a renewal for 13 more episodes. The series, which stars Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes, was initially passed over by ABC - ABC Studios produces the series - before being picked up by Lifetime. ...
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Lisa Steinberg: Delectably Devious
Huffington Post - over 3 years
If you are looking to make your Sunday nights sizzle then you need to look no further than Devious Maids. All of the soapy drama that comes from your weekly soap opera and telenovela fix is laid out front and center in one seriously jam packed hour of television. Lifetime has most definitely stepped up its game and is providing seemingly endless flying sparks and mysteries. Don't turn your back on anyone on this show, because trust is not a two way street that exists in Beverly Hills. The ties that bind four Latina maids on this new hit show run river deep. These ladies are bonded by their life challenges, jobs and drama. Rosie (Dania Ramirez), Zoila (Judy Reyes), Carmen (Roselyn Sanchez) and Valentina (Edy Ganem) share so many commonalities, but none of them could have stopped the chain reaction that was about to occur. After their friend, and fellow maid Flora (Paula Garces) is murdered everyone becomes a suspect, both the help and the homeowners. The laundry isn't the onl ...
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Mark Brennan Rosenberg: 7 Reasons You Should Be Watching Devious Maids
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Five of the sexiest housekeepers you've ever seen have been steaming up televisions all over the country this summer in Lifetime's new hit series Devious Maids. Created by the man who made all of the Desperate Housewives household names Marc Cherry and produced by Houswives alum Eva Longoria this series that is part comedy, part drama, part mystery is too delicious to be missed. Here are seven of the many reasons you should be watching Devious Maids. 1. Susan Lucci. The queen of daytime television is making her mark at night -- but if you think she's simply playing a refined version of her All My Children counterpart Erica Kane -- think again! Lucci is plays the role of Genevieve Delatour; a wealthy Beverly Hills socialite who pops Xanex faster than Erica Kane could bed a man. Lucci's comic timing, rarely seen on daytime, paired with her characters genuine love for her son and staff make all of Lucci's scenes on Devious Maids can't miss. 2. The Latinas Rule. Outside of t ...
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‘Devious Maids’ Premiere: Murder Brings A Mysterious Stranger To Town
Hollywood Life - over 3 years
Murder! Mayhem! Mops! Lifetime’s new prime-time soap is more than just your average guilty pleasure. Those hoping Marc Cherry‘s Devious Maids would indeed be the second coming of Desperate Housewives should be pretty pleased with themselves after the show’s June 23 series premiere. The man who pulled the strings on Wisteria Lane, along with co-executive producer Eva Longoria, have truly crafted the perfect summer mystery drama — as bitingly funny as it is dangerously addictive. Marisol (Ana Ortiz) is the new maid in town, having just taken a job with the Stappords. But the real fun begins when she also volunteers to assist the Powells, whose maid Flora was brutally murdered within the first five minutes of the pilot. And because this is a Marc Cherry creation, Marisol has a mysterious connection to the late-great Flora — but, of course, we don’t find that out until the end of the episode. It turns out Marisol’s son is the waiter who stands accused of Lupe’s murder! A nasty little ...
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Lifetime's 'Devious Maids' Susan Lucci and Ana Ortiz interviews
Monsters and Critics - over 3 years
TV Spotlight tonight: June 23, 2013 Lifetime's "Devious Maids."
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Television Review: ‘Devious Maids,’ With Ana Ortiz, on Lifetime
NYTimes - over 3 years
“Devious Maids,” a series starting Sunday on Lifetime, is the rare TV show with not only domestic workers, but Hispanic ones at that.     
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ana Ortiz
  • 2014
    Age 43
    On October, 2014, Ortiz was cast alongside Katherine LaNasa, Jeremy Sisto and Tyler Blackburn in the gay-drama, Love is All You Need?, based on the 2011 short film with the same name.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview she was seen saying that she is incredibly proud of her show Devious Maids.
    In 2014, Ortiz guest-starred in the two another ABC shows: How to Get Away with Murder produced by Shonda Rhimes, and Black-ish.
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  • 2013
    Age 42
    Also in 2013, Ortiz was special guest star in ABC primetime soap opera, Revenge, as Bizzy Preston.
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  • 2012
    Age 41
    In 2012, Ortiz was cast as lead character of ABC comedy-drama pilot Devious Maids, created by Marc Cherry.
    More Details Hide Details On May 14, 2012, the pilot was not picked to series by ABC for the 2012–13 United States network schedule. However, on June 22, 2012, Lifetime picked up the pilot with a thirteen-episode order. The series premiered June 23, 2013, on Lifetime with positive reviews from critics. In show, she plays the lead role of Marisol Duarte (the alias of Professor Marisol Suarez). Interestingly, this will be the second series in which her character shares the last name of her previous character from another series.
  • 2010
    Age 39
    After Ugly Betty was ended in 2010, Ortiz was cast as lead character in ABC drama pilot True Blue about San Francisco homicide detectives reunited to solve the murder of one of their own.
    More Details Hide Details The pilot was not picked up to series. In next year she appeared in the comedy film Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, and starred in another pilot, called Outnumbered for Fox. This pilot also was not picked up to series. She later had a recurring role of HBO comedy series Hung. Ortiz also starred in the independent films Sleeping with the Fishes, and Such Good People.
    She also appeared in the 2010 music video for Enrique Iglesias and Juan Luis Guerra's "Cuando me enamoro".
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  • 2008
    Age 37
    She also had a voice role in Batman: Gotham Knight, and starred in the made-for-television movie Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Ortiz also had a guest-starring role on Army Wives during its second season. She played a waitress named Sandi.
    Ortiz said in 2008, "I was super plain.
    More Details Hide Details I just put on some glasses and kept my hair kind of flat and layered on the clothing", describing what she wore when auditioning for the role of Betty. "I just wanted them to remember me, so that I could be involved in the future". Ortiz was one of two Philadelphians who were regulars on Ugly Betty, the other being Mark Indelicato, who played her son Justin. Another connection to the city is co-star Becki Newton (who played Amanda Tanen), who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In addition to her role on Ugly Betty, Ortiz was active in films, which include starring roles Tortilla Heaven, and Labor Pains co-starring her former Ugly Betty co-star, Lindsay Lohan.
  • 2007
    Age 36
    Ortiz currently lives in Los Angeles. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, horseback riding, softball, and water sports, and writes poetry. She married musician Noah Lebenzon on June 9, 2007 in Rincón, Puerto Rico.
    More Details Hide Details The couple was expecting their first child on June 25, 2009. On Saturday, June 27, 2009, Ana and Noah welcomed a daughter, named Paloma Louise Lebenzon. Paloma was born at 4:25 p.m. and weighed in at 7 pounds 10 ounces. The second child, a son named Rafael, was born on September 24, 2011. Ortiz is active in raising awareness against domestic abuse, citing her own experiences when she was in her 20s and involved in a romantic relationship that turned physically abusive. In an article for USA Today, Ortiz notes that the final scene from the Ugly Betty episode "How Betty Got Her Grieve Back", in which Hilda sat on her bed staring at the bathroom after realizing that Santos had died, was drawn from that experience: "I used some of that subconsciously... It's something that is always with me".
  • 2006
    Age 35
    In 2006, Ortiz was cast as Hilda Suarez, the lead character's sister, in the ABC comedy-drama series Ugly Betty.
    More Details Hide Details Originally, Ortiz had auditioned for the Betty Suarez role, but it went to America Ferrera instead.
  • 2003
    Age 32
    She later starred in another short-lived sitcom, called A.U.S.A. in 2003, and later had recurring roles in the FX drama Over There, and ABC series Boston Legal.
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  • 1999
    Age 28
    After joining LAByrinth Theatre Company, she appeared off-Broadway in In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings, which also co-starred Puerto Rican actress Liza Colón-Zayas and was directed by Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and named one of the 10-best plays of 1999 by the magazine Time Out New York.
    More Details Hide Details Ortiz appeared in several television shows including NYPD Blue, Everybody Loves Raymond, Commander In Chief, ER, and The New Adventures of Old Christine. She had her first series regular role in short-lived NBC comedy series Kristin (2001), opposite Kristin Chenoweth.
  • 1971
    Age 0
    Born on January 25, 1971.
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