Lupe Ontiveros Biography
Birthday: September 17, 1942 (Virgo)
Born In: El Paso, Texas, United States
Lupe Ontiveros was an American actress, best known for portraying the character of ‘Yolanda Saldívar’ in the 1997 American biographical musical drama film ‘Selena’. She was also famous among the television audience for playing the role of ‘Juanita “Mama” Solis’ in the American television comedy-drama and mystery series ‘Desperate Housewives’. As a winner of the ‘National Board of Review’ award, Lupe had worked in many television productions and had also appeared in several films during her illustrious career. She was a part of the critically acclaimed film ‘Chuck & Buck’ and won many awards and nominations for her work on the film. Lupe also had an Emmy Award nomination to her name as well as an ‘Independent Spirit Award’ nomination. Although she had not played many lead roles in her career, she was known for playing several important characters even in minor roles. One interesting fact about her was that she mostly played the characters of maids and grandmothers. A well-known personality in both the film industry and in the television world, Lupe had also acted in theaters. As a successful professional in the show business, she was considered an influential person among the Latinos. Putting her popularity to the best use, she worked very hard to promote the well-being of the underprivileged Latino community in the US.