Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1931-12-11 (91 years old)

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Biography

Rita Moreno (born Rosa Dolores Alverío Marcano; December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican actress, dancer, and singer. Noted for her work across different areas of the entertainment industry, she has appeared in numerous film, television, and theater projects throughout her extensive career spanning over seven decades.

Her work includes supporting roles in the classic musical films Singin' in the Rain (1952), The King and I (1956), and the 1961 and 2021 film adaptations of West Side Story. Her other notable films include Popi (1969), Carnal Knowledge (1971), The Four Seasons (1981), I Like It Like That (1994) and the cult film Slums of Beverly Hills (1998). She is also known for her work on television including the children's television series The Electric Company (1971–1977), and as Sister Peter Marie Reimondo on the HBO series Oz (1997–2003). She voiced the titular role of in Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? from 1994 to 1999. She also gained acclaim for her roles in Jane the Virgin (2015–2019) and the revival of Norman Lear's One Day at a Time (2017–2020). In theater, she is best known for her role as Googie Gomez in the 1975 musical The Ritz.

Among her numerous accolades, Moreno is one of a few performers to have been awarded an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony (EGOT). She is also one of 24 people who have achieved what is called the Triple Crown of Acting, with individual competitive Academy, Emmy and Tony awards for acting. In 2004, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor bestowed upon her by George W. Bush. In 2009, President Barack Obama presented her with the National Medal of Arts. In 2013, she received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. In 2015, she was awarded a Kennedy Center Honor for her contribution to American culture through performing arts. She was awarded the Peabody Award in 2019. Her life was profiled in the 2021 documentary Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It.

Filmography

All 175

Movies 101

TV Shows 74

Self 45

Voice 6

Narrator 4

Producer 1

Actress
Fast X

Fast X (2023)

Movie
Bussyboots / Great Aunt Bussyboots
Princess Power

Princess Power (2023)

TV Show
Actress
80 for Brady

80 for Brady (2023)

Movie
1
Narrator
Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration

Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration (2022)

Movie
Belle
Santa Bootcamp

Santa Bootcamp (2022)

Movie
Mrs. McClaren
My Father's Dragon

My Father's Dragon (2022)

Movie
Self
Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter

Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter (2022)

Movie
Self
Still Working 9 to 5

Still Working 9 to 5 (2022)

Movie
Mrs. Wheeler
The Prank

The Prank (2022)

Movie
Self
The Stories of West Side Story

The Stories of West Side Story (2022)

Movie
Valentina / Executive Producer
West Side Story

West Side Story (2021)

Movie
7
Self
Something's Coming: West Side Story

Something's Coming: West Side Story (2021)

Movie
Ah Puch (voice)
Maya and the Three

Maya and the Three (2021)

TV Show
5.5
Gertrude St. John(voice)
Curious George: Cape Ahoy

Curious George: Cape Ahoy (2021)

Movie
Wicked in Concert: A Musical Celebration of the Iconic Broadway Score

Wicked in Concert: A Musical Celebration of the Iconic Broadway Score (2021)

Movie
Self
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It (2021)

Movie
Self
Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage

Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage (2019)

Movie
Self - Guest
Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall (2019)

TV Show
Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate

Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate (2019)

Movie
Aunt Francine
Torch

Torch (2018)

Movie
Self
Every Act of Life

Every Act of Life (2018)

Movie
Lydia Riera
One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time (2017)

TV Show
5.93
Self
West Side Stories: The Making of a Classic

West Side Stories: The Making of a Classic (2016)

Movie
Self
De Puerto Rico para el mundo

De Puerto Rico para el mundo (2016)

Movie
Self
To Tell the Truth

To Tell the Truth (2016)

TV Show
Nanna
Remember Me

Remember Me (2016)

Movie
Herself
The Latin Explosion: A New America

The Latin Explosion: A New America (2015)

Movie
Abuelita
Nina's World

Nina's World (2015)

TV Show
Self
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)

TV Show
5.5
Narrator
Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution

Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution (2015)

Movie
Beverly Davis
A Gift of Miracles

A Gift of Miracles (2015)

Movie
Ida Barksdale
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (2014)

Movie
Liliana De La Vega
Jane the Virgin

Jane the Virgin (2014)

TV Show
6.54
Self
Marlon Brando: An Actor Named Desire

Marlon Brando: An Actor Named Desire (2014)

Movie
Self
Reel Herstory: The Real Story of Reel Women

Reel Herstory: The Real Story of Reel Women (2014)

Movie
Aunt Mimi (voice)
Rio 2

Rio 2 (2014)

Movie
6.85
Self
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

TV Show
6.26
Self (archive footage)
And the Oscar Goes To...

And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

Movie
Lita
Welcome to the Family

Welcome to the Family (2013)

TV Show
7.5
Self
Latino Americans

Latino Americans (2013)

TV Show
Tutti
Nicky Deuce

Nicky Deuce (2013)

Movie
Dori Newman
Happily Divorced

Happily Divorced (2011)

TV Show
The Day Of The Dead

The Day Of The Dead (2011)

Movie
Self
I Know a Woman Like That

I Know a Woman Like That (2009)

Movie
Self
Celebrity Habla

Celebrity Habla (2009)

Movie
Narrator
When Medicine Got It Wrong

When Medicine Got It Wrong (2009)

Movie
Herself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History

Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History (2008)

Movie
Amalia Duque
Cane

Cane (2007)

TV Show
Self
The Electric Company's Greatest Hits & Bits

The Electric Company's Greatest Hits & Bits (2006)

Movie
Aunt Mirta
Ugly Betty

Ugly Betty (2006)

TV Show
5.81
Self
Best Ever Muppet Moments

Best Ever Muppet Moments (2006)

Movie
Self
The Reichen Show

The Reichen Show (2005)

TV Show
Wanted

Wanted (2005)

TV Show
Narrator (voice)
The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo (2005)

Movie
Mildred Quintana
Law & Order: Trial by Jury

Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)

TV Show
Inez
King of the Corner

King of the Corner (2004)

Movie
(voice)
Happy to Be Nappy and Other Stories of Me

Happy to Be Nappy and Other Stories of Me (2004)

Movie
Doña Dolores / Woman #3 (voice)
Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico

Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico (2003)

Movie
7.33
The Handler

The Handler (2003)

TV Show
Señora Muñoz
Casa de los Babys

Casa de los Babys (2003)

Movie
6
Self
West Side Memories

West Side Memories (2003)

Movie
Lydia Fitch
Open House

Open House (2003)

Movie
George Lopez

George Lopez (2002)

TV Show
4.5
Frances Goren
Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)

TV Show
7.5
The Guardian

The Guardian (2001)

TV Show
6
Passage Narrator
When It Was a Game 3

When It Was a Game 3 (2000)

Movie
Maggie Cavallo
Blue Moon

Blue Moon (2000)

Movie
Mildred Quintana
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

TV Show
6.21
Rita capkovic Landale
The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads

The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads (1999)

Movie
Mimi
Resurrection

Resurrection (1999)

Movie
Belle Abromowitz
Slums of Beverly Hills

Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)

Movie
Irma Kelly
The Spree

The Spree (1998)

Movie
Self - Guest
The View

The View (1997)

TV Show
8
Sister Peter Marie Reimondo
Oz

Oz (1997)

TV Show
5.78
Mom
The Wharf Rat

The Wharf Rat (1996)

Movie
Madame Rulenska
Angus

Angus (1995)

Movie
5.18
Herself
Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business

Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business (1995)

Movie
Women of the House

Women of the House (1995)

TV Show
Self
Yul Brynner: The Man Who Was King

Yul Brynner: The Man Who Was King (1995)

Movie
Rosaria Linares
I Like It Like That

I Like It Like That (1994)

Movie
Herself
Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl

Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl (1994)

Movie
Carmen Sandiego
Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?

Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? (1994)

TV Show
1
Carmen Sandiego
Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?

Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? (1994)

Movie
Angie Corea
The Cosby Mysteries

The Cosby Mysteries (1994)

TV Show
Mrs. Wickervich Stone
The Nanny

The Nanny (1993)

TV Show
6.18
Bonkers

Bonkers (1993)

TV Show
Isabella
Italian Movie

Italian Movie (1993)

Movie
Actress
Raw Toonage

Raw Toonage (1992)

TV Show
The Larry Sanders Show

The Larry Sanders Show (1992)

TV Show
Alixandra Stone
Top of the Heap

Top of the Heap (1991)

TV Show
Rita
Age Isn't Everything

Age Isn't Everything (1991)

Movie
Herself
1989 Walt Disney World 4th of July Spectacular

1989 Walt Disney World 4th of July Spectacular (1989)

Movie
Kimberly Baskin
B.L. Stryker

B.L. Stryker (1989)

TV Show
Self - Guest
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

TV Show
Renee Corliss
The Golden Girls

The Golden Girls (1985)

TV Show
6
The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show (1984)

TV Show
6.2
Miami Vice

Miami Vice (1984)

TV Show
7
Waitress
Working

Working (1982)

Movie
Rosella DeLeon
Portrait of a Showgirl

Portrait of a Showgirl (1982)

Movie
Violet Newstead
Nine to Five

Nine to Five (1982)

TV Show
Claudia Zimmer
The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons (1981)

Movie
Renata Riguel
Evita Peron

Evita Peron (1981)

Movie
Lucille Pompi
Happy Birthday, Gemini

Happy Birthday, Gemini (1980)

Movie
Trapper John, M.D.

Trapper John, M.D. (1979)

TV Show
6
Self
The Muppets Go Hollywood

The Muppets Go Hollywood (1979)

Movie
Nina
Anatomy of a Seduction

Anatomy of a Seduction (1979)

Movie
The Marti Caine Show

The Marti Caine Show (1979)

TV Show
Esther Rose
The Boss' Son

The Boss' Son (1978)

Movie
Self
To Say the Least

To Say the Least (1977)

TV Show
Lanigan's Rabbi

Lanigan's Rabbi (1977)

TV Show
Self
The Captain and Tennille

The Captain and Tennille (1976)

TV Show
Self - Special Guest Star
The Muppet Show

The Muppet Show (1976)

TV Show
6.14
Googie Gomez
The Ritz

The Ritz (1976)

Movie
On the Rocks

On the Rocks (1975)

TV Show
Self / Divorce Woman / Posy / Spectator / 50s Dancer
Out to Lunch

Out to Lunch (1974)

Movie
Rita Capkovic
The Rockford Files

The Rockford Files (1974)

TV Show
7
Carmela / Millie the Helper / Pandora the Little Girl
The Electric Company

The Electric Company (1971)

TV Show
Louise
Carnal Knowledge

Carnal Knowledge (1971)

Movie
Self
Voice of La Raza

Voice of La Raza (1971)

Movie
Medical Center

Medical Center (1969)

TV Show
6.17
Dolores Gonzáles
Marlowe

Marlowe (1969)

Movie
Lupe
Popi

Popi (1969)

Movie
Blonde
The Night of the Following Day

The Night of the Following Day (1969)

Movie
Self - Interviewee
60 Minutes

60 Minutes (1968)

TV Show
6
Self - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show (1968)

TV Show
Self - Guest
The Carol Burnett Show

The Carol Burnett Show (1967)

TV Show
5.33
Anita
Run for Your Life

Run for Your Life (1965)

TV Show
Self / Self - Panelist
Call My Bluff

Call My Bluff (1965)

TV Show
Sisa
Cry of Battle

Cry of Battle (1963)

Movie
Margaret Cowls
Burke's Law

Burke's Law (1963)

TV Show
6
Woman Convict
Samar

Samar (1962)

Movie
Anita
West Side Story

West Side Story (1961)

Movie
3.29
Rosa Zacharias
Summer and Smoke

Summer and Smoke (1961)

Movie
1
Mga Alamat Ng Sandaigdig

Mga Alamat Ng Sandaigdig (1960)

Movie
Lola Montalvo
This Rebel Breed

This Rebel Breed (1960)

Movie
Bourbon Street Beat

Bourbon Street Beat (1959)

TV Show
Inez Sanders
Adventures in Paradise

Adventures in Paradise (1959)

TV Show
Cimarron City

Cimarron City (1958)

TV Show
Trackdown

Trackdown (1957)

TV Show
Hetty Hutter
The Deerslayer

The Deerslayer (1957)

Movie
Maria Ferrari
Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957)

TV Show
Linda
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre (1956)

TV Show
Rita
Playhouse 90

Playhouse 90 (1956)

TV Show
Huguette
The Vagabond King

The Vagabond King (1956)

Movie
Tuptim
The King and I

The King and I (1956)

Movie
4.25
Sandra Roberts
The Lieutenant Wore Skirts

The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956)

Movie
Matinee Theater

Matinee Theater (1955)

TV Show
Ula
Seven Cities of Gold

Seven Cities of Gold (1955)

Movie
The 20th Century Fox Hour

The 20th Century Fox Hour (1955)

TV Show
Julia
Untamed

Untamed (1955)

Movie
Alicia Conception Osante Williams
The Millionaire

The Millionaire (1955)

TV Show
Francesca / Irene / Maria / Denise Cardoza
Climax!

Climax! (1954)

TV Show
Cantina Singer
Garden of Evil

Garden of Evil (1954)

Movie
Honey Bear
The Yellow Tomahawk

The Yellow Tomahawk (1954)

Movie
Maroa
Jivaro

Jivaro (1954)

Movie
Jara
El Alaméin

El Alaméin (1953)

Movie
Christina
Latin Lovers

Latin Lovers (1953)

Movie
Bridget Fitzgibbon
Fort Vengeance

Fort Vengeance (1953)

Movie
Self
The Oscars

The Oscars (1953)

TV Show
Princess Michal
General Electric Theater

General Electric Theater (1953)

TV Show
Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America (1952)

TV Show
Lucy Gomez
The Ring

The Ring (1952)

Movie
Queli
Cattle Town

Cattle Town (1952)

Movie
Zelda Zanders
Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Movie
6
Manuela Rodríguez
The Fabulous Senorita

The Fabulous Senorita (1952)

Movie
China Smith

China Smith (1952)

TV Show
Lit-Lit
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

TV Show
Terru
Pagan Love Song

Pagan Love Song (1950)

Movie
Tina
The Toast of New Orleans

The Toast of New Orleans (1950)

Movie
Dolores Guererro (as Rosita Moreno)
So Young, So Bad

So Young, So Bad (1950)

Movie
Ford Theatre

Ford Theatre (1948)

TV Show
Self
The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)

TV Show
6
Self
The Jim Nabors Show

The Jim Nabors Show

TV Show
Self - Celebrity Partner
Whew!

Whew!

TV Show
Actress
Family Leave

Family Leave

Movie

Ratings

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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1931-12-11 (91 years old)

Birth name
Rita Moreno

Place of birth
Humacao, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Rosa Dolores Alverío

Awards
Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, California Hall of Fame, Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program, National Medal of Arts, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, BBC 100 Women, Library of Congress Living Legend, Grammy Award for Best Album for Children, Kennedy Center Honors, Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, Congressional Gold Medal, Library of Congress, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play


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