Ana Ortiz

Ana Ortiz

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1971-01-25 (50 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York, USA

17 Movies · 25 TV shows

Also Known As: Anna Ortiz · Ana Ortíz

Biography

Ana Ortiz (born January 25, 1971) is an American actress and singer. Having pursued a career in ballet and singing from a young age, she eventually attended University of the Arts. Ortiz began her acting career in theatre, in early 2000s starred in the short-lived NBC sitcoms Kristin (2001) and A.U.S.A. (2003), and had recurring roles on Over There and Boston Legal.Ortiz garnered widespread attention for her role as Hilda Suarez in the ABC comedy-drama series Ugly Betty from 2006 to 2010. She also appeared in such films like Labor Pains (2009) and Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011), and starred in Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story (2008). From 2013 to 2016, Ortiz starred as Marisol Suarez in the Lifetime television comedy-drama series Devious Maids, for which she received the Imagen Award for Best Actress - Television. In 2020, Ortiz starred in the Hulu series Love, Victor as Isabel Salazar, mother of the title character Victor Salazar.

Personal Life

Ortiz married musician Noah Lebenzon in June 07, 2007 in Rincón, Puerto Rico. Their daughter Paloma was born June 25, 2009. Their second child, son 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".

Early Life

Ortiz was born in New York City, and is the daughter of Angel Ortiz, a former Philadelphia City Council member of Puerto Rican descent, and an Irish-American mother, Kathleen Kulhman. As a child, Ortiz studied ballet for eight years, until the pain of dancing en pointe forced her to pursue a different artistic discipline. Ortiz graduated from University of the Arts in Philadelphia.Switching to singing, Ortiz attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City and later the University of the Arts in Philadelphia before making her professional stage debut in a regional theater production of Dangerous Liaisons. Her additional stage credits include portraying Chrissy in a European touring production of Hair, regional theater productions such as Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer and in the South Coast Repertory Theater's production of References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot. After joining LAByrinth Theatre Company, she appeared Off-Broadway in In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings, 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.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). 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.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Princess of the Row

Princess of the Row

2020
The inspiring story of a runaway foster child who will stop at nothing to live with the only family she knows: her homeless, mentally-ill veteran father who lives on the streets of LA's skid row.
TV
Love, Victor

Love, Victor

6.8
2020
Victor is a new student at Creekwood High School who is on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. Simon help...

2019.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Special

Special

6
2019
A man with mild cerebral palsy who is gay decided to change his identity as an accident victim in order to live his life to the fullest.
Sophie's Quinceanera

Sophie's Quinceanera

2019
A building manager dealing with his own grief has to help his tenant with a messy task.
TV
Whiskey Cavalier

Whiskey Cavalier

6.64
2019
Following an emotional breakup, tough but tender FBI super-agent Will Chase (codename: “Whiskey Cavalier”) is assigned to work with badass CIA operative Frankie Trowbridge (codename: “Fiery Tribune”)....

2018.

1 Movie
Ralph Breaks the Internet

Ralph Breaks the Internet

6.4
2018
Video game bad guy and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in order to find a replacement part for their video game, Sugar Rush. The citizens of th...

2017.

2 Movies
DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays

DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays

2017
He has to introduce Christmas joy to his friends. His mission almost destroyed the city.
The Keeping Hours

The Keeping Hours

2017
A supernatural love story centers on two parents whose lives are turned upside down after their son dies. The man, now a successful lawyer, and the woman, now married and an author, have a chance at r...

2016.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Trust Fund

Trust Fund

2016
Reese Donahue leads a seemingly ideal life, with a bright future ahead of her. But when she discovers the truth, that her mother left enough money for her to choose her own path, she's faced with a di...
Elena and the Secret of Avalor

Elena and the Secret of Avalor

8.33
2016
Elena takes Naomi up a mountain to show her a view of the kingdom that she likes the most. Elena talked to Naomi about how she had been trapped in the Amulet for forty-one years, and then presented he...
TV
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh

Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh

5.97
2016
Picking up where the 2015 film left off, this coming-of-age buddy comedy follows fearless Tip and over enthusiastic Oh, as they navigate the crazily combined human and alien culture they live in, find...
Love Is All You Need?

Love Is All You Need?

2016
Jude, the star quarterback of the local university football team, strikes up a love affair with Ryan, a sports journalism major, in a small Indiana town, which is set in a world where homosexuality is...

2015.

1 TV show
TV
Celebrity Family Feud

Celebrity Family Feud

8
2015
Celebrity Family Feud pits celebrities and their families against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to questions posed to 100 people.

2014.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
How to Get Away with Murder

How to Get Away with Murder

6.31
2014
A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller is about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They will change their lives when they are involved in a m...
Such Good People

Such Good People

2014
A young couple discovers a secret room filled with cash while house-sitting for rich friends who die while out of the country.

2013.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Devious Maids

Devious Maids

7.5
2013
The series centers on four Latina maids working in the homes of Beverly Hills' wealthiest and most powerful families, and a newcomer who made it personal after a maid was murdered and determined to un...
Sleeping with the Fishes

Sleeping with the Fishes

2013
A woman's journey of self-discovery and the dynamics of her zany family. Alexis Fish (Gina Rodriguez) is left broke and broken-hearted after the death of her cheating husband, working as a phone sex ...

2011.

1 Movie
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

5.86
2011
Malcolm Turner, an FBI agent, and his son, Trent, went undercover at an all-girls performing arts school after Trent witnessed a murder. They have to find the murderer first because they are pretendin...

2010.

1 TV show
TV
Covert Affairs

Covert Affairs

6
2010
Annie Walker, a young CIA officer, was summoned to headquarters for duty as a field operative. Annie thinks she's been promoted because of her linguistic skills, but her CIA bosses may have something ...

2009.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Labor Pains

Labor Pains

2009
A young woman pretends to be pregnant in order to keep her job. When she gets a lot of special treatment, she tries to keep up the lie for nine months.
TV
Celebrity Ghost Stories

Celebrity Ghost Stories

2009
Celebrity Ghost Stories is a show on the Biography Channel. On October 3, 2009, the first episode of the series was aired. Celebrity go back to the places of their haunted experiences to find out the ...

2008.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Wendy Williams Show

The Wendy Williams Show

2008
Wendy Williams is a talk show host. Wendy injects her television series with the same style that characterizes her radio show, and divides on-air time between probing celebrity interviews and advice-g...
Batman: Gotham Knight

Batman: Gotham Knight

5.95
2008
There are a lot of important events in Bruce Wayne's life.
Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story

Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story

2008
Luz Cuevas baby daughter Delimar disappeared in 1997 after their house caught fire during a party, The police reported that she was killed in the fire. However, Cuevas suspects that she was kidnapped...

2007.

1 TV show
TV
Army Wives

Army Wives

2007
The lives of four army wives, one army husband, and their families are chronicled in an American drama series called Army Wives.

2006.

2 TV shows
TV
The New Adventures of Old Christine

The New Adventures of Old Christine

1
2006
Single working mom Christine Campbell has just learned that her ex is dating a much younger woman with the same first name. To avoid any confusion, the new girlfriend is dubbed New Christine, which le...
TV
Ugly Betty

Ugly Betty

5.81
2006
In the cutthroat world of New York fashion, smart but wholesome Betty embraces her unique appearance and independent attitude. With the help of her family from Queens, Betty will continue to have big ...

2005.

4 TV shows
TV
Commander in Chief

Commander in Chief

2005
When the President of the United States dies in office, his independent Vice President becomes the first woman to hold that position. Now, the nation's first female Commander In Chief must balance the...
TV
Freddie

Freddie

2005
Freddie Moreno had finally escaped from the raucous house of women with whom he grew up. Having achieved some success as head chef at a trendy Chicago restaurant, he's ready for love and everything el...
TV
Blind Justice

Blind Justice

2005
Blind Justice is an American television series created by Steven Bochco about a blind New York City police detective. It was introduced mid-season in March 8, 2005 to fill the time slot left by Bochco...
TV
Over There

Over There

4
2005
"Over There" explores the effects of war on the U.S. On their first tour of duty in Iraq, the Army unit had powerful effects on their families and loved ones.

2004.

2 TV shows
TV
Best Week Ever

Best Week Ever

2004
Best Week Ever is a weekly television program on the United States cable/satellite network VH1. It started airing in 2004 and was put on hiatus in the summer of 2009. In January 2010, it was announced...
TV
Boston Legal

Boston Legal

5.81
2004
In an upscale Boston law firm, Alan Shore and Denny Crane lead a brigade of high-priced civil litigators in a series focusing on the professional and personal lives of brilliant but often emotionally ...

2003.

1 Movie
Carolina

Carolina

6
2003
A young woman is looking for a normal life.

2002.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Do Over

Do Over

2002
Do Over is an American comedy-drama/fantasy series created by Kenny Schwartz and Rick Wiener about a man who gets a chance to relive his childhood. The series, which was originally broadcast on The WB...
Mr. St. Nick

Mr. St. Nick

2002
The actor isKelsey Grammer. Nicholas, a Miami-based playboy philanthropist, is about to make his life complete by marrying the girl of his dreams, gorgeous TV weathercaster. The public is not aware of...

2001.

1 TV show
TV
Kristin

Kristin

2001
There is a comedy show on television. The show was on NBC. There were six episodes of the show.

2000.

1 TV show
TV
Strong Medicine

Strong Medicine

5
2000
There are people in a women's health clinic.

1999.

1 TV show
TV
Family Guy

Family Guy

6.07
1999
The adventures of the family are the subject of an animated series. Peter and Lois have three children. Meg is the most unpopular girl in town, and the middle kid is not very bright, but he has a pass...

1996.

1 TV show
TV
Everybody Loves Raymond

Everybody Loves Raymond

6.52
1996
Ray Barone is a successful sports writer who lives on Long Island with his family. That's good news. Frank and Marie, Ray's parents, live across the street and embrace the motto "Su Casa es Mi Casa", ...

1994.

1 TV show
TV
ER

ER

5.68
1994
Critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of the overburdened emergency room were explored in the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital.

1966.

1 Movie
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