Alanna Noel Ubach (born October 3, 1975) is an American actress, model, voice artist, and singer of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent. She is known for her roles in Coco as Mamá Imelda, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce as Jo Hernandez-Frumpkis, Legally Blonde as Serena McGuire, and Meet the Fockers as Isabel Villalobos.
Alanna Noel Ubach|
October 3, 1975
Downey, California, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Other names||Alana Ubach|
|Occupation||Actress, model, voice artist, and singer|
|Children||Thomas Rodolfo Russo III|
She has provided voices for several characters in a number of animated television shows and movies, such as Liz Allan on The Spectacular Spider-Man, the title character on El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Lola Boa on Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, Strudel on Pound Puppies, and four characters in the Oscar-winning animated film Rango. She played the first female assistant, Josie, on Beakman's World.
In 1994, she received a positive review from The New York Times for her role as a Jewish girl in Kindertransport at the Manhattan Theatre Club. During this stage, she also landed a regular spot as Josie the assistant in the TV series, Beakman's World. Her early film roles include Airborne (1993), Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993), Renaissance Man (1994), and The Brady Bunch Movie (1995). She later had roles in a series of indie films: Denise Calls Up (1995), in which she played the title character; Johns (1996), playing David Arquette's girlfriend; and in Freeway (1996), with Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland, playing a Latina gang girl. She also played roles in more mainstream films like Clockwatchers (1997), and alongside Reese Witherspoon in the two Legally Blonde films.
In 2004, Ubach starred in the movie Waiting..., alongside Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris, and landed the role of a Latina maid/caterer in Meet The Fockers (2004). She also had recurring roles in Hung (2009) and Californication (2013).
Ubach stars with Lisa Edelstein as a regular cast member on Bravo's first-ever scripted series, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. Ubach portrays Jo, who moves to Los Angeles to reinvent herself in the guest house of her just-divorced best friend from college, Abby. Ubach describes the show as "fun and stylish, it's very relatable." The role of Jo was created following the exit of Janeane Garofalo.
In June 2008, Ubach starred in and narrated her ongoing one-woman show, “Patriotic Bitch,” which ran at the Clurman Theatre in Theater Row. Reviewing "Patriotic Bitch," The New York Times stated that the show, "can’t hold a candle to the very best of the genre," but nonetheless described it as, "entertaining one-act series of character monologues," and noted that Ubach was, "seriously talented."
|1990||The Blue Men||Edith||Short film|
|1993||Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit||Maria|
|1994||Renaissance Man||Emily Rago|
|1995||The Brady Bunch Movie||Noreen|
|1995||Denise Calls Up||Denise Devaro|
|1996||Love Is All There Is||Niccolina|
|1996||Just Your Luck||Angela||Direct-to-video|
|1997||Pink as the Day She Was Born||Cherry|
|1997||Dead End: Do Me a Favor||Christy|
|1998||All of It||Amy Holbeck|
|1999||The Sterling Chase||Jenna Marino|
|2000||Slice & Dice||Ginger|
|2000||Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th||Girl Student in Labor|
|2001||What They Wanted, What They Got||Berkely||Short film|
|2001||Legally Blonde||Serena McGuire|
|2002||The Perfect You||Wendy|
|2003||Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde||Serena McGuire|
|2003||Nobody Knows Anything||Sarah|
|2004||Meet the Fockers||Isabel Villalobos|
|2005||Herbie: Fully Loaded||Reporter|
|2007||The Pre Nup||Cindy||Short film|
|2007||Equal Opportunity||Peggy M. Smith|
|2008||Batman: Gotham Knight||Dander (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2011||Rango||Boo / Cletus / Fresca / Miss Daisy (voices)|
|2013||A Haunted House||Jenny|
|2017||To the Bone||Karen|
|2017||Coco||Mamá Imelda (voice)|
|1992||Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter?||April||Television film|
|1992–1993||Beakman's World||Josie||26 episodes|
|1994||ABC Afterschool Special||Cindy||Episode: "Boys Will Be Boys"|
|1994||Diagnosis: Murder||Melissa||Episode: "Guardian Angel"|
|1995||ER||Terry's friend||Episode: "Long Day's Journey"|
|1995, 1998||Touched by an Angel||Lydia / Cookie||2 episodes|
|1996||Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story||Shannon Johnson||Miniseries; 2 episodes|
|1996||Party of Five||Gina||2 episodes|
|1998||Tracey Takes On...||Actress|
|2001||Gary & Mike||Various (voices)||Episode: "Washington D.C."|
|2002, 2003||Teamo Supremo||Brenda/Rope Girl / Hector Felipé Corrio/Skate Lad (voices)||13 episodes|
|2002||Ozzy & Drix||Mayor Paul Spryman (voice)||15 episodes|
|2004||30 Days Until I'm Famous||Daisy Fresh||Television film|
|2004||Karroll's Christmas||Jodie||Television film|
|2004||Higglytown Heroes||Plunkie (voice)||Episode: "Shear Luck/Big Night Out"|
|2004||Monk||Jennie Silverman||Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month"|
|2004–2006||Brandy & Mr. Whiskers||Lola Boa (voice)||35 episodes|
|2005||The Closer||Mrs. Pruitt||Episode: "Standards and Practices"|
|2005||House||Dr. Harper||Episode: "Spin"|
|2005||Uncommon Sense||Brenda||Television film|
|2007||Playing Chicken||Herself||Television film|
|2007||El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera||Manny Rivera / El Tigre / Additional Voices||26 episodes|
|2007||Friday Night Lights||Roberta "Bobbie" Roberts||2 episodes|
|2007||Random! Cartoons||Mrs. Abbott, Samantha (voices)||Episode: "The Infinite Goliath"|
|2008||Eli Stone||Cathy Borilla||3 episodes|
|2008–2009||The Spectacular Spider-Man||Liz Allan / Helena / Trina (voices)||19 episodes|
|2009–2011||Hung||Yael Kuntz||10 episodes|
|2009–2011||Men of a Certain Age||Michelle||6 episodes|
|2010–2013||Pound Puppies||Strudel / Mr. Nut Nut (voices)||65 episodes|
|2011||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Roxy||Episode: "Frank's Pretty Woman"|
|2011||The Mentalist||Dr. Guidry||Episode: "Bloodstream"|
|2012||Ringer||Attorney||Episode: "It's Easy to Cry When This Much Cash is Involved"|
|2012–2013||Kaijudo||Master Tiera (Normal Form) / Lucy / Portia / Queen Kalima (voices)||12 episodes|
|2012–2015||See Dad Run||Amy Hobbs||50 episodes|
|2013||Mad||Annabel / Cat / Museum Daughter (voices)||Episode: "Papa/1600 Finn"|
|2013||Revolution||Bonnie Webster||Episode: "Dead Man Walking"|
|2013–2014||Ben 10: Omniverse||Rook Shar / Rook Ben / Additional Voices||3 episodes|
|2014–2015||NCIS||NSA Senior Intelligence Analyst Sofia Martinez||2 episodes|
|2014||Sheriff Callie's Wild West||Polly May Porcupine (voice)||Episode: "The Prickly Pair"|
|2014||Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight||Grace||6 episodes|
|2015–2018||Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce||Jo Hernandez-Frumpkis||Series regular|
|2017–present||Welcome to the Wayne||Ansi Molina (voice)||Main role|
|2017||Puppy Dog Pals||Snowflake / Queen Kazoo (voices)||2 episodes|
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|2008||El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera||El Tigre / Manny Rivera|
|2011||Rango||Cletus / Cletus's Mom|
|2012||Madagascar 3: The Video Game||Captain DuBois|
|2013||Marvel Heroes||Lady Deadpool||Uncredited|
|2013||Grand Theft Auto V||The Local Population|
|1992||Young Artist Awards||Performer in a Children's Program||Beakman's World||Nominated|
- Rosenfeld, Laura (August 2, 2017). "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce's Alanna Ubach Gives Birth to a Baby Boy". Bravo TV. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
- Ubach Biography, FilmReference.com; accessed February 11, 2018.
- Amy Rubio Exclusive: Alanna Ubach Talks 'Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce' & Her Latina Roots! February 17, 2015
- Richards, David (May 18, 1994). "Kindertransport; Another Perspective On the Holocaust". The New York Times Company. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- Brice Sander (December 1, 2015). "'Girlfriends' Guide' Star Alanna Ubach Is Ready for 'Legally Blonde 3' -- Find Out Her Plan for Serena!". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
- Ed Stockley (February 14, 2016). "Monday's TV Highlights: 'The X-Files' on Fox". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
- Whitney Friedlander (July 21, 2015). "'Mad Men,' 'Smash' Alums Added to Bravo's 'Girlfriends Guide to Divorce'". Variety. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
- Gwen Ihnat (January 20, 2016). "Girlfriends' Guide turns to the dark side of divorce". A.V. Club. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
- Linda Ge (August 13, 2014). "Alanna Ubach Replaces Janeane Garofalo on Bravo's 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce'". The Wrap. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
- Raymundo Monell (June 10, 2008). "Actress Alanna Ubach makes her N.Y. debut in 'Patriotic Bitch'". New York Daily News. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
- Anita Gates (June 14, 2008). "The People You Meet in a Ladies' Bathroom". The New York Times. Retrieved January 26, 2017.