Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 25, 1971
SpouseNoah Lebenzon
FactGave birth to her second child at age 40, a son Rafael Lebenzon on September 24, 2011. Child's father is her husband, Noah Lebenzon.


Who is Ana Ortiz? Wiki Bio

Ana Ortiz was born in New York City USA, on 25 January 1971, so her zodiac sign is Aquarius and she holds American nationality. She is an actress and a singer, best known for starring in TV series such as “Kristin” and “Ugly Betty”.

Early life and education

Ana was raised in New York City by her father, Angel Ortiz, who is a politician born in Puerto Rico, best known for being the first Latino man to join Philadelphia’s City Council, and her mother Kathleen Kulhman who is a housewife. Ana has a sister, Lydia Pilar Ortiz and a brother Angel Omar Ortiz. She became interested in dancing at a very early age, and her parents enrolled her at a ballet school where she trained for the next eight years.

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After ballet became too harsh on her feet and the pain unbearable, Ana decided to focus on something else and chose acting and singing. She enrolled at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, and after matriculation at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre in 1993.

Roles in theatre plays and movies

She made her debut appearance in a play in “Dangerous Liaisons”, while she was still attending college, and she went on to appear in many others, including “Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer” and “References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot”.

The first film in which Ana appeared was “Condition Red”, released in 1995, and was followed by her role of Isabel in “King of the Korner”.  She was invited to appear in two movies in 2002, entitled “Mr. St. Nick” and “Lehi’s Wife”, while her first notable role came in 2003 when she portrayed the supporting character Cristen in “Carolina”. The year 2007 saw her star in “Tortilla Heaven”, while she had her first voice-over role in 2008 in the animated film “Batman: Gotham Knight”.

In 2009, Anna played the support role of Dona in the comedy romance film “Labor Pains”, which starred Lindsay Lohan and Luke Kirby, and follows a woman who uses a fake pregnancy to convince her boss not to fire her. The year 2011 saw Ana appear in two films – “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son” and “The Last Generation” – while some of her roles in the next five years were in “Such Good People”, “Love is All You Need?”, and “The Keeping Hours”.

Ana Ortiz

Some of Ana’s latest appearances in movies have been in “Trust Fund” in 2017, the animated film “Ralph Breaks the Internet” in 2018, and “Princess of the Row” in 2019.

Appearances in TV series

She made her debut TV series appearance in “Kristin” in 2001, which was also her first recurring role as she portrayed Santa Clemente in 13 episodes. She went on to appear in a single episodes of many TV series, including “Everybody Loves Raymond”, “Strong Medicine”, and “ER”, while her next notable role was in “A.U.S.A.” in which she portrayed Ana Riveri in 13 episodes.

Ana was then invited to guest star in many series, such as “North Shore”, “Blind Justice”, and “Freddie”, before she won the recurring role of Anna in the drama war series “Over There” whichstarred Josh Henderson and Luke Macfarlane, and covered the war in Iraq. She appeared in four episodes of “Boston Legal” in 2006, and in the same year was cast to portray Hilda Suarez, the regular character in the TV series “Ugly Betty”. The series became a hit worldwide, and also starred America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, and Tony Plana, following a smart but ugly Betty who goes on to become one of the prettiest girls in the company she works at.

Ana was shooting for “Ugly Betty” until 2010, and then appeared in several TV series such as “True Blue”, “Hung”, and “Outnumbered”, before winning the lead role in “Devious Maids” in 2013, portraying Marisol Suarez; the drama mystery series follows four Latina maids who make their own plans on how to get rich fast. Ana continued appearing in a single episode of series such as “How to Get Away with Murder”, “Marry Me”, and “Black-ish” while her next role was in “Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh” in which she voiced the lead character from 2016 to 2018.

Some of her most recent roles in TV series have been in “The Mindy Project” in 2017 (four episodes), “Whiskey Cavalier” in 2019 (13 episodes), and “Love, Victor” for which she is shooting now in 2020.

Awards for her performance

Ana has been nominated for 18 awards – 10 of these were for her performance in “Ugly Betty” and she won four, including an ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Television Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie and an OFTA Television Award for an Outstanding Supporting Actress.

She was also nominated for awards for her performance in “Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story” in 2009, in “Sleeping with the Fishes” in 2014, and for four awards for her performance in “Devious Maids”, winning an Imagen Award for the Best Actress – Television in 2014.

Love life and husband

Ana has been friends with J.C. Brandy, a famous actress and writer, since they met at high school and she attended her birthday party in 2004, where she met Noah Lebenzon. He is a Puerto Rican composer, best known for creating the soundtrack for the documentary movie “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” released in 2011. They dated until 2006 when Noah asked Ana’s father for his blessing, and then Ana to marry him. The wedding took place in Puerto Rico on 9 June 2007, and two years later on 27 June 2009, Ana gave birth to their daughter Paloma Louise Lebenzon, while their son Rafael Lebenzon followed on 24 September 2011.

Ana was six months pregnant carrying Paloma when she was shooting for the third season of “Ugly Betty”, and only two months after Paloma was born, she returned to shoot the fourth season of the series.

Hobbies and other interests

Ana enjoys spending her free time outdoors, hiking in the mountains and camping, while she is also keen on travelling and has been all around the US as well as to many European countries some of which are France, England and Sweden. She has trained in several sports, some of which are kickboxing which is her favorite, tennis and soccer among others.

Some of her favorite actors and actresses are Andy Garcia, Danny Trejo, and Jennifer Lopez, while some of the movies she likes to watch the most include the trilogy “The Godfather”, “The Wedding Planner”, and “The Boy Next Door”. She likes to listen to indie music, while her favorite band is Everything Is Energy, as her husband is their guitarist. Ana also enjoys reading books in her spare time, and her favorite writer is Nicholas Sparks while her favorite book is “A Walk to Remember”.

Appearance and net worth

Ana is 49 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 4ins (1.64m) tall, and weighs around 121lbs (55kgs). As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $2 million.

General Info

Full NameAna Ortiz
Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 25, 1971
Height1.64 m
ProfessionActor, Singer
EducationUniversity of the Arts
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseNoah Lebenzon
ChildrenPaloma Louise Lebenzon, Rafael Lebenzon
ParentsAngel L. Ortiz

Accomplishments

AwardsALMA Award for Special Achievement, ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress - Supporting Role
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress - Comedy
MoviesBig Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, Sleeping with the Fishes, Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story, Tortilla Heaven, Such Good People, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie, Batman: Gotham Knight, Condition Red, Mr. St. Nick, Labor Pains, Love Is All You Need?, Carolina, King of the Korner, The Las...
TV ShowsDevious Maids, Ugly Betty, Over There, Greetings from Tucson, A.U.S.A., Kristin, Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1Returned to work 2 months after giving birth to her daughter Paloma in order to begin filming the 4th series of Ugly Betty (2006).
2Was 6 months pregnant with her daughter Paloma when she completed filming the 3rd series of Ugly Betty (2006).
3Gave birth to her second child at age 40, a son Rafael Lebenzon on September 24, 2011. Child's father is her husband, Noah Lebenzon.
4Gave birth to her first child at age 38, a daughter Paloma Louise Lebenzon on June 27, 2009. Child's father is her husband, Noah Lebenzon.
5Is of Puerto-Rican and Irish Descent.
6Is a Vegetarian.
7Ana met her husband, Noah Lebenzon, at actress J.C. Brandy's birthday party. Ana and J.C. are childhood friends.
8Is a member of The Labrinth theater company in New York City.
9Is also a singer.
10To be married to musician Noah Lebenzon on June 9, 2007 in Puerto Rico. He proposed to her by getting down on one knee after calling her father and asking for his blessing.
11Daughter of City of Philadelphia ex-City Councilman Angel Ortiz.
12Graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sofia the First2016TV SeriesRafa
Devious Maids2013-2016TV SeriesMarisol Suarez Marisol Deering
Elena of Avalor2016TV SeriesRafa
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh2016TV SeriesLucy Tucci
Royal Pains2016TV SeriesFelicity
Love Is All You Need?2016Susan Miller
Trust Fund2016Meredith
Marry Me2015TV SeriesHailey
Covert Affairs2014TV SeriesKaren Coughlin
Black-ish2014TV SeriesAngelica
Family Guy2014TV SeriesCinammon
How to Get Away with Murder2014TV SeriesPaula Murphy / Elena Aguilar
Such Good People2014Detective Diane Kershman
Pharrell Williams: Happy2013Video shortDancer (uncredited)
Revenge2013TV SeriesBizzy Preston
Sleeping with the Fishes2013/IKayla Fish
Noah2012/IIITier (voice)
Hung2011TV SeriesLydia
The Last Generation2011ShortDiner Chick
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son2011Gail
Outnumbered2011TV MovieSue Tulley
True Blue2010TV MovieMaureen Minillo
Ugly Betty2006-2010TV SeriesHilda Suarez
Labor Pains2009Donna
Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story2008TV MovieValerie Valleja
Army Wives2008TV SeriesSandy
Batman: Gotham Knight2008VideoAnna Ramirez (voice)
The Winged Man2008ShortWanda
Tortilla Heaven2007Chicana #1
The New Adventures of Old Christine2006TV SeriesBelinda
Boston Legal2006TV SeriesA.D.A. Holly Raines
Commander in Chief2006TV SeriesIsabelle Rios
Over There2005TV SeriesAnna
Freddie2005TV SeriesGina
Blind Justice2005TV SeriesLetitia Barreras
North Shore2004TV SeriesAna Green
Foster Hall2004TV Movie as Anna Ortiz
Life on Parole2003TV MovieLoretta
Carolina2003/IPerfect Date Assistant Christen (as Anna Ortiz)
Greetings from Tucson2003TV SeriesAngela
A.U.S.A.2003TV SeriesAna Rivera
Lehi's Wife2002ShortKelly (as Anna Ortiz)
ER2002TV SeriesLaura
Mr. St. Nick2002TV MovieLorena
Do Over2002TV SeriesMrs. Rice
Strong Medicine2002TV SeriesElena Delgado
NYPD Blue2000-2002TV SeriesLuisa Lopez / Maria Alvarez
Everybody Loves Raymond2001TV SeriesNatasha
Kristin2001TV SeriesSanta Clemente
King of the Korner2000Isabel
Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie1999TV MoviePregnant Woman
Condition Red1995C Block Inmate

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Elena of Avalor2016TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2014TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
American Latino TV2013TV SeriesHerself
2013 ALMA Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
The Talk2013TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Sidewalks Entertainment2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Fashion News Live2013TV SeriesHerself
2012 ALMA Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHerself (2013)
RuPaul's Drag U2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
The Joy Behar Show2009TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2009TV SeriesHerself
A-List Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Rachael Ray2009TV SeriesHerself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2008TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2008TV SeriesHerself
Relative Madness2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Speechless2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
In Search of Puppy Love2007DocumentaryHerself
Becoming Ugly: A New Face for Television2007Video shortHerself
2007 ALMA Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
38th NAACP Image Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Dancing with the Stars2006TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Chew2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The View2009-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest Co-Hostess
The Hola Awards2015TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Beautiful World of Ugly Betty2007TV MovieHilda Suarez
The Beauty of Ugly Betty2007TV MovieHilda Suarez

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2014Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actress/TelevisionDevious Maids (2013)
2009Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actress/TelevisionUgly Betty (2006)
2007ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress - Television Series, Mini-Series or Television MovieUgly Betty (2006)
2007Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actress - TelevisionUgly Betty (2006)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actress - TelevisionDevious Maids (2013)
2014Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actress/Supporting Actress - Feature FilmSleeping with the Fishes (2013)
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesUgly Betty (2006)
2009ALMA AwardALMA AwardsActress in Television - ComedyUgly Betty (2006)
2009Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actress/TelevisionLittle Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story (2008)
2008Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actress- TelevisionUgly Betty (2006)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesUgly Betty (2006)
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearUgly Betty (2006)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesUgly Betty (2006)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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