Ana Ortiz

Actress, Singer
As part of the ensemble cast on the surprise sleeper hit "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-2010), actress Ana Ortiz drew raves for what might easily have been a throwaway supporting role as Betty's older, more traditionally ... Read more »
Born: 01/24/1971 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (37)

Devious Maids 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Is All You Need? 2015 (Movie)

Susan Miller (Actor)

Marry Me 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black-ish 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Covert Affairs 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

How To Get Away With Murder 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

King of the Korner 2014 (Movie)

Isabel (Actor)

2012 NCLR ALMA Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Revenge 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sleeping With the Fishes 2012 (Movie)

Kayla Fish (Actor)

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 2011 (Movie)

Gail (Actor)

Hung 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2006 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The A-List Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Army Wives 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

2007 NCLR Alma Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman: Gotham Knight 2007 (Movie)

Anna Ramirez (Actor)

Tortilla Heaven 2007 (Movie)

Chicana #1 (Actor)

Boston Legal 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Commander in Chief 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blind Justice 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Freddie 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Over There 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

North Shore 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

A.U.S.A. 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Carolina 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Greetings From Tucson 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mr. Saint Nick 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Do Over 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strong Medicine 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Everybody Loves Raymond 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kristin 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Labor Pains (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As part of the ensemble cast on the surprise sleeper hit "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-2010), actress Ana Ortiz drew raves for what might easily have been a throwaway supporting role as Betty's older, more traditionally attractive sister, Hilda. An alumnus of the LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts and Philadelphia's University of the Arts, she refined her acting technique in several theatrical productions in Philadelphia and New York prior to making the move to television. Early roles included a supporting part in "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie" (CBS, 1999) and a brief stint as a cast member on "Kristin" (NBC, 2001). Other guest spots and failed television projects followed, until Ortiz at last struck gold when she won the role of Hilda on "Ugly Betty." While not a series lead, she gained notoriety with the strength of her performance and the undeniable chemistry between herself and co-star, America Ferrera. Lauded by critics and fans for its positive portrayal of Latinos, the show became a certified hit during the first three years of its run. After "Betty" had left the air, Ortiz continued to appear in projects like the feature comedy "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son" (2011), further expanding an already impressive Hollywood résumé.

Relationships

Lydia Hernandez-Velez

Step-Mother

Noah Lebenzon Recording Engineer

Companion
Guitarist for the indie rock group Everything is Energy married June 9, 2007 in Puerto Rico

Paloma Lebenzon

Daughter
Born June 27, 2009; father, Noah Lebenzon

Rafael Lebenzon

Son
Born Sept. 24, 2011; father, Noah Lebenzon

Angel Ortiz

Father
First Latino elected to Philadelphia's City Council in 1984 Served for 19 years

Angel Ortiz

Brother

Lydia Ortiz

Sister

EDUCATION

La Guardia High School of the Performing Arts

New York , New York

The University of the Arts

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

Milestones

2009

Co-starred in the ABC Family movie "Labor Pains"

2007

Had a small role in the independent features "Tortilla Heaven"

2006

Cast on the ABC hit series "Ugly Betty" as the title character's older sister, Hilda Suarez

2006

Landed a recurring role on ABC's acclaimed "Boston Legal" as A.D.A. Holly Raines

2005

Had a recurring role as Anna in the FX series set in wartime Iraq "Over There"

2003

Cast on the short-lived NBC series "A.U.S.A"

2002

Cast opposite Kelsey Grammer in the ABC TV-movie "Mr. Saint Nick"

2001

First starring role in a series, "Kristin" (NBC)

1999

Made television debut in "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie" (CBS)

1999

Appeared off-Broadway in "In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings," directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman

Made professional stage debut as Cecile in a regional theater production of "Dangerous Liaisons"

Joined the LAByrinth Theatre Company

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