Trini Alvarado

Actor, Dancer
This dark beauty successfully made the transition from child performer to working adult actress. Of Hispanic heritage, Trini Alvarado began her show business career dancing with her family's flamenco troupe at age ... Read more »
Born: 01/09/1967 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

The Black Box 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

All Good Things 2010 (Movie)

Sarah Davis (Actor)

The Good Guy 2010 (Movie)

Sylvia (Actor)

Fringe 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Little Children 2006 (Movie)

Theresa (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jury 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last Dance 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Paulie 1998 (Movie)

Adult Marie (Actor)

The Christmas Tree 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Frighteners 1996 (Movie)

Lucy Lynskey (Actor)

The Perez Family 1995 (Movie)

Teresa Perez (Actor)

Little Women 1994 (Movie)

Meg Marsh (Actor)

American Friends 1993 (Movie)

Miss Elinor Hartley (Actor)

The Babe 1992 (Movie)

Helen Woodford-Ruth (Actor)

American Blue Note 1991 (Movie)

Lorraine (Actor)

Sensibility and Sense 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Stella 1990 (Movie)

Jenny Claire (Actor)

Frank Nitti: The Enforcer 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Satisfaction 1988 (Movie)

May "Mooch" Stark (Actor)

Sweet Lorraine 1987 (Movie)

Molly (Actor)

The Chair 1987 (Movie)

Lisa Titus (Actor)

Mrs. Soffel 1984 (Movie)

Irene Soffel (Actor)

Dreams Don't Die 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Times Square 1980 (Movie)

Pamela Pearl (Actor)

Rich Kids 1979 (Movie)

Franny Philips (Actor)

A Movie Star's Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

Private Contentment (TV Show)

Actor

Starstruck (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Rich Kids 1979 (Movie)

("Happy Ida and Broken-Hearted John") (Song Performer)

Biography

This dark beauty successfully made the transition from child performer to working adult actress. Of Hispanic heritage, Trini Alvarado began her show business career dancing with her family's flamenco troupe at age seven. Within two years, she had made her stage acting debut in the musical "Becca" and by age 11 was featured in the Broadway company of Elizabeth Swados' musical "Runaways". She debuted in features as a precocious pre-teen in Robert Young's quietly effective "Rich Kids" (1979). She subsequently proved to be a versatile and dependable performer, shifting comfortably between projects on the big and small screens and avoiding typecasting in Latina roles. Alvarado delivered touching performances in "ABC Afterschool Specials", as a shy girl who discovers her friends have accepted her only because she has a famous father in "A Movie Star's Daughter" (1979), and as an aspiring singer whose mother pressures her to study bookkeeping in "Starstruck" (1981).

After making her feature debut, Alvarado distinguished herself in a number of fine performances, including as Diane Keaton's daughter in "Mrs. Soffel" (1984), as Maureen Stapleton's granddaughter working at a Catlike Mountain resort hotel in the underrated "Sweet Lorraine" (1987) the clunky musical "Satisfaction" (1988), co-starring Julia Roberts, as the daughter Bette Midler sacrifices all for in "Stella" (1990). She was cast opposite John Goodman in "The Babe" (1992), playing the fragile first wife of the baseball legend. before landing her most high profile film role as Meg, the oldest, conventional March sister in Gillian Armstrong's acclaimed remake of "Little Women" (1994). Unfortunately, her follow-up was the first role to take advantage of her familial heritage, playing Anjelica Huston's daughter in the critically-lambasted "The Perez Family" (1995). Alvarado fared better as the doctor living in a haunted house in Peter Jackson's "The Frighteners" (1996).

Relationships

Domingo Alvarado

Father
Spanish, born c. 1930

Sylvia Alvarado

Mother
born c. 1935 Puerto Rican

Tony Alvarado

Brother
born c. 1958

Robert McNeill

Husband

EDUCATION

Fordham University

New York , New York

Professional Children's School

New York , New York

Milestones

1996

Featured in "The Christmas Tree", an ABC TV-movie directed by Sally Field

1996

Co-starred with Michael J Fox in "The Frighteners"

1994

Starred in the ensemble of "Little Women", directed by Gillian Armstrong

1992

Moved into adult parts in "The Babe"

1990

Had breakthrough role as daughter to "Stella"

1988

Appeared in the Off-Broadway production of "Godspell"

1986

Debut as guest on episodic TV, "Kate & Allie"

1985

Played Anne Frank in the stage musical "Yours, Anne"

1984

First screen collaboration with Gillian Armstrong, "Mrs. Soffel"

1982

Debut in a TV-movie, "Dreams Don"t Die" (ABC)

1979

Feature acting debut, "Rich Kids"

1978

Broadway debut, "Runaways"

1977

TV debut as Goldilocks in "Unicorn Tales" (syndicated)

1976

Made professional acting debut at age 9 in stage musical "Becca"

1974

Began performing at age 7 with her family's Flamenco troupe (date approximate)

Born and raised in New York City

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