Lupe Ontiveros

Lupe Ontiveros

About Lupe Ontiveros

Lupe Ontiveros (September 17, 1942-July 26, 2012) was an American film and television actress. Ontiveros acted in numerous films like Selena and television shows, often playing a maid or, more recently, an all-knowing grandmother. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on Desperate Housewives and received critical acclaim for her role in Chuck and Buck, for which she won the National Board of Review award for Best Supporting Actress, and was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Ontiveros was born Guadalupe Moreno in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Luz 'Lucita' Castanon and Juan Moreno, middle-class Mexican immigrants who overcame a lack of formal education and were owners of a tortilla factory and two restaurants in El Paso.