Cristela Alonzo


Cristela Alonzo was born in San Juan, Texas, United States on January 6th, 1979 and is the Comedian. At the age of 45, Cristela Alonzo biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Date of Birth
January 6, 1979
United States
Place of Birth
San Juan, Texas, United States
45 years old
Zodiac Sign
$4 Million
Actor, Comedian, Film Actor, Screenwriter, Television Actor, Voice Actor
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Cristela Alonzo Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 45 years old, Cristela Alonzo has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dark Brown
Eye Color
Dark Brown
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Cristela Alonzo Religion, Education, and Hobbies
She grew up in a very strict Catholic household.
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Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School, Webster University
Cristela Alonzo Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
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Dating / Affair
Steve Halasz
Adalberto Alonzo, Natalia Gonzalez
Julisa Maria Alonzo (Older Sister), Eloy Eduardo Alonzo (Older Brother), Ruben G Alonzo (Older Brother)
Other Family
Sergio (Nephew)
Cristela Alonzo Life

Cristela Alonzo (born January 6, 1979) is an American comedian, actress, writer and producer, who created and starred in the ABC sitcom Cristela.

She is the first Latina woman to create, produce, write, and star in her own US primetime comedy.

Early life

Alonzo was raised in San Juan, Texas, the youngest of four children of mother Natalia Gonzalez, who worked double shifts at a Mexican restaurant for about 20 years, and father Adalberto Alonzo, both of whom were from Mexico. When Alonzo's mother was pregnant with Alonzo, Alonzo's mother left her abusive husband and raised the children alone. Alonzo has explained that she never met her father, who died in 2009.

She has three siblings, older sister Julisa Maria Alonzo and older brothers Eloy Eduardo Alonzo and Ruben G. Alonzo. Alonzo's mother came from the small village of El Zancarron in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Throughout her childhood, on her mother's weekly day off, Alonzo spent time with her paternal grandmother in Reynosa, Mexico, just across the border.

For the first eight years of Alonzo’s life, the family squatted in an abandoned diner, and were homeless and destitute, even with her mother working double shifts as a waitress. She often went hungry, and had problems with skin pigment due to a lack of nutrition. Alonzo said her mother often used humor to offset the abject poverty. Alonzo learned English from watching TV as her family spoke only Spanish at home; her mother never learned to speak English. Television was a way for the family to stay inside, avoiding the violence from drug trafficking in their neighborhood. Alonzo would translate American shows into Spanish and act them out for her mother. Alonzo and her mother were inseparable. Alonzo and her mother shared a bed until Alonzo turned 18.

Alonzo was raised in a very strict Catholic household. Because her older sister married young, she spent much of her childhood hanging out with her older brothers and became interested in comic books, trading playing cards, a lot of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Dungeons and Dragons, and metal music. She graduated from Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School.

At age 18, Alonzo left home to attend Webster University to study theater in St. Louis. However, Alonzo dropped out because she could no longer afford school. She went back to Dallas and moved in with her sister, where she took care of her mother who was sick and her sister's children. Alonzo's mother died in 2002.


Cristela Alonzo Career


In 2003, a year after her mother died, Alonzo got a job as an office manager at the Addison Improv and started doing stand-up. Alonzo said that she started doing stand-up as a way to process her grief and talk about her mom and her family. She was part of a small Dallas scene. Alonzo eventually moved to Los Angeles to become a stand-up comedian.

In 2006, Alonzo got her first break in Los Angeles when she was hired to write on a Comedy Central show.

Alonzo spent two years traveling on a bus with the Honduran-born American comedian Carlos Mencia and several other comics. Alonzo ended up leaving the tour. Alonzo then spent a lot of time on the road doing college comedy shows, where she found a lot of success.

In 2010, Alonzo was a semi-finalist on the TV show Last Comic Standing, which raised her visibility and led to a May 2011 segment in the comedy showcase Legally Brown.

Alonzo did a 30-minute segment of Comedy Central's The Half Hour on June 7, 2013. She has appeared on Conan, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Live at Gotham.

In 2013, with TV producer Becky Clements, Alonzo created her own semi-autobiographical comedy pilot Cristela for ABC. She wrote the pilot with her writing partner, Kevin Hench. It was not greenlit as a part of the 2013–2014 television season. In an unusual move, they decided to plan to shoot a pilot presentation with the penalty money (a 30% fee they got when the network initially passed). On February 26, 2014, they shot a pilot presentation, filmed on the stage of Last Man Standing with much of that show's crew to save money; it got a strong testing response from the audience.

On May 10, 2014, ABC picked up the pilot to series for the 2014–15 television season. After an initial order of 13 episodes, nine additional episodes were ordered, bringing the total count of episodes for season 1 to 22. Cristela was a multi-camera show, shot in front of a live audience. The series concluded on May 7, 2015, and has since been cancelled.

In 2017, Alonzo voiced the character of Cruz Ramirez in the Disney-Pixar film Cars 3. [1]

In 2017, Alonzo released a Netflix stand-up special called Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy.

In 2019, Alonzo published a memoir called Music to My Years: A Mixtape-Memoir of Growing Up and Standing Up. The memoir release is accompanied by a stand-up tour called My Affordable Care Act.

In 2020, in association with Vox Media Podcast Network, Alonzo hosted and voiced the 11-episode podcast Chicano Squad, which details the story of a five-man Latino homicide investigation squad who worked to resolve police injustice in the Houston area during the 1970s. The podcast first aired in December 2020 and recorded its final episode on March 16, 2021.

Alonzo is a frequent guest player on the game show 25 Words or Less.

In 2021, it was announced that Alonzo would host The CW's revival of the 1990s game show Legends of the Hidden Temple.

In 2022, Alonzo released a Netflix stand-up special called Cristela Alonzo: Middle Classy.

Alonzo has a trademark, raucous laugh: "If I’m laughing, you know I’m either very happy or very sad", she said. "I cope with things with jokes." She is an observational comic who reflects on stories in her own life. Inspired by Bill Cosby and Roseanne Barr and her favorite childhood shows (The Cosby Show and Roseanne).


Cristela Alonzo Tweets and Instagram Photos
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5 Aug 2022

And a Latino reboot of Hannah Montana called Juana Tijuana

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5 Aug 2022

Grand Canyon selfie. Can you find me? Swipe to see where I am.

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