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Who is Alanna Ubach?

Alanna is an American actress, possibly best known for her role as Yolanda in the film “Legally Blonde” and its sequel, as well as for her role as Jo on the HBO series “Hung”, in addition to many other roles that she’s had in her career.

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Alanna Ubach Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Alanna Noel Ubach was born on 3 October 1975, in Downey, California, USA, the daughter of a Mexican mother Sidna, and a Puerto Rican father Rodolfo Ubach. She attended USC film school, however, she dropped out after just one semester, as her career had already got going.

Career Beginnings and Early Success

Alanna began her career in the early 1990s, appearing in a number of television shows and films. In 1992 and 1993, she played the role of Josie in the science education series “Beakman’s World”, then went on to star in the 1993 film “Airborne” playing the character of Gloria. The same year, she had the supporting role as Maria in the hit musical comedy “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit”, which starred Whoopi Goldberg. In 1994, Ubach appeared playing the role of Emily Rago in the comedy-drama film “Renaissance Man” alongside Danny DeVito.

Her breakthrough role came in 1995 when she played the character of Noreen in the comedy film “The Brady Bunch Movie” which was a parody of the classic television series. The movie was a commercial success, and critics praised Alanna’s performance. Her success in “The Brady Bunch Movie” led to more high-profile roles.

Continued Success

In 1996, Alanna continued to build her portfolio as an actress with several supporting roles in different genres. She played the role of Mesquita in the crime thriller “Freeway”, which starred Reese Witherspoon as a troubled teenager, and that same year, she played the character of Nikki in “Johns”, a drama film about male hustlers in Los Angeles. She also had a supporting role in the made-for-TV movie “Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story”, playing Shannon Johnson, a character based on a real-life murder case. In 1997, Alanna received critical acclaim for her performance in the independent comedy film “Clockwatchers”, in which she played the character of Jane. – the movie explored the mundane lives of office temps, and was praised for its sharp writing and performances. Ubach’s performance earned her a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 2001, Alanna starred as Serena McGuire in the hit comedy film “Legally Blonde”, co-starring Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods, a sorority girl who decides to attend Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend. Ubach’s role is one of Elle’s sorority sisters, who becomes her friend and helps her with her legal studies. The film was a commercial and critical success, and Alana’s performance was well-received.

In 2002, Ubach appeared in the romantic comedy film “The Perfect You”, playing the character of Wendy. The film is centered on two young people who meet and fall in love on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Ubach reprised her role as Serena McGuire in the 2003 sequel to “Legally Blonde”, entitled “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde”, which follows Elle Woods as she travels to Washington, D.C., to fight for animal rights legislation.

After these successes, Alanna continued her career successfully, in 2004 appearing in the TV movie “30 Days Until I’m Famous” as the character Daisy Fresh, a flamboyant stylist who helps a young woman navigate the entertainment industry. That same year, Alanna had a supporting role in the hit comedy “Meet the Fockers”, playing Isabel Villalobos, the love interest of Greg Focker’s father. The film was a box office success, and helped Alanna gain further exposure.

In 2005, Alanna had a recurring role in the TV series “The Closer”, playing the character of Mrs Pruitt, and appeared in the comedy film “Waiting…”, playing Naomi, a waitress at a chain restaurant. Later that year, Ubach appeared in an episode of the medical drama series “House”, as Dr. Louise Harper.

In 2006, she appeared in the independent film “Open Window”, playing the character of Ki, which explored the impact of technology on human relationships, and received mixed reviews. Alanna continued to work in animation, providing the voice of Manny Rivera/El Tigre in the animated TV series “El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera” from 2007 to 2008.

Also in 2007, Alanna appeared in the comedy film “Equal Opportunity”, playing the character of Peggy M. Smith, then went on to have a recurring role in the HBO series “Hung”, playing Yael Kuntz from 2009 to 2011, and concurrently also provided the voice for Strudel in the animated TV series “Pound Puppies” from 2010 to 2013.

In 2012, Alanna had a recurring role on the Nickelodeon series “See Dad Run”, playing the character of Amy Hobbs. She went on to have a recurring role in the Bravo series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” from 2015 to 2018, playing Jo Hernandez-Frumpkis – her performance was praised for its humor and authenticity.

She also provided the voice for the character of Ansi Molina in the animated series “Welcome to the Wayne” from 2017 to 2019, while in 2017, Alanna landed the role of Mama Imelda in the critically acclaimed animated film “Coco”. Mama Imelda is the matriarch of the Rivera family and a central figure in the story. “Coco” was a commercial and critical success, grossing over $800 million worldwide and winning two Academy Awards, including Best Animated Feature.

To speak more of her accomplishments,  from 2017 until the present, she has voiced several characters from the animated series “Puppy Dog Pals”, while in 2018, Alanna had a guest role in the FX series “Snowfall”, playing Gabrielle Elias.

In 2019, she had a supporting role in the film “Bombshell”, playing Jeanine Pirro, the Fox News host. Her portrayal was praised for its accuracy and conviction, and the film was a critical success, earning several award nominations. She also had a recurring role on the HBO series “Euphoria” in the same year, playing the character of Suze Howard. Suze is the mother of one of the main characters, and her storyline explores the complexities of motherhood and addiction.

In 2020, Alanna provided the voice for Queen Tulip in the adult animated series “Crossing Swords”, then went on to have a leading role playing Tessa Flores in the dark comedy series “Guilty Party” in 2021.

She is working on several projects, including the announced “Legally Blonde 3”, in which she will reprise Serena; then, she will play Susan Bennett in the TV series “Ted”, based on the film of the same name, scheduled for release later in 2023. Moreover, she is set to star in the film “Fool’s Paradise”, which will also come out later in 2023.

Net Worth

According to authoritative sources, Alanna Ubach’s net worth is estimated at close to $1 million, as of mid-2023.

Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children

Alanna rarely shares her personal life with the public and likes to keep things private. However, some details about her relationships are available. She’s been married to record producer Thom Russo since 3 May 2014. The couple has one child together, a son named Thomas Rodolfo Russo III. Thom Russo has won 16 Grammy Awards, and has worked with a number of pop-rock and Alternative Latin artists, including Diana Ross, Bobby Brown, Cher, Michael Jackson, Audioslave, Enrique Iglesias, and Jay-Z, among many others.

Appearance and Body Measurements

Alanna Ubach has dark brown hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 3ins (1.6m), while she weighs approximately 100lbs (46kgs), with vital statistics of 36-23-35, and bra size 34B.

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