Lupe Ontiveros — American Actress born on September 17, 1942, died on July 26, 2012

Guadalupe "Lupe" Ontiveros was an American film and television actress of Mexican descent, best known for portraying Yolanda Saldívar in the film Selena. Ontiveros acted in numerous films 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... (wikipedia)

The deaf community is hungry to see itself in the most positive way.
I long to play a judge. I long to play a lesbian woman. I long to play a councilman, someone with some chutzpah.
I'm proud to represent those hands that labor in this country.
I've given every maid I've portrayed soul and heart.

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