ALANNA NOËL UBACH was born in Downey, Calif., USA and is of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent. A chameleon-like actress and voice over talent, she is best known for her roles in “Meet the Fockers,” “Rango,” the Peabody Award-winning “Men of a Certain Age,” “Hung,” “Legally Blonde,” “Waiting,” and her portrayal of Jo Frumpkis in Bravo's first scripted series currently in its third season, “Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.” She is also the voice of Mamá Imelda in Disney*Pixar’s "Coco."
Ubach was seen in the Netflix film “To the Bone” alongside Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves. She has voiced several roles on animated series, including “El Tigre,” “Welcome to the Wayne,” “TeAmo Supremo” and “Handy Manny.”
Ubach is hardly recognizable from one character to the next, leveraging her broad width of versatility on stage, screen and animation. She began acting professionally at age 5. Described as “an exceptionally talented and protean actress” by the New York Times and Variety, Ubach made her Off-Broadway debut at age 15 in “Club Soda.” She later starred in “Kindertransport” at the Manhattan Theater Club, and “Patriotic Bitch,” a one-woman show at New York's Harold Clurman Theater.
Ubach resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Thomas Russo.