Cristela Alonzo made history in 2014 when she became the first Latina to create, produce and star in her own network sitcom, “Cristela” for ABC. During that same year, she split her time between LA and NYC to serve as one of ABC’s favorite guest hosts on their hit daytime talk show, “The View”. In 2017 Cristela made history again when she became the first Latina lead in a Disney Pixar film when she voiced the part of “Cruz Ramirez” in Cars 3. Currently, you can see her stand-up special, Lower Classy on Netflix.
Cristela established herself in the stand-up world with her half hour special for Comedy Central and numerous appearances on “Conan,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” She has topped multiple comedy power¬player lists including “Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch,” “Top 10 Comedy Acts to Watch” by LA Weekly, Time Out’s “Comics to Watch,” and “One of the 50 Comedians You Should and WILL Know” by Vulture. Cristela can also be seen in Sony Pictures’ film “Angry Birds”. Originally from San Juan, Texas—Cristela is based in Los Angeles, and when not on the road, can be found performing at various area clubs, including her home club The Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach.
In addition to her work in entertainment, Cristela has devoted a large part of her time to be a voice for Latinos, immigrants, the disenfranchised, and the underrepresented. She frequently gives speeches, moderates panels, and helps raise awareness and money for numerous organizations and non-profits.