Who is Alanna Ubach?
Alanna Noel Ubach was born in Downey, California USA, on 3 October 1975 – her zodiac sign is Libra, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, film producer and director, with more than 150 acting credits to her name, perhaps known best for his portrayal of the supporting character Judge Jeanine Pirro in the 2019 biographical movie “Bombshell”, directed by Jay Roach, and which starred Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie. It follows several women who’ve turned against the head of Fox News, Roger Ailes, and the movie won 26 awards, including an Oscar for Best Achievement in Make-up and Hairstyling, while it was nominated for 62 other awards.
Alanna’s currently shooting for the upcoming comedy series “Ted”, and the comedy movie “Legally Blonde 3”.
Early life and education
Alanna was raised in Downey alongside her sister Athena, by their Puerto Rican father Rodolfo Ubach, and their American mother Sidna; not a lot is known about Alanna’s family, as she respects their privacy.
She became interested in acting at a very early age, and began appearing in school plays when she was nine, and was 14 when she made her debut film appearance, in the 1990 comedy drama “Just Life”.
Alanna continued acting throughout her entire education, although she was interested in a couple of other activities as well, including playing volleyball and dancing.
Upon matriculating from a local high school in 1994, she enrolled at University of Southern California’s Film School, but dropped out after only half a year, wanting to work on her way up in the film industry.
Roles in movies
Alanna starred as Edith in the 1990 short drama “The Blue Men”, while a couple of her following roles were in the drama “Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter?”, the adventure sports comedy “Airborne”, and the musical family comedy “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit”, all released in 1993.
What marked the ‘90s for her was perhaps her portrayal of Jane in the 1997 comedy drama “Clockwatchers”, written and directed by Jill Sprecher, and which starred Toni Collette, Parker Posey and Lisa Kudrow. It follows four women who are working at a credit company, and the movie won two of the three awards for which it was nominated.
Some of Alanna’s most notable performances in the 2000s were perhaps in the 2001 romantic comedy “Legally Blonde”, the 2004 romantic comedy “Meet the Fockers”, and the 2009 comedy “Still Waiting…”
She voiced various characters, including Boo and Cletus, in the critically acclaimed 2011 animated action adventure “Rango”, written and directed by Gore Verbinski, and which starred Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher and Timothy Olyphant. It follows a chameleon which has ended up in the lawless town of Dirt, and has become the town sheriff; the movie won 47 awards, including an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year, while it was nominated for 25 other awards.
Three of Alanna’s most recent film roles have been in the 2017 animated adventure comedy “Coco” (voice role), which won two Oscars for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song) and Best Animated Feature Film, the 2018 musical comedy drama “Gloria Bell”, and the 2019 comedy “Wyrm”.
Roles in TV series
Alanna made her debut TV series appearance in the 1992 episode “It’s My Party” of the family comedy drama “The Torkelsons”, but only gained recognition in 2002, when cast to voice many characters in 39 episodes of the animated action adventure “Teamo Supremo”, created by Mauro Casalese and Trevor Bentley, and which starred Rob Tinkler, Jacqueline Pillon and Tajja Isen. The series aired from 2002 to 2004, and follows the lives of three superhero children.
The 2000s saw Alanna play supporting characters in a couple of popular series, such as the action crime drama “CSI: NY”, the mystery crime drama “The Closer”, and the mystery drama “House”.
In 2010 and 2011, she played Michelle in six episodes of the popular comedy drama “Men of a Certain Age”, created by Mike Royce, and which starred Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher. The series follows several college buddies who are trying to stay friends years after they’d graduated, and it won seven of the 19 awards for which it was nominated, including two Primetime Emmy nominations.
Three of Alanna’s most recent TV series roles have been in 26 episodes of the animated short adventure “Puppy Dog Pals” since 2017 (voice role), three episodes of the mystery comedy drama “The Flight Attendant” and three episodes of the animated short adventure “The Ghost and Molly McGee” (voice role), both in 2022.
Alanna wrote and directed the 2003 short movie “A Mi Amor Mi Dulce”.
She produced both the 2011 comedy movie “Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury”, and the 2017 mystery thriller film “August Falls”.
Alanna sang the song “La Llorona” in the hit 2017 movie “Coco”.
She’s made a guest appearance in various talk-shows, most recently in “Made in Hollywood”, “Popternative”, and “Character”.
Awards and nominations
Alanna’s won four of the five Behind the Voice Actors Awards for which she’s been nominated, while she was also nominated for a 1993 Young Artist Award for “Beakman’s World”, and 2018 Alliance of Film Journalists Female Focus Award for Best Animated Female, for “Coco”.
Love life and relationships
Alanna’s quite secretive when it comes to sharing the details of her love life with the public, but it’s still widely known that she’s today a married woman.
She exchanged vows with American music composer Thom Russo on 3 May 2014, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members; he’s worked in the music department of many critically acclaimed movies, such as the 2002 science fiction action adventure “Spider-Man”, the 2004 action crime drama “Man on Fire”, and the 2012 action science fiction “Battleship”.
In July 2017, Alanna gave birth to their son Thomas Rodolfo Russo III.
She hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she’s perhaps been with, and as of August 2022, Alanna’s married to Thom Russo, and they have a son together.
Me and my gal Alanna Ubach at the premier of "HAUNTED HOUSE"…. friggin HYSTERICAL-! RUN to it..! pic.twitter.com/KYu5IpfM
— Thom Russo Jr (@thomrussojr) January 9, 2013
Hobbies and interesting facts
Alanna’s interested in learning new languages, and is fluent in English, Spanish and French.
One can say that she’s also a social media star, as she’s today followed by more than 200,000 people on Instagram, while she’s uploaded over 500 pictures and videos onto the network, the majority of which feature her during her everyday life.
She’s into photography, and some of her Instagram pictures have been taken by her.
Alanna’s physically quite active, mostly because it’s important for her career to stay in shape; she has four to five training sessions at the gym every week, thus her slim figure.
She’s passionate about travelling and has been to more than 30 US states, for both work and pleasure, while her dream travel destination’s Paris, France.
Alanna has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Anne Hathaway, Penelope Cruz and Brad Pitt, while a couple of her favorite movies are “One Day”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, and “Les Miserables”.
Age, height and net worth
Alanna’s age is 46. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) and she weighs around 110lbs (50kgs).
As of August 2022, Alanna’s net worth’s been estimated at over $800,000.