Betty a La Mode

Ana Ortiz


Who knew that Hilda is a ballerina, singer and actress? Multi-talented Ana Ortiz shows that Betty’s sassy sister can do much more than meets the eye.

Ana was born in Manhattan New York on January 25th 1971.

As a child, Ana trained for 8 years to become a ballerina, but sadly had to quit due to the pain caused by dancing ‘en pointes’. She then decided to follow a new direction, singing.

She made her debut in a regional theater production of ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ and then went on to appear in productions such as ‘In Arabia, We’d All Be Kings’, ‘Hair’ & ‘Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer’.

As well as shining on stage, Ana has appeared in many highly respected television shows such as ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’, ‘ER’ and ‘NYPD Blue’. Her acting skills have been recognised many times with awards from ALMA 2007 and the IMAGEN Awards.

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Career Timeline

  • 2007 Had a small role in the independent features “Tortilla Heaven”
  • 2006 Cast on the ABC hit series “Ugly Betty” as the title character’s older sister, Hilda Suarez
  • 2006 Had a recurring role on ABC’s acclaimed “Boston Legal” as A.D.A. Holly Raines
  • 2005 Had a recurring role as Anna in the FX series set in wartime Iraq, “Over There”
  • 2003 Cast in the short-lived NBC series “A.U.S.A”
  • 2002 Cast opposite Kelsey Grammer in the ABC TV-movie, “Mr. Saint Nick”
  • 2001 First starring role in a series, “Kristin” (NBC)
  • 1999 Appeared off-Broadway in, “In Arabia, We’d All Be Kings,” directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • 1999 Made television debut in “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie”
  • Joined the Labyrinth Theatre Company
  • Made professional stage debut as Cecile in a regional theater production of “Dangerous Liaisons”



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