Yeni Alvarez is a Cuban American actress, voiceover artist and writer. She is best known for her role as Anita in the Spanish sitcom "LosBeltran". She is also one of the "divas" behind the blogTravelingDiva. com and a self-described "bon vivant".
Career In 1999 Alvarez was cast in "Los Beltran" and starred as Anitauntil the show's cancellation in 2001. Since then she has beenprimarily involved in voiceover work. She voiced the artist Carmela onDisney's Handy Manny and Aquamaria in the Static Shock episode "Wet andWild", as well as featured voice roles on Glenn Martin DDS and theGuardians of Luna TV series and in video games such as Freedom: FirstResistance and Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico. She hasalso made on-screen appearances in Resurrection Blvd. , Line of Fire,Judging Amy, Without a Trace and Criminal Minds.
In 2008 Alvarez started TravelingDiva. com, a blog that focuses ontravel, Latin culture and Los Angeles nightlife that is also part ofAlvarez Media, a literary and artist public relations firm that sheowns. Personal Life Alvarez was born in Cuba, but left with her family toMiami, FL, via Panama, when she was ten. She studied at the YoungActors Workshop and Marymount Manhattan College before receiving herBFA in Fine Arts from Florida International University in 1995. She is a fan of salsa singer Celia Cruz and got to meet her when Cruzwas headlining a Cuban Festival in LA at which Alvarez emceed.
Whenthey met she asked Cruz for her autograph; Cruz smiled and said "Ay,mira quien es! La chiquita de "Los Beltran. " ("Oh, look who it is! Thegirl from 'Los Beltran'!") Her manager later told Alvarez that shenever missed an episode of "Los Beltran", and when she was on tour Cruzwould have him record the show. She is fluent in English and Spanish. She is trained in karate and enjoys traveling, citing Paris, Prague,andNew Orleans as memorable places. Awards and Recognition Los Beltran received the 2001 Imagen FoundationAward for Best Comedy Series and the 2001 ALMA Award from the NationalCouncil of La Raza for Best Spanish Language Comedy Series.
It wasnominated for two GLAAD Media Awards, the first Spanish-languageprogram so honored by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. .
|1||Total Overdose: A Gunslingers Tale in Mexico||2005||as Angel/Hooker|
|2||What Really Happened During the Cuban Missile Crisis||2003||as Yeni|
|3||Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis||2012||as Herself|
|4||2002 ALMA Awards||2002||as Herself|
|5||Freedom: First Resistance||2000||as Angel|
|6||In Hot Pursuit||2003||as Lupita Lopez|
|7||Left at the Rio Grande||2005||as Maria|
|8||Madam Marina||2005||as Lucas' Mother|
|9||Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action!||2014||as Viperine Gorgon/Scary Stone|
|10||Rogues||2003||as Arlina Romano|
|11||Take Out||2005||as Amy|
|12||Ben 10: Ultimate Alien||2010||as Dr. Borges|
|13||Criminal Minds||2005||as 2nd Aide|
|14||Crossing Jordan||2001||as Paramedic|
|16||Get Blake!||2015||as Carmen de la Cruz|
|17||Glenn Martin DDS||2009||as Mercedes|
|18||Guardians of Luna||2008||as Maria Gonzales|
|19||Handy Manny||2006||as Carmela|
|20||Judging Amy||1999||as Officer Young|
|21||Line of Fire||2003||as Juana Contrera|
|22||Los Beltrán||1999||as Anita Beltran|
|23||Pipers Picks TV||2008||as Herelf - guest|
|24||Resurrection Blvd.||2000||as Tiffany|
|25||Static Shock||2000||as Aquamaria|
|27||Without a Trace||2002||as Sophia|