Angela Alvarado

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Angela Alvarado
Occupation(s)Actress and director
Years active1986–present

Angela Alvarado is an American actress and director. She was the wife of singer Draco Rosa.

Early life[edit]

Alvarado was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico


Alvarado is the director of several of her husband's music videos, including "Madre Tierra", "Mas y Mas", "Lie Without a Lover", and "Dancing in the Rain". The last three videos come from the album Mad Love, released in 2004. Alvarado worked closely with her husband for the production of this record. In September 2004, alongside her husband, Alvarado won a Latin Grammy Award for the video "Mas y Mas".[1]

Alvarado appeared in the 1993 film Judgment Night, the 1997 film Hollywood Confidential, in the 2001 TV movie Boss of Bosses (starring Chazz Palminteri) and in the 2007 drama Freedom Writers, playing the mother of April Lee Hernandez's character. In 2003 she was in the NBC series Kingpin as DEA agent Delia Flores.

Alvarado recorded a public service announcement for Deejay Ra's 'Hip-Hop Literacy' campaign. She also appeared as the main character (dancer) in the video for Woman In Chains by Tears for Fears.

Personal life[edit]

Alvarado first met her husband during the production of the 1988 film Salsa. The couple married in 1988. Rosa reignited his solo musical career in 1994 with the album Frio. That same year, the couple had their first child, Revel. Rosa continued producing albums for other artists while Alvarado remained dedicated to raising her son. By 2001, the couple had another son, Redamo.



Year Title Role Notes
1987 Heartbeat Prostitute Direct-to-video
1988 She's Having a Baby Model
1988 Salsa Vicki
1989 Gummibärchen küßt man nicht Angela
1993 Shadowhunter Ray Whitesinger
1993 Judgment Night Rita
1994 I'll Do Anything Lucy Cristala
1995 Dead Badge Celina Rojas
1998 Butter Registress
2000 Living the Life Pilar
2001 Boss Of Bosses Gloria
2002 D-Tox Lopez
2002 Showtime Gina Reyes
2005 The Wendell Baker Story Irma
2007 Freedom Writers Eva's Mother
2017 Magnum Opus Interrogator Garcia
2018 Replicas Ms. Barnes


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Miami Vice Jan Larken Episode: "Killshot"
1987 Who's the Boss? Ariel Episode: "Older Than Springtime"
1987 Private Eye Angela Raza Episode: "Barrio Nights"
1990 Night Visions Aura Television film
1991 Daughters of Privilege Felicia
1993 Jack Reed: Badge of Honor Marie Sanchez
1997 Hollywood Confidential Teresa
1997 Gun Gloria Episode: "Father John"
1997 Desert's Edge Desert's Edge Television film
1998 Profiler Marissa Cuellar Episode: "Every Five Minutes"
1999 Pacific Blue Carmen Rios Episode: "Save Serenity"
2002 Point of Origin Mexican Woman Television film
Without a Trace Amalia Kent Episode: "Silent Partner"
2003 Kingpin DEA Agent Delia Flores 6 episodes
2005 Ghost Whisperer Rachel Borgia Episode: "On the Wings of a Dove"
2006 Dexter Nina Batista 3 episodes
2008 Lone Rider Serena Television film
2011 The Young and the Restless Judge Salazar 8 episodes
2012 Grimm The Woman Episode: "La Llorona"
2013 Rizzoli & Isles Prisoner Gomez Episode: "Killer in High Heels"
2013 Bones Dr. Leticia Perez Episode: "The Nazi on the Honeymoon"
2015 The Fosters Tasha's Social Worker Episode: "If You Only Knew"
2015 The Mentalist Detective Nieto Episode: "Brown Shag Carpet"
2018 Run for Your Life Elena Macias Television film
2021 Grey's Anatomy Marcella Diaz Episode: "Breathe"
2021 The Blank's YPF Martha Episode: "Week 2 (2021)"


  1. ^ "Latin Grammy nominations". The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company. July 14, 2004. Retrieved August 23, 2012.