Elizabeth Peña

Biography: Born in New Jersey, actress Elizabeth Pena was raised in Cuba, then in her teen years moved to New York, where her father was an established stage producer/director/playwright. Fresh out of the High School of Performing Arts, Elizabeth made her film bow in the Spanish-language El Super (1979). Among her choicer movie assignments was the role of maid-cum-political activist Carmen in Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1985) and Ritchie Valens' stepsister-in-law Rosie Morales in La Bamba (1987). Elizabeth Pena's TV credits include the TV sitcoms Tough Cookies (1986) and I Married Dora (1987), and the 1990 legal drama Shannon's Deal.

Elizabeth Peña's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 56
Highest Metascore: 82 Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Lowest Metascore: 33 Dragon Wars: D-War
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
17 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
51 The Song of Sway Lake Sep 21, 2018 Marlena tbd
77 Grandma Aug 21, 2015 Carla / Carla 7.0
51 Ana Maria in Novela Land Feb 27, 2015 Sra. Soto tbd
40 The Perfect Family May 4, 2012 Christina Rayes tbd
50 Nothing Like the Holidays Dec 12, 2008 Anna Rodriguez 8.0
tbd Goal II: Living the Dream Aug 29, 2008 Rosa Maria 7.1
33 Dragon Wars: D-War Sep 14, 2007 Agent Linda Perez / Agent Linda Perez tbd
65 Down in the Valley May 5, 2006 Gale 6.5
66 Transamerica Dec 2, 2005 Margaret / Margaret 6.9
40 Sueño Sep 30, 2005 Mirabela 8.0
33 Impostor Jan 4, 2002 Midwife 7.6
58 Tortilla Soup Aug 24, 2001 Leticia Naranjo 6.8
78 Lone Star Jun 21, 1996 Pilar 7.9
62 Jacob's Ladder Nov 2, 1990 Jezzie 4.1
54 Blue Steel Mar 16, 1990 Tracy Perez 8.3
54 *batteries not included Dec 18, 1987 Marisa Esteval tbd
65 La Bamba Jul 24, 1987 Rosie Morales / Rosie Morales tbd
82 Down and Out in Beverly Hills Jan 31, 1986 Carmen 7.7