From Legally Blonde and Meet the Fockers to The Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, Alanna Ubach tells us all about her journey
ENTERTAINMENT DRIVE-THRU PRESENTS
Alanna Ubach joins Lisa Edelstein on Bravo’s first-ever scripted drama, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, on January 20th. Ubach’s character, Jo, is Abby’s best friend from college who moves to LA to help Abby through her divorce. Ubach is also starring in DirecTV’s Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight and she just became a first-time feature film producer, in addition to her co-starring role in the upcoming film, August Falls.
Ubach recently wrapped three seasons as Amy Hobbs on Nickelodeon’s See Dad Run with Scott Baio playing her husband. Despite countless glowing reviews of her varied on-screen and stage performances, Ubach is still best known for her roles in both Legally Blonde films, Meet the Fockers and Hung. She was also Ray Romano’s sexy secret lover on Men of a Certain Age; a bitter, profanity-spewing waitress in Waiting; the lusty neighbor who invites Marlon Wayans’ character over for a party in A Haunted House; and a grieving, drunken British rock widow in a multi-episode arc on Californication.
Ubach has been acting since she was a kid and made her television debut on Romper Room. She joined the Lee Strasberg Institute’s Children’s Program (along with Angelina Jolie) and at 15, Ubach starred in the Off-Broadway production of Club Soda, then spent two years starring as Josie on Beakman’s World back in LA, and returned to New York to star in Kindertransport at the Manhattan Theatre Club. As a teen, she also starred in several feature films including Renaissance Man, Airborne, the Whoopi Goldberg-starrer, Sister Act 2 and The Brady Bunch Movie.
While Ubach is most often recognized as Serena, the sorority sister/cheerleader/BFF to Reese Witherspoon’s Elle in both Legally Blonde films, she spent years playing mainly lesbians and outcasts in a string of Sundance indie darlings including Denise Calls Up, Freeway, Clockwatchers and Johns. In addition, she self-produced, wrote and directed short film, A Mi Amor Mi Dulce, which premiered at Los Angeles’ Outfest. She also wrote, directed and starred in both a short film and a one-woman show, Patriotic Bitch, which debuted Off-Broadway to rave reviews at the Harold Clurman Theatre. Ubach remains an in-demand voiceover actress in TV and film (Gore Verbinski’s Rango). Earlier this year, she received critical acclaim for her starring role in Sam Hancock’s Being Us, about a suicidal woman with multiple personality disorder.
Romper Room to Los Alvarez
Las Vegas shows inspired her
Lee Strasburg at 10 years old
Voice-acting vs. on camera acting
Legally Blonde and Meet the Fockers
Getting an agent
Today’s TV Ratings
“Say yes to everything” Whoopi Goldberg
Do Theater, invite agents
Theater major in college to get an agent
10-40 different voices for a demo reel
On screen demo reels you get from your tv shows&movie appearances
Facing rejection after so much preparation
SONG OF THE SHOW
“Cut It Deep” by Mad Temple