Born June 18, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Education: Studied social sciences at the University of Puerto Rico; studied dance, voice, and drama at Academy of Stage and Cinema Arts; studied acting at HB Studios and Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.
Addresses: Agent—Don Buchwald & Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Manager—Arenas Entertainment, 100 North Crescent Dr., Garden Level, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Office— Lee Strasberg Institute, 7936 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046.
Career: Actress. Miss Puerto Rico, 1967; participant in the 1967 Miss Universe pageant; singer in Puerto Rico; worked as a private coach and acting teacher at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Los Angeles, CA.
Awards, Honors: Craig Noel Award, San Diego Theater Critics Circle, outstanding performance, 2003, for Adoration of the Old Woman.
(As Yvonne Coll) Yolanda, The Godfather: Part II (also known as Mario Puzo's The Godfather: Part II), Paramount, 1974.
Dona Tula, La gran fiesta, Zaga Films, 1985, subtitled version released by Moreno Films, 1987.
Mrs. Santos, Lean on Me, Warner Bros., 1989.
Angelina Gonzalez, The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (also known as Death in Granada, La desaparicion de Garcia Lorca, Lorca, and Muerte en Granada), Triumph Films, 1997.
Gladyz, The Pest, TriStar, 1997.
Rose Stravelli, Strangeland (also known as Dee Snider's StrangeLand), Raucous Releasing, 1998.
Dr. Marquez, Instinct, Buena Vista, 1999.
Mrs. Batista, In Too Deep, Miramax, 1999.
Gisela Higgens, Waking the Dead, USA Films, 2000.
Mother, Details, 2000.
Mayor Salizar, Scorcher, Cinetel Films, 2002.
Marisol, Jesus the Driver, 2004.
Television Appearances; Series:
Host, Una chica llamada Ivonne Coll, Channel 11 (Puerto Rico), c. 1971–1975.
Alicia Cortez, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Glamour, Top Models, and Belleza y poder), CBS, 1996–1997.
Dr. Watts, Passions, NBC, 2000.
Appeared in Cuqui, WAPA (Puerto Rico).
Television Appearances; Movies:
Francine Cortez, A Killer among Us, NBC, 1990.
Mexican woman, As Good as Dead, USA Network, 1995.
Wilcox, Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy, Fox, 1997.
Killan's mother, The Apostate (also known as Michael Angel), Cinemax, 1999.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Carmen Hijuelos, "Child's Play," The Flash, CBS, 1990.
Mrs. Clemente, "Jumping the Trampoline," DEA, Fox, 1990.
Mrs. Clemente, "Prime Mover," DEA, Fox, 1990.
Mrs. Clemente, "Under Presidential Seal," DEA, Fox, 1990.
Mooshta, "Duet for Cello and Plane," Wings, NBC, 1991.
Judge Leslie Peyton, "Silence Is Golden," L.A. Law, NBC, 1994.
Latina woman, "Boxer Rebellion," NYPD Blue, NBC, 1995.
Mrs. Ponce, "Wild Cards," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995.
Mrs. Martinez, "Cheating Hearts," Malibu Shores, CBS, 1996.
Mrs. Martinez, "The Competitive Edge," Malibu Shores, CBS, 1996.
Rosa Del Toro, "Outlaw Extreme," Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1996.
Rosa Del Toro, "The Last Ride," Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1997.
Rosa Del Toro, "Caretakers," Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1998.
Dr. Maria Hernandez, "Committed," The Practice, ABC, 1999.
Hernandez (the social worker), "The High Cost of Living," City of Angels, CBS, 2000.
Sonia Lopez, "The Man with Two Right Shoes," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2000.
Ms. Estelle Ramirez, "Significant Others," Roswell, The WB, 2001.
Ms. Estelle Ramirez, "To Have and to Hold," Roswell, The WB, 2001.
Nelda Ramos, "Run Ricky Run," The Huntress, USA Network, 2001.
Ta'eena, "The Uncle from V.A.L.," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 2001.
"There But for Fortune," The Division, Lifetime, 2001.
"Secrets, Lies, and Weddings," The Division, Lifetime, 2002.
Amelia, "Endorsement," Skin, Fox, 2003.
Amelia, "Secrets & Lies," Skin, Fox, 2003.
Debbie, "Escobar Gallardo," Nip/Tuck, FX Network, 2003.
Debbie, "Montana/Sassy/Justice," Nip/Tuck, FX Network, 2003.
Marlene, "Bringeth It On," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2003.
Marlene, "Drive, He Said," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2003.
Nurse Abby Corazon, "Judging Eric," Judging Amy, CBS, 2003.
Vanessa's therapist, "Death Works Overtime," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2003.
Appeared in American Family, PBS; and in Crisis Center, NBC.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Mrs. Clemente, "DEA," DEA, Fox, 1990.
Carmen, Belles of Bleecker Street, ABC, 1991.
Marlene, Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2003.
Chantal and understudy for Elena and Eufemia, Goodbye Fidel, New Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1980.
Ofelia, A Burning Beach, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1988.
Pura Vicario (Angela's mother), Chronicle of a Death Foretold, INTAR Hispanic American Arts Center, Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City, 1995.
Maria Celia, Two Sisters and a Piano, McCarter Theatre, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1999.
Blood Wedding, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 2000.
Camelia, Bitter Homes and Gardens, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 2001.
Dona Belen, Adoration of the Old Woman, La Jolla Playhouse, 2002.
Mykonos vacationer, Ten Tiny Love Stories, Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Marilyn Monroe Theatre, Los Angeles, 2003.
Abuela, Electricidad: A Chicano Take on Sophocles' Electra (also known as Electricidad), Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 2004.
The Clean House (staged reading), Pacific Playwrights Festival, South Coast Repertory, Folino Theatre Center, Costa Mesa, CA, 2004.
Appeared in other productions, including As You Like It, El castillo interior de Medea Camunas, Macbeth, The Masses Are Asses, Orinoco, Pancho devil, Romeoand Juliet, and Spain 1980. Appeared in productions at other venues, such as the Public Theatre, New York City; Arizona Theatre Company, San Diego Repertory; and the Sundance Theatre Lab.
Recorded albums in Puerto Rico.