Belita Moreno
Belita Moreno plays the part of Benita "Benny" Lopez, George's mother and co-worker at Powers Avation on the ABC-TV series "George Lopez".
Basic Information
Birthname Aurabela Moreno
Born (1949-11-01) November 1, 1949 (age 71)
Birthplace: Dallas, TX, U.S.
Gender Female
Occupation: Actress
Years Active: 1977-present
Also known for: Role as Lydia Markham / Mrs. Edwina Twinkacetti on the ABC-TV series Perfect Strangers
Family/Personal Information
Character Information
Appeared on: George Lopez (TV series)
Appeared as: Benny Lopez, George's mother
Episodes appeared in: 120, entire series

Belita Moreno (born Aurabela Moreno on November 1, 1949) plays the role of Benita "Benny" Lopez, George's overbearing mother and co-worker at Powers & Sons Aviation on the ABC-TV series George Lopez, appearing in all 120 episodes of the series. Belita is also known for her recurring role as Lydia Markham on the ABC-TV sitcom series Perfect Strangers.

About Belita

Belita was born in Dallas, Texas, to a Mexican mother, Aurora (née Fernandez Rodriguez), a high school Spanish teacher, and a Mexican-American father Abel Moreno, a World War II veteran. Moreno graduated from Justin F. Kimball High School, and went on to major in Theatre at Southern Methodist University (SMU).[1]

Acting career

She continued her acting studies at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, CA, where she appeared in the musical Once Upon a Mattress.[2][3]

Since the early 1990s, Moreno has served as an acting coach and advisor on numerous films,[4] such as Jerry Maguire (1997), Rush Hour 2 (1998), Almost Famous, Parent Trap, The Family Man, Crossroads (2002) and 17 Again.[5] She also appeared on Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place and Fairly Legal on the USA Network.

Family/Personal life

Moreno is married to Joel Rudnick, a talent agent; the couple has two children.


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