Elizabeth Pena was an American actress, writer, musician and panelist, best remembered by the public for her roles in the films Nothing like the Holidays, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Jacob’s Ladder, Batteries Not Included, La Bamba, Rush Hour, The Incredibles, and Lone Star. For her work in Lone Star, she won the 1996 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female and a Bravo Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film. Pena had starred as Dora Calderon in I Married Dora, a sitcom in 1987. She also had guest appearances in shows like CSI: Miami, Major Crimes, Ghost Whisperer and American Dad. Born Elizabeth Maria Peña on September 23, 1959 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to Cuban immigrants Mario and Estella Margarita Peña, she was of Cuban descent, and spent her early years in Cuba. Her family moved to New York City when she was just eight years old. She attended and graduated from Manhattan’s High School for the Performing Arts in 1977. Pena had two children with Hans Rolla: Kaelan and Fiona Rolla. Peña died at the age of 55 on October 14, 2014 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California at the age of 55.
Elizabeth Pena Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 23 September 1959
Birth Place: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Date Of Death: 14 October 2014
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause Of Death: Liver Cirrhosis
Birth Name: Elizabeth Maria Peña
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Occupation: Actress, Writer, Panelist, Musician
Race/Ethnicity: White (Cuban)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Elizabeth Pena Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: N/A
Weight in Kilogram: N/A
Height in Feet: 5′ 2″
Height in Meters: 1.57 m
Body Build/Type: Slim
Body Measurements: 34-26-36 in (86-66-91.5 cm)
Breast Size: 34 inches (86 cm)
Waist Size: 26 inches (66 cm)
Hips Size: 36 inches (91.5 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 34B
Feet/Shoe Size: 8 (US)
Dress Size: 4 (US)
Elizabeth Pena Family Details:
Father: Mario Peña (Actor, Director, Novelist)
Mother: Estella Margarita (née Toirac) (Arts administrator, Producer)
Spouse/Husband: Hans Rolla (m. 1994), William Kibler (1988 – ?) (Divorced)
Children: Kaelan Rolla (Son), Fiona Rolla (Daughter)
Siblings: Tania (Sister)
Elizabeth Pena Education:
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
High School of Performing Arts
Elizabeth Pena Facts:
*She was born on September 23, 1959 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA.
*She was of Cuban descent.
*She made her film debut, El Super (1979).
*She was a founding member of the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors.
*Classmates with Esai Morales and Ving Rhames.