Liz Torres

Liz Torres

actress, writer, soundtrack

Liz Torres was born on Sep 27, 1947 in USA. Liz Torres's big-screen debut came with Phyllis - Season 1 directed by James Burrows in 1975. Liz Torres is known for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life directed by Daniel Palladino, Lauren Graham stars as Lorelai Gilmore and Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore. Liz Torres has got 2 awards and 11 nominations so far. The most recent award Liz Torres achieved is Nosotros Golden Eagle Awards. The upcoming new movie Liz Torres plays is Once Upon a Christmas which will be released on Dec 18, 2016.

Spunky actress, singer and comedienne all rolled up into one, Puerto Rican-American Liz Torres was born on September 27, 1947, a native of the Bronx. She began her stand-up/singing career as a regular performing in various small NYC niteries. It wasn't until she received an invite to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) that her comic career started blooming on TV and in film.Liz has been a broadly familiar ethnic face on the sitcom circuit, having had regular or recurring parts in numerous series. In addition to regular roles on 70s TV variety shows for Melba Moore, Clifton Davis and Ben Vereen, she replaced the late Barbara Colby in the Mary Tyler Moore spinoff Phyllis (1975) starring Cloris Leachman following Colby's tragic murder. A year later she joined the All in the Family (1971) cast for a season. Liz co-starred in a number of short-lived series such as Checking In (1981), The New Odd Couple (1982) and City (1990) before hitting paydirt and scoring multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her prime role of Mahalia on The John Larroquette Show (1993). She has continued to make the guest rounds on such popular series as Ally McBeal (1997), Une nounou d'enfer (1993), Code Quantum (1989), Les années coup de coeur (1988) and La loi de Los Angeles (1986), often providing some necessary comedy relief amid the drama, and she is a veteran of many mini-movies, both comedic and dramatic.On Broadway, Torres replaced Tony-winning Rita Moreno as men's bathhouse entertainer Googie Gomez in the wacky comedy "The Ritz" and portrayed the bizarre character of Bunny in "House of Blue Leaves." The musical part of her has recorded for RCA and appeared in a number of stage roles that have ranged from Aldonza/Dulcinea in "Man of La Mancha" to lightweight roles in "Bye Bye Birdie" and "See Saw."She has provided amusing vignettes in such film comedies as Drôle de couple II (1998) starring the late Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, Meurtre à Hollywood (1988) with Bruce Willis and Permanent Midnight (1998) showcasing Ben Stiller. She was nominated for her theAlthough comedy has been Liz's primary career outlet, her millennium film credits have leaned toward heavier material with featured parts in the romantic drama Gabriela (2001), the urban drama King Rikki (2002), the social drama Taylor (2005) and the dramedy West of Brooklyn (2008). Outside the recurring roles on the law series First Monday (2002) and the Latino family drama American Family (2002), TV has proven a different story where she is best remembered for her series role as "Miss Patty" in the long-running sitcom Gilmore Girls (2000), and made numerous amusing appearances on such regular comedies as "The Fighting Fitzgeralds," "The Brothers Garcia," "Ugly Betty," "Desperate Housewives," "Devious Maids" and the Cuban-American sitcom "One Day at a Time."Long married to producer Peter Locke, the couple resides in Los Angeles.

  • Birthday

    Sep 27, 1947
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA
  • Also known


Known For


2 wins & 11 nominations

Nosotros Golden Eagle Awards
Outstanding Actress in a Television Series
Winner - Golden Eagle Award
NCLR Bravo Awards
Outstanding Individual Performance in a Comedy Series
Winner - NCLR Bravo Award
Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Variety or Music Series/Special
Winner - NCLR Bravo Award
Latino Laugh Festival (1997)

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows