Cristela Alonzo made history when she became the first Latina to create, produce and star in her own network sitcom, Cristela for ABC. Cristela made history again when she became the first Latina lead in a Disney Pixar film when she voiced the character of Cruz Ramirez in Cars 3.
Today, Cristela tours around the country performing to sold-out clubs and theatres. Her first stand-up specials, Middle Classy and Lower Classy, are currently streaming on Netflix. In 2019, Cristela released her first memoir, Music to My Years, by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Alonzo shares personal stories of growing up as a first-generation Mexican-American in Texas and following her dreams to pursue a career in comedy.
Aside from comedy, Cristela focuses on advocacy work, fighting for issues such as immigration, universal healthcare and lower income communities. She works with numerous organizations including Special Olympics Texas and Planned Parenthood, is a board member of LUPE (La Union del Pueblo Entero) and an advisory board member for Define American.