American actor and producer, Ann Serrano is well-known in Hollywood. The 62-year-old actress has gained attention for various reasons. She was married to actor George Lopez to whom she donated her kidney. Despite this selfless sacrifice, their marriage ended in divorce.
Ann Serrano Biography
Full name: Ann Marie Serrano
Age: 62 years old (as of September 2023)
Date of birth: December 18th, 1960
Marital status: Divorced
Children: 1 (Mayan Lopez)
Eye color: Black
Hair color: Dark brown
Weight: 68 kg
Profession: Producer and actress
Father: Dr. Robert
Mother: Dr. Norda Rozan
Net worth: $35 million
Ann Serrano was born in Hartford, Connecticut on the 18th of December 1960. Her father, Dr. Robert, was a medical doctor who tragically passed away in a car accident in 1987. Her mother, Dr. Norda Rozan, was an anesthesiologist who sadly died in 2010. She is an American movie producer, scriptwriter, and philanthropist.
Ann Serrano Career & Movies
Ann Serrano has had a prosperous career in the film industry as a producer and screenplay author. Her professional journey started in the late 1980s when she was a producer for several television programs, among them being Santa Barbara (1984-1993) and The Arsenio Hall Show (1989-1994).
Subsequently, she took on the role of producer for various movies such as Bread and Roses (2000), Real Women Have Curves (2002), and Tortilla Soup (2001). Additionally, she became involved with the production of various TV shows and movies including El Matador (2003), The Wedding Planner (2001), and Man on the Moon (1999).
Her impressive acting abilities have been showcased in a large number of movies and television programs. In 2013, she was cast as a dancer in Arrested Development. That same year she was featured in Smashed. Additionally, she had a role as Norm’s daughter in the 2009 series, Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Aside from her involvement in the movie business, Serrano was also a professor at OCAD University. She was additionally a part of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and was one of the co-creators of the George & Ann Lopez-Richie Alarcon Care Foundation.
Ann Serrano & George Lopez’s Marriage
Ann Serrano and George Lopez first connected in 1990 when Lopez was doing stand-up comedy and Serrano was a television producer. They exchanged vows in 1993 and welcomed a daughter named Mayan. Serrano and Lopez had a strong bond and collaborated on many projects, including the hit TV series, George Lopez (2002-2007), which Serrano served as producer for. Unfortunately, in 2010, the two declared they were splitting due to irreconcilable differences.
In 2011, Serrano and Lopez’s divorce was made official, and the two released a declaration to the public expressing their commitment to maintaining a friendship and to co-parenting their daughter. Even though their marriage had come to an end, the two stayed in contact and worked together on a number of projects, while still being on friendly terms.
George Lopez and his wife established the George Lopez Foundation to help those in disadvantaged situations and spread knowledge about renal illness and organ contributions, and they are still collaborating on the foundation’s tasks.
In 2005, Ann Serrano’s husband was diagnosed with kidney malfunction due to a hereditary condition. Serrano willingly gave one of her kidneys to him through a life-saving transplant. This experience with kidney illness and organ donation has inspired them to advocate for more awareness and education on the matter, and they remain devoted to those struggling with kidney disease and their families.
Ann Serrano’s Daughter- Mayan Lopez
Mayan Lopez, daughter of Ann Serrano and George Lopez, came into the world on the 2nd of April 1996. From a young age, she was immersed in the entertainment industry due to her parents’ involvement. She chose to follow the same path and took up acting.
She worked hard to prepare for her Saturday Night Live debut, having studied comedy writing and acting in college, followed by a conservatory program at Second City in Chicago for sketch comedy and improvisation.
Aside from this, Lopez has been featured in a few TV shows and movies. She acted in the movie Mr. Troop Mom, which was co-penned by her mom and has had cameos on shows such as The Fosters and Lopez Tonight, which was chaired by her father. She has also taken part in her parents’ charitable undertakings and collaborated with the George Lopez Foundation.