Ann Serrano is an American-born actress, producer, and activist,  probably known for her brief appearances in the TV series “Arrested Development” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” She is perhaps best known for being the ex-wife of the American comedian and actor George Lopez.

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Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Ann Marie Serrano is a native of Hartford, Connecticut, who was born under the Sagittarius zodiac sign on 18 December 1960, which makes her 62 years old as of 2023. She is the daughter of the late physician Julio Robert and the late anesthesiologist Norda Rozan Serrano. Her parents were Cuban who relocated to the US after they landed jobs in an Ohio-based hospital. Sadly, Serrano’s dad died in a car crash in the mid-‘80s, and her mother, who was a graduate of the University of Medical Sciences of Havana, died of natural causes in 2010. Serrano has two siblings, a sister and a brother named Norda Winkler and Robert Serrano respectively; it’s reported that Serrano’s sister was committed to an unnamed mental institution in the mid-2000, and that she allegedly murdered her husband in 1990.

Ann attended a local high school in Hartford, where she developed an interest in creative writing. She has revealed that she was often bullied for being overweight during her high school days. The actress matriculated from high school in 1979.

Acting Career

Serrano has three acting credits to her name. She made her TV debut in an episode of the TV comedy series “Life with Bonnie” in 2003. Her next appearance was in an episode of the hit comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2009). In 2013, Serrano was cast in the episode “Smashed” of the acclaimed Fox TV sitcom “Arrested Development,” created by Mitchell Hurwitz. The sitcom is centered around the dysfunctional Bluth family, which comprises self-centered socialites from Orange County, who manage a housing development firm. It stars the likes of Jason Bateman, Alia Shawkat, Michael Cera and Portia de Rossi.

Writing and Producing

Serrano began her production career in 2004, with an episode of the TV series “The Wonderful World of Disney.” Three years later, she served as the executive producer of the TV Special “George Lopez: America’s Mexican.” She thereafter served as the executive producer of the TV film “Mr. Troop Mom” (2009), which stared her ex-husband, Lopez, and follows the misadventures of the widower, Eddie Serrano (Lopez) who embarks on a camping trip with his teenage daughter, Naomi, (portrayed by Daniela Bobadilla) alongside her girlfriends in an attempt reconnect with her. In 2009, Serrano produced the TV special, “George Lopez: Tall, Dark & Chicano”, followed by the short film “Autumn” and the film “Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire.”

Serrano also wrote a 2003 episode of the TV series “George Lopez”.

Charity and Other Works

Apart from working in the entertainment industry, Serrano previously gave lectures at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University in Canada. She has also served as an executive for the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Moreover, Serrano is one of the co-founders of the George & Ann Lopez-Richie Alarcon Care Foundation, which offers arts resources for education, formed in 2001 to commemorate the death of Richie, who was Governor Alarcon’s son. In 2004, Serrano and Lopez were honored with Harvard University’s Humanitarian Award for their charity work and positive contribution to the community.

Personal Life

Serrano met her husband-to-be in May 1990, and they dated for three years before walking the aisle in 1993. In April 1996, they welcomed daughter Mayan Lopez, who followed in her parents’ footsteps, and is currently an actress perhaps best known for her performances in “Lopez vs. Lopez,” “Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie,” and “Mr. Troop Mom.” It’s reported that Lopez was neither an ideal father nor a loving husband and that he mostly returned home late and drunk.

Lopez and Serrano ended their 18 years of togetherness with a divorce in July 2011. Serrano was granted sole custody of their daughter – who was then 16 years old – but George was given liberty to visit Mayan by the judge. After their divorce, the court ruled that Serrano should receive 50% of Lopez’s retirement benefits. The duo has since remained tight-lipped about their love lives, and Serrano is seemingly single as of 2023.

Serrano’s Husband’s Kidney Problems

In April 2004, Lopez’s kidneys began failing as a result of a genetic condition, and after several tests were conducted, it was established that he needed a kidney transplant and that Serrano was an eligible donor. On 19 April 2005, the duo underwent successful surgery, with Serrano donating one of her kidneys to him. George lost over 44lbs (20kgs) a few weeks after the transplantation, but he shortly afterwards recovered fully.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Serrano is of White ethnicity and has a set of brown eyes and dark brown hair. She stands 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall and weighs approximately 150lbs (68kgs).

Net Worth

Serrano has accumulated a good sum from her career in the film industry, her net worth approximately $35 million as of 2023, including a good amount from George’s divorce settlement. On the other hand, her estranged husband is reputedly worth around $45 million.

About Ann Serrano’s Ex-Husband, George Lopez

George Edward Lopez, is a native of Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, who was born under the Taurus zodiac sign on 23 April 1961, which makes him 62 years old as of 2023. He’s the son of Anastasio and Frieda Lopez, who are of Mexican roots. It’s reported that the actor and stand-up comedian was abandoned by his dad when he was barely two months old, and by his mom when he was 10. As a result, he was brought up by his maternal grandmother who was a factory worker.

Lopez is perhaps best known for appearing in his self-produced sitcom “The George Lopez Show.” He’s also known well for lending his voice to Papi in the comedy film franchise “Beverly Hills Chihuahua”, and for appearing in the late-night TV talk show “Lopez Tonight” (2009-2011) and the semi-autobiographical sitcom “Lopez,” (2016-2017). As a stand-up comedian, George’s content predominantly examines ethnic and race relations.

For his notable contribution to the Hispanic community, Lopez has received various honors, including an Imagen Vision Award (2003), a Latino Spirit Award for Excellence in Television (2003), and the National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award. Moreover, “Time” magazine listed him among ‘The Top 25 Hispanics in America” in 2005.

Lopez is a dedicated philanthropist, who has worked with various humanitarian organizations.

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