TV talk show host and personality Cristina Saralegui guest stars on "George Lopez" as Lydia, the second wife of Manny Lopez, George's dad, in two episodes in Seasons 2 and 3.
|Birthname||Cristina Maria Saralegui|
|Born||January 29, 1948|
|Birthplace:||Miramar, Havana, Cuba|
|Occupation:||Actress, Talk Show Host, Journalist, TV personality|
|Appeared on:||George Lopez (TV series)|
|Appeared as:||Lydia Lopez, wife of Manny Lopez, George's dad|
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TV talk show host / TV personality Cristina Saralegui (born January 29, 1948) guest starred in two episodes of George Lopez as Lydia Lopez, the second wife of Manny Lopez (played by William Marquez) in the episode "George Has Two Mommies" in Season Two (episode #23) then in the Season Three episode "Would You Like a Drumstick or a Kidney?" (episode #10). Cristina is best known for being talk show host of the Spanish-language eponymous show, Cristina.
In 1989, Cristina made her television debut as host and executive producer of The Cristina Show on the Univision TV Network. The program broke barriers and became a ratings hit. For 21 years, Cristina and The Cristina Show was used as a tool to entertain, uplift, and educate the Hispanic community in the U.S. and throughout the world, while in the process, becoming a platform to openly discuss issues that had never been talked about on Spanish-language television; topics like sexual education for teens, AIDS awareness and education, as well as human rights issues facing the Hispanic community throughout the world. Having become a voice for millions of Hispanics who may not have otherwise been heard, the show earned 12 Emmy Awards and making Cristina a household name.
In October of 2011, Cristina launched a new prime-time weekly television program "Pa'lante con Cristina" (Moving Forward with Cristina.) The program aired during the 2011- 2012 season on the Telemundo Network.
In January of 2012, she launched The Cristina Channel, a 24/7 radio network for Sirius XM. The channel (146) offers programming on a variety of subjects including news, entertainment, health, beauty, family and relationship guidance, travel, political issues and self-empowerment.. Her one hour radio show "Cristina Entre Amigos" (Cristina Between Friends) airs Monday thru Friday at 5P(EST).
The Cuban-born media mogul is the first Spanish-language television personality to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Additionally, she has received numerous awards such as the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television's "Gracie Allen Tribute Award," AmFAR's "National Community Service Award," The Simon Weisenthal Center's 2004 "International Distinguished Achievement Award" as well as The Hispanic Heritage Foundation's "Arts Award" and the Imagen Foundation's "Lifetime Achievement Award." She is the first Latina to be inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, where she joins such television legends as Walter Cronkite, Barbara Walters and Johnny Carson.