Olga Merediz is going to be playing mama to George Lopez! The Tony nominee is set to appear as a series regular on FX’s new sitcom Saint George, according to Deadline. Merediz will play Lopez’s mother, the “feisty, combative and domineering” Alma.
Saint George follows the chaotic life of a newly divorced working class Mexican-American turned successful entrepreneur (Lopez), who struggles to balance his difficult ex, his son, his domineering mother (Merediz) who just moved in, and his uncle, as well as his new role teaching at a night school.
Merediz’ Broadway credits include In the Heights, Reckless, Man of La Mancha, Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables and The Human Comedy. Her TV and film credits include Evita, The Place Beyond The Pines , Mr. Popper's Penguins, Requiem for a Dream, George Lopez, Blue Bloods and Law & Order.