Last Updated on
Alec Mapa Biography
Alejandro “Alec” Mapa is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He got his first professional break when he was cast to replace B. D. Wong for the role of Song Liling in the Broadway production of M. Butterfly.Alec Mapa
He gained recognition for roles such as Adam Benet on Half & Half, Suzuki St. Pierre on Ugly Betty and Vern on Desperate Housewives. Mapa recurred as Renzo on Switched at Birth.
Alec Mapa Age
Mapa was born on July 10, 1965, in San Francisco. He is 54 years as of 2019. Alec Mapa attended George Washington High School. While in high school, he played Randolph McAfee in a production of Bye Bye Birdie.
Mapa’s senior year productions were Cabaret and Harvey, both in which he had the lead roles. Mapa was also a champion orator in the Humorous and Dramatic Interpretation categories of Speech.
Alec Mapa Career
Mapa got his professional break when he was cast to understudy, and then replace B. D. Wong in the Broadway production of M. Butterfly. Mapa later played the role on the national tour. Mapa would return to Broadway in an adaptation of L’Hôtel du libre échange by Georges Feydeau and Maurice Desvallières, re-titled, “A Little Hotel on the Side” in 1992.
The following year, Mapa was back on Broadway in a Stratford Festival inspired the production of Timon of Athens. Off-Broadway, Mapa earned a nomination at the 2001 Lucille Lortel Awards for his performance in the Jessica Hagedorn play Dogeaters.
Alec Mapa was featured in every play in the “Whitelands” trilogy, a series of plays about gay Asian men written by Chay Yew; “Porcelain” (1992), “A Language of Their Own” (1995), and “Wonderland”
Alec Mapa Movies
A New Life
The Substance of Fire
Playing by Heart
Who’s Your Daddy?
Connie and Carla
Marley & Me
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
Going Down in LA-LA Land
Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
Winner Takes All
Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy
Such Good People
Alec Mapa Tv Shows
On television, he has made guest appearances on a wide variety of programs, including The Jamie Foxx Show, Roseanne, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue, Friends, Murder One and Dharma & Greg. He had a supporting role in the short-lived 2001 comedy Some of My Best Friends. He played Adam Benet in the UPN comedy Half & Half.
He wrote and performed in a one-man play titled “I Remember Mapa”, about his experiences growing up gay in San Francisco. Mapa was a featured performer on the Logo original stand-up comedy series Wisecrack. In 2006 appeared as Vern. Gabrielle’s personal shopper, on the TV series Desperate Housewives.
He had a recurring role on the 2006-2010 series Ugly Betty, as Suzuki St. Pierre, the flamboyant host of a fictional gossip and news show (who, it is revealed, is actually a straight—and married—journalist named Byron Wu). He performed the voice of Rick’s flamboyantly gay uncle Bakla on the 2007-2009 animated series Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World.
Alec Mapa Baby Daddy
Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy is a 2013 one-man show by Alec Mapa. It was made into a concert film that screened at film festivals in 2014 and premiered on Showtime in 2015. The show begins with Mapa discussing his love of live theatre and his sex life.
Mapa explains that he had a midlife crisis where he lost weight and went to gay clubs with younger men, putting stress on his marriage. He and his husband always wanted to have children, so they enrolled in foster care classes after Mapa performed during a cruise for R Family Vacations.
They decided to adopt an older African American boy after learning that it was harder for African American boys to be adopted. Mapa describes funny and touching moments from being a new father. It ends with a slide show of the day his son Zion was adopted. The film includes behind-the-scenes material at Mapa’s home.
Alec Mapa Raven’s Home
Alec Mapa is cast as Norman in Raven’s Home. An American family sitcom television series developed by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas that premiered on Disney Channel on July 21, 2017. The series stars Raven-Symoné, Issac Ryan Brown, Navia Robinson, Jason Maybaum, Sky Katz, and Anneliese van der Pol.
Based on the characters created by Michael Poryes and Susan Sherman, the series is a spinoff of That’s So Raven, the second spinoff from that series after Cory in the House. The series centers around Raven Baxter, a divorced mother of preteen twins Booker and Nia, living with Chelsea, her childhood best friend, and her son Levi in Chicago, Illinois.
Alec Mapa Gay
Mapa is gay and lends his support to various projects supporting the gay, lesbian, and Asian American communities. In 2008, Mapa legally married his partner Jamison “Jamie” Hebert, after dating since 2002. On the TV series The Gossip Queens, Mapa stated in the opening episode that he and his husband had adopted a 5-year-old boy.
Alec Mapa Net Worth
Alec Mapa net worth: Alec Mapa is an American actor, comedian, and writer who has a net worth of $1 million. Mapa is of Filipino descent. Alec Mapa’s age 53 years as of 2019 height Unknown & weight Not Available. Dress & Shoe size will be added soon.