The news that Legally Blonde is returning for its third feature film in 2022 means a re-watch of the original is totally in order. And seeing as the majority of its main cast is returning for the new film, you may be asking yourself why Serena from Legally Blonde looks so familiar. Well, that’ll be down to Alanna Ubach, who has gone on to star in big shows like Euphoria and Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce (via IMDb), as well as voice work in Pixar’s Coco.
Before being cast as Serena McGuire, Ubach found her footing in television in the CBS children’s series, Beakman’s World, as Josie, before starring opposite the likes of George Clooney and Julianna Margulies in the first season of ER.
But it was her role as Elle Wood’s best friend that truly catapulted her career, which would eventually see her live out a childhood dream of becoming a voice actor. You’ll hear her immense range in the likes of Pixar’s Coco, the Spectacular Spider-Man, Hulu’s Crossing Swords, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Riveria, and even in video game Grand Theft Auto V.
Alanna Ubach fell in love with voice acting at a very young age
“I grew up doing a lot of prank calls when I was a kid,” Ubach explained when asked by the Brief Take what drew her to voice acting. She spent the majority of her childhood watching (and mimicking) characters from The Muppet Show, One Day at a Time, Wait Till Your Father Gets Home, and The Carol Burnett Show. “It’s no wonder that I ended up mimicking and going into voiceovers, sort of stumbling into it,” the actress said. “It’s one of those things, I love mimicking.”
Obviously, that’s not all the Coco star is known for. You’ll probably recognize her most for her part in HBO’s Euphoria as Suze, as well as Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce as Jo. She’s also starred in a variety of shows for one-off episodes, including the likes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, American Horror Story, Veronica Mars, Friday Night Lights, and House.
Ubach has also acted amongst some pretty big names in film too, like Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris in Waiting, as well as Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller in Meet the Fockers. Is there anything Alanna Ubach can’t do?
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