Alec Mapa

Ellen Degeneres has called him smart, hilarious and funny. Variety has said, Alec Mapa is a freak. No one should be this talented. With uproarious live performances and groundbreaking television roles, actor and comedian Alec Mapa has entertained audiences worldwide in every imaginable medium.

Currently that medium is television. Alec's latest comedy special Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy premieres on Showtime June 12, 2015. Based on his award-winning solo show, Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy hilariously, irreverently chronicles Alec's journey to fatherhood via foster adoption. TV audiences currently enjoy Alec in his recurring roles on ABC Family's Switched At Birth and Lifetime's Devious Maids.

Audiences first discovered Alec on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning production of M. Butterfly. He guest starred on over 40 television series, including Alias, Friends, Roseanne, Seinfeld, and NYPD Blue. Alec played network television's very first gay Asian series regular role on the CBS sitcom Some Of My Best Friends. He then starred in four seasons of the UPN sitcom Half & Half. Alec went on to appear in the ABC hit Ugly Betty and was a frequent guest star on Desperate Housewives. Film audiences howled at Alec as "N'Cream" in the wildly popular drag queen musical Connie and Carla. Other films include Playing By Heart, Marley & Me, and You Don't Mess with the Zohan.

An accomplished stand-up comedian, Alec's Wisecrack comedy special premiered on LOGO in 2005 and has since become a cult favorite. His follow-up comedy specials America's Gaysian Sweetheart and No Fats, Femmes or Asians aired on the Here! And LOGO networks respectively.

Alec was awarded the prestigious Davidson Valentini GLAAD Award for promoting equal rights for the LGBT community. A tireless fundraiser, Alec has toured the country on behalf of The Human Rights Campaign and The Matthew Shepard Foundation earning him the unofficial title of "America's Gaysian Sweetheart."

Alec lives in Los Angeles with his husband Jamie and his son Zion.

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Cast Credits

Scream Queens (2015)
Guest starring as Lynn
Mom (2013)
Guest starring as Milo
Baby Daddy (2012)
Guest starring as Todd
Switched at Birth (2011)
Guest starring as Renzo (8 episodes)
2 Broke Girls (2011)
Guest starring as Lawrence
Numb3rs (2005)
Guest starring as Clerk
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Alec Mapa
Half & Half (2002)
Starring as Adam Benet
Friends (1994)
Guest starring as The Housekeeper
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)
Guest starring as Alec Mapa (2 episodes)