Ivonne Coll is a former Miss Puerto Rico winner turned actress best known for her role as Yolanda in Francis Ford Coppola's film The Godfather II, in 1974. It was her screen acting debut.
After representing Puerto Rico in the Miss Universe Pageant, the show provided the opportunity to showcase her talents which included singing, dancing and acting. She trained in drama with Lee Strassberg, comedy with Lucille Ball and music theatre with David Craig.
In 1972 she performed for the troops as part of the USO Tour making her the first Puertorican performer to sing for the troops stationed in Vietnam.
On Broadway, she has starred and performed alongside luminaries such as Katie Bates and Jane Alexander in Goodbye Fidel and played the role of Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's Macbeth. She also starred in the Tony nominated Chronicle of a Death Foretold to great reviews.
In 2006 she was cast as the lead in Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage with the Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Tony Award winning La Jolla Playhouse, a vivid revival directed by Obie Award-winner Lisa Peterson. Her performance of Mother Courage won her a Best Actress Nomination by the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle.
Coll received the ACE Award by the NY Hispanic Media for her performance in Orinoco with the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater. She is also the recipient of the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Performance by the San Diego Critics Circle and was nominated for the Jefferson Award as Best Supporting actress by the Actors Equity Association.
She won the prestigious Agueybana de Oro in Puerto Rico for her performance in the highly rated soap Coralito.
Television credits include Nip/Tuck, An American Family, Chicago Hope, NYPD Blue, The Practice, The Division, Saturday Night Live, Cold Case, Joan of Arcadia, L.A. Law, Wings, The Bold & The Beautiful, Days of our Lives, Glee and Switched at Birth, in which she recurs in the role of Adriana.
She also had a small role in the made-for-TV movie Hemingway & Gelhorn, in 2012.