Charlie Alejandro

Charlie Alejandro was born as Shirley Jaudicia Cordero in San Jose Costa Rica. Her birth mother abandoned her at the age of 2 years old and she was taken in by her Godmother's family and raised as their own. Her adoptive mother Maria Otilia Mainieri-Guerrero came to the United States in 1969 and brought then 7 year old Charlie with her. After years of enduring her birth name being mispronounced as "Charlie" by the predominantly Latino community she grew up around, she change the spelling of her name to reflect the way it was being pronounced. Charlie had always been drawn to the acting and the stage. She was cast as Lucy in "Your a good man, Charlie brown" shortly after arriving in the United States. her English skills were so new that the nuns taught her to memorize her lines phonetically. She received huge praise for her role and as a result was invited to audition for the WBGH Local kids show "Zoom". Her mother refused to take her to her audition and she was taken to the studio by
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