"Marisol Martinez" also known as Abuelita, is a recurring character on "On My Block". She is portrayed by Peggy Blow.

 Character Description[edit | edit source]

Ruby's grandmother, a cool old lady who believes in RollerWorld and the group finding it. Laid back and a lover of telenovelas, Abuelita is the exact definition of "an oldie but a goodie".

Throughout the Series[edit | edit source]

After her room is flooded with water in Chapter One, she moves into Ruby's room. She has multiple religious figurines and sleeps with a CPAP machine, which greatly annoys Ruby.

Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]

Abuelita is an elderly Latina female with pulled-back black hair, tan skin and brown eyes, and is usually seen wearing baggy flower-patterned dresses with an apron and bedroom slippers. She is usually seen wearing earrings.

Personality[edit | edit source]

She is sprightly, vibrant and full of life, and may be old, but is still tough, badass and unafraid to embark on a little adventure to get to the truth. She believes in RollerWorld and encourages Jamal to find the money, as she believes he will be the one to uncover it. She enjoys drama TV shows (Dateline, Bravo) and soap music. Abuelita is also shown to be a great cook and dressmaker, and likes kids (including the fam), but doesn't enjoy being taken advantage of, which is shown when Ruby and Olivia ask her to fix Olivia's disastrous quinceañera dress and she is offended that they ordered from Etsy instead of just asking her, a woman who has made over a thousand dresses. She is a sweet, tough no-nonsense old woman who speaks in a Mexican accent and appears to be multilingual, but leans towards Spanish as her first language, and loves her family very much.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Appearances (12/20)[edit | edit source]

Season 1 (8/10)

Season 2 (4/10)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Abuelita is a dressmaker.
  • She watches Bravo and Dateline.
  • She believes in the RollerWorld theory.
  • She grew up in an adobe hut, according to Ruby.
  • She is shown to smoke weed and she was a "sure thing" in high school, spending time in Pimp Lane.
  • She once was abducted.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

"#buissness is booming," Season 2 Chapter 17

Gallery [edit | edit source]


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