The city of McAllen presented the Key to the City to Cristela Alonzo, Friday.

In a press release, city officials said they are recognizing her work on and off the screen.

Cristela Alonzo is a Valley native known as an actor, comedian and author, said a release.

City officials said McAllen Mayor Pro-Tem/ Commissioner Veronica Whitacre would be presenting the key after Alonzo’s performance at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.