Honoring Our Latinx Clients During Hispanic Heritage Month
As we continue to honor Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, we are pleased to feature some of the ICM Partners’ clients who proudly represent their Hispanic and Latinx heritage.
Jacqueline King Schiller is the founder of The Feel Good Kitchen and the author of Pescan: A Feel Good Cookbook, which she penned alongside Abbie Cornish. She is also a chef and graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute.
Elizabeth Acevedo is an Afro-Dominican American writer and New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X, which on the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. She’s also the author of With The Fire On High and Clap When You Land, and a National Poetry Slam Champion.
Alejandra Ramos is a Latina chef, television host, and food writer. Her popular food and lifestyle blog Always Order Dessert established her name in the food world. These days Ramos is a regular on-air contributor on NBC’s TODAY and a host on Food Network Kitchen. Her recipes and writing have appeared in numerous publications including Bon Appetit, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, O the Oprah Magazine, and Real Simple.
Erica Garza was raised in Los Angeles by Mexican parents. Her debut memoir Getting Off was released in 2018 by Simon & Schuster. Detailing her journey through sex and porn addiction, the book was widely praised. Garza received an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University.
Aaron Aceves is a Mexican-American writer from East Los Angeles. He received the Le Baron Russell Briggs Award in 2015, and his work has appeared in Germ Magazine, Raspa Magazine, New Pop Lit, and inQluded. His Young Adult novel This Is Why They Hate Us is set to be published in Spring 2022.
Naima Coster is a writer residing in Brooklyn, NY. She was named on the annual ‘5 under 35’ list by the National Book Foundation in 2020. Her debut novel Halsey Street was a finalist for the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Fiction, and was long listed for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Her sophomore novel What’s Mine and Yours will hit shelves in March of 2021 from @grandcentralpub.
Martin Zimmerman is an accomplished screenwriter and playwright behind plays like White Tie Ball, The Making Of A Modern Folk Hero, Seven Spots On The Sun, The Solid Sand Below, and Let Me Count The Ways, as well as television series Ozark, Narcos, and Puerta 7, which he also created. He was nominated for a 2020 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series for Ozark.
Victor Cazares is a Mexican playwright whose work has been read, developed, or produced at American Repertory Theatre, Brown University, New York Theatre Workshop, and the Yale School of Drama, among others. In addition to his work in theater, Cazares produces a social media telenovela titled El Amor en Tiempos de Trump.
Born and raised in Miami, FL, Benjamin Velez is a composer and lyricist, known for the musical Kiss My Aztec. Through his involvement in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, he has developed multiple musicals, including Afterland, Starblasters, and Borderline. Most recently, he received the 2020 Jonathan Larson Grant from the American Theatre Wing.
Ana Noguiera is a Brazilian-American actress known for her work on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries as well as for originating the role of Eliza Hamilton in the original Vassar workshop production of Hamilton. Most recently, Noguiera has a recurring role in the Starz television series Hightown and her play Here She Is, Boys will be produced next season.
Cuban-American production designer Paul Tate DePoo III has worked on Signature Theatre’s Grand Hotel, Jersey Boys at The Muny in St. Louis, as well as Cosi Fan Tutte at the Sante Fe Opera. His bold and aesthetically balanced design philosophy has been called “ingenious” by The New York Times and DePoo received a nomination for Best Scenic Design at the Helen Hayes Awards.
Lisa Portes is a Cuban-American director and educator who is the head of the MFA Directing program at The Theatre School at DePaul University. Her work includes the production of This is Modern Art at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago as well as Wilder: An Erotic Chamber Musical which ran in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater in New York City. Portez is a founding member of the Latinx Theater Commons and is also the first freelance director to receive the Zelda Fichandler Award.
Noah Diaz is a Latinx playwright and television writer who is a recipient of the ASCAP Cole Porter Prize for Excellence in Playwriting, a five-time recipient of playwriting awards from the Kennedy Center. Diaz’s plays have been developed at the La Jolla Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, The Playwrights Realm, First Floor Theater, The Sol Project, and Two River Theater, among others, and he is currently developing his own series with Hulu.
Born in Cuba and raised in Argentina, Riccardo Hernández is a scenic designer and an Associate Professor of Adjunct Design at Yale University. His work on Broadway includes Jagged Little Pill, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, and Indecent, which received a nomination for Best Play at the Tony Awards in 2017.
Originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Emilio Sosa is a Tony nominated costume designer, having worked on shows such as Topdog/Underdog, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Motown the Musical, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, and On Your Feet: The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan. He also finished second on season seven of Project Runway, and competed on Project Runway All Stars Season 2.
Estefanía Fadul is a Colombian-born stage and film director who aims to connect diverse communities through socially-conscious storytelling. Her recent work includes Christina Quintana’s Azul at Southern Rep Theater, Stefan Ivanov’s The Same Day at Sfumato Theatre in Bulgaria, and the Spanish-language musical Óye Oyá by Rebecca Martínez and Rodolfo Ortega. This past month, Estefanía directed and produced Carla’s Quince a theatrical immersive zoom experience aimed at mobilizing young Latinx voters to the polls.
Dave Anzuelo is a Latinx actor and fight-director studied acting at The College of Santa Fe. Dave founded UnkleDave’s Fight-House, a Drama Desk award nominated collective of theatrical Fight and Intimacy Directors. His credits as a fight-director include Broadway’s American in Paris, The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters at Playwrights Horizons, and a regional production of Whipping Man with Dorset Theater. Additionally, Anzuelo has acted in titles including White Collar and A New York Christmas Wedding.
Alexis Scheer was named Rising Theatre Star by the Improper Bostonian in the Boston’s Best Issue and one of Remezcla’s Eight Exciting Latinx Playwrights. Some of her theatrical credits include: Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, Christina, and The Sensational. Her work has been developed at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, McCarter Theatre Center, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, San Diego REP, and more. Alexis is a proud Miami native and New World School of the Arts alum. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory and MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. She is currently working on commissions for Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage, Miami New Drama, and Northern Stage.
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Alfredo “Freddy” Lomeli got his start as a co-host of the five-time Lone Star Emmy-winning magazine show Tu Estilo before joining ESPN social media sports show #Redes as a co-host. He has gone on to serve as one of the Spanish-language hosts of the X Games and contribute to ESPN’s NBA Tonight. He is also currently the host of For the Culture but Telemundo on Quibi.
Marie Leguizamo is an Emmy-nominated producer, working on U.S. Hispanic and Latin American television programs. She was recently nominated for a Daytime Emmy for her contributions to the Amazon Prime series Last One Laughing (LOL). Last year, she signed an overall development deal with Endemol Shine Boomdog, where she develops and produces unscripted content.
Dominican-born Maria Santana is a New York-based anchor and correspondent for CNN En Español. She has received three News and Documentary Emmy nominations, most recently in 2017 for CNN’s coverage of the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Beyond her work in journalism, Santana is on the Board of Directors of Legal Outreach, Inc., a non-profit organization whose goal is to change the educational trajectory of urban youth from underserved New York City communities.
Morgan Radford is a Latinx television news reporter who currently works as a New York-based correspondent for NBC News. Radford received a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University before getting her professional start as an anchor on ABC News Now.
With parents who were raised in Nicaragua and Venezuela, Lorena Estrada’s multicultural roots helped her develop a passion for travel and news. Estrada’s career began as an anchor at WLTV in Knoxville, Tennessee where she became involved with Centro Hispano, East Tennessee’s non-profit organization serving the Hispanic community. Today, Estrada serves as weekend morning anchor and general assignment reporter at WSVN in her hometown Miami, Florida.
The daughter of Mexican immigrants, Patti Solis Doyle grew up in Chicago, Illinois and studied Journalism at Northwestern University. She was a longtime aide of Hillary Clinton and the campaign manager for her 2008 run before joining Obama’s 2008 campaign as VP Chief of Staff. She is also a public speaker and discusses her personal story of growing up in Chicago as the daughter of immigrants.
Sarina Morales is the Los Angeles Rams Team Reporter, where she produces content for the teams website, podcast, and social channels. Prior to her current role, she worked at ESPN for their SportsCenterAM show. She is an alum of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communication.
Debby Wolfe grew up in Hollywood, Florida where she was raised by a Jewish Father and a Salvadorian mother. She graduated from the NBC Writers on the Verge program and landed her first staff writing position on Whitney season 2. She then spent two seasons at Disney Channel where she wrote for the Emmy nominated Dog with a Blog and sold an original comedy titled House of Beatz. She then joined Netflix’s One Day at a Time, produced by Norman Lear for three seasons. During that time, she sold an original CBS Latinx family comedy titled Just Like Us. Last year she sold a supernatural comedy to Netflix titled Basic Witches. Currently she is a Co-Executive Producer on ABC’s The Conners.
An accomplished television creative, Jorge Zamacona has produced and written on Homicide: Life on the Street, 10-8: Officers on Duty, Outlaw, Quantico, OZ, and most recently serves as the Executive Producer for Showtime’s City on A Hill.
Mando Alvarado is a Mexican-American playwright, screenwriter and actor. He is currently a supervising producer on Netflix’s upcoming Brand New Cherry Flavor. He was previously a staff writer on OWN’s Greenleaf, and served as a Co-Producer on the first season of Netflix’s Seven Seconds. Alvarado currently serves as a Producer for Vida on Starz. His plays include Basilica, (O)n the 5:31, Post No Bills, and Throat. He is a member of Rising Phoenix Rep, alum of INTAR’s Hispanic-Playwright-in-Residence Laboratory, a member of Company of Angels writer’s group, and a graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Sean Tretta is currently a Co-Executive Producer on Mayans MC for FX and in an overall deal at Touchstone Television. Prior to that, he worked on 12 Monkeys for SyFy. He is currently developing RRH at Freeform, and previously developed The Moment They Were Waiting For with M. Night Shyamalan at TNT. On the feature side, Sean has worked with Blumhouse Films on a feature titled Devil’s Night as well as having written and directed numerous horror/thriller films independently.
Born and raised in the Bay Area by parents from Mexico, Emilia Serrano worked as a copywriter at various ad agencies before breaking into the television industry in 2010. Emilia currently serves as a Co-Executive Producer on the ABC series Mixed-ish, and previously wrote on the Disney+ reboot of High SchooL Musical, Netflix’s Gentefied, The CW’s Jane The Virgin, and ABC’s Cristela. She is currently working on a feature for Universal and has sold movies to Sony.
Michelle Badillo is a Latinx writer and actress from Queens, NY. She appeared on the STARZ series Vida as Sam, and is currently writing for and a Producer on the new Amazon series A League of Their Own. Previously, Michelle wrote on The Great North, The Bold Type, and was nominated for a Humanitas for her work on the Netflix show One Day at a Time.
Raised in Los Angeles in a Mexican Catholic family, Marcos Luevanos knew writing was his passion after his second grade short story was adapted into a school play. Before becoming a TV writer, Marcos attended NYU and spent several years working for The L.A. Times as a fashion editor. Marcos is currently a Co-Executive Producers on the Hulu original series Love, Victor, and was recently on staff of the new Mike Schur Peacock series Rutherford Falls, The CW’s Charmed, and CBS’ Life in Pieces.
Aaron Serna is a Mexican-American comedy writer who grew up in South Texas. Aaron worked on ABC’s Malibu Country and Cristela, Netflix’s Mr. Iglesias, and most recently he was a Co-Producer on the new drama series Selena, inspired by the tragic life of Tejano music legend Selena Quintanilla. Aaron has also made a name for himself in the development world. He was hired by Brillstein Entertainment to develop a half-hour adaptation of the hit Colombian telenovela Familia En Venta (Family For Sale) starring Roselyn Sanchez which sold to FOX. Aaron recently sold two broadcast comedy projects in the 2019 development season, including Bridges, which sold to ABC in a three-network bidding war. Campanario Entertainment is producing.
A first-generation Cuban-American, Mark Perez is a feature film writer whose credits include the 2018 hit Game Night and the cult classic Accepted. His upcoming projects include the Movie Night, with John Cena attached to star and Jason Bateman set to direct for Netflix; as well as the Warner Bros. feature Superworld, which will re-team him with Jason Bateman, who’s also attached to direct. Most recently, Mark signed on to adapt the upcoming graphic novel Stray Dogs for Paramount Animation.
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Javier Grillo-Marxuach has written on some of television’s most prolific shows. His credits include Charmed, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Lost, Medium, and most recently The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. He is currently working on the second season of the Netflix drama Raising Dion.
Director and Cinematographer Nicolas Puenzo was raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has directed episodes on multiple television series including La Jauría and Cromo where he was also Co-Showrunner. He was recently nominated for the Golden Peacock at the International Film Festival of India for his work on Los Últimos. As a cinematographer, he has worked on films such as The German Doctor (Wakolda) and La Mano Visible.
María Reneé Prudencio is a Bolivian actress and screenwriter based in Mexico City. Her films include Quemar Las Naves and The Last Call; the latter for which she earned an Ariel Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. She also wrote The Eternal Feminine which was nominated for eight Ariel Awards, and adapted the Spanish series El Hotel de Los Secretos. For the stage, she adapted Arrepentidos by Marcus Lindeen and Privacidad by James Graham, of which had a successful run at Teatro Insurgentes, starring Diego Luna and Luis Gerardo Méndez. As an actress, she is known for the successful Mexican shows Nada Personal and Mirada De Mujer, and her staring role in David Pablo’s film The Life After, which premiered in Venice Film Festival in 2013. She was also nominated for Best Female Performance by the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences for her role in Club Sandwich.
Clara Aranovich is a first generation American daughter of Argentinian and Chilean immigrants. She made her festival debut at Tribeca in 2018 with Tantalum, an original web-series, and will be directing Blumhouse’s Tentacles. Aranovich co-founded Public Assembly, a publicly supported theater company based in Los Angeles.
Michel Franco is a writer, director and producer from Mexico City. He has made five films. His first four films, including After Lucia, Chronic and April’s Daughter, were all official selections at Cannes and won prizes there. In addition, Chronic was nominated for two Independent Spirit awards, including Best Screenplay. His new film, New Order, was in the 2020 Venice Film Festival, and won the Silver Lion, and was acquired for US distribution by Neon. He is in post production on his new film Driftwood.
Natalia Beristáin grew up in Mexico City before graduating from Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. Her directorial work includes Netflix’s recent Homemade, a TV series about life in quarantine. Other TV credits include Luis Miquel and Colosio. Beristáin has won numerous awards including the Yellow Robin for No Quiero Dormir Sola at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.
Born in Buenos Aires, Lucía Puenzo is an Argentinian novelist and filmmaker whose fearlessness in approaching complex subjects creates unique, award-winning work. She graduated from the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts in Argentina before going on to win the Critics’ Award for XXY at the Cannes Film Festival. Puenzo’s latest work spans from film to television and includes The German Doctor as well as the showrunning the Amazon Original La Jauría.
A native New Yorker, director Norberto Barba has received three ALMA Award nominations for Outstanding Director of a Television Drama or Comedy. His wide range of film and television credits include Better Call Saul, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Wu-Tang: An American Saga, and The Mayans MC. Prior to his directorial debut, Barba served in a Psychological Operations unit of the United States Army Special Forces.
Ramón Salazar is a writer/director from Malaga, Spain. His film Sunday’s Illness premiered at the Berlin Film Festival to universal acclaim, and was awarded Best Screenplay at Toulouse Cinespaña. Susy Sanchez stars in the film, and won the Goya for her performance. Ramón’s first movie, 10,000 Noches En Ninguna Parte, also premiered in Berlin and garnered another Best Actress win for Susy Sanchez at the Goya Awards. Salazar also directed the pilot and multiple episodes of the incredibly popular series Elite, which is currently streaming on Netflix.
Luis Prieto is a Spanish-born director who studied film at the California Institute of Arts in Los Angeles. He began his award-winning career with a Student Academy Award nomination for The Night Voice before winning numerous international awards including Best Short Film at the Tribeca Film Festival and Special Jury Mention at the Venice Film Festival. Luis has since directed numerous films, including Pusher, Ho Voglia Di Te, and the documentary The Disunited States of America. Most recently, Prieto directed Kidnap, starring Halle Berry, as well as episodes of Netflix’s White Lines and Crackle’s The Oath.
Curly Velasquez is a Salvadorian-American actor and producer best known for his work on the Buzzfeed Video team. Velasquez hosted two episodes of the reality show Mi Quinceañera Come True, and has had a role in multiple episodes of Vida on Starz.
TikTok star Sienna Mae Gomez is a Latinx dancer whose social media following grew to over 6 million followers in just two months. Her work, which focuses on body positivity and self confidence, has garnered 33 million views and has been copied by other notable talents, including the chart-topping musical artist Lizzo.
Stephanie Cayo is a Peruvian actress, singer, and dancer. She began acting at the age of nine on the television comedy Travesuras del Corazón before gaining international recognition for her role on Besos Robados. Cayo later moved to New York to study acting, singing, and dancing. In addition to releasing two albums, Cayo has had a prolific career across film and television. She starred in Netflix’s first spanish-language original series, Club de Cuervos and is currently in post-production on multiple film projects.
The multi-talented Macarena Achaga was born in Argentina and began modeling as a teenager. She quickly expanded into acting and singing. Achaga is widely known for her role on the television series Amar A Muerte, and for her contribution to the pop group Eme 15. She is set to star in the upcoming season of the Netflix popular Spanish-language series Luis Miguel: The Series.
The Kid Mero also known as Joel Martinez was born into a Dominican-American family in the Bronx. A jack of all trades, The Kid Mero is a writer, producer, comedian, and host. He is best known as one-half of the duo Desus & Mero. The team currently hosts the widely successful late-night talk show, Desus & Mero, twice a week on Showtime. The Kid Mero also stars in Vampires vs the Bronx. Mero recently released his debut book, God-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons from the Bronx, which is currently on the New York Times Best Seller list.
Born in Ohio to a Peruvian mother and a Spanish, Cajun, and French-Canadian father, Tom Segura began performing in stand-up comedy clubs after graduating college. Today he is one of the biggest names in comedy, hosting the popular podcast Your Mom’s House along with his wife, Christina Pazsitzky. Segura has released four Netflix comedy specials.
Paul Rodriguez is a Mexican comedian, actor, and humanitarian with an international fanbase. He also has had major success as a writer, director and producer with credits like executive producing and starring in The Original Latin Kings of Comedy, among others. Apart from bringing laughter to the world in both English and Spanish for over three decades, Rodriguez is a part owner of the Los Angeles comedy club, The Laugh Factory.
Paul Rodriguez Jr. is the son of comedian Paul Rodriguez. P-Rod, as he is known, was raised in Tarzana, CA and is a professional skateboarder and actor. Transworld SKATEboarding Magazine has called him one of the 30 Most Influential Skaters of All Time. He has won eight X-Games medals, four of which are gold. P-Rod co-owns the popular skateboarding brand Primitive and throughout his career has received sponsorships from Nike, Target, Mountain Dew and more.
Born in Puerto Rico but raised in Spanish Harlem, Jose Feliciano is a musician, singer and composer who has topped international charts since breaking out in the early 1960’s, and has since collaborated with many of the world’s top musicians. Feliciano is an eight-time Grammy award winner, including when he won the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
Felipe Esparza was born in Mexico but primarily raised in the Boyle Heights neighborhood in Los Angeles. In 2010, the actor and comedian won NBC’s Last Comic Standing and most recently Esparza set a Netflix record for simultaneously releasing two comedy specials in the some day, one in English, Bad Decisions, and one in Spanish, Malas Decisiones.
Jay Hernandez initially gained success following his leading role in the 2001 romantic drama Crazy/Beautiful, in which he received an Alma Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture. Other films include: Friday Night Lights, Hostel, Bad Moms and Suicide Squad. The third-generation American with Mexican roots is currently starring in CBS’s hit series Magnum P.I. Season three premieres on December 4th.
Actor, singer, and comedian Omar Chaparro is one of the biggest names in Mexico. Known for voicing beloved characters and starring in many leading roles, including in the third and fourth top grossing Mexican box office films of all time (No Manches Frida and No Manches Frida 2), his credits are extensive and internationally regarded. It was recently announced that Chaparro will star in Tequila Re-Pasado, an original comedy from Sony Pictures International shooting this spring. Chaparro also hosts Nailed It! and The Masked Singer for Latin America.
Born in Argentina and raised between Spain and his native country, Latinx actor Alberto Ammann received the Goya Award for Best New Actor following his first cinematic role in the 2009 Spanish film Cell 211. Ammann has since become one of Spain’s most beloved Actors. He has had a regular role as part of the ensemble cast on Netflix’s Narcos and Narcos: Mexico. Ammann also recently won Best Actor for his work in El Silencio Del Cazador at the Santiago International Film festival of Chile, one of the strongest festivals in South America.
James Roday Rodriguez was raised in San Antonio, Texas before studying experimental theatre at NYU. The actor, screenwriter, and director is well known for his role on USA’s Psych, which aired for eight seasons on the cable network. In 2017, Rodriguez reprised his role as pretend psychic Shawn Spencer for a TV/Movie adaptation of the show, Psych: The Movie, which he also co-wrote and executive produced. A sequel film, Psych: Lassie Come Home, which he again starred in, co-wrote, and executive produced, was released on NBC Universal’s Peacock earlier this summer. He currently stars on ABC’s critically acclaimed series, A Million Little Things.
Born in Mexico City, Camila Sodi is an actress, model and singer. She made her feature film debut in 2007’s The Night Buffalo and has recently starred in the spanish-language television series, Rubí.
Augusto Aguilera is an actor of Mexican descent who began his acting career on stage in Los Angeles. After transitioning to film and television, Aguilera had roles in the 2018 film The Predator and regular roles in the Amazon Original series Too Old to Die Young and HBO Max’s Made For Love.
Brian “Sene” Marc is a Brooklyn-born musician and actor. His first breakout role was in the 2016 Sundance hit White Girl. Soon after Marc made a bigger name for himself on the Netflix adaptation of the Marvel classic Luke Cage. Currently, you can catch Marc guest starring in Good Doctor this next season.
Born to a Colombian father and an Ecuadorian mother in New York City, Sebastian Chacon was primed to be a Latinx actor who would use his voice and talent to draw attention to the cultures his characters represent. After receiving a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Chacon starred in various plays, including The Rape of Sabine Women at The Duke Theatre in New York City. Chacon most recently was seen recurring in Showtime’s Penny Dreadful and has previously recurred on FX’s Pose. He will next star in Amazon’s original series Daisy Jones & The Six, based on the New York Times’ bestselling novel about the rise of a rock band in the 1970’s Los Angeles music scene.
Brianna Hildebrand broke records in the X-Men cinematic universe as the first openly LGBTQ+ superhero. When the Texan native was first cast as Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool. Two years later Hildebrand reprised her role in the film’s sequel, Deadpool 2. She’s currently starring in the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series, Trinket, and last year starred opposite John Cena and Keegan-Michael Key in Playing with Fire.
Jon Kortajarena, the Spanish-born actor and model was most recently seen as a special guest star in Nathaniel Halpern’s Amazon’s hit series Tales From The Loop. Currently, he can be seen starring in the widely-popular global Netflix series High Sea. Kortajarena was named 4th in the Top 10 Male Models of All Time by Vogue Magazine. Throughout the years Kortajarena has become imperative to the biggest names in fashion, and has won numerous fashion awards in Germany, Italy, France, the United States and Spain.
Matias Varela is a Swedish-Spanish actor who began his career on multiple Swedish soap operas. After receiving praise for his roles on Netflix’s Narcos, 2015’s film Point Break, and the 2016 film Assassin’s Creed, Varela landed a role as a series regular in Ridley Scott’s forthcoming television adaptation of Raised by Wolves which is streaming on HBO Max.
Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro has starred in countless hit movies throughout the years. Santoro can be seen starring in all three seasons of the hit HBO series Westworldopposite Thandie Newton, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, and Anthony Hopkins. The world-renowned actor recently starred in Project Power opposite Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback, which was #1 globally for over two weeks. Other projects include Un Traductor,The 33, Jane Got A Gun, Focus, Ben Hur, Rio, I Love You, Dominion, Pele, 300: Rise Of An Empire, Rio 2, The Last Stand, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, Hemingway and Gelhorn. He is also known for starring and producing in Heleno, the fascinating true life story of Brazilian soccer star Heleno de Frietas.
Actress Kiele Sanchez was raised in Chicago by her parents of Puerto Rican, French, and Polish descent. She has had a long career in television and is predominantly known for her roles on the Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning hit series Lost, A&E’s The Glades, and Netflix’s Kingdom.
Danny Pino is a Cuban-American actor who recently joined the cast of Universal’s big screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Dear Evan Hansen. Pino currently stars in the FX series Mayans M.C. where he plays cartel leader Miguel Galindo.
The Dominican-Republican born actress Dania Ramirez will soon co-star in the Netflix adaptation of DC Comics’ Sweet Tooth. The eight episode series follows Gus, half-boy, half-dear as he leaves his home in the forest to discover that the world has been rocked by a cataclysmic event. Ramirez will play Aimee, a benevolent pioneer in the middle of dystopic America.
For over three decades, Benjamin Bratt has graced the stage, television screens, and films recognized across the globe. Bratt’s mother, who was born in Peru, influenced his lifelong passion for social activism. Growing up, his family participated in the 1969 Native American Occupation of Alcatraz and he is a strong advocate for the American Indian Movement. Bratt’s acting work has been widely recognized in the Latino community; he is the recipient of numerous ALMA, HOLA, and Imagen awards. Earlier this year, Bratt was announced as a series regular in a forthcoming futuristic HBO Max pilot from Ava DuVernay and DC Comics titled DMZ.
Scoring the leading female role in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of West Side Story was a dream come true for Columbian-American actress Rachel Zegler. The New Jersey native and social activist was chosen to play Maria after the iconic director auditioned over 30,000 actresses for the part. “As a Colombian-American woman growing up in this day and age, strong roles like Maria are so important,” Zegler published on her Instagram. To be able to bring that role to life— a role that means so much to the Hispanic community— is so humbling.” The highly-anticipated film will be released December 18, 2020.
Ana Mulvoy-Ten is a bilingual actress of British and Spanish descent. After scoring her first role on a Spanish television show while living in Madrid, Melvoy-Ten went on to land a number of parts in film and television, including Amazon Original’s Selah and the Spades, which was recognized as a New York Times’ Critic’s Pick upon its release.
The Mexican native and multi-talented Martha Higareda has been acting since she was a teenager. Her first major film role in Amarte Duele landed her the nickname “The Mexican Sweetheart.” At 25 years-old, Higareda wrote and produced the independent film, Te Presento a Laura, which went on to be a major box office success in Mexico. Higareda regularly promotes her pride for her Mexican heritage to her 3.7million Instagram followers. She recently starred in the Netflix series Altered Carbon.
Stephanie Beatriz was born in Argentina but grew up largely in Texas, where she discovered performing arts in high school. Today, Beatriz is mostly known for her role as Detective Rosa Diaz on the award-winning NBC comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. As a proudly Queer woman, Beatriz is a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. You can catch her next starring in the movie adaptation of is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway show, In The Heights, slated to hit the big screen June 2021.
Stay tuned as we honor more clients throughout this month!