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Aimee Carrero is a Dominican Actress.  Carrero was born in in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and grew up in Miami, Florida (you can find her in the youtube sketch “Shit Miami Girls Say...and guys”). While studying International Relations at Florida International University, she aspired to be a lawyer. But, before she started filling out law school applications, she hopped on a plane to Los Angeles. Carrero has appeared on a lot of shows since then including: Level Up, Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, Lincoln Heights, Men of a Certain Age, The Middle, Greek, Baby Daddy, and The Americans. In 2012, Carrero made her off-broadway debut in Atlantic Theater Company’s world premiere play, What Rhymes with America. Since 2014, Carrero has starred in Freeform sitcom Young & Hungry, alongside Emily Osment. In 2015, it was announced that Carrero will be providing the voice of Elena, Disney's first Latina fairy tale princess for the Disney Channel series Elena of Avalor. The animated series premiered in July 2016, quickly became television's #1 series for Girls age 2-11 in the U.S. and is honored with a National Hispanic Media Coalition Award and an Annie Award nomination. It will be going into its 3rd season this year.  Carrero told Popsugar on landing the role, "For me, it's like one of the most amazing things to ever happen to me, because I think growing up, you want to see yourself represented in stories and you want to see your culture highlighted. I think this has been something people have been wanting for a long time.”
So many memories and so much love for the greatest Tv Pops in the game @jaimecamil I love you with all of my heart and words can't express what a blessing these past three years have been with you in my life. Happy Birthday, to the most loving, compassionate, generous, insanely talented and insanely kind hearted human being I've ever met. I love tv pops, por vida @jaimecamil
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Mondays in Mexico 🌞 #sinfiltro
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#MovementMondays Patricia Riggen is a Mexican director, writer, and producer born in Guadalajara, Jalisco. She became known for Under the Same Moon and the TV movie Lemonade Mouth. Most recently, she directed Girl in Progress with Eva Mendes, Miracles from Heaven with Jennifer Garner, as well as The 33 with Antonio Banderas. While in her home country, Riggen obtained a degree in communication sciences and worked as a journalist. It wasn’t until later that Riggen found her way into writing and producing film, though she never thought she would end up as a director, comparing the chances of landing a career as a director to the chances of landing a career as an astronaut – slim to none. She moved to New York City, where she received her Master's degree in directing and screenwriting at Columbia University. On finally finding her calling, Riggen says, “it never crossed my mind to be a director, and I'll tell you why: because I'm a woman. It just didn't occur to me, but I knew I had to be in film. I finally moved to Mexico City, where the film industry is. I started working there as a producer, which is a very, very valid thing for women to do, because we always produce for men, right? I was pretty successful but I was really unhappy, so I thought, ‘I'm going to go back to school, I'm going to pay for a master's degree…” Riggen is also now one of the most high-profile Latina film directors in Hollywood, she told Latina Trends - “I feel like a rare species. We’re so underrepresented in general–women in film, Latinas in film. I worked really hard, and there’s a lot of competition out there, but I have never experienced discrimination ever I moved here [Los Angeles]. I saw people believing in me, and started believing in myself.”
Making movies with @ismaelcruzcordova and @richieabarca camera operator @l_rozzi 🏋🏽‍♀️
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Michael Pena is a Mexican American Actor & Musician born in Chicago, IL.  Though Peña has been a regular in independent productions since 1994, his breakthrough performances came in two Best Picture Oscar-winning Paul Haggis-penned films, Million Dollar Baby and Crash. He can be seen in many other films including World Trade Center, Shooter, Observe and Report, Battle: Los Angeles, End of Watch, Gangster Squad, American Hustle, Ant-Man, and The Martian. Pena told NBC News, "I've been an actor for 20 years, and I think the first 14 years it was all struggling," said Peña. "At first it was all gangsters," he said, laughing, of the roles offered him for many years. "The reality that everyone is stereotyped; everyone gets typecast so you have to work to get out of that," he said.” Recently, Pena can be seen starring in the feature filmChips alongside Dax Shepard. What's your favorite Pena film? #MovementMondays
Flashback Friday. Dude. I can't believe in two months we go into Jane The Virgin Season Four. Working with @justinbaldoni on this dance a few hours before shooting it I knew I was lucky to have an acting partner like him. So willing to jump in and make Janes Magical Realism come to life. Thank you warriors for letting us do this for years now. #fanfriday @jane__the__virgin_
Any excuse to get him close to me #nationalselfieday @joe_locicero
I tried something out of my comfort zone. A commercial in Spanish with my long-time homies @att. With them for 10 years! That’s #realLove anybody catch it?
You are my best friend Dad. I love you to the moon. When I'm with you smiling is all I can do. There aren't enough thank you's In the world so I'll just remind you everyday how grateful I am for the father you have been to me and my sisters. #happyfathersday