These Afro-Latinos Are Heating Up Our Screens and Diversifying Hollywood
Ismael Cruz Córdova
Ismael Cruz Córdova is an Afro-Latino actor from Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico. After leaving his beloved island to pursue his career in TV and Film, Córdova attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and landed his first gig as Armando on Sesame Street. Throughout Cordova’s career, he worked his way up until this very moment: the lead actor in Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss Bala.
At 21 years old, Afro-Dominican actor Feliz is working toward establishing his name in Hollywood. Born in the Bronx and raised in Florida, Feliz hit the big screen first in 2011 in Teen Wolf, and in 2017, he was cast as Alex in Marvel’s Runaways, a Hulu original series.
At this point, I think we’ve forgiven Shonda Rhimes for killing off Wes in How to Get Away With Murder, right? After all, Enoch seems to be doing well! Born in the U.K., the Afro-Brazilian star began his career in Harry Potter films and went on to U.K. television with BBC’s Troy: Fall of a City and a new movie titled Red.
HTWAWM has a new heartthrob, and his name is Gabriel Maddox, aka Rome Flynn. The Afro-Cuban star made his first major role appearance last year in Rhime’s thriller series, and he’s also featured in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral.
Sarunas J. Jackson
Jackson is making sure everyone knows that he is a proud Afro-Latino in Hollywood. The Afro-Panamanian starred as Dro in the HBO series Insecure and now made a recent appearance in Freeform’s Good Trouble. Fun fact: He asked the directors of Insecure to make Dro Afro-Latino.
Jackson’s co-star, Noel is also Afro-Panamanian. Born in New York City, Noel attended Morehouse College and then NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts to pursue a career in film. His major breakout role was staring as Issa’s steamy lover, Daniel. While Issa and Daniel’s situationship was still up in the air, Noel took on the lead role in the 2018 film The First Purge.