Mercedes de la Cruz to Star in Hallmark Channel’s Rom-Com “Right In Front of Me”

Mercedes de la Cruz is frontin’

The Latina actress, who hails from Canada, wukk star as a lead opposite Janel Parrish and Marco Grazzini in Right In Front of Me, Hallmark Channel’s upcoming rom-com.

Mercedes de la Cruz

Written by Julie Sherman Wolfe and directed by Linda-Lisa Hayter, Right In Front of Me revolves around Carly (Parrish), the owner of a bridal styling business, gets a second chance at romance with her college crush but isn’t sure how to impress him until her new friend Nick starts giving her advice. Soon she learns who the right man for her really is.

The movie, part of Hallmark Channel’s “Spring Fling” programming event this spring, premieres Saturday, April 17.

De La Cruz plays Carly’s assistant and friend Jennifer, an efficient woman with a keen sense of humor who is well aware of Carly’s previous romantic disasters.

De La Cruz most recently co-starred in Lonestar Christmas for Lifetime. She also appeared in Supernatural, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Get Shorty and opposite Freddie Highmore in Bates Motel.

Alanna Ubach to Star in Paramount+’s Dark Comedy Series “Guilty Party”

Alanna Ubach is joining the party

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican-American actress has been cast as a series regular opposite Kate Beckinsale in Guilty Party, Paramount+’s half-hour dark comedy from Funny or Die.

Alanna Ubach

In addition to Ubach and Beckinsale, the series also stars Geoff Stults, newcomer Jules Latimer, Tiya SircarLaurie Davidson and Andre Hyland.

Written by Rebecca Addelman and to be directed by Trent O’DonnellGuilty Party stars Beckinsale as Beth Baker, a discredited journalist desperate to salvage her career by latching on to the story of a young mother sentenced to life in prison for maiming and murdering her husband — crimes she claims she didn’t commit. In trying to uncover the truth, Beth finds herself in over her head as she contends with Colorado gun smugglers, clickbait culture, the doldrums of marriage and her own tarnished past.

Ubach will portray Tessa. This news anchor was lapped by Beth when they started out as young reporters. Now, Tessa’s a “chief crime correspondent” who is quickly moving upwards with Beth fading in her rearview.

Ubach can currently be heard on Hulu’s Crossing Swords opposite Nicholas Hoult and received rave reviews for her turn as Jeanine Pirro in Bombshell.

Her other credits include Coco, Legally Blonde, Meet the Fockers and Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.

Alanna Ubach to Star Opposite Hannah Simone in Yet-Untitled ABC Comedy Pilot

Alanna Ubach is reporting for bestie duty… 

The 43-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican-American actress has landed a lead role opposite Hannah Simone in ABC’s untitled single-camera comedy pilot starring, co-written and executive produced by the New Girl alumna.

Alanna Ubach

Hailing from ABC Studios, the project was written and executive produced by Simone and former New Girl co-executive producer Matt Fusfeldand Alex Cuthbertson.

The pilot is inspired by Simone’s non-traditional Indian family and revolves around Hannah and her Indian-American immigrant father Sid, and you can browse around this site to find more details about the show. They always have been close, but after she admits to herself she’s in a dead-end job and he reveals his marriage is over, they’re starting over together and each finding a new path. This new chapter will either make them crazy close — or just crazy. 

Ubach will play Susan, the family’s closest friend, filled with confidence and booze and always over-the-top. Susan can be counted on to say exactly the wrong thing at all times. 

Ubach, who voiced the female lead Mama Imelda in Coco, will next be seen as Fox News host Jeanine Pirroin Jay Roach’s upcoming untitled feature about Roger Ailes. She also has a recurring role on HBO’s Euphoria and is a regular on Hulu’s Crossing Swords

She previously starred in the Legally Blonde films, Meet the Fockers and Bad Teacher, as well as the television series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.