Erica Hernandez to Appear on Epix’s New Dramedy “Bridge & Tunnel”

Erica Hernandez is tunneling forward…

The half-Colombian American actress has joined the ensemble cast of Epix’s upcoming dramedy Bridge & Tunnel.

Erica Hernandez

Written, directed and produced by Edward Burns, the dramedy series set in 1980 revolves around a group of recent college grads setting out to pursue their dreams in Manhattan while still clinging to the familiarity of their working-class Long Island home town.

Hernandez, appearing a recurring role, will play Genie, the fun-loving and sassy sister of Jimmy (Sam Vartholomeos). She and her best friend Lizzie (Barrett Wilbert Reed) dream of rock stardom for their all-girl punk band, Wildfire.

Caitlin Stasey, Gigi Zumbado, JanLuis Castellanos, Brian Muller and Isabella Farrell round out the ensemble cast.

Hernandez can be seen in the feature films Hollywood Fringe opposite Justin Kirk, Lazy Susan opposite Sean Hayes and in Brittany Runs a Marathon opposite Jillian Bell.

She has appeared on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Other Two, High Maintenance, Search Party, Dietland, The Brave, The Last OG and Elementary.

Bridge and Tunnel premieres on January 24 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Epix.

Garcia Cast in NBC’s Fall Comedy “Animal Practice”

It’s official… JoAnna Garcia is returning to network television this fall…

The 32-year-old half-Cuban/half-Spanish American actress has been cast opposite Justin Kirk in NBC’s new fall comedy series Animal Practice.

Joanna Garcia

In the office comedy, Kirk stars as George, a House-like veterinarian who loves animals but usually despises their owners—especially the new woman who runs the clinic. Garcia will portray that woman—George’s intelligent and beautiful old girlfriend now engaged to another, who is assigned to run the animal hospital.

Garcia, who previously starred in Better With You, replaces Amy Huberman who played the role in the pilot.

Along with Garcia and Kirk, Animal Practice co-stars Tyler Labine and Bobby Lee.

Garcia was originally attached to a family comedy project written by Better With You creator Shana Goldberg-Meehan. When that project didn’t go to pilot, she was quickly cast as the female lead in CBS’ untitled Greg Malins/Greg Berlanti comedy pilot, which came thisclose to a series order but ultimately missed the cut. Garcia was immediately approached about starring in Animal Practice and, after negotiations and a chemistry read with Kirk, was cast in the role.