Xolo Maridueña Signs with United Talent Agency (UTA)

Xolo Maridueña has new representation…

The 19-year-old Mexican, Cuban and Ecuadorian American actor, who portrays Miguel Diaz on The Karate Kid sequel series Cobrai Kai, has signed with United Talent Agency (UTA).

Xolo Maridueña

The news comes as Maridueña is set to star in season three of the karate drama, which has moved from YouTube to Netflix. The series, in which he plays Diaz, the top student at the Cobra Kai Dojo, recently debuted its first two seasons on Netflix following the shift and will launch the third season in January.

On Parenthood, which aired for six seasons on NBC between 2010 and 2015, he played Victor Graham, the adopted son of Erika Christensen’s Julia Braverman-Graham and Sam Jaeger’s Joel Graham.

His other television credits include guest roles on Major CrimesTwin PeaksRush Hour and Mack and Moxy

In film, he featured in Dealin’ with Idiots, directed and starring Jeff Garlin alongside Gina Gershon and Kerry Kenney and has also performed on stage in Light in the Darkness and Little Red

Sanchez to Star in the Indie Film “Stranded”

Roselyn Sanchez has been left stranded

The 43-year-old Puerto Rican actress has joined the cast of Stranded.

Roselyn Sanchez  

Sanchez, who most recently starred on Lifetime’s Devious Maids, will co-star alongside Paula Patton, Omar Epps and Laz Alonso.

From writer-director Deon Taylor, the indie film follows a journalist (Patton) who is kidnapped after she starts investigating the world of sex trafficking.

Sanchez will play Malia, Darren’s (Alonso) girlfriend who struggles with trust issues in their relationship before realizing she must do everything she can to save herself and her best friend.

Sanchez spent four seasons on the recently canceled  Devious Maids. But she is reteaming with the network on the television movie Death of a Vegas Showgirl, in which she stars and produces. It’s slated to air in October.

Her other credits include The Game PlanAct of Valor and Rush Hour 2.

Roday to Direct Two Episodes of Syfy’s Grindhouse-Inspired Drama “Blood Drive”

James Roday has extra Drive

The 40-year-old Mexican American actor and former Psych star has been hired to direct two episodes of Blood DriveSyfy’s 13-episode straight-to-series, grindhouse cinema-inspired drama.

James Roday

Set in a near-apocalyptic future, the series revolves around Arthur Bailey (Alan Ritchson), the last good cop in Los Angeles, and Grace (Christina Ochoa), his dangerous femme fatale partner with an agenda of her own. When Grace is forced to partner with Arthur, she’s not thrilled, to say the least. But soon she might learn that this genuinely moral, nice guy is also a determined survivor, with whom she might have more in common than she had ever imagined.

The gruesome thriller is from UCP, and James Roland, who created the series and penned the pilot, will serve as co-executive producer.

The series is in production in South Africa.

Roday is best known for his eight-year run as the hyper-observant consultant detective Shawn Spencer on UCP’s and USA Network’s hit comedy Psych, for which he also wrote and directed several episodes.

He made his theatrical directorial debut with the horror-comedy Gravy and has directed TV series including Fox’s Rosewood and CBSRush Hour.

Carmona to Star in Netflix’s Tween Series “Greenhouse Academy”

Cinthya Carmona is bracing for some Greenhouse effets…

The Colombian actress has been cast in the Netflix original tween series Greenhouse Academy (formerly The Greenhouse).

Cinthya Carmona

Greenhouse Academy is a live action series set in an elite boarding school in Southern California called “The Greenhouse.” Students are divided into two rival houses that must join forces to conquer challenges when an evil plot is uncovered.

Paula Yoo is adapting with showrunner Giora Chamizer, who wrote and created the original series.

Carmona, who stars on East Los High, has been cast as a series regular alongside Jessica Amlee, Nadine Ellis, Reina Hardesty, Dallas Hart, BJ Mitchell, Ariel Mortman, Chris O’Neal, Benjamin Papac, Finn Roberts, Parker Stevenson and Grace Van Dien. Ishai Golan has been cast as a recurring cast member.

Carmona’s other credits include television appearances on Power, Rush Hour and True Justice.

Garcia Joins Cast of Fox’s Comic Book-Themed Drama “Lucifer”

Aimee Garcia is headed back to television…

The 37-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican American actress has joined the cast of Fox’s comic book-themed drama Lucifer as a new series regular for Season 2.

Aimee GarciaGarcia will play Ella Lopez, the department’s new forensic scientist…and she sure does love her job. Ella grew up in a pretty rough neighborhood in Detroit, but also in a strong Catholic family, under the watchful and protective eye of her five brothers…which might explain some of her opposing personality traits. Her mutual belief in both faith and science proves a point of interest to Lucifer (and the rest of the department) as they get to know and love her quirky ways.

Known for her role as Dexter’s nanny Jamie Batista on Showtime’s Dexter, Garcia recently co-starred in CBS’ Rush Hour and filmed the indie Sister Cities with Alfred Molina, Jackie Weaver, Jess Weixler and Kathy Baker.

Her other credits include TV Land’s Impastor and Jose Padilha’s RoboCop.

Compte to Star on El Rey Network’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”

It’s a new Dawn for Maurice Compte

The Cuban American actor has joined the cast of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series for Season 3.

Maurice Compte

Compte will portray Brassa, a mysterious, Rasputin-like figure who takes on the outlaw Gecko brothers on Robert Rodriguez’s television take on his cult 1996 film for his El Rey Network.

Season 3 will continue the Gecko brothers’ saga as they fight their way through the world of culebras, the vampire-snake hybrids that control hidden empires in Texas and Mexico.

Seth (D.J. Cotrona) and Richie (Zane Holtz) made a run for the border two years ago and ran headlong into a bar full of bloodsuckers and bandits, facing off with the vampire goddess Santánico (Eiza Gonzalez). The Geckos joined her cause, and they settled an old score. It won them a place in the culebra world. Now that world is about to explode, and new enemies are gathering – dark forces hell bent on destruction and domination. It’s up to the Geckos to stop them, but they can’t do it alone.

Compte appeared in the Netflix series Narcos and guested this year on Hawaii Five-O and Rush Hour.

He recently wrapped roles in the features Going Under and The True Memoirs of an International Assassin.

Garcia Cast in CBS’ Hour-Long Pilot “Rush Hour”

Aimee Garcia is ready, ready, ready to rush…

The 36-year-old Mexican American and Puerto Rican actress, who starred on Showtime’s Dexter, has been cast as the female lead opposite Jon Foo in CBS’ hour-long pilot Rush Hour.

Aimee Garcia

The pilot, written by Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick and directed by Jon Turteltaub, centers on Lee (Foo), a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer assigned to a case in Los Angeles, where he’s forced to work with Carter, a cocky black LAPD officer who has no interest in a partner.

Garcia will play Didi Diaz, a sergeant with the LAPD who chose to leave the streets once she became a mom. Didi is Carter’s former partner who knows him better than most people and is not afraid to call him out.

The movies’ director Brett Ratner will executive produce.

Garcia most recently starred in MGM’s Robocop remake.

Peña to Guest Star on ABC’s “Modern Family”

Elizabeth Peña is about to share screen time with Sofia Vergara

The 51-year-old Cuban American actress has signed on to guest star as Gloria’s (Vergara) mother on ABC’s Modern Family.

Elizabeth Pena

Peña, whose film credits include La Bamba and Rush Hour, starred in the short-lived I Made Dora back in 1987-88.

Meanwhile, The Closer’s Stephanie Beatriz will portray Gloria’s sister, according to TVGuide.com.

Peña and Beatriz will appear in Episode 12, which is titled “Fulgencio.”

Modern Family airs Wednesdays at 9:00 pm ET on ABC.