Christina Ochoa Reveals Her Hero in CARE’s International Women’s Day #HerInHERO Campaign Video

Christina Ochoa is celebrating her hero as part of this year’s International Women’s Daycommemorations…

The 34-year-old Spanish actress, a star on ABC’s drama series A Million Little Things, appears in a new video released by humanitarian non-profit organization CARE as part of its #HerInHERO campaign.

Christina Ochoa

In the black-and-white clip, 30 female celebrities – including Ochoa, Kelly ClarksonSophia BushJess Glynne and others — name their personal female heroes. Most, including Clarkson, discuss the impact their mothers have had on their lives.


But Ochoa claimed marine biologist Sylvia Earleas her hero, saying, “She has pioneered the role of women in STEM and marine sciences, inspiring the lives of young women.”

Meanwhile, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriznamed country music legend Dolly Parton as her hero.

International Women’s Day is Friday, March 8.

Justina Machado Wins Imagen Award for Best Actress – Television

Justina Machado is celebrating her big Day

The 33rd annual Imagen Awards were announced over the weekend, with the 45-year-old Puerto Rican actress taking home one of the big prizes.

Justina Machado 

Machado was named Best Actress – Television for her starring role on Netflix’s One Day at a Timewhich earned the award for Best Primetime Program.

It’s her second consecutive award for portraying Penelope Alvarez on the series.

The Imagen Awards are presented by the Imagen Foundation, an organization that encourages and champions the positive portrayal of Latinos in entertainment.

Pixar’s Coco took the trophy for Best Feature Film and Best Director for Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina.

Other winners included Overboard stars Eugenio Derbez and Eva Longoria, as well as a tie for Best Supporting Actress in television for Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Stephanie Beatriz and Suits actress Gina Torres.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Best Feature Film: Coco(Disney Pixar)
Best Director: Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, Coco(Disney Pixar)
Best  Actor  –  Feature  Film: Eugenio  Derbez,  Overboard (3Pas  Studios  and  Pantelion, Lionsgate MGM)
Best Actress – Feature Film: Eva Longoria, Overboard(3Pas Studios and Pantelion, Lionsgate MGM)
Best Primetime Program – Drama: Station 19(ABC; ABC Studios)
Best Primetime Program – Comedy: One Day at a Time(Netflix)
Best Primetime Program – Specials, Movies & Mini-Series: The Long Road Home(National Geographic; Phoenix Pictures, Finngate Television, and Fuzzy Door for National Geographic)
Best Actor – Television: E.J. Bonilla, The Long Road Home(National Geographic; Phoenix Pictures, Finngate Television, and Fuzzy Door for National Geographic)
Best Actress – Television: Justina Machado, One Day at a Time(Netflix)
Best Supporting Actor – Television: Jorge Diaz, The Long Road Home(National Geographic; Phoenix Pictures, Finngate Television, and Fuzzy Door for National Geographic)
Best Supporting Actress – Television (TIE):
 Stephanie Beatriz, Brooklyn Nine-Nine(Fox; Universal Television, Fremulon, Dr. Goor Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment)
Gina Torres, Suits(USA Network; Universal Cable Productions)
Best Young Actor – Television: Jenna Ortega, Stuck in the Middle(Disney Channel; Horizon Productions, Inc.)
Best Variety or Reality Show: Pati’s Mexican Table(WETA/American Public Television; Co-production of Mexican Table LLC, WETA Washington DC, and FRANK)
Best Children’s Programming: Elena of Avalor(Disney Junior; Disney Television Animation)
Best Documentary: The Pushouts(Curious Matters, LLC)
Best Informational Program (Local or National): Noticias Telemundo: “Nuestra Gente Extraordinaria” (Telemundo Network)
Best Short-Form Non-Fiction Program: ESPN Features – SC Reportajes – “Hoops Sagrado” (ESPN Deportes; ESPN)
Best On-Air Advertising: Broken Crayons (brokencrayons.us; Republica

Stephanie Beatriz Joins Voice Cast of Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”

Stephanie Beatriz has landed a Sweet role… 

The 37-year-oldArgentine actress and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star has joined the voice cast of Warner Bros.’ The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part alongside Broad City‘s Arturo Castro.

Stephanie Beatriz

Beatriz will portray new character Sweet Mayhem; Castro will play new character Ice Cream Cone.

Also confirmed to return is Alison Brie as Unikitty and Nick Offerman as Metal Beard.

They join previously announced cast members from the first movie Chris Pratt (Emmet), Elizabeth Banks (Lucy), Will Arnett (Lego Batman) as well as Tiffany Haddish who plays a new character Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi.

Mike Mitchell, of Shrek Forever AfterTrolls, and Sky High directs.

Lego Movie 2 is being produced by the same team behind the Lego film franchise since the first feature title debuted in 2014. That film racked up $469M at the global box office.

The Lego Movie 2 reunites the heroes of Bricksburg and takes place five years after the first movie. They face a new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the Lego universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored and musical worlds.

Lego Movie 2 opens nationwide in 2D and 3D on February 8., 2019.

NBC Picks Up Stephanie Beatriz’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” for a Sixth Season After Fox’s Cancellation

Stephanie Beatriz isn’t retiring after all…

Shortly after Fox cancelled Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the cop comedy series, starring the 37-year-old Argentine-born American actress, has been picked up by NBC for a 13-episode sixth season.

Stephanie Beatriz

NBC, whose sister studio Universal TV produces the Andy Samberg-starring series, was one of the potential suitors for the comedy after its cancellation.

NBC also was among the broadcast networks that bid for the Brooklyn Nine-Nine pitch from creators Mike Schur and Dan Goor when it hit the marketplace in 2012 before the project landed at Fox in a very competitive situation.

“Ever since we sold this show to Fox I’ve regretted letting it get away, and it’s high time it came back to its rightful home,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “Mike Schur, Dan Goor, and Andy Samberg grew up on NBC and we’re all thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and best cast comedies in a long time will take its place in our comedy line-up. I speak for everyone at NBC, here’s to the Nine-Nine!”

Created by the Parks and Recreation duo of Goor and Schur, former college roommates, Brooklyn Nine-Nine centers on Peralta, played by Saturday Night Live alum Samberg, a screwball who happens to be a real good cop. His captain in the NYPD’s 99th Precinct is Raymond Holt, a seen-it-all and emotion-challenged captain played by Andre Braugher, who scored three consecutive Emmy noms for Supporting Actor from 2014-2016. Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Beatriz, Chelsea Peretti, Joel McKinnon Miller and Dirk Blocker also star.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which was Fox’s highest-rated live-action comedy series this season among adults 18-49, is produced by Universal Television.

The show won two Golden Globes in its freshman season — for best comedy series and best actor in a comedy series (Samberg).

Stephanie Beatriz’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” to Make Its Syndication Debut on TBS in January

Stephanie Beatriz is expanding her (police) force field…

Fox’s police action-comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring the 36-year-old Argentine-born actress of Colombian and Bolivian descent, will make its syndication debut on TBS in January.

Stephanie Beatriz

Earlier this year, TBS finalized a deal with NBCUniversal for the cable syndication rights to the first five seasons the of Golden Globe-winning series starring Andy Samberg, Beatriz and Melissa Fumero. The deal includes exclusive linear and associated on-demand rights, including rolling episodes on TV Everywhere.

The pilot episode, which originally aired on Fox in September 2013, will air at 7:00 pm ET/PT starting January 4, 2018. The show will air consecutive episodes on TBS every Thursday from 7:00-11:00 pm ET/PT. Episodes will also be available on the TBS app.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a beloved comedy series driven by a talented ensemble cast, which will be an excellent complement to TBS’ slate of character-driven programs,” said Michael Quigley, executive vice president of commercial operations, content strategy and monetization for TBS and TNT. “We are delighted to welcome creators Dan Goor and Michael Schur’s television family to their second home on cable!”

“I couldn’t be more excited that the ultimate detectives slash geniuses of Brooklyn’s 99 are coming to TBS, home of the ultimate TV fans slash humans,” said show co-creator and executive producer Dan Goor.

Beatriz portrays Detective Rosa Diaz, Fumero plays Detective Amy Santiago and Samberg plays Detective Jacob “Jake” Peralta. The show’s other stars include Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio and Andre Braugher.

Leal’s “Divine Divas” Wins Global Audience Award at South by Southwest Film Festival

Leandra Leal has global appeal…

The Brazilian actress-turned-director picked up the Global audience award at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival for her documentary Divine Divas.

Leandra Leal

Leal first directorial effort pays tribute to several of the transvestite artists of Rio de Janeiro’s Rival theater, an establishment originally run by her grandfather. It was one of the first clubs to openly feature men dressed as women.

Divine DivasMeanwhile, the Stephanie Beatriz-starrer The Light of the Moon earned writer-director Jessica M. Thompson the Narrative Feature Competition audience award.

Here’s a look at all of this year’s audience award winners:

Narrative Feature Competition: “The Light of the Moon
,” directed by Jessica M. Thompson
Documentary Feature Competition: “Dealt
,” directed by Luke Korem\
Headliner: “Baby Driver,” directed by Edgar Wright
Narrative Spotlight: “Mr. Roosevelt.” directed by Noel Wells
Documentary Spotlight: “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin,” directed by Jennifer M. Kroot
Visions: “Becoming Bond,” directed by Josh Greenbaum
Midnighters: “68 Kill,” directed by Trent Haaga
Episodic: 
”Dear White People,” directed by Justin Simien
24 Beats Per Second: “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers,” directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio
Global: “Divine Divas,” directed by Leandra Leal
Festival Favorites: “The Big Sick
,” directed by Michael Showalter

Fox Renews Beatriz’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” for a Fourth Season

Stephanie Beatriz has more protecting and serving in her future…

Fox has renewed its comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring the 35-year-old half-Colombia/half-Bolivian actress, for a fourth season.

Stephanie Beatriz

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg, has been a modest linear television performer but is strong in online/SVOD viewing.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, produced by Universal Television, is created and written by Dan Goor and Michael Schur.

In addition to Beatriz and Samberg, the series also stars Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller.

Martinez Joins Live Reading of Black List Script “El Fuego Caliente”

Natalie Martinez’s career is heating up 

The 31-year-old Cuban American actress has joined the cast of the upcoming live reading of the 2011 Black list script El Fuego Caliente.

Natalie Martinez

Melanie Lynskey and Don Cheadle have also come on board, joining previously announced cast members Roselyn Sanchez, Jaime Camil, Judy Reyes, Stephanie Beatriz, Diego Boneta, Ben Schwartz, and narrator Anthony Mendez.

Written by Schwartz, who is also directing the live read, the story is a remake of Soapdish that follows telenovela icon Penelope, who desperately dreams of escaping to Hollywood stardom. After a jealous costar and conniving producer resurrect her character’s previously-killed off ex-lover, Penelope’s life becomes crazier than the show on which she stars.

The live read of El Fuego Caliente happens at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood, Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Tickets are now available.

Beatriz to Perform at Young Storytellers Foundation Fundraiser

Stephanie Beatriz is ready for something big…

The 34-year-old half-Colombia/half-Bolivian actress is among the thespians who’ve signed up to perform at the Young Storytellers Foundation’s 12th annual The Biggest Show fundraiser.

Stephanie Beatriz

Taking place on October 24 at New Roads School in Santa Monica, California, The Biggest Show event takes selected screenplays from throughout the previous school year for a staging that also serves as the organization’s biggest annual fundraiser.

The non-profit Young Storytellers group sends volunteers into dozens of Los Angeles-area public elementary schools to work with fifth grade students on developing short screenplays.

Over the course of eight weeks, the students learn the basics of crafting a dramatic narrative by working one on one with mentors, many of them industry writers. At the end of the program, each student’s screenplay is brought to life at an evening event for family and friends with a group of volunteer actors.

In addition to Beatriz, one of the stars of Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the cast for this year’s The Biggest Show will also feature Keegan-Michael Key, Max Greenfield, Jack Black, Judy Greer, Tom Lennon and Jason Mantzoukas.

Brothers Randy and Jason Sklar will serve as hosts.

Young Storytellers Foundation was formed in 1997 by a group of film students that included future Glee and American Horror Story co-creator Brad Falchuk.

Beatriz’s credits include television appearances on The Closer, Modern Family, Southland, Jessie and Hello Ladies.

Beatriz to Participate in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Panel at ATX Television Festival

Stephanie Beatriz is headed to the Lone Star State…

The 34-year-old Argentine actress will appear at the ATX Television Festival as part of a special Brooklyn Nine-Nine panel discussion.

Stephanie Beatriz

Beatriz will be joined by the Fox series’ creator Dan Goor and fellow star Melissa Fumero at the panel.

The ATX Television Festival will take place June 4-7 in Austin, TX.

Other events on tap for the weekend:

* Opening night screening of USA Network’s upcoming drama Complications, with creator Matt Nix and the cast.

Dawson’s Creek pilot script reading presented by creator Kevin Williamson and featuring surprise guests.

* An exclusive sneak peek of Hannibal Season 3’s second episode and a discussion with executive producer Bryan Fuller.

* Screening of Suits‘ Season 5 premiere.

* A 25th anniversary screening of Marta Kauffman’s HBO series Dream On, featuring the creator, star Brian Benben, casting director Tracy Lilienfield and director Betty Thomas.

For further details and ticket information, head over to ATX’s online headquarters.