Amanda Perez to Appear on CBS’ Bowling Comedy “How We Roll”

Amanda Perez is on a roll

The Latina actress has landed a key recurring role on How We Roll, CBS’ multi-camera bowling comedy from Crashing’s Pete Holmes.

Amanda PerezPerez joins a list of cast newcomers that includes Tahj Mowry, Rondi ReedJudy Kain and Matt McCarthy in the project.

Based on the life of professional bowler Tom Smallwood, the series stars Holmes as Tom, a stoic Midwest husband and dad who gets laid off from a car assembly line and makes the extraordinary decision to provide for his family by following his dream of becoming a professional bowler.

It’s set to premiere Thursday, March 31.

As a skilled player, Tom knows that in bowling you get two chances; no matter what you do with the first ball, you get another one to make it right — the ultimate second chance. Keeping that in mind, he begins his new career with the loving OK from his wife, Jen (Katie Lowes), and the unfaltering support of Archie (Chi McBride), his mentor and the proud owner of Archie’s Lanes: Home of the Curly Fry. It remains to be seen if Tom will strike it big on the pro bowlers circuit, but right now, the pins are set, he’s taking his second shot, and it’s 300 or bust.

Perez will portray Tia, a hair stylist at the beauty salon with Jen. She’s party girl who’s always up for a good time. But as wild as she gets, Tia is still a dear friend to Jen, and there to listen and offer love and support.

How We Roll hails from writer Mark Gross and producers David Hollander and Brian D’Arcy James. The series is produced by CBS Studios with Gross, Hollander and D’Arcy James as executive producers. Mark Cendrowski directed the pilot.

Perez recently recurred on Netflix’s On The Verge and Fox’s Call Me Kat. Her guest star credits include Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, ABC’s Mom and Modern Family, and Netflix’s The Kominsky Method. She also appeared in features CHiPsSummoned and Don Jonand will soon be appearing in Marvel’s Morbius opposite J.K Simmons in 2022.

All Hail the Latina Beauty Queen!

Miss Venezuela Ivian Sarcos is bringing the Miss World crown back to her native country for the first time in 16 years.

The 21-year-old human resources graduate—who spent five years studying in a convent and once considered becoming a nun—beat out approximately 120 fellow contestants to win the title at the Miss World beauty pageant, which was held at London’s Earls Court on Sunday.

Miss Venezuela named Miss World

Last year’s winner, Alexandria Mills of the United States, presented the crown to Sarcos when the final results were announced.

“I believe that the next Miss World should be a woman of responsibility and reason,” said Sarcos, who works for a broadcasting company, before
winning the title. “I believe the woman should be committed to the organization and help people in need. Beauty with a heart.”

Sarcos, who says her future ambition is to work with non-governmental organizations and children, is the sixth Miss Venezuela to win the crown in the pageant’s 60-year history.

“Winning means everything to me and I hope to take advantage of being a winner in a productive manner,” said Sarcos. “I’m unbelievably happy to have won and there are some incredible girls. I first and foremost want to help people in need. I would like to help people like me. I am an orphan. I would also like to help the elderly and troubled teenagers. As many people as I can.”

Miss Philippines Gwendoline Ruais was named the first runner-up, while Miss Puerto Rico Amanda Perez placed third.

In her new role, Sarcos will now spend the year supporting a wide range of global charity projects supported by Miss World’s “Beauty with a Purpose” program.

Click here to read more about Sarcos.