Mercedes De La Cruz to Star in the Rom-Com “Sweet as Pie”

The pie’s the limit for Mercedes De La Cruz.

The Latina actress, born and raised in Canada, will star alongside Rhiannon Fish and Kurt Szarka in Sweet as Pie, a rom-com from director Jonathan MacPherson.

Mercedes De La Cruz

Written by Haidyn Harvey and Amy Taylor, the film follows Tamara Hayes (Fish), who is finally being considered for partner after working her way up the corporate ladder at Tethrow Investments for five years. Her boss suggests that in order to win over the board with a strong pitch, Tam needs to come up with three words that describe her best. So, before entering into the biggest presentation of her career, she decides to return to her hometown, to do some soul-searching. Her intentions shift, though, as she discovers that her family’s business is in jeopardy.

De La Cruz will portray Tamara’s old friend Mia, who is thrilled to see her return to her hometown, helping her with a new business idea. As previously announced, Szarka is playing Tamara’s ex, Evan, who she discovers is now working on her family’s orchard.

De La Cruz recently appeared opposite Janel Parrish in the Hallmark Channel movie, Right in Front of Me, and in Lifetime’s Lonestar Christmas, opposite Marco Grazzini.

The actresss has also appeared in Bates MotelGirlfriends’ Guide To Divorce and History Channel’s Project Blue Book.

She recently completed filming on Legendary Pictures’ comedy The Machine, starring Bert Kreischer and Mark Hamill.

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, will 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.

Carbonell to Star in Fox’s Drama Pilot “Behind Enemy Lines”

Nestor Carbonell is reading behind the lines…

The 49-year-old Cuban/Spanish American actor has been cast opposite Marg Helgenberger and B.J. Britt in Fox’s drama pilot Behind Enemy Lines, a drama pilot loosely based on the 2001 movie.

Nestor Carbonell

Written by Nikki Toscano and directed by McG, Behind Enemy Lines is a military soap thriller wherein a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines. It’s described as a multiple-perspective narrative that closely follows our soldiers on the ground and the officers and service men and women on a nearby aircraft carrier, along with intelligence officers in D.C. as they attempt to bring our heroes home safely and under the radar.

Carbonell will play Mateo Rodriguez, a respected career Navy man and Executive Officer on the USS Tyson aircraft carrier.

The project hails from 20th Century Fox Television — whose feature sibling was behind the movie — studio-based Temple Hill and Davis Entertainment.

Carbonell’s previous credits include ABC‘s drama series Lost and A&E‘s drama-thriller series Bates Motel.

Carbonell to Guest-Star on CBS’ “The Good Wife”

Nestor Carbonell is reporting for wife duty…

The 46-year-old Cuban/Spanish American actor will guest-star on CBSThe Good Wife.

Nestor Carbonell

Carbonell will portray a charming entrepreneur who catches Alicia Florrick’s eye, according to CBS.

In the episode, set to air on May 4, Alicia (Julianna Margulies) has a chance encounter with Carbonell’s character, Daniel Irwin, during jury duty, which makes her begin to consider her options outside of her marriage. Alicia will ask for guidance from none other than her mother, Veronica (Stockard Channing), who knows a thing or two about playing the field.

In the wake of Will’s death — and Peter’s not exactly compassionate response — Alicia told her husband that they would stay together for their careers, but that he was free to date whomever he wanted.

Carbonell’s previous television credits include appearances on Lost, Psych, Ringer, Wilfredand Person of Interest. He currently stars on Bates Motel.

The Good Wife airs Sundays at 9/8c on CBS.