La La Anthony Lands Recurring Role on Fox’s Drama Series “Star”

La La Anthony’s Star is rising.

The 38-year-old Puerto Rican actress and television personality has landed a recurring role on Fox’s music-fueled drama series Star.

La La Anthony

Anthony will portray Paola, the estranged mother of Angel (guest star Evan Ross) who also happens to have a connection to Jahil (Benjamin Bratt).

Co-created by Lee Daniels and Tom DonaghyStar follows three talented singers – running from their pasts and desperate for a new start – with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cutthroat music business.

Anthony’s recent television credits include Starz’s Power and the Lifetime telepic The New Edition Story. She also has appeared in the recent features Double Play, Deuces and Destined.

She first earned national attention in the early 2000s as a VJ on MTV’s Total Request Live and went on to host a number of reality shows for its corporate sibling VH1 including Flavor of Love. She also starred in the reality television programs La La’s Full Court Wedding and La La’s Full Court Life.

Henao to Star in Confluential Films’ “Destined”

Zulay Henao is destined for a new role…

The 35-year-old Colombian actress has been cast in Confluential Films’ Destined.

Zulay Henao

From director Qasim “Q” Basir, the film tracks the split destinies of young Rasheed Smith, who is tempted into the drug game and follows two divergent life paths: In one, he goes to prison and emerges the head of a criminal empire; in the other, he graduates from college only to wrestle with decisions as a climber at an architectural firm.

In addition to Henao, who recently starred in The Single Moms Club, the film also stars Jesse Metcalfe, Margot Bingham, Rob Riley, Jason Dohring, Mo McRae, Hill Harper and Lala Anthony. 

Henao’s other credits include White Space, Hostel: Part III and Havana Heat.

Filming is underway in Detroit.