Meet the Cast (Series Regulars)
Cinthya Carmona as Monica Rivera
Cinthya began her career as a child actress, appearing in English and Spanish language commercials, as well as several theater productions: in Miami’s THE MAINSTREET PLAYHOUSE. Cinthya is a classically trained Dancer, Competing in Ballroom, hip hop and jazz since the age of six. At 18, She was cast as a series regular in the Emmy winning Sketch Comedy Show EL VACILON. Her Credits Also include; TRUE JUSTICE with Steven Seagal, AMBUSHED, with Dolph Lundgren & MMA Champion Randy Couture, and her most recent film BADGE OF HONOR (2014), in which she plays a struggling teen mom and stars alongside Mena Suvari and the brilliant Martin Sheen. On her free time she loves to cook for friends, take dance classes, and donates her time as an active volunteer with the NYCARES organization.
Gil Perez-Abraham as Frankie Rivera, Jr.
Gil is a Second City trained improvisor as well as having studied the Ivana Chubbuck Technique and under Suzanne Esper at the William Esper Studio. He is currently a series regular in MAKING IT: THE SERIES as well as regularly performing in Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, and regional plays and musicals. Gil also writes, records, and performs hip hop music as APOLLO TH3 KID. @gilbertemilio @APOLLOTH3KID
Danny Bolero as Francisco Rivera Sr.
WEPA! East LA native Danny Bolero, is excited to be a part of BODEGA! He has performed on Broadway and theaters coast to coast introducing Washington Heights living to most of the country as patriarch Kevin in the Tony award winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS. He is currently starring in the off -Broadway smash hit BEDBUGS, the Musical. Other credits include the 1993 Broadway revival of JOSEPH. He can be seen in the upcoming Chris Rock film FINALLY FAMOUS, as well MTV’s ONE BAD CHOICE. Other film and TV credits includeTHE HITCHER ; MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, BOARD TO DEATH, LAW & ORDER
Sandra Elizabeth Rodriguez as Juanita
Sandra Rodriguez was born in Connecticut and raised in Puerto Rico. Ironically it was only after earning her law degree that she caught the acting bug. During her closing arguments one day Sandra realized that "performing" came naturally to her! Theatre credits include: Jose Rivera's Sonnets for an Old Century and Vaclav Havel's The Memorandum. She broke into the Indie Film scene with Babygirl, which made the official selection at the 2012 TriBeCa Film Festival and winner of the Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. On the big screen she will be seen this winter in Delusions of Guinevere and on the home screen you can soon catch her as Estelle in Martin Scorsese's Untitled Rock & Roll Project for HBO.
Victor Cruz as Mambo
Victor Cruz was born in Portsmouth, VA and raised in the heart of the South Bronx & East Harlem. Since he was eleven, he knew that one day he would be a part of the entertainment world. He received a BFA from the acting conservatory at SUNY Purchase College. Some of Victor Cruz’s TV & Film Credits Include: The Blacklist, Law & Order, Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, The Other Woman, The Humbling, and Annie (2014).
In our pilot episode also see Denia Brache, Gina Tuttle and Dev Meenagh