oscars_64_Edward James Olmos

Long before his memorable television roles in Battlestar Galactica and Dexter, Edward James Olmos earned rave reviews for his portrayal of real-life high school math teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver, an inspirational film that was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2011. The Mexican American actor earned the only Academy Award nomination of his career for his stellar work in the film, in the Best Actor category. Olmos later founded Latino Public Broadcasting, which funds public television programming that focuses on issues affecting Latinos and advocates for diverse perspectives in public television

Best Actor, Stand and Deliver, 61st Academy Awards, Nominated

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.