Esai Morales Sounds Off on Latinos in Hollywood
Esai Morales on Latinos in Hollywood: "I'm still waiting for our 'Roots'"
By Amaris Castillo | 08/15/2011 - 14:00

Esai Morales, star of new film Gun Hill Road, sounded off recently to BET.com about Latino roles in Hollywood.  The 48-year-old Puerto Rican actor stars alongside Judy Reyes and up-and-coming transgender actress Harmony Santana in the film, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film FestivalGun Hill Road is about an ex-convict who returns home to the Bronx


Read more
Harmony Santana
Will Transgender Actress Harmony Santana Be the Next Latina to Win an Oscar?
By Lee Hernandez | 08/04/2011 - 22:42

Several actors have received Oscar nominations for playing transgender characters, including John Lithgow (The World According to Garp), Jaye Davidson (The Crying Game), Felicity Huffman (Transamerica) and Hillary Swank, who won an Academy Award for her role in Boy's Don't Cry (1999). But could Harmony Santana, the half-Dominican, half-Puerto Rican star of the new indie


Read more
EXCLUSIVE: Esai Morales On Being A Dad: "There's No Nobler Reason to Get Out of Bed"
By Lee Hernandez | 08/03/2011 - 15:30

In the new film, Gun Hill Road, (opening in select cities on August 5th), Puerto Rican actor Esai Morales plays Enrique, an ex-con who returns home from prison to discover that his son Michael (Harmony Santana) is now a transgendered girl named Vanessa. Esai says the new movie—which he describes as the "Latino Crying Game meets Precious"— isn't for people with weak stomachs. It's intense, dark, and at times brutal. 


Read more
What to Watch: New Latino Web Series 'Los Americans'
By Adriana Rivera | 06/10/2011 - 12:50

Imagine a modern, multi-generational, suburban, middle class, Latino family. Does that sound sort of familiar? Now, imagine seeing that family in scripted scenes with high production values and great acting. That’s what the new web series Los Americans is bringing to the internet.


Read more
FIRST LOOK: Esai Morales & Judy Reyes in 'Gun Hill Road'
FIRST LOOK: Esai Morales & Judy Reyes in 'Gun Hill Road'
By Mariela Rosario | 01/25/2011 - 17:00

Esai Morales and Judy Reyes teamed up for first-time director Rashad Ernesto Green's debut film Gun Hill Road, premiering this week at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

The film follows an ex-convict (Morales) who returns home after three years to an estranged wide and a son who is going through major changes—as in becoming a woman! The film takes a hard look at what it means to be a man and even more importantly, what it means to be family. Check out the sneak peek below:


Read more
Actor Esai Morales on SB 1070: "Our People Are Not the Enemy"
Actor Esai Morales on SB 1070: "Our People Are Not the Enemy"
By Mariela Rosario | 08/23/2010 - 17:00

We caught up with Esai Morales at the recent Latino Baseball MVP awards hosted by Latino Sports Ventures in NYC and had a chance to chat up the La Bamba star. The hot button issue on everyone's lips was the possible boycott of the 2011 MLB All-Star game, currently slated to be held in Phoenix, Arizona at Chase Field (home of the Diamondbacks).


Read more
Video: Justice Sonia Sotomayor Cuts a Rug with Esai Morales
By Mariela Rosario | 09/16/2009 - 15:27

We already know Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor can hold it down on the judicial bench, but who knew she could break it down on the dance floor too?

A week after celebrating her her investiture ceremony by singing karaoke with her friends, the newly minted Supreme Court Justice hit the dance floor again with La Bamba star Esai Morales at the Noche Musicál gala for The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) last night in Washington D.C.


Read more