By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/03/2013 - 12:52
Ismael Cruz Cordova hit the New York City pavement in 2006 to attend New York University's Tish School. The 26-year-old Boricua has since been making strides in the world of acting. He starred as Jimmy Patrick on the CBS drama The Good Wife, he's playing new character Mando on Sesame Street, and he's preparing to make his big screen debut in the upcoming film In the Blood.
By Kamren Curiel | 09/01/2013 - 12:00
There's a new non-felt resident on Sesame Street -- and he's Latino! After a nine-month search for a bilingual performer, 26-year-old Puerto Rico native Ismael Cruz Cordova will portray Mando, a tech-savvy writer. He makes his debut on the show's 44th season, which will focus on Latino culture. Here's a chronological look at the prominent Latino characters who have helped make sunny days A-OK:
By Sugey Palomares | 05/13/2013 - 16:22
A new Latino neighbor has moved into Sesame Street. Armando, who is nicknamed Mando, will be the new Latino character on the iconic PBS show. Puerto Rican actor Ismael Cruz Cordova will play the energetic and friendly sky blue Muppet. Cordova has a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has previously starred in shows like, The Good Wife.
By Jill Pankow | 11/13/2012 - 10:24
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor gave a shout out to Latina girl power when she visited the set of Sesame Street recently to talk about careers.
“A career is a job that you train for and prepare for and plan on doing for a long time,” explained the Puerto Rican Judge to Abby Cadabby. Even though Prince Harry remains on the market, the Sesame Street character must have still been a bit confused about what a career is when she expressed her interest in starting a career as a princess.
By Jill Pankow | 02/09/2012 - 10:43
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is most recently using her vast knowledge and experience to dole out guidance and make rulings not in a courtroom, but on Sesame Street. Currently serving as the first Hispanic on the high court since President Barack Obama appointed her in 2009, this Puerto Rican is lending herself to the popular children’s show’s Youtube page according to Huffington Post.
By Amaris Castillo | 11/29/2011 - 09:30
First Juanes, then Sofia Vergara… now Bruno Mars!
The part-Puerto Rican crooner has joined the list of Latino celebs who have made special guest appearances on Sesame Street. The 26-year-old singer performed “Don't Give Up,” a song he wrote exclusively for the children’s TV show. Of course, Mars literally melted our hearts with the ridiculously adorable melody.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/06/2011 - 10:00
Did you miss Juanes and Sofia Vergara's special guest appearance on Sesame Street yesterday? Well, you're in luck because we've got the videos to share with you!
In a special Hispanic Heritage Month episode called "The Latinization of Marco" the two Colombian superstars visit Sesame Street to help Gina teach her adopted Guatemalan-born son, Marco, about his roots.
Check out their segments below!
By Amaris Castillo | 09/22/2011 - 08:30
Colombian rocker Juanes celebrated the United Nations’ International Day of Peace yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland. The 39-year-old superstar is also unveiled the new “Paz Sin Fronteras” (Peace Without Borders) video at the UN offices.
By Lee Hernandez | 04/22/2011 - 02:52
You know the song: The most beautiful sound I ever heard; All the beautiful sounds of the world in a single word—Maria; I just met a girl named Maria.
Over the past 15 years at Latina we have met many Marias; some journalists, some fashion designers, some fictional, some icons, some boats. Check out the extraordinary and exceptional Latinas that made the list of our 15 favorite Maria's of all-time! And then feel free to yell at us about who we left off, because boy did we fight about it in the office...