By Cristina Arreola | 12/01/2015 - 14:53
"I grew up in the '50s when there were absolutely no people of color on television and in books. I was raised on Dick and Jane books, which was the story of little blonde people in the suburbs. I think it took a toll on me, because I felt invincible and I wondered how I was going to contribute to a society that didn’t see me. What job was I going to have? Where was I going to fit in?"
By Jesus Trivino | 08/25/2015 - 17:05
Sesame Street won't be the same without Maria!
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 12/29/2014 - 11:45
Even toddlers love them some Romeo Santos!
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.
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