WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.
- Jan. 26, 2016
-- Renowned Mexican actress, TV host and cover girl Andrea Garcia, best known for starring in more than thirteen telenovelas
in her native Mexico is talking about the struggle of Latino actors in Hollywood. In her case, the popular show Rica, Famosa, Latina
has served as her introduction to the U.S. market, but not to the Latino audience, who knows her as the daughter of iconic actor Andres Garcia.
As a new actress in Hollywood trying to establish herself she is ready to confront the challenge of lack of diversity: As Latino actors we know the struggle Viola Davis talked about during her acceptance speech at last years Oscars. There would be more of us on the big screen and in television if the roles and opportunities were there in the first place. I applaud pioneer Latino writers like Rick Najera who have been fighting for diversity even before it was brought into the forefront.”
Garcia is also known as a cover girl for magazines such as H for Men, Maxim and Playboy where she was featured in a celebrity spread in 2014.
Andrea Garcia started her career at Centro de Educación Artística in Televisa. Her career developed quickly starring in highly rated telenovelas such as Triunfo del amor (2010), En nombre del amor (2008-2009), Al diablo con los guapos (2007), Yo amo a Juan Querendón (2007), Código Postal (2006-2007), Barrera de Amor (2005) Apuesta por un Amor (2004), Mujer de Madera (2004-2005) Amor Gitano (1999), Mujeres Engañadas (1999) La Usurpadora (1998), Esmeralda (1997) y Tú y yo (1996) Garcia hosted the popular late night TV show TV de Noche from 2007 to 2011.