Actresses Jessica Alba and America Ferrera will lead the #LatinasRepresent Lifestyle Special Edition, a virtual event presented by Hispanicize Media Group on April 21st.
Called the “virtual meeting of Latina influencers, celebrities and community leaders [and] Entrepreneur ”in the US, the event will cover Leadership, Power, Equality and Entertainment. It will also feature success stories and hold an awards ceremony.
Alba and Ferrera are two Hollywood Latina stars.
Founded by Jessica Alba, The Honest Company has donated $ 1.5 million worth of diapers to families in need. (Amazon product placement)
An ‘angel’ takes off
Alba is a Golden-Globe nominated actress and founder of a multi-billion dollar company.
Her breakout role was the lead in the science fiction superhero series Dark Angel, directed by Oscar winner Titanic, James Cameron. That role earned her a Globe nod, an award bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Her films also include Robert Rodriguez ‘drama “Sin City”, the rom-com “Valentine’s Day”, the thriller “The Killer Inside Me”, the children’s action film “Spy Kids 4-D: All the Time in the World” and the superhero franchise “Fantastic Four”. More recently she starred in the police comedy drama “LA’s Finest”, which she co-produced.
The actress has also relied on her fame to do business.
She co-founded The Honest Company in 2012. The company specializes in housewares, diapers, and personal care products, and is currently valued at approximately $ 2 billion. Alba has also been involved in activism encouraging youth to vote and support causes such as safe chemicals and same-sex marriages, raising children in Africa and the charitable habitat for humanity, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
America Ferrera is the executive producer of Netflix’s “Gentefied”. (Amazon product placement)
A Sundance winner
Ferrera is a Golden Globe Award winning actress who for the past several years has become the producer and executive director of projects that are either Latino-themed or have main characters who are Latinos. Her feature film debut was the lead role in the award-winning drama “Real Women Have Curves” by Josefina Lopez. It was also her 2002 breakout role on Sundance, where she won the Jury’s Special Award for Best Actress.
Ferrera’s breakthrough TV role was in Ugly Betty. The TV series, directed by Salma Hayek, won Ferrera three coveted awards for best actress: a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Emmy – the first Latina to receive the award in this category.
After “Ugly Betty” she starred in the independent limited series “Christine” and played a recurring role in the legal drama “The Good Wife”. She also voiced Astrid Hofferson on the DreamWorks Animation series “How to Train Your Dragon,” including the feature films, short films and TV series.
Her films also include “Cesar Chavez”, in which she plays Helen Chavez, the farm laborer’s wife and foreman, and the two films “The Sorority of the Traveling Pants”.
Ferrera has served as executive producer and director on two recent series, NBC’s “Superstore,” which she also appears on as Amy Sosa, and Netflix’s “Gentefied,” an East Los Angeles drama about gentrification, in which she appeared on one episode.
As an activist, Ferrera has supported the Latino vote, advocacy for immigration and women’s rights. She was the opening speaker at the 2017 Washington Women’s March.
Latino activist Dolores Huerta, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will be part of the event. (Public domain)
More stars and leaders
Several other Latina actresses will join #LatinasRepresent. You are Dasha Polanco and Diane Guerrero (“Orange is the new black”) Julissa Calderon (“Gentefied”), Melissa Fumero (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Cristela Alonzo (“Cristela”), Giselle Blondet (“Mujeres Asesinas”) and Julissa Bermudez (“Hunter”).
The event will also be attended by prominent Latina leaders such as Dolores Huerta, co-founder of United Farm Workers and director of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, and Janet Murguia, president of UnidosUS, the Hispanic advocacy group formerly known as the National Councilor of La Raza.
Other women attending the event are Univision anchor Yarel Ramos and aspiring singer Mariah Angeliq.
NGL Collective, actor John Leguizamo’s independent media and entertainment company, owns Hispanicize Media Group, the promoter of #LatinasRepresent.
#LatinasRepresent is a free event. To register, click here.
#LatinasRepresent: The Hollywood Stars Power Event first appeared on LatinHeat Entertainment.
(Edited by Gabriela Alejandra Olmos and Fern Siegel)