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Jose Yenque Poster

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Overview (1)

Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Yenque was born in Brooklyn, New York and has over a decade of experience as a professional actor and devoted humanitarian, which earned him an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from California State University San Marcos. Son of New York veteran actress Teresa Yenque (30 Rock, Law & Order, The Affair) he grew up in the New York theater scene since the age of 8 yrs old. After graduating High School he was offered a scholarship to Ballet Hispanico of N.Y. Yenque also trained extensively in several NY Theater companies. He then toured internationally 'West Side Story' where he received rave reviews for his portrayal of "Bernardo" before moving to Los Angeles. At the age of 14 years, Yenque's life was turned around by the transformative power of art when his mother enrolled him in a drama workshop that helped him go from a shy, 230lbs young man who stuttered, to a confident and gifted actor, at home on the stage and comfortable with himself.

Thanks to this life-changing experience, Yenque has a passion for helping teens make it through those sometimes-difficult years, using art together with therapy as a vehicle for development of coping/life skills and self-confidence. In 2014 Yenque founded Arts for a Better Tomorrow, a solid human development program that works with youth in underserved communities in Los Angeles and Tijuana, Mexico.

As Founder of Arts for a Better Tomorrow, a supporter of and frequent collaborator with higher education, Jose Yenque has presented at several major academic conferences, including the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the International Association for Language Learning Technology. He aims to continue inspiring others, particularly today's youth, with his work both on and off screen.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Cindy Collins @ Collins & Associates P.R.

Trivia (3)

Son of actress Teresa Yenque. Both appeared in the PBS film "The Blue Diner" and an episode of "The Division" on Lifetime, they were never in the same scene.
Yenque's first visit to Mexico was during the filming of Traffic.
At the age of 14 years, Yenque's life was turned around by the transformative power of art when his mother New York veteran actress Teresa Yenque (The Affair, 30 Rock, Law & Order) enrolled him in a drama workshop that helped him go from a shy, 230lbs young man who stuttered, to a confident and gifted actor, at home on the stage and comfortable with himself. Thanks to this life-changing experience, Yenque has a passion for helping teens make it through those sometimes-difficult years, using art as a vehicle for development of life skills and self-confidence. This is why he created the non-profit organization Arts for a Better Tomorrow.

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