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Nickname Cori
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Corina Calderon is a Mexican-American actress best known for her role as Jazmine on "End of Watch," directed by David Ayer and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña. She was born in Moline, ILL, and is the eldest of 3 girls to Mexican parents, Nora Martinez and Robert Calderon, a musician. Growing up in Austin, TX, Calderon started performing Ballet Folklorico with a local dance group lead by her grandmother at the age of 4. At 15, Calderon began waiting tables in order to pay for acting classes and headshots. She subsequently started to attend theater classes at Austin Community College, but then went on to study with Mona Lee, Ben Taylor and Van Brooks at 2 Chairs Studio. While taking acting classes, Calderon continued to pursue dance and joined a dance team for a local hip-hop radio station.

Before moving to Los Angeles in 2011, with the help of Sally Allen and Toni Cobb Brock, Calderon booked her first lead role in the Sundance-nominated feature film, "All She Can." She was named Breakout Actress of The Year and Actress to Watch at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on Deadline.com for her leading role and her performance was recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as, "An auspicious debut as a leading lady." Praised by Director Amy Wendel as, "Someone who will go on to show the world something interesting," Calderon was nominated alongside Gina Rodriquez, Eva Longoria and Eva Mendes for Best Film Actress at the Imagen Foundation Awards in 2012. She recurred on the TNT hit series "Murder in the First," created by Stephen Bochco and starring Taye Diggs. She also landed a lead role alongside Emmy-nominated actor Richard Cabral in "Khali the Killer," to be released by Millennium Films. Most recently, Calderon appeared in the highly-anticipated DC/Warner Bros. motion picture, "Suicide Squad" under the direction of David Ayer.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

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