People to Watch in 2013

by jenniruiza | created - 30 Dec 2012 | updated - 30 Dec 2012 | Public

Indie entertainment's list of people to watch in 2013

1. Brian Michael Smith

Actor | 9-1-1: Lone Star

Brian Michael was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is known for appearances on Queen Sugar, Chicago P.D. and HBO's Girls.

He studied acting and video production at Kent State University. Upon graduation he began teaching drama and media literacy to teens until moving to New York City to ...

2. Jenni Ruiza

Actress | Becoming Ricardo

Jenni Ruiza is an actress and writer, known for Becoming Ricardo (2012), Her Kind (2018) and Trash Talk Tonight.

3. Jesenia

Actress | The Affair

Jesenia is a NYC-based humorist and eternal comedy student, character actress, comedy writer, singer and host.

Having twenty years of TV, film, and theater credits under her belt, Jesenia has gained awards as the two-time winner of NBC's Monologue Slam and has been featured in "The Affair" on ...

4. Tony Clomax

Director | Date.Love.Repeat.

Tony Clomax is an award-winning writer-director known for the highly acclaimed series 12-Steps To Recovery, which was broadcast on Black Broadcasting Network, after going viral with 7 million plus views. He is also known for the Aspire TV documentary series The Graduates NYC, which was produced by ...

5. Sofia Rodriguez

Actress | TuChT

Sofia Rodriguez is an actress and producer, known for TuChT, A Bronx Girl (2016) and Sex, Love & Salsa (2014).

6. Issa Rae

Producer | Insecure

Issa Rae was born on January 12, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a producer and actress, known for Insecure (2016), The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011) and Little (2019).

7. Mario Corry

Actor | Bridge of Spies

Mario Corry actor, singer, writer, playwright, award winning director, Producer and CEO at M.A.C. Films. As an actor, Bridge of Spies, director Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks. The Irishman, director Martin Scorsese starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. The Montana Meth Project, Director ...

8. Lisa Lisa

Soundtrack | Kiss of Death

One of the greatest RnB/Pop divas to come out of the 1980's music scene, Lisa Velez scored a series of hits. Known by her stage name, Lisa Lisa, she and her band, "Cult Jam", produced 5 albums that sealed their fame in New York City's thriving musical scene.

The youngest of 10 children born in the ...

9. David Brandyn

Actor | Cheetah in August

David Brandyn is a writer and performer, with a new show at UCB Sunset every second Wednesday of the month! He is also writing for the 2019 CBS Diversity Showcase.

David comes from New York where he got his start in the indie improv scene. He soon went on to co-write and star in a popular LGBT ...

10. Ashley Denise Robinson

Actress | Hell's Heart

Ashley Denise Robinson is an actress, known for Hell's Heart (2015), The Watchman (2017) and Anthology (2013).

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