Rio Grande Valley People in Hollywood

*David Barrera.  Born in San Juan.  Appeared in NYPD Blue, ER, 24, Nip/Tuck, Heroes, Grimm, Castle, Big Bang Theory, The Orville. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0056876/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

*Shelbie Bruce.  Born in Brownsville.  Appeared in Spanglish.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1511677/.  

*Julian Schabel.  Lived in Brownsvile.  Directed Oscar nominated The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0773603/?ref_=tt_ov_dr.

*Raul Castillo.  Born in McAllen.  Appeared in Looking, Gotham, Special Correspondents, Seven Seconds, Riverdale, Bless Me, Ulitma, We The Animals, El Chicano, Army of the Dead.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1950004/?ref_=nv_sr_1

*David Cowgill.  Born in McAllen.  Appeared in Knight Rider, Charles in Charge, Highway to Heaven, Major Dad, Murder, She Wrote, Star Trek Voyager, The Pretender, Madagascar, Chicken Little, Friday Night Lights, Wreck It Ralph.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0184748/

*Thomas Hayden Church.  Graduated from Harlingen.  Worked at B-104.  Appeared in Wings, Sideways, Spider-Man 3, Peanut Butter Falcon.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002006/

*Michael Ray Escamilla.  Born in San Juan.  Appeared in Cold Case, Dexter, The Big C, Hot Pursuit, The Promise.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1828317/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

*Steven Escobar.  Born in McAllen.  Graduated from Edinburg.  Editor on The Amazing Race and Big Brother.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1194439/

*Mauro Flores Jr.  Graduated from Edinburg.  Associate Show Producer for The Amazing Race.  http://www.maurofloresjr.com/

*Lindsay Graham.  Graduated from Sharyland.  Casting director for Looper, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2274256/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

*Catherine Hardwicke.  Graduated from McAllen.  Director of Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown, A Nativity Story, Twilight, Miss Bala. http://www.catherinehardwicke.com/

*Kris Kristofferson.  Born in Brownsville.  Appeared in Convoy, Heaven’s Gate, Lone Star, Blade.  http://www.kriskristofferson.com/.

*Nick Stahl.  Born in Harlingen.  Appeared in Terminator 3:  Rise of the Machines.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001763/

*Carlos Moreno Jr.  Born in McAllen.  Appeared in Delta Farce, Transformers, ER, CSI, Community, Dexter, Major Crimes, The Unit, Coco.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1019884/

*Marisa Quinn.  Born in McAllen.  Appeared in the Young and the Restless, Sons of Anarchy, Castle, Longmire, Twilight Breaking Dawn 2.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1991575/

*Gabrielle Ruiz.  Born in Edinburg.  Appeared in Orange is the New Black.  Portrayed Valencia on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on the CW.  http://www.gabrielleruiz.net/

*Cindy Vela.  Born in Brownsville.  Appeared in Harvest of Redemption, Alma, Desdemona.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1822623/

*Doria Avila.  Born in Donna.  Bells Are Ringing.  Ed Sullivan Show.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2773173/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t20.

*Max Decker.  Graduated from McAllen.  Appeared in All My Children and Days of Our Lives.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1229677/.  http://www.themonitor.com/news/article_68179218-c289-11e7-bc08-7bc64700e580.html.

*Cristela Alonzo.  Graduated from PSJA.  Created and starred on Cristela. She is the first Latina woman to create, produce, write, and star in her own US network show.  Also appeared on Cars 3.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2242399/?ref_=nv_sr_1.

*RJ Mitte.  Spent his summers in Brownsville with his grandfather.  The Mitte Cultural District in Brownsville is named after his grandfather Roy Mitte.  RJ portrayed Walter White Jr. in AMC’s tv series Breaking Bad.  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2666409/

*Ali Naqvi.  Graduated from Sharyland.  Director who has worked for HBO’s Westworld, The Dark Knight Rises, and the web series The House on South Bronson.  He continues to produce his own digital content.  www.naqturnal.com.