Interview w/ Jearnest Corchado

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Host Jeff Graham sits down with Jearnest Corchado!

“Little America” is an anthology series that consists of eight 30 minute episodes that focus on a different person overcoming some significant obstacle, whether it is deportation, visa problems, language gaps, or other cultural clashes. In episode 2 titled “The Jaguar”, Corchado plays ‘Marisol’ who is an undocumented teen that becomes a killer competitive squash player. Created by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon and Lee Eisenberg and was released on January 17, 2020. Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCke0hXoCf8

Corchado recently starred in the horror film "Cucuy: The Boogeyman”, which is currently available on VOD. Up next, Corchado will star as ‘Gia’ in the indie film “Raise Your Hand”. The film follows Gia and her best friend who try to survive a rough childhood in a neighborhood where every kid has a sad story to tell. In addition, Corchado recently wrapped her first series regular role in the upcoming series “Sneakerheads”.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Corchado made her first appearance in the acting world at the age of 8, taking the leading role on "Esto Paso Aquí, La Adopción". She went on to act in several other Puerto Rican projects, such as the TV show "Sin Limites" and its latest telenovela, "Dueña y Señora”. At the age of 14, she participated in Miss America Outstanding Teen Puerto Rico, and won Best Talent Award for her acting/dancing performance. In 2011, Corchado was cast in the Puerto Rican movie, “Coplas" and upon completion, she was discovered and selected to attend the Celebrity Actor’s Camp under the direction of Adrian R’Mante (Disney). After attending the summer acting program, she realized she had what it took to pursue an acting career in Hollywood and made the permanent move to Los Angeles to continue pursuing her dreams in the entertainment industry.

In 2016, Corchado won Best Actress award at the Monaco Film Festival and Movement Latino Film Festival for her performance in the feature film "Crave: The Fast Life”. Additional acting credits include: CBS' “Fam”, ABC Family’s "The Fosters", NBC’s “The Blacklist”, “Whiteblood”, “Lowlife”, and "The Player".

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