Who is Ismael Cruz Cordova? Wiki Bio
Ismael Enrique Cruz Cordova was born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico, on 7 April 1987 – his zodiac sign is Aries and he holds Puerto Rican nationality. He is a television, stage, and film actor who became famous after portraying Mando in the “Sesame Street” American educational children’s TV series.
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Early life and education
Ismael was raised in Aguas Buenas by his father who is a small store owner, and his mother who is an English teacher working at an elementary school.
Ismael became interested in acting at the age of nine joining his High School Drama Club as soon as he enrolled at high school, and at the age of 15 he was already appearing in local commercials and short films. He was very sporting while attending high school as he played football and ran track. After matriculation at the age of 19, he moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting, enrolling at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Appearances in movies
Ismael made his debut film appearance in 2003 portraying Gatillo in “Stray Bullet” while he won his next role nine years later after completing his education in 2012, in “White Alligator”.
He went on to appear in several short films such as “La Edwin” in 2012, “Chaser” in 2013, and “La Loteria” in 2014, and the same year won his first lead role in a movie in “In the Blood”. After being praised for his performance, he was invited to star as Henry in “Simple Little Lives” in 2015 and as Jose De La Cruz in “Exposed” in 2016. Some of his latest appearances in movies have been in “Mary Queen of Scots” in 2018 and “Miss Bala” in 2019.
Appearances in TV series
Ismael is better known for his roles in TV series – he made his debut TV series appearance in “The Good Wife” in 2011, appearing in five episodes as Jimmy Patrick.
He auditioned for the role of Mando in “Little Children, Big Challenges”, winning it and appearing in two episodes, and because of his great performance, he was cast to portray Mando in “Sesame Street” in 2013 appearing in 12 episodes until 2014. He won his next notable role in 2016, portraying Hector Campos in “Ray Donovan” appearing in 10 episodes of the fourth season, and in the same year he played Clerk in the “Mediation” episode of the “Divorce” TV series and Chris Martinez in a single episode of the “Citizen” TV series. He was then invited to play the main role of Rafael Torres in the third season of “Berlin Station” while his latest role has been in “The Mandalorian” in 2019.
Ismael has been named one of the 25 leaders of the future by the “Latino Leaders” magazine, and was recently given a VOCES de Ford Award by Ford Motors, which is given to exceptional individuals in the media and entertainment industry.
Love life and relationships
Rumors began circulating the internet in 2019 that the popular actor might be in a relationship with Gina Rodriguez, the star of the “Miss Bala” film, after he began uploading pictures of them together onto his Instagram account. The two met on the set of “Miss Bala” in which Ismael starred as well, but not long after the rumors began spreading on the internet, Gina married Joe LoCicero, an actor.
It is still believed that Ismael and Gina dated for a short period of time, while he currently appears to be single. Gina Alexis Rodriguez was born in Chicago, Illinois USA, on 30 July 1984 – her zodiac sign is Leo, and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, rapper, and a director, perhaps best known for starring as Jane Villanueva in the “Jane the Virgin” CW satirical romantic dramedy series. She was born to Puerto Rican parents Magali and Gino Rodrigues, who is a famous boxing referee, and she has three sisters.
She began dancing salsa at the age of six, and attended St. Ignatius College Prep. later being accepted at Columbia University’s Theatrical Collaboration. She studied at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2005.
She has appeared in numerous movies and TV series, while she is mostly popular for starring in the “Deepwater Horizon” film in 2016, the “Ferdinand” movie in 2017, and “Miss Bala” film in 2019, while she won a Golden Globe Award in 2015 for her performance in the “Jane the Virgin” TV series.
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Hobbies and other interests
Ismael has been physically active throughout the years, playing several sports at high school, and going to the gym since he matriculated and moved to New York City. He occasionally uploads pictures taken during his workouts onto his Instagram account, and he is a on a strict diet, believing that eating healthy is even more important than exercising. He is a philanthropist who has donated money to several charity organizations, while he is currently using his fame to gather money for thousands of Puerto Ricans who need help after the island was struck by several earthquakes.
He likes to travel and has been to many states in the USA, and recently to Namibia in Africa and has uploaded several pictures from his trip onto Instagram. Some of Ismael’s favorite actors and actresses are Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyongo, while some of the movies he enjoys watching are “Black Panther”, “Beasts of No Nation”, and “The Gods Must Be Crazy”.
Appearance and net worth
Ismael is 32 years old. He has short black hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). As of early 2020, his net worth is over $1.5 million.