2021 Latina of Influence | Paula Garces
Hispanic Lifestyle is pleased to recognize Actress, Producer and Entrepreneur Paula Garces as a 2021 Latina of Influence. Annually Hispanic Lifestyle acknowledges the achievements of Latinas who make a difference in our community.
A full listing of our 2021 Latinas of Influence were announced during the digital presentation of Hispanic Lifestyle’s Latina Conference 2021.
ABOUT THE HONOREE
Paula Garces is an actress, producer and entrepreneur that has been breaking down barriers and opening doors in Hollywood. She is best known for her role as Maria in the franchise cult-classic Harold and Kumar and can currently be seen on Netflix’s hit comedy series On My Block. This spring she will release her popular comic book superhero The World of Aluna to video game. Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards, releasing this April, will bring comic’s first female Latina superhero to video games.
Garces was born in Medellin, Colombia. Her father was a fisherman, and her mother was as schoolteacher. At the age of seven her parents relocated to Harlem in New York City. Shortly after, she began acting in commercials and then made her first film debut in Dangerous Minds (1995), Paramount’s teen sci-fi adventure Clockstoppers (2002), starring opposite Jesse Bradford and Marci X (2003), opposite Lisa Kudrow and Damon Wayans.
She has also starred in hit primetime series such as The Shield, Defying Gravity, and Warehouse 13. Her acting credits also include TNT’s Major Crimes, The Sopranos, Law & Order: SVU, CSI: Miami, The Good Wife, Elementary, Knight Rider, Chase, and Breakout Kings.
In 2008, Garces made her San Diego Comic-Con debut with the release of her very popular Latina Comic Book Superhero The World of Aluna, which she voiced as an avatar to millions of gaming fans in the multi online battle arena world. Her entrepreneurship didn’t stop with just a comic book. She soon after began developing the video game and a live action series.
Garces made her San Diego Comic-Con debut with the release of her very popular Latina Comic Book Superhero The World of Aluna
Announcing | Latinas of Influence an Empowerment Series
Hispanic Lifestyle Latinas of Influence SeriesA Multi City Celebration Highlighting the Achievements of Latinas of Influence throughout the United States In celebration of Hispanic Lifestyle 10th Anniversary of our Latinas of Influence listing, we are planning to...
2022 Latina of Influence | Sylvette Ramos-Díaz, MPH
We are pleased to announce that Sylvette Ramos-Díaz, MPH is a second-year Doctor of Dental Surgery candidate was announced as a Hispanic Lifestyle 2022 Latina of Influence. Our entire 2022 Latinas of Influence listing can be found, @ https://bit.ly/3rp7OyG Sylvette...
2022 Latina of Influence | Dr. Ivette M. Dubiel
We are pleased announce that,Dr. Ivette M. Dubiel CEO and Chief Equity Officer for Systemic Educational Equity, LLC was named a 2022 Latina of Influence by Hispanic Lifestyle. Our entire 2022 Latinas of Influence listing can be found, @ https://bit.ly/3rp7OyG...