Also Joins Nicholas Cage in Upcoming Thriller Film ‘VENGEANCE: A LOVE STORY’
Hosted by John Quiñones, the news magazine program features actors acting out scenes of conflict or illegal activity in public settings while hidden cameras catch unsuspecting bystanders who either choose to intervene or not when confronted with an ethical dilemma.
Rodríguez-Reyes rejoins the hypothetical situations during several episodes throughout the new season, which kicked-off on June 17th. Her ability to transform into distinct characters in these unique situations has made her a standout among fans. Some of her most notable scenarios and characters include pushing people’s buttons as the ‘Extreme Couponer’, testing the boundaries of equality with ‘Lesbian Cake’ and ‘Gay in the Military’ and searching for humanity in ‘Military Veteran’. The episode ‘Speak American’ hit close to home for Rodríguez-Reyes, who afterwards understood her own mother’s real-life struggle learning to speak English in an often unforgiving society after migrating from Puerto Rico.
Rodríguez-Reyes jumped at the chance to work on the show again, adding “I have played a myriad of roles and each one has given me a different experience. I find this show important because we are forced to look at society and the role we each play. It reinforces that we must care for one another, be compassionate and get involved. Be an active participant in our society.”
Coming in 2017, Rodríguez-Reyes hits the big screen supporting Nicholas Cage in the thriller feature film VENGEANCE: A LOVE STORY. Helmed by director Johnny Martin (Twilight), the film is adapted from Joyce Carol Oates‘ award-winning 2003 novel “Rape: A Love Story.” Cage plays a detective who seeks vengeance against four men who assaulted a single mother in front of her own young daughter. The cast also includes Don Johnson (Django Unchained), Anna Hutchison (The Cabin in the Woods), Deborah Kara Unger (The Game) and Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave).
Rodríguez-Reyes has built a solid resume in film, television and theater. She was cast as Nurse Ramirez on the HBO mega-hit series, The Sopranos; and was part of the HBO International Latino Film Festival as Carmen in Taught To Hate. She earned a ‘Best Dramatic Actress’ award nomination at The Long Island International Film Expo for the role of Doris Blanco in the celebrated indie film Willets Point.
On stage, Rodríguez-Reyes gained critical acclaim for her one-woman show Mami Confessions, which premiere in 2015 at Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca, NY. Her talents have landed her roles at some of the most respected theatres, including Cherry Lane Theatre (Verse Chorus Verse), Mint Theatre (On The Edge), Repertorio Español (La Gringa), Theatre Row (A Bicycle Country, Dog Day Afternoon), and many others. She was recognized with an OOBer Award for the role of La Extraña in De Dónde at The Looking Glass Theatre. A Bronx, New York native, Rodríguez-Reyes received her MFA from Harvard’s American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.)/Moscow Art Theatre Institute For Advanced Theatre Training. She currently splits her time between New York and Atlanta.
Lorraine Rodríguez-Reyes is represented by Atlanta Models and Talent.
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