Valenzia Algarin

LOS ANGELES - DEC 10:  Valenzia Algarin at the A Christmas Star

Birth Name: Michelle Algarin

Place of Birth: Peabody, Massachusetts

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican, Dominican

Valenzia Algarin is an American actress. Her father, Carlos Algarin, is Puerto Rican. Her mother, Mercedes Algarin, is Dominican. Both of her parents are of mixed race.

When auditioning for a Latina role, she was told that she was not “Latina enough”, and so she re-auditioned a week later as Valenzia Algarin, with a Latin accent, and got the role. She has stuck with the name ever since.

Source: http://www.salemnews.com

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1 Response

  1. fuzzybear44 says:

    Quote(When auditioning for a Latina role, she was told that she wasn’t “Latina enough” and so she re-auditioned a week later as Valenzia Algarin with a Latina accent and got the role. She has stuck with the name ever since.)

    What is latin enough?

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