Actor Emmanuel Lopez Alonso Talks First Big Break as the Star of 'America's Family' Movie

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Actor Emmanuel Lopez Alonso stars in his first lead role in AMERICA’S FAMILY, a gripping story about a family dealing with deportation and the detention of the matriarch. The rising actor talks about his experience on the set and being part of an important conversation.

The movie is now available to rent and purchase Everywhere on Digital HD, including Apple TV, Vudu, Google Play and Amazon

A multi-talented actor and award-winning dancer, Emmanuel López Alonso's television credits include "Russian Doll" (Netflix), "Blindspot" (NBC), and "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels" (Showtime), and he is a featured dancer in Lin Manuel Miranda's feature film “In the Heights.” He debuted on Broadway with the role of Cuban Musician Kiki in “ON YOUR FEET!,” the Musical about the lives and work of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Emanuel is also a three-time World Salsa champion.

Produced by The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) through their CHIRLA Liberty Film division, AMERICA'S FAMILY aims to bring a spotlight to the immigrant perspective inspired by a real story. With a diverse cast and crew hailing from diverse backgrounds, including a remarkable women-led team helmed by Executive Producer Angelica Salas and Director, Writer, Actress and producer Anike Tourse.
The film shines a spotlight on the pressing issue of immigration that weighs heavily on the hearts of Americans. As stories of migrants, unaccompanied minors, and mixed-status families unfold in the news, "America's Family" offers an intimate look into one family's struggle to stay together against all odds.
The movie captures the essence of Tijuana, the diversity of Los Angeles and the beauty of Oaxaca's landscapes, and the richness of its people.
People can get involved by visiting the movie’s website at and see how they can get involved in creating change.

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