Transformative Latino Leaders in Hollywood: Actors, Producers, Change-Makers ft. Mark Consuelos, Nicholas Gonzalez, and Wilmer Valderrama


Location: Carey Auditorium (View on

Join ILS, and co-sponsor Latinx Student Alliance (LSA), for a Transformative Latino Leaders Lecture with a three-person celebrity panel featuring Mark Consuelos, Nicholas Gonzalez, and Wilmer Valderrama. The event Transformative Latino Leaders in Hollywood: Actors, Directors, Change-makers will be held on Thursday, November 2nd at 5PM in the Carey Auditorium. It will be a free but ticketed event (one registration per person). See you there!


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Transformative Latino Leaders Lecture Poster

On April 17th, 2023, Mark Consuelos joined his wife, Kelly Ripa, as co-host of “Live with Kelly & Mark.” Consuelos and Ripa previously worked together for seven years on the soap opera, All My Children.

For five consecutive seasons, Consuelos portrayed Hiram Lodge in the hit CW series, Riverdale.

Next up, he is set to play a recurring role in HBO Max's upcoming political drama series The Girls on the Bus. Most recently, Consuelos appeared in Season 2 of Hulu’s hit comedy Only Murders in the Building in the role of Mabel’s (Selena Gomez) father. 


Nicholas Gonzalez burst onto the Hollywood scene after a critically acclaimed 3 season turn as medical student turned boxer, Alex Santiago, in Showtime’s groundbreaking series, Resurrection Boulevard. He very quickly began to amass a slew of credits in both TV and film. Best known for his portrayal of the charming and exacting Dr. Neil Melendez in ABC's global hit, "The Good Doctor”, Texas native and Stanford University graduate, Nicholas Gonzalez, is no stranger to audiences who recognize him from a dense resume of some of TV's hottest shows. He can currently be seen starring as ‘Capt. Levi Delgado’ on NBC’s Sci-Fi hit, “La Brea.”


Wilmer Valderrama can be seen in and is currently filming the 20th season of NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, in which he has starred for the past 6 seasons. He can also be seen as a guest role on NCIS Hawaii. He will be reprising his iconic role of "Fez" in That 90's Show. He recently voiced a terrific role in Disney's original animated feature Encanto, with original music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, that won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Motion Picture. He also voices a role in Netflix's animated feature Dog Gone Trouble.


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