|Occupation||Columnist, Editor, Actress|
Francesca Cruz is an American actress and journalist.
By the age of 19, Francesca was co-hosting the hip and avant music video program Onda Max, aired internationally by the Univision Network. With it came the opportunity to interview famed Hispanic artists Selena, Ricky Martin, Paulina Rubio, Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias and Shakira.
For her participation in the film The Birdcage. she was awarded the prestigious Screen Actors Guild Award as Outstanding Cast Member in 1997. In 2014 she was chosen as one of the 10 Latino Leaders of the Future.
After working on television, she moved on to print media. She took part in the creation and development of two national bi-monthly magazines,[clarification needed] simultaneously published in English and Spanish. In her capacity as Production Director and later Managing Editor of another bi-monthly, Nueva Magazine, she has interviewed top Hispanic talent.
She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Journalism and English Literature from the Florida International University, studied Art and Art History courses at La Sorbonne University of Paris, and moved to Mexico City in 2003 to pursue her Masters degree in Anthropology under the respected program el Museo Nacional de Antropología (ongoing).
Her work has been published in Home & Design, Florida InsideOut, Nueva Magazine, Ventitantos, The Miami Herald, Coral Gables Living, and Ocean Drive. Presently she is the Features Editor for Brickell Magazine & Key Biscayne Magazine.
- Francesca Cruz website
- "Club Leaders of the Future". Latino Leaders. Ferraez.
- Cruz, Francesca. "From Cuba With Love". Brickell Magazine. Tag Media.
- Cruz, Francesca. "Love Dizzy". Key Biscayne Magazine. Tag Media.