Zulay Henao

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Zulay Henao
Zulay Henao 13.jpg
Henao at the 2013 Alma Awards
Born (1979-05-29) May 29, 1979 (age 35)
Medellin, Colombia
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005-present

Zulay Henao (born May 29, 1979) is a Colombian-American[1] film and television actress. She co-starred in a number of films such as Illegal Tender (2007), Fighting (2009), Takers (2010), Boy Wonder (2011) and The Single Moms Club (2014). In 2014 she began starring as one of the lead characters in the Oprah Winfrey Network series, If Loving You Is Wrong.

Early life[edit]

Henao was born in Medellin, Colombia, to Colombian parents.[2][3] She and her family emigrated to New Jersey.[1] After high school she served three years with the U.S. Army.[4][5] Henao enrolled at the New York Conservatory For Dramatic Arts to study acting.[3][1]

Career[edit]

Henao appeared in the two small films, and in 2007 made her television debut in an episode of Lifetime drama series, Army Wives. In same year she also guest-starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Also in 2007, Henao had supporting roles in films Illegal Tender and Feel the Noise. In 2008 she starred in the horror film Grizzly Park, and appeared opposite Charles S. Dutton in a Lifetime Original Movie Racing for Time.

In 2009, Henao had the female lead role in the sports film Fighting alongside Channing Tatum, and also appeared in the science fiction film S. Darko. In 2011 she starred in the independent psychological-thriller film, Boy Wonder.[6] Henao also has appeared in Takers (2010) and Hostel: Part III (2011).

In 2013, Henao began starring as regular on the Oprah Winfrey Network sitcom, Love Thy Neighbor.[2] She left from show after single season.[7] Henao starred opposite Nia Long, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Amy Smart in the 2014 film The Single Moms Club, directed by Tyler Perry.[8][9] She later was cast in same role of television adaptation of film, called If Loving You Is Wrong.[10][11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Film 101 Unknown Role
2005 Clearview Gloria Rojas
2007 Illegal Tender Mora
2007 Feel the Noise Carol "CC" Reyes
2007 Saturday Morning Unknown Role
2008 The Heart Is a Hidden Camera Natasha Short film
2008 Grizzly Park Lola
2008 Racing for Time Carmen Television film
2009 Fighting Zulay Velez
2009 S. Darko Baelyn Direct-to-video
2009 The Magnificent Cooly-T Angie
2010 Takers Monica Hatcher
2011 Boy Wonder Teresa Ames
2011 Havana Heat Agent Brianna Evans
2011 Hostel: Part III Nikki
2014 White Space Lynn Navarro
2014 The Single Moms Club Esperanza
2015 Destined Giselle Porter

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Army Wives Delores Marino Episode: "Only the Lonely"
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Forensics Tech Casanueva Episode: "Svengali"
2008 Fear Itself Christie Episode: "New Year's Day"
2009 The Unusuals Rosa Trumble Episode: "Crime Slut"
2013 Love Thy Neighbor Marianna Perez Series regular, 26 episodes
2014–present If Loving You Is Wrong Esperanza Series regular

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Maxim Monday: Zulay Henao Is 'Fighting' Her Way Into Our Hearts". FOXNews.com. 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Love Thy Neighbor: Zulay Henao - @OWNTV #LoveThyNeighbor". Oprah.com. Retrieved 2014-01-11. 
  3. ^ a b Bohrer, John R. (2009-04-16). "Zulay Henao Pictures - Sexy Pics of Zulay Henao". Esquire. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  4. ^ "Elite Interviews Zulay Henao". elitedaily.com. Retrieved June 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Another Day with Zulay Henao". zooeymagazine.com. Retrieved February 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Boy Wonder". 21 October 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Zulay Henao on Twitter: "#LoveThyNeighbor fans! Sadly because of scheduling conflicts I couldn't join my amazing cast this season:( But I will be watching! #Family 💛"". Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Watch First Trailer For Tyler Perry's 'Single Moms Club' (Nia Long, Terry Crews, Eddie Cibrian & Others) | Shadow and Act". Blogs.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2014-01-11. 
  9. ^ wilsonmorales (2012-11-19). "Zulay Henao grabs 2nd female lead role in Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club | blackfilm.com/read". Blackfilm.com. Retrieved 2014-01-11. 
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (1970-01-01). "OWN Sets Cast For New Tyler Perry Drama Series 'If Loving You Is Wrong'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  11. ^ "OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry|Shadow and Act". Blogs.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 

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