Julee Cerda

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Julee Cerda
Born (1978-01-29) January 29, 1978 (age 40)
ResidenceBrooklyn, New York City, New York
Alma materMarist College
Years active2006-present
John Dutton (m. 2013)

Julee Cerda (born January 29, 1978) is a South Korean born American actress who resides in New York.


Born in South Korea to a Korean mother and Dominican father, Julee Cerda was raised simultaneously in New York and the Dominican Republic. While in high school, her class took a field trip to see the Broadway production of Les Misérables where Cerda stated she was "floored" by the production. This show convinced her to take a career in acting. She later attended Marist College and participated in comedy troupes such as Upright Citizens Brigade and Tangana!, the latter of which she was a founding member.[1] She moved on to acting in advertisements, but wished to move on to other wider acting roles stating, "There will always be a reason not to do something. I had a lot of student loan debt for a career in advertising. There were a lot of lows getting to the point where I am today. There are still lows that I deal with. But not listening to your true self will beat you up, and you can either bury it or let it thrive." Cerda has been among actors and actresses of mixed ethnicity who have found it difficult working in the Hollywood system. "I don't fit 100% into any category. I'm an American, but casting directors don't always see me as that. I'm often looked at as the 'other', but it's getting better because people of color are working to make it better."[2]

Cerda began booking roles in high-profile television productions such as Homeland, Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards and Nurse Jackie. She also gained recognition for starring in the Broadway revival of Children of a Lesser God[3] and Smart People.[4] She also has a role in the second season of Marvel's Iron Fist, joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Cerda is married and has one child. She also runs a fashion blog on the side called Attached to the Hip.[2]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Seeking Solace Courtesan Short film
2008 Dog Run Mandee Short film
2010 Looking for These? Yasmin Short film
2013 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Nurse Versions: "Them" and "Her"
2013 A Miracle in Spanish Harlem Dr. Yi
2015 The Intern ATF Creative Team
2015 No Letting Go Linda
2015 The Great Gilly Hopkins Mrs. Hong
2016 Passengers Instructor (Hologram)
2017 Laying Low
2018 Madeline's Madeline Carrie
2018 You're Not Alone Teacher
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2010 12 Steps to Recovery Belinda Episode: "Out of Your League"
2011 Nurse Jackie Waitress Episode: "Mitten"
2011 White Collar Teller Episode: "Taking Account"
2012 Royal Pains Anesthesiologist 2 episodes
2014 Black Box Stylist Episode: "Kodachrome"
2014 Dangerous Liaisons Richard's Theater Date TV Movie
2015 Allegiance FBI Agent at Field Office Episode: "Pilot"
2015 I Love You...But I Lied Lori Episode: "Threesome/Surrogate"
2016 Limitless Gerd Rep Episode: "Fundamentals of Naked Portraiture"
2016 House of Cards Dana Treister Episode: "Chapter 47"
2016 The Family Doctor Episode: "I Win"
2016 Blue Bloods Defense Attorney Episode: "The Extra Mile"
2016 Orange Is the New Black Jazmina Episode: "Bunny, Skull, Bunny, Skull"
2016 Odd Mom Out Episode: "Hanoi Jill"
2017 Time After Time Chase Chandler Episode: "Out of Time"
2017 Billions Sam Brandt Episode: "Currency"
2017-2018 Kevin Can Wait Kelly 2 episodes
2017-2018 Homeland Reiko Umon 4 episodes (season 7)
2018 Marvel's Iron Fist Mika Prada 2 episodes (season 2)


  1. ^ Rothenberg, Adam (March 7, 2018). "Call Answered: Julee Cerda: "Children of a Lesser God" on Broadway,". Call Me Adam. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Garcia, Gabriela (January 17, 2018). "How To Change Career Paths Into Something You Love, With "Homeland" Actress Julee Cerda". Modern Brown Girl. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  3. ^ Rodriguez, Victor A. (March 16, 2018). "From the Nuyorican Poets Cafe to the Great White Way: Julee Cerda Takes on Broadway". Llero. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  4. ^ Ho, Qui (July 6, 2016). "Kollab ATL Chats with Julee Cerda About Smart People, "Twokens," and Acting". Kollaberation. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  5. ^ Trumbore, Dave (July 24, 2018). "New 'Iron Fist' Season 2 Images Are Seriously Lacking in Glowing Fists". Collider. Retrieved July 25, 2018.

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