Rosie Perez To Star in ‘Tranzloco’
Rosie Perez will star in ‘Tranzloco’, a transgender story with actors Jonny Beauchamp and Alex Meraz. The story centers on two brothers from East Los Angeles who, along with their friends, clash with a group of transgender locals. The cast also includes Danny Trejo, Brianna Hildebrand, Eiza Gonzalez, Bar Paly, Dustin Ybarra and Crispin Glover. Shooting is slated to begin February in Los Angeles.
Perez is an actress, community activist, author, dancer, and choreographer. Her film breakthrough was in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989), which she followed with White Men Can’t Jump (1992). Among many honors, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Fearless (1993). She was also nominated for three Emmy Awards for her work as a choreographer on In Living Color.
In 2007, Perez starred on Broadway as Googie Gomez in a revival of The Ritz, and she was nominated for an Indie Spirit Award for her performance in The Take. Perez was a regular host on The View and in 2015 she returned to Broadway to star in Fish in the Dark, a new play written by Larry David.