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045: Allen Maldonado

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Allen Maldonado is a true triple threat: actor, writer, entrepreneur. He is an accomplished actor, best known for his work in Straight Outta Compton, Black-ish, You’re The Worst, and The Equalizer. Additionally, Maldonado wrote on STARZ’s Survivor’s Remorse, an award winning show following the journeys of Cam Calloway and Reggie Vaughn, beginning in their rough Boston neighborhood to the challenges of success, fame, and money. He co-stars on ABC’s Black-ish and is currently starring alongside Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish in The Last O.G. The series follows an ex-con, played by Morgan, after being released from prison on good behavior, and struggling to find his place in his old neighborhood post gentrification. In 2017 Maldonado launched his first digital app Everybody Digital, a new platform designed to showcase short films and their filmmakers.

Outside of his acting career, Maldonado is a successful entrepreneur. He runs a record company-Get It Done Records; a production company-Only Son Productions; and a T-shirt line-Vineyards Phinest, where a portion of the proceeds go to his foundation. As a staunch advocate for higher education, community service, and encouraging youth to pursue the arts, Maldonado is the founder of Demo Nerds, a foundation that provides free acting classes, tools, and services for at-risk youth and foster children in the inner cities of Los Angeles. Additionally, the organization frequently collaborates with other city programs such as “The Boys & Girls Club,””The Dream Center,” and the “New Village Girls Academy”.

INSTAGRAM: @maldonadoiseverywhere

Tune into our Interview on iTunes HERE

ALLEN MALDONADO INTERVIEW

 

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QUOTES:

“Acting is what I do, not who I am.”

“You are what your most dominant thoughts are.”

“Most actors think they’re getting into a career, and you’re not. What you’re getting into is starting a small business.”

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