Fans are wondering about the upcoming musical film In the Heights and who the cast is. We look at the lineup for the movie!
In the Heights is an upcoming musical drama film directed by Jon M. Chu, the film is based on a book of the same name, by Quiara Alegria Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The film released in Indonesia on 4th June 2021 and is set for a theatrical release in America on 10th June 2021. This will be followed by a release a day later on HBO Max. Fans are wondering who the stars are for the eagerly anticipated film.
So, who is the cast for In the Heights?
In the Heights: Cast revealed
The cast for In the Heights is as follows:
- Anthony Ramos as Usnavi de la Vega
- Corey Hawkins as Benny
- Leslie Grace as Nina Rosario
- Ariana Greenblatt as young Nina
- Ariana S. Gomez as 12-year-old Nina
- Melissa Barrera as Vanessa
- Olga Merediz as “Abuela” Claudia
- Daphne Rubin-Vega as Daniela
- Gregory Diaz IV as Sonny de la Vega
- Jimmy Smits as Kevin Rosario
- Stephanie Beatriz as Carla
- Dascha Polanco as Cuca
- Lin-Manuel Miranda as Piraguero, the Piragua Guy
- Marc Anthony as Mr de la Vega
- Noah Catala as Graffiti Pete
- Christopher Jackson as Mr Softee
The remaining cast and crew for the film can be seen here.
Anthony Ramos as Usnavi de la Vega
Anthony Ramos Martinez is an American actor and singer, born on 1st November 1991 in New York City, U.S. He has an older brother and younger sister and is engaged to Jasmine Cephas Jones.
He graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in 2011 and in the same year began his acting career in musical productions. Though his first credited role was in This American Life: One Night Only at BAM (2014).
Since then, he has appeared in over 20 roles as an actor and is most well known for his work on ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ (2019) and ‘Hamilton’ (2020).
He currently has 2 upcoming roles, ‘Distant’ which is in post-production and ‘Untitled Transformers Project’ which is in filming and set to release in 2022. Fans can follow him on his official Instagram account below:
Corey Hawkins as Benny
Corey Antonio Hawkins is an American actor, born on 22nd October in Washington, D.C., U.S. He was raised by his mother who is a police officer and graduated from Julliard School.
Hawkins first credited role was in a short titled ‘Empire corner’ (2010). He has since appeared in over 20 acting roles and is most well known for his work on ‘Iron Man 3’ (2013) and ‘Straight Outta Compton’ (2015).
Hawkins is set to appear in ‘Alericanah’ later this year and is working on ‘The Last Voyage of Demeter’ which is in pre-production. There is an Instagram in his name which has been verified but does not have any posts yet.
Leslie Grace as Nina Rosario
Leslie Grace Martinez is an American singer and songwriter born on 7th January 1995 in New York, U.S. She was born to Dominican parents and has 5 older siblings.
From a young age, she showed an interest in music and made her debut with a cover song of Shirelles 1961 hit ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’.
In 2009 she released her first studio album ‘Pasion’ and 4 years later, her second self titled one named ‘Leslie Grace’. Her first credited acting role was in a video short titled ‘Leslie Grace Feat. Becky G: Díganle’ (2017).
Her other appearances include other shorts but her first film role as an actress is ‘In the Heights’ as Nina. she also did a collaboration with the K-pop band Super Junior in 2018, where they released a song titled ‘Lo Siento‘, featuring English, Spanish and Korean lyrics. Fans can follow her on her official Instagram page below:
Melissa Barrera as Vanessa
Melissa Barerra Martinez is a Mexican actress and singer born on 4th July 1990 in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Not much is known about her personal life but this is what we were able to find.
She studied theatre at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts and has been married to Paco Zazueta since 2019. The two met on set of a TV series in 2011 and became engaged in 2017.
Her first credited role as an actress was on ‘La otra cara del Alma’ (2012). Since then, she has gone on to appear in 16 more roles. Barrera is most well known for her work on ‘Perseguidos’ (2016-2017) and now In the Heights.
Her upcoming roles include ‘Scream’ (2022), ‘Carmen’ (Post-production) and ‘Breathe’ which is in pre-production. Fans can follow her on her official Instagram account below: