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These Characters Are Showing How Versatile Latina Actresses Are

It used to feel like every time Latinas were on screen they were playing some kind of help. Not anymore! Now, we’re living in an era where Latinas are slaying the small screen in an array of different roles. Here are 9 badass Latina TV characters who are breaking the mold.

1. Jane Villanueva from “Jane the Virgin”

A new #JaneTheVirgin is TONIGHT at 9/8c!

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All hail the QUEEN! Listen, it’s not secret “Jane the Virgin” is my favorite show. I’ve written about it here, here, and here. But the glue that holds it all together? The title character of Jane; she’s a passionate, whip-smart, incredibly talented writer, mother, and wife, and hands-down the driving force of the show. She’s one of the most well-written television characters in the last 10 years, and I’m so excited to see where the writers bring her in the future.

2. Valencia Perez from “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”



Valencia Perez is the kind of girl we love to hate; beautiful, a yoga instructor, and the apple of almost everyone’s eye. The great thing about “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is that they don’t just make her a bitch because she was dating Josh (Rebecca’s old flame) – she’s a character that feels like a real person, and Gabrielle Ruiz plays her perfectly. 

3. Rosita Espinosa from “The Walking Dead”

↪ – ₇x₀₈ { Hᴇᴀʀᴛs Sᴛɪʟʟ Bᴇᴀᴛɪɴɢ } Tʜɪs ᴇᴘɪsᴏᴅᴇ ᴡᴀs sᴏ ɪɴᴛᴇɴsᴇ ? I·ᴍ ʜᴀᴘᴘʏ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ Sᴘᴇɴᴄᴇʀ ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ﹐ ʜᴇ·s ᴀ sʜɪᴛ ? Pᴏᴏʀ Oʟɪᴠɪᴀ, sʜᴇ ᴅᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇs ʙᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ ? ᴛᴀɢs; #thewalkingdead #twd #laurencohan #maggiegreene #stevenyeun #glennrhee #andrewlincoln #rickgrimes #chandlerrigs #carlgrimes #jeffreydeanmorgan #christianserratos #rositaespinosa #sonequamartingreen #sashawilliams #abrahamford #michaelcudlitz #joshmcdermitt #eugeneporter #carolpeletier #melissamcbride #michonne #danaigurira #negan #bethgreene #emilykinney #alannamasterson #tarachambler #katelynnacon #enid

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Hey, if you’re still alive during the Zombie Apocalypse, you automatically get so many badass points. Rosita Espinosa is still kicking it (but with this show, who knows for how long), and she’s become one of the show’s most central characters. Whether it’s her friendship with Eugene, or her kickass fighting, walker-killing skills, she’s definitely someone that sticks out in the series.

4. Dr. Callie Torres in “Grey’s Anatomy”



Dr. Callie Torres appeared in 240 episodes of the mega hit “Grey’s Anatomy.” That’s pretty damn impressive. She was strong, loved dancing, and an orthopedic queen. You better believe that on a show like “Grey”‘sthis character has gone through some major ups and downs, which only makes her an amazing multi-dimensional character.

5. Rosa Diaz from “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Day 345 of 2016. Rosa knows ? #brooklyn99 #nypd #rosadiaz #booty

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Let me count the ways I love this AMAZING CHARACTER. Wait – there are too many. Is it possible to be in love with a fictional character but also to be terrified by them? She is tough as nails, and you don’t want to mess with her. But you kind of have to be scary when you’re a detective, right?

6. Amy Santiago from “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Amy is my favorite I sob?? #brooklyn99 #amysantiago #melissafumero @melissafumero

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When you’ve got not one but two incredible Latinas on a show, you know it’s gotta be BOMB. Amy Santiago, while not as scary as Rosa, is still one you don’t want to mess with. She’s also hilarious, as exhibited above.

7. Harlee Santos from “Shades of Blue”

What are you looking at? #ShadesofBlue

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Listen, Jennifer Lopez can do no wrong. I would follow her to the ends of the earth and back again. So when it was announced a year or two back that she’d be top lining NBC’s “Shades of Blue,” the world rejoiced. J.Lo. As a cop. On our TV screens every week. I MEAN, IS THERE A DOWNSIDE TO THIS AT ALL? I THINK NOT.

8. Gloria Delgado-Pritchett from “Modern Family”



It might at first appear that Gloria hits the stereotypes of a Latina we actively work against: oversexed, loud, and ridiculous. But anyone that watches the show knows that it’s not the case; Gloria is layered and an awesome mom, hilarious, and eccentric. She’s been in the TV game for a long time and we’re super thankful for it.

9. Xiomara Villanueva from “Jane the Virgin”

Xiomara delivers an intimate concert experience on #JaneTheVirgin, TONIGHT at 9/8c!

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XO is such an incredible character on “Jane the Virgin.” Which is no surprise because this show rocks. Can you tell how much I love it?! XO is flawed and that’s what makes her so real. She’s funny, has a wild side, is an insanely talented singer, and doesn’t always make the best decisions – but if there’s one thing about XO, it’s that she loves fiercely. Ugh, I want to be her best friend, please.

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FIERCE LGBTQ Couples Are Sharing How They Met And It’s The Sweetest Thing

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FIERCE LGBTQ Couples Are Sharing How They Met And It’s The Sweetest Thing

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As we highlight Pride month, we wanted to share beautiful stories of LGBTQ+ love. To do so, we recently asked our FIERCE readers on Instagram to tell us how they met their partners and the results were not only hilarious but deeply inspiring.

Love is love and we love this kind of love.

Check it out!

The old slide in trick.

“I slid into the DMs.” – joanacanna

On their start to being ~educated latinas~

“My girlfriend and I met at the end of our first year of law school. She would say that I curved her for a few months before we became close. Almost three years later, we are both attorneys and looking forward to where life takes us.” – legalricanmujer

These two lovers who met while pushing for a joint interest

“We met in boot camp! 10 years ago (we’ve been together 2 /1/2 years, married 1 yr.” –hey_itsaj18

Chicas who started out on the same path and stuck together.

“We met in Nursing school we graduated together. That was 4 years ago, she’s a psychiatric nurse and I’m a geriatric nurse.” – m_a_r_i_a__j_o_h_a_n_n_a

They found love in a pandemic place.

Love in the time of Corona, thanks to Hinge!” – bienvenidarealidad__

Turns out the internet is the ultimate matchmaker.

“On the HER app. The same day she liked my profile she ended up coming into my job. I saw her but she didn’t see me. I ended up messaging her that night when I got off of work & we have been inseparable ever since. 3 years later and everyday I fall in love with her over & over again.” – _yourfavoritepoet_

And this is the most hilarious one of all.

“My wife @chulaworldand I were both seeing the same guy (total 🐶) …… so when we found out about each other we met up! And we have LITERALLY been inseparable ever since. Married on 4/20/19.” –bunuelitas

This Man Posts A Video Highlighting Mexican ‘Avatar The Last Airbender’ Characters And It’s So Accurate

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This Man Posts A Video Highlighting Mexican ‘Avatar The Last Airbender’ Characters And It’s So Accurate

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Who here loves “Avatar The Last Airbender”? It is one show that has been around for so long that the fanbase can only grow. The show is a fantasy ride that will take you to some of the most imaginative places. However, one fan realized something no one else did: some of the characters are Mexicans. Here’s what he found.

Roku

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Roku, a.k.a. “El Espiritu,” is one of the Mexicanos rocking it in the Fire Nation. Roku’s memory served as a guiding force for Aang along his long and storied journey. It is like that one compa you have who is always able to help you out of a jam. You never know how he will do it but he always does.

Sokka

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You might know Sokka as the defacto leader of the Water Nation for a time. When he was younger, Sokka wanted to join his father in the war. He tried his best and left with all of the men to join the fight. However, he was too young to fight and was sent back but was the oldest male and became the leader of the tribe. Much like that primo we all have who is the oldest of the primos and teaches us everything. Where would we be without that primo?

Zuko

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Zuko was born into the royal family of the Fire Nation. The prince abdicated his throne and lived in exile. For years, Zuko tried his best to catch the long-lost Avatar to get back into his kingdom. We all know that one friend that is trying to make up for something. At the end of the day, he is a good dude but he just has some things that he has to work out.

“Avatar the Last Airbender” fans are asking for more.

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There are so many more people that can be made into Mexican airbenders. The first three are already a success for the TikTok user with more than 234,000 views. Fans want more and it just seems like the perfect time to create more.

And it wasn’t just the setup.

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The TikTok user came through with his joke. Not only was the haircut so on point, he included a bunch of easter eggs. One of them was the América jersey that left some viewers screaming. Watch the video here and enjoy.

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