A post shared by Rick Wenner (@rickwenner)It’s official: Mexican-American actor Roberta Colindrez is in a league of her own –giving audiences the queer, butch and Latina representation they so clearly need, while also refusing to be put into a box.With more than 30 credits to her name, the openly gay and Latina actor has been making waves on TV and Broadway for well over a decade.
In 2015, she played the role of Joan in the Tony-award winning show, Fun Home, which broke ground for being the first mainstream Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist.
Most recently, she starred in Amazon Prime’s A League of Their Own, inspired by the 1992 film of the same name, and centering on the 1940s All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL).
In League, Colindrez portrays pitcher Lupe García, a character she ultimately hopes allows others like her to feel seen.“I want people to see themselves more,” Colindrez shared with the Texas Observer when asked what she hopes audiences take away from the show. “As a girl watching (the movie version of A League of Their Own) growing up, I loved sports, but I didn’t necessarily even consider that there weren’t Latin women on screen.