AFTERBUZZ TV – AfterBuzz TV’s Mini Spotlight edition, is a short form interview series featuring actors & artists discussing their roles and shows as well as their thoughts, passions and journeys. In this episode host Veronica Barriga interviews Allen Maldonado.
Allen Maldonado is one of young Hollywood’s busiest stars on the rise. The multi-talented actor, writer and entrepreneur, not only co-stars on the award-winning sitcom, Black-ish (ABC), he has also finished his second season as a full time writer on the hit Starz series, Survivors Remorse, has recurred for three seasons on You’re The Worst (FXX), is starring opposite Tracy Morgan in The Last OG, his highly anticipated new series on TBS Executive Produced by Jordan Peele, and has developed the industry’s first digital app for short films, Everybody Digital, launched on October 3, 2017.
In the past couple of years, Allen has appeared in several blockbuster films including the Sony Pictures action thriller, The Equalizer. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Olympus has Fallen), Maldonado stars as ‘Marcus’ opposite Academy Award winner Denzel Washington. The film is adapted from the television series of the same name and follows ‘Robert McCall’ (Washington), a solitary, monastic figure with a mysterious past who despises injustice and devotes himself to helping victims. The film was released and opened at #1 in the box office.
Maldonado was also seen in the feature Cake alongside Jennifer Aniston, Sam Worthington, Anna Kendrick and William H. Macy. CAKE won a Golden Globe and several other awards. After Cake, Allen joined the cast of Universal’s NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, produced by Ice Cube and helmed by F. Gary Gray, which opened at #1 in the box office and stayed there for four weeks straight.
Last September, TV One aired the TV movie, Ringside, in which Maldonado starred as SpencerCollier, the egotistical welterweight boxing champion of the world. In addition, he has 4 films in post-production slated to be released in 2017; First Match, Smartass, Quest, and Where’s The Money?
His dexterity in sitcom is demonstrated by his character in Black-ish, in which Allen co-stars as ‘Curtis’ the super cool millennial assistant to Anthony Anderson in the offices of Stevens & Lido. On You’re The Worst, which centers on two toxic, self-destructive people who fall in love and attempt a relationship; he portrays ‘Honey Nutz’ in this sitcom which puts a dark twist on the romantic comedy genre. In addition, Maldonado has impressed with memorable appearances on Major Crimes, Rosewood, and NCIS.
Lastly, Survivors Remorse is a hit comedy on Starz that follows Cam Calloway and his family as they deal with his recent rise in fame and money as a professional basketball player. Maldonado stars as ‘DeShauwn May,’ a wild and spontaneous ex-drug dealer turned sports manager. For season 3 of Survivors Remorse he was brought on as a writer and quickly earned a “story by” credit, showing he’s just as talented behind the camera as he is in front of it. He recently wrapped writing for season 4.
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