Actress Carmela Zumbado is a young, pretty and talented woman, born on 27 February 1991 under the zodiac sign of Pisces. The Miami native has been involved in the film industry since 2011, and during that time she has garnered over 20 acting credits.
Her big break came with the role of Ximena Arista in “The Wall Of Mexico”, a comedy-drama directed by Zachary Cotler and Magdalena Zyzak. It follows the life of a wealthy Mexican family who want to build a wall just as President Donald Trump does, in order to protect their water supply from the townspeople.
It premiered at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, and the audience responded very favorably, which led her to become more popular, along with other members of the cast, including Esai Morales, Jackson Rathbone and Marisol Sacramento.
Another impressive role? Carmela Zumbado gained enormous worldwide recognition after she joined Season 2 of the psychological thriller series “You”. According to the magazine People Español, she was chosen to portray investigative journalist Delilah Alves, an elder sister of Jenna Ortega’s character Ellie Alves.
After the premiere of the first episode of Season 2, she picked up the sympathy of the audience. The series is created by Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti and is based on the novel of the same title written by famous American author Caroline Kepnes. It follows the life of bookstore manager and serial killer Joe Goldberg, portrayed by Penn Badgley, and his obsession with his customer and writer Guinevere Beck, played by Elizabeth Lail. The series premiered on Lifetime in 2018. The following year it moved to Netflix, reaching more than 43 million viewers which catapulted Carmela into fame.
Now that we have introduced you to the highlights of the career of the stunning Cuban-American actress, let’s dig a little deeper into her life.
Professional Career as an Actress on Film and TV
Before we go any further, let’s take a look back at her early years. Carmela Zumbado was raised in her hometown of Miami in Florida, alongside her two beautiful sisters, Marisela and Gigi Zumbado, who are also actresses, trying to build a career in Hollywood.
Marisela is known for her roles in “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”, “The Affair”, and “Countdown”, while Gigi reached fame for starring in “Criminal Minds”, “A Night To Regret”, and “9-1-1”. Carmela’s father is renowned journalist and news photographer Tony Zumbado. Her family emigrated from Cuba to the United Stated during the 1960s.
Carmela’s life completely changed in 2011, when she made her debut film appearance landing a small role of a jogger zombie in the short film “Play Dead”, directed by Andres and Diego Meza-Valdes. Two years later, she collaborated with famous director Seth Gordon on his comedy “Identity Thief”.
Even though it received negative critiques, the film became a commercial success, since it grossed more than $174 million worldwide.
In 2014, Carmela won her first major role when she played Jeny ‘B’ in Scott Waugh’s sports action thriller “Need For Speed”, next to “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul. The film was a box office success grossing over $200 million. She then appeared in the cameo role of a female American reporter in the comedy-drama film “Our Brand Is Crisis” (2015), based on the documentary film of the same name from 2005. In 2017, she featured as Daphne in the short comedy-drama film “Hot Seat”, written and directed by Anna Kerrigan.
Apart from her work on the big screen, Carmela Zumbado has also pursued her professional acting career on television. According to the IMDb profile, Carmela made her television debut in “America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back”. She firstly appeared as Teresa Martinez in the episode “La Tia”, and then as Karen in the episode “Sex Trafficking Special 2”, both in 2012. She also guest-starred in a number of TV series, such as “Graceland”, “Bloodline”, and “NCIS: Los Angeles”, among many others.
In 2016, she made a guest-starring appearance as Denise Martinez in the episode “I’m Going To The Beach With Josh And His Friends!” of The CW’s romantic musical comedy-drama series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”.
She reprised the role in one more episode of the series in 2019. Most recently, Carmela guest-starred as Paloma Ball in the episode “The Balls” of the fantasy series “The Magician”, broadcast on the Syfy network in 2020.
Furthermore, Carmela became active on stage back in 2012, when she collaborated with Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda on his hip hop improve show, entitled “Freestyle Love Supreme”. The show is currently performed on Broadway.
Personal Life and Other Interesting Facts
Being one of the most popular young actresses in Hollywood isn’t easy at all.
In that case, you should be quite open about your professional career, but quite “closed” regarding other parts of your life, especially if your appearance attracts huge attention, which is the case with Carmela Zumbado. So, is she a single lady or not?
Many fans of “You” have noticed that the attractive actress is very close to her co-star James Scully, who portrayed Forty Quinn on the series. In August 2019, Carmela uploaded their together photo, with the caption “work friends”, while in the comments James replied “WORK FRIENDS? How about SOUL MATES!? HOW ABOUT THAT?” Even her sisters are close to James, so it is up to you to conclude if something is going on between them or not!
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If you are one of the fans of the series “You”, you should follow Carmela Zumbado on her official Instagram account, on which she frequently shares the photos of the behind-the-scene fun with other cast members. She has amassed more than 450,000 followers so far.
The acknowledged beautiful brunette with dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.63m), while her weight is approximately 120lbs (54kgs), and she has a slim figure with vital statistics of 34-23-35. Her show size is 7 (US). Carmela is known as a fitness freak, who works out five days a week.