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A collage featuring Latinos who are often typecasted in Hollywood: Noel Gugliemi, Salma Hayek, Danny Trejo and Sofia Vergara

In the corridors of Hollywood’s studios, there's an ongoing joke: whenever a role calls for a tough-looking, vaguely Latino guy, it’s time to bring in Noel Gugliemi. It's become almost predictable to see him pop up in moves as a dude named "Hector."

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Writers' Strike Exposes Startling Inequality for Latino Writers in Hollywood

The most recent Latino Donor Collaborative report has highlighted the lack of Latino representation in television and film, with numbers dropping back down to 2019 levels. Despite being the largest minority in the U.S., Latinos continue to be the most underrepresented group in the media industry, making up only 9.29 percent of onscreen representation in streaming, 2.33 percent on cable, and 5.42 percent on broadcast.

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