• Ana de Armas
  • Laurie Hernandez
  • La Borinqueña
  • Diane Guerrero
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Mónica Puig
  • Eiza González Reyna
  • Julissa Arce
  • Melissa Villaseñor
  • Alexa Moreno
  • Alicia Machado
  • America Ferrera

When you become the first Latina cast member ever on Saturday Night Live in our opinion you are more than ready for prime-time. That’s exactly what Cali native Melissa Villaseñor did in 2016. But, lest you think she’s an overnight sensation, think again. The self-described “creator of many,” has been in the game as a stand-up comedian for over 10 years, working the circuit and headlining over 100 clubs and colleges around the country. It’s been the working out of those stand-up muscles that has resulted in some mean impressions of J.Lo and Owen Wilson which have become trademarks of her repertoire.

Villaseñor got her big break on Season 6 of America's Got Talent where she was a Top 16 Finalist, that breakout opportunity, provided a big assist in landing some pretty high profile voice work including Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, Family Guy and Comedy Central's Trip Tank.
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More recently Villaseñor is pulling double duty, in addition to her duties on SNL she's signed on to Horatio Sands and Fred Armisen digital comedy channel focused on Latino comedians called Más Mejor. Gotta love a lady that goes big time, but doesn't forget where she came from.

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