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AMERICAN GANGSTER: Showcased new latina talent


Denzel Washington, Lymari Nadal - American Gangster.
Edward James Olmos, Kirk Whisler

LOS ANGELES, CA - - It’s always a great occasion when a new Hispanic actor makes their debut. It’s even more impressive when the film is a major feature. We have just such a case this week when Lymari Nadal stars in the role of a former Miss Puerto Rico and Denzel Washington’s wife in American Gangster.



Edward James Olmos exclaims, “Lymari Nadal is explosive in her first feature. A great start for a classically trained artist. We deserve this kind of young artist’s in the Latino community. American Gangster is a better film because of Lymari’s role in it.”



Based on the real life of drug-kingpin-turned informant Frank Lucas, American Gangster also stars Academy Award winners Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, and Cuba Gooding Jr., as well as Armand Assante and John Ortiz. The film, which opens November 2, is mostly set in New York.

Lymari shares, “Everyone in the movie is a master at their craft from actors like Denzel and Russell to the director Ridley to the cinematographers, editors and writers. It was a blessing to work with all of them. And it’s such a great story. It’s every woman’s dream to play Denzel Washington’s wife. He’s generous, funny, and so talented. We both felt the pain of our characters.”



The November 2007 issue of Vanity Fair describes Lymari Nadal as “Smoldering, long-limbed, and equipped with…a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico.” Lymari uses that blend of intelligence and sexiness to the upmost in the new feature film, American Gangster.

On the shift from chemistry to acting, “People were much more respectful and interested when I said I was a scientist than when I said ...
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