Ismael Cruz Córdova


“There is so much strength in the Latinx community and untapped power, stories and talent that are beyond ready for the chance to be heard. When it comes to those who are holding decision makers accountable, I honor the NHMC and their work. That is why I am thrilled to be part of their first ever Visionary Alliance, alongside my colleagues as we fight to fully ignite and unite the spectrum of voices of underrepresented communities. I wholeheartedly believe that as we band together in a deep embrace of the full spectrum of our communities , we will start to see a true balance in the entertainment industry.“


Ismael stars as “Arondir” in Amazon Studios’ series LORD OF THE RINGS, which has been picked up for a second season and earned him a Critics’ Choice nomination. Next up, Ismael will be seen in Paramount+’s upcoming thriller feature the FINESTKIND, opposite Ben Foster. He was last seen in David E. Kelley’s HBO miniseries THE UNDOING, opposite Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant, for director Susanne Bier, Working Title’s period feature MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, opposite Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, and as the male lead in Sony Pictures’ remake of the Oscar nominated film MISS BALA. Previous credits include the feature SETTLERS for IFC, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, the third season of the Anonymous Content / Epix series BERLIN STATION, the fourth season of Showtime’s RA Y DONOVAN opposite Liev Schreiber, as well as Ang Lee’s BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK. Ismael is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.