HBP: Episode 179: Olivia Dudek
Breakout star Olivia Dudek makes her film debut as the leading lady/title character in the upcoming Rafael Agustin-written (“Jane the Virgin”) drama ANA, which premieres nationwide theatrically in early 2020. From Amigo Pictures and directed by José Rojas (LAS BANDIDAS), ANA tells the story of a young Latinx woman, who is part of a tight-knit immigrant community, whose mother is hospitalized and ANA needs to go to extreme lengths to help pay for her hospital stay. The drama, scripted by and co-starring Rafael Agustin (“Jane the Virgin”) also stars Rocío López (“Vida,” “Insecure”), Silvia Kal (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, JERSEY BOYS) and Esther Moon (“Transparent”). Olivia is a highly accomplished ballerina who studied dance professionally at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York and spent years working successfully in national commercials including a Super Bowl spot for Budweiser and a campaign for Verizon among many other major brands. Dudek came to LA after a successful stint in New York working in theater and joined Playhouse West upon her arrival in Los Angeles to work with seasoned pros in the industry and make her mark. In her free time, Dudek is working on her first book, a memoir, about her life and her faith. With this new film, she is sure to charm audiences across the country and takeover the town!