Actress Carmela Zumbado is a young, beautiful and talented woman born on February 27, 1991 under the zodiac sign of Pisces. The Miami native has been involved in the film industry since 2011 and in that time she has accumulated more than 20 acting credits.
Her big break came with the role of Ximena Arista in “The Wall Of Mexico”, a comedy-drama directed by Zachary Cotler and Magdalena Zyzak. It follows the life of a wealthy Mexican family who, like President Donald Trump, want to build a wall to protect their water supply from the townspeople.
It premiered at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, and audiences responded very positively, making her more popular along with other cast members including Esai Morales, Jackson Rathbone, and Marisol Sacramento.
Another impressive role? Carmela Zumbado received huge global recognition after she took part in Season 2 of the psychological thriller series “You”. According to the magazine People Spanishshe was chosen to play investigative reporter Delilah Alves, an older sister of Jenna Ortega’s character Ellie Alves.
After the premiere of the first episode of Season 2, she gained the sympathy of the audience. Created by Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti, the series is based on the novel of the same name by renowned American writer Caroline Kepnes. It follows the life of bookstore manager and serial killer Joe Goldberg, played by Penn Badgley, and his obsession with his customer and writer Guinevere Beck, played by Elizabeth Lail. The series premiered on Lifetime in 2018. The following year, it moved to Netflix and reached over 43 million viewers, making Carmela famous.
Now that we’ve introduced you to the highlights of the gorgeous Cuban-American actress’s career, let’s dig a little deeper into her life.
Professional career as an actress in film and TV
Before we go any further, let’s take a look back at her early years. Carmela Zumbado grew up in her hometown of Miami, Florida along with her two beautiful sisters, Marisela and Gigi Zumbado, who are also actresses trying to build a career in Hollywood.
Marisela is known for her roles in ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’, ‘The Affair’ and ‘Countdown’ while Gigi rose to fame for starring in ‘Criminal Minds’, ‘A Night To Regret’ and ‘9-1 – 1″. Carmela’s father is the well-known journalist and news photographer Tony Zumbado. Her family emigrated from Cuba to the United States in the 1960s.
Carmela’s life completely changed in 2011, when in her film debut she played a small role of a jogger zombie in the short film “Play Dead” directed by Andres and Diego Meza-Valdes. Two years later, she collaborated with famous director Seth Gordon on his comedy “Identity Thief.”
Although the film received negative critical acclaim, it became a commercial success, as it grossed over $174 million worldwide.
In 2014, Carmela landed her first major role playing Jeny “B” in Scott Waugh’s sports action thriller “Need For Speed,” alongside “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul. The film was a box office success grossing over $200 million. She next appeared in the cameo role of a female American reporter in the comedy-drama film “Our Brand Is Crisis” (2015), based on the 2005 documentary of the same name. In 2017, she starred as Daphne in the short film comedy-drama film ” Hot Seat”, written and directed by Anna Kerrigan.
In addition to her work on the big screen, Carmela Zumbado has also continued her professional acting career in television. According to the IMDb profile, Carmela made her television debut in “America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back”. She first appeared as Teresa Martinez in the episode “La Tia”, and then as Karen in the episode “Sex Trafficking Special 2”, both in 2012. She also guest starred in a number of TV series, such as “Graceland”, ” Bloodline” and “NCIS: Los Angeles”, among many others.
In 2016, she guest-starred as Denise Martinez in the episode “I’m Going To The Beach With Josh And His Friends!” from The CW’s romantic musical comedy-drama series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”.
She reprized the role in one more episode of the series in 2019. Most recently, Carmela guest-starred as Paloma Ball in the episode “The Balls” of the fantasy series “The Magician” airing on the Syfy network in 2020.
Moreover, Carmela became active on stage in 2012, when she collaborated with Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda on his hip-hop show, titled “Freestyle Love Supreme”. The show is currently being performed on Broadway.
Personal life and other interesting facts
Being one of the most popular young actresses in Hollywood is not easy at all.
In that case, you should be quite open about your professional career, but quite “closed” about other parts of your life, especially if your looks attract a lot of attention, which is the case with Carmela Zumbado. So, is she a single lady or not?
Many fans of “You” have noticed that the attractive actress is very close to her co-star James Scully, who played Forty Quinn on the series. In August 2019, Carmela uploaded their photo together, with the caption “work friends”, while James replied in the comments, “WORK FRIENDS? What about SOUL MATES!? WHAT DID YOU THINK?” Even her sisters have a close relationship with James, so it’s up to you to conclude if something is going on between them or not!
If you are one of the fans of the series “You”, you must follow Carmela Zumbado on her official Instagram account, where she regularly shares the behind-the-scenes photos of the fun with other cast members. She has amassed more than 450,000 followers to date.
The recognized beautiful brunette with dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.63m) while her weight is around 120lbs (54kgs), and she has a slim figure with vital statistics of 34-23-35. Her showmate is 7 (US). Carmela is known as a fitness freak, who works out five days a week.