Actress/Singer America Olivo on Being Multi-Racial in Hollywood

By December 1, 2013Speak Up with Jimmy

Jimmy Nguyen interviews actress, singer and advocate America Olivo about her life and career experience being multi-racial (Chilean, Basque, Spanish, Italian, Irish and Belgian). America speaks about how being ethnically ambiguous has affected her career in entertainment – not looking Hispanic or white enough to fit into easy ethnic boxes for casting. She also shares her journey evolving from feeling like she never fit in, to now feeling comfortable fitting in anywhere – and advises multi-racial people to remember that you are not 20% of any one race but 100% of everything.