Carmen Sandiego debuted in 1985 in the first of 22 video games and went on the become a best-selling game franchise through the 80’s and 90’s. Three TV shows followed, winning six Emmys and building the mysterious globetrotting thief into an iconic heroine.
Now Carmen is making a dramatic return with a new series coming to Netflix in 2019. Starring Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) as Carmen and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) as her tech-whiz sidekick, the new series follows Carmen on thrilling capers around the world and explores her origin story as never before.
When she was seven years old, Gina Rodriguez was a professional salsa dancer. Today, she’s a TV and movie star! She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and her parents come from Puerto Rico. Her two older sisters call her “G” and tease her about how dramatic she was growing up. Gina’s dad was a boxing referee, so she knows all the moves (“Uppercut! Left hook!”). She stars in a hit TV show on the CW, is the voice of Kolka in Smallfoot, and the lead actress in Carmen Sandiego. She won a Golden Globe for her acting and won a rap battle against football player Rob Gronkowski. Here are the three most important things to know about Gina Rodriguez: 1) She does not like bullies 2) She wants to see more people who like what the world looks like on TV and movies 3) She believes school can change your life.
Every day, she says “Today is going to be a great day, I can and I will!” (You should try it!)
Finn Wolfhard was born in Vancouver, Canada. He decided to be an actor after seeing his first movie (thank you Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man!). Now he plays Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things on Netflix. In 2017, he starred in the blockbuster horror movie It. Mission accomplished, right?
But that’s not all! In 2019, Finn will co-star in four movies! He can be seen in the upcoming haunted house film The Turning, the sequel It: Chapter Two, the drama The Goldfinch, based on the best-selling novel, and he will be voicing the character Pugsley Adams in the animated Addams Family movie. Finn also sings and plays guitar in his indie rock band Calpurnia. And every day, he tries to make the world a better place. He raises money to help struggling musicians pay for health care and provide supplies for schools that serve Canada’s indigenous peoples.
Finn’s got a jam-packed life. When he’s not on set or in school, memorizing lines or jamming with friends, Finn likes to hang out with his awesome family and pets. Just like you!
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