Gina Alexis Rodriguez is an American actress, model, writer, producer and director. She began her career appearing on stage production, before making screen debut in an episode of Law & Order. Her breakthrough came in 2012, playing young hip-hop artist Majo Tenorio in the independent musical-drama film Filly Brown.
Guadalupe "Lupe" Ontiveros was an American actress best known for portraying Yolanda Saldívar in the film Selena. She acted in numerous films and television shows, often playing a maid or, near the end of her career, an all-knowing grandmother. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on Desperate Housewives and received critical acclaim for her role in Chuck & Buck, for which she won the National Board of Review award for Best Supporting Actress, and was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.
John Ridley IV is an American screenwriter, film director, novelist, and showrunner, known for 12 Years a Slave, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He is also the creator and showrunner of the critically acclaimed anthology series American Crime. His most recent work is the documentary film Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982–1992.
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor, film producer, and environmental activist. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials in the late 1980s, after which he had recurring roles in various television series such as the soap opera Santa Barbara and the sitcom Growing Pains. He began his film career by starring as Josh in Critters 3 . He starred in the film adaptation of the memoir This Boy's Life , and was praised for his supporting role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape . He gained public recognition with leading roles in The Basketball Diaries and the romantic drama Romeo + Juliet , before achieving international fame with James Cameron's epic romance Titanic , which became the highest-grossing film of all time to that point.
A good part of my leadership skills is crafted from learning from experiences early in my career that were not positive experiences.John Lasseter