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Jose Yenque
Jose Yenque as Luis Morales

Jose Yenque

(star of BROKEN)

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, son of respected veteran Broadway stage actress Teresa Yenque, JOSE YENQUE got his start in the New York City theater scene. After years of stage work in New York and in Europe, he moved to Los Angeles where he made the transition to a working film and television actor.

Jose proudly holds two Alma Awards for "Outstanding Latino Cast": for his roles in the PBS aired FOTO-NOVELAS (dir. Carlos Avila) and the USA Films TRAFFIC (dir. Steven Soderbergh) with Benicio Del Toro & Jacob Vargas.

Jose is no stranger to the Indie film scene: THE LAST ADAM (dir. Ed Banuel) with Leonard Roberts (DRUMLINE) and Carl Lewis; I BELIEVE IN AMERICA (dir. Michael Navarez) with Roger Guenvuer Smith and Melissa Leo (21 GRAMS); and Focus Feature's 2006 release of WAIST DEEP (dir. Vondie Curtis-Hall) with Tyrese Gibson (BABY BOY) and Larenz Tate (CRASH).

On the Latin film front, Jose appeared in the 2005 Sundance selection BETWEEN (dir. David Ocanas) and the U.S. Televisa release PUÑOS ROSAS (aka PINK PUNCH, dir. Beto Gomez), both shot in Mexico. In BETWEEN, Jose starred opposite Poppy Montgomery, Danny Pino and Patricia Reyes Spindola (FRIDA). In PUÑOS ROSAS, Jose starred with Mexico's talented actors Cecilia Suarez, Isela Vega, Jesus Ochoa, and comedian Adal Ramones. BETWEEN premieres in 2006 on the Lifetime Network. The Spanish produced feature PUÑOS ROSAS was released nationally in Mexico in 2004.

A memorable role for Jose was when he worked with his mother Teresa Yenque, as well as Lisa Vidal and Miriam Colon, in THE BLUE DINER (dir. Jan Egelson). The film won the "Audience Choice Award" in New York's Latin Film Festival and in the Havana International Film Fest. It has been shown on HBO Latino and PBS.

Jose's short film credits include AFI's WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON (dir. Alonso F. Mayo), picked by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as the Gold Medal winner in the 32nd Annual Student Academy Awards; and BAD DREAM (NY International Latino Film Festival '05)