Yo soy Dominicana
I'm a transnational being
I live in between worlds
I'm a a third world feminist
I'm an educator, a daughter, a friend, a sister, a mentor, a lover, a planner, a survivor
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I'm Hip Hop Beats and Regeton rhythms
José Guillermo Cortines (born December 5, 1973) is a Dominican actor and singer who is involved in films, telenovelas, musical theatre and television. He currently lives in Miami and is best known for his role as Mauricio Montiel in Telemundo's “El Rostro de Analía" and for his role as Osvaldo Guerra in Más Sabe el Diablo. He was also the host of the Miss Dominican Republic 2002 and Miss Dominican Republic 2004 beauty pageants. He played a role in the movie La Fiesta del Chivo.
Jose Guillermo studied in Santo Domingo at Colegio San Judas Tadeo, and at “Centro de Enseñanza El Buen Pastor”. He graduated from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU) in 1996 having specialized in Graphic Design and Publicity. He took singing lessons with Frank Ceara, a singer from the Dominican Republic, and also with María Remolá and Nadia Niccola.
He started his artistic career playing guitar in rock bands. In the early 1990s, he entered television as host on programs such as, “Sin la Muela en Vivo” broadcast by “Mango TV” channel owned by Juan Luis Guerra and he also hosted “Cocoloco Internacional”, “Boulevard 37”, “Bureo Café” and more. He played in the popular TV miniseries, “Hasta que la Muerte nos Separe”, “Cuando llama el Amor”, “El Planeta” and “Apartamento 402” for Mariasela Alvarez's weekly program, “Esta Noche Mariasela”. He also appeared in Paraíso which aired inSpain.
In 1997, his roles in the theater earned him popularity. Under the direction of producer Nuryn Sanlley, he played the role of Tony Manero on Saturday Night Fever, “LP Mision Disponible”, and The Sound of Music. In 1999, he worked in the musicals Los Tres Mosqueteros and La Pinky, Grease.
In 2003 he worked with producer Amaury Sánchez, in “Sonido para una Imagen” and in 2005 in “Disco Forever”. Other plays in which he appeared are La Bella y la Bestia, “Los Piratas de Barba Negra” and “Una Fiesta Inolvidable”. In 2008 he played Marius Pontmercy in “Los Miserables”. He played the character Osvaldo Guerra in Telemundo’s Más Sabe El Diablo.
He received an award for his role in Tropico with José Luis Rodríguez ”El Puma”, and also from the Magazine Carteles in Miami. This novel was transmitted by Antena Latina in the Dominican Republic and by Univision in the United States.
He played the role of the attorney, Osvaldo Guerra in “Más Sabe el Diablo” and the leading role in “Amores de luna” as Javier Arenas for Telemundo.
He was also on the cast of “Sacrificio de Mujer” on Venevisión, playing Marcos Castillo and in “Eva Luna” for Univisión as Bruno Lombardi. In 2013 he participated in the telenovela “Marido En Alquiler" on Telemundo, starring Sonya Smith and Juan Soler, with Maritza Rodriguez and Miguel Varoni playing the antagonists, the young couple in the telenovela: Gabriel Coronel and Kimberly Dos Ramos. The telenovela also includes stars such as Roberto Manrique, Ana Carolina Grajales and Jose Guillermo Cortines.
His parents are José Rafael Cortines Cajarvilles and María Evelina Dominguez de Cortines.
He’s been married since 2006 to actress and presenter Dominique Bonnelly.
Educated in Paris, where she studied French and English, as well as literature and archaeology. She returned to the Dominican Republic in 1933. In 1937, at the encouragement of fellow writer Juan Bosch, she began writing stories, which were published in various newspapers.
In 2002 she became the first woman to receive the National Literature Award, which up until then had been awarded to men.
the worst kind of sexism is the kind that’s quiet and pervasive. that sits and lurks and slips out of the mouths of men that you like and trust. when people casually dismiss your humanity and don’t even realize they’ve done exactly that. when it’s so casual and natural that sometimes you don’t even catch it.