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Featuring Jennifer Lopez in her first major big-screen role, Gregory Nava's My Family traces three generations of the Sanchez's, a Mexican-American family living in East Los Angeles. Beginning in the 1930s, the film outlines the struggles faced by Jose (Jacob Vargas) and Maria (Lopez) as a recently immigrated married couple raising a family. As Jose and Maria age, the focus shifts to their son, Jimmy (Jimmy Smits), as he starts his own family in the 1960s. While Lopez' role was uncredited, she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her performance. My Family has also been released under the titles My Family, Mi Familia, Cafe Con Leche, and East L.A. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ken Diaz Best Makeup 1995 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Jennifer Lopez Best Supporting Actress 1995 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Jimmy Smits Best Actor 1995 Nominee

Cast

Enrique J. Castillo
as Memo Sanchez
Jennifer Lopez
as Young Maria (uncredited)
Jimmy Smits
as Jimmy Sanchez
Edward James Olmos
as Paco, the Narrator
Esai Morales
as Chucho
Eduardo Lopez Rojas
as Jose Sanchez
Elpidia Carrillo
as Isabel Magana
Jenny Gago
as Maria Sanchez
Amelia Zapata
as Roberto's Girlfriend
Jacob Vargas
as Young Jose Sanchez
Abel Woolrich
as Ox Cart Driver
Leon Singer
as El Californio
Rosalee Mayeux
as Maria's Employer
Alicia del Lago
as Maria's Aunt
Thomas Rosales
as The Boatman
Maria Canals
as Young Irene Sanchez
Jonathan Hernandez
as Young Jimmy
Samuel Hernandez
as Mariachi
Michael de Lorenzo
as Butch Mejia
Valente Rodriguez
as Chucho's Friend
Ernie Lively
as Sergeant
Peter Mark Vasquez
as Prison Guard
Scott Bakula
as David Ronconi
Lupe Ontiveros
as Irene Sanchez
Ruben Sierra
as Gerardo
Mary Steenburgen
as Gloria
Willie C. Carpenter
as I.N.S. Guard
Delana Michaels
as Judge
Valerie Wildman
as Sunny, Gloria's Friend
Michael Tomlinson
as Dr. McNally
Saachiko
as Nurse
Angelina Estrada
as Woman with Groceries
DeDee Pfeiffer
as Karen Gillespie
Bibi Besch
as Mrs. Gillespie
Bruce Gray
as Mr. Gillespie
Rafael Cortes
as Roberto
Delana Michaels
as Judge
Samuel Hernandez
as Mariachi
Rafael Cortes
as Roberto
Thomas Rosales
as The Boatman
Edward James Olmos
as Paco, the Narrator
Valerie Wildman
as Sunny, Gloria's Friend
Bruce Gray
as Mr. Gillespie
Enrique J. Castillo
as Memo Sanchez
DeDee Pfeiffer
as Karen Gillespie
Jimmy Smits
as Jimmy Sanchez
Valente Rodriguez
as Chucho's Friend
Elpidia Carrillo
as Isabel Magana
Jenny Gago
as Maria Sanchez
Michael Tomlinson
as Dr. McNally
Amelia Zapata
as Roberto's Girlfriend
Leon Singer
as El Californio
Jacob Vargas
as Young Jose Sanchez
Bibi Besch
as Mrs. Gillespie
Esai Morales
as Chucho
Angelina Estrada
as Woman with Groceries
Abel Woolrich
as Ox Cart Driver
Scott Bakula
as David Ronconi
Jennifer Lopez
as Young Maria (uncredited)
Lupe Ontiveros
as Irene Sanchez
Alicia del Lago
as Maria's Aunt
Saachiko
as Nurse
Rosalee Mayeux
as Maria's Employer
Willie C. Carpenter
as I.N.S. Guard
Maria Canals
as Young Irene Sanchez
Mary Steenburgen
as Gloria
Jonathan Hernandez
as Young Jimmy
Michael de Lorenzo
as Butch Mejia
Eduardo Lopez Rojas
as Jose Sanchez
Ruben Sierra
as Gerardo
Peter Mark Vasquez
as Prison Guard
Ernie Lively
as Sergeant

Crew

Gregory Nava
Director
Anna Thomas
Producer
Laura Greenlee
Producer
Anna Thomas
Screenwriter
Gregory Nava
Screenwriter
Edward Lachman
Cinematographer
Pepe Avila
Composer (Music Score)
Nancy Richardson
Editor
Barry Robison
Production Designer
Nancy De los Santos
Associate Producer
Tom Luddy
Executive Producer
Guy East
Executive Producer
Francis Ford Coppola
Executive Producer
Suzette Sheets
Set Designer
Tracy Tynan
Costume Designer
Jane Jenkins
Casting
Roger Mussenden
Casting
Janet Hirshenson
Casting
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