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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

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

Crew

Gregory Nava
Director
Laura Greenlee
Producer
Anna Thomas
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
Francis Ford Coppola
Executive Producer
Guy East
Executive Producer
Suzette Sheets
Set Designer
Tracy Tynan
Costume Designer
Jane Jenkins
Casting
Janet Hirshenson
Casting
Roger Mussenden
Casting
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