Los Angeles-born to a Mexican father and German-Jewish mother, actress and writer Cosima Cabrera co-stars in AppleTV+’s drama series “The Mosquito Coast”, starring Justin Theroux which airs new episodes every Friday.
“The Mosquito Coast” follows the dangerous journey of a radical idealist and brilliant inventor, ‘Allie Fox’ (Theroux), who uproots his family for Mexico when they suddenly find themselves on the run from the USD government. In this new season, Cabrera stars as ‘Andrea Battista’, an alluring wealthy Mexican woman and Harvard graduate who is a thorn in Allie’s side as an imposing antagonist. The character of ‘Andrea’ was originally written as a male character, but the show creators ultimately decided that they wanted an intelligent and powerful woman instead – enter Cabrera, who, as a Mexican-American Yale graduate herself, felt a strong connection to the role. She also enjoyed a role that showcases Latinas in characters other than the stereotypical “sexy bombshell”, and more fully layered and developed people, with illustrious careers and experiences.