Profile: Allen Maldonado (1983-)

Allen Maldonado is an American actor and filmmaker best known for his roles as Curtis in Black-ish and Bobby in The Last O.G. He is also an entrepreneur and runs his own clothing line and an app called Everybody Digital.

Life and career

Maldonado grew up in California. He was mostly raised by his mother, as he lost his father at a young age. Maldonado is of Puerto Rican and African-American descent. 

Upon entering Hollywood, Maldonado began making short films that appeared at numerous film circuits and won various awards. However, he found this dissatisfying as once the short film ran it would stop and cease to play elsewhere. While working on the show Black-ish, series creator Kenya Barris inspired him to create an app that specialized in getting short films notoriety. The app dubbed Everybody Digital launched on October 3, 2017, and has been described as “the Netflix of short films.”

Maldonado joined the cast of the 2018 remake of the 1972 film Super Fly. He appears in the TBS series The Last O.G. as Cousin Bobby, a character that develops along with Tracy Morgan’s lead character Tray.

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