Marcel Ruiz Joins Fellow Puerto Ricans in ‘One Day at a Time’


I recently got wind of some buzz about child actor Marcel Ruiz, who recently attended the premiere of Netflix’s ‘One Day at a Time’ at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills in West Hollywood, California. I looked up the series, which I had not yet heard of, and saw that he is joining fellow Puerto Rican actors such as Justina Machado and the legendary Rita Moreno. [Newcomer Isabella Gómez was also added to the cast, but I am not sure whether she also boasts Caribbean roots. Does anyone out there know?]

Description (TV Guide): If the title of Netflix’s upcoming sitcom One Day at a Time sounds familiar, that’s because it should — this new version is a reboot of the classic ’70s and ’80s Norman Lear sitcom. To get you hyped for the January premiere of the new series, the streaming service released the show’s first trailer on Wednesday.

This new edition focuses on three generations of a Cuban-American family, led by newly single military veteran Penelope (Justina Machado), as they all try to live together under one roof. Two show business legends are involved: Rita Moreno, who is one of only two people in history to earn a Triple Crown of Acting (Oscar, Emmy and Tony), plays Lydia, Penelope’s mother; and 94-year-old Norman Lear himself executive-produces, with Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce serving as showrunners.

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7 thoughts on “Marcel Ruiz Joins Fellow Puerto Ricans in ‘One Day at a Time’

  1. I’m just discovering this reboot. Rita Moreno also has a Grammy. The first actress to be an EGOT and have all 4 big awards.

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