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"Zulay Henao"
Zulay Henao
Gender Female
Birthday May 29, 1979
First Episode 1.01
Role(s) Actress
Portrays Esperanza Luego
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Zulay Henao (born May 29, 1979, Medellin, Colombia) is a Colombian-American[1] film and television actress.

Life and career

Henao was born in Medellin, Colombia, to Colombian parents.[2][3] She and her family emigrated to New Jersey. After high school she served three years with the U.S. Army.[4][5] Henao enrolled at the New York Conservatory For Dramatic Arts to study acting. She has appeared in movies like Grizzly Park as Lola, Feel the Noise as C.C, Illegal Tender as Mora, and S. Darko as Baelyn.

In 2013, Henao began starring as regular on the Oprah Winfrey Network sitcom Love Thy Neighbor. Henao starred opposite Nia Long, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Amy Smart in the 2014 film The Single Moms Club, directed by Tyler Perry.[6][7] She later was cast in same role of the television adaptation of the film, called If Loving You Is Wrong.[8][9]


Year Film Role Notes
2005 Film 101 Unknown Role
Clearview Gloria Rojas
2007 Illegal Tender Mora
Feel the Noise Carol "CC" Reyes
Saturday Morning Unknown Role
2008 The Heart Is a Hidden Camera Natasha Short film
Grizzly Park Lola
Racing for Time Carmen TV Movie
2009 Fighting Zulay Velez
S. Darko Baelyn Direct-to-video
The Magnificent Cooly-T Angie
2010 Takers Monica Hatcher
2011 Boy Wonder Teresa Ames
Havana Heat Agent Brianna Evans
Hostel: Part III Nikki
2014 White Space Lynn Navarro
The Single Moms Club Esperanza
Television - Live Action
Year Film Role Notes
2007 Army Wives Delores Marino Episode: "Only the Lonely"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Forensics Tech Casanueva Episode: "Svengali"
2008 Fear Itself Christie Episode: "New Year's Day"
2009 The Unusuals Rosa Trumble Episode: "Crime Slut"
2013–2014 Love Thy Neighbor Marianna Perez Series regular (season one)
2014–present If Loving You Is Wrong Esperanza Series regular


  1. Zulay Henao Is 'Fighting' Her Way Into Our Hearts
  2. Love Thy Neighbor: Zulay Henao - @OWNTV #LoveThyNeighbor
  3. Zulay Henao Pictures - Sexy Pics of Zulay Henao
  4. Elite Daily
  5. Another Day with Zulay Henao
  6. Watch First Trailer For Tyler Perry's 'Single Moms Club' (Nia Long, Terry Crews, Eddie Cibrian & Others) | Shadow and Act
  7. Zulay Henao grabs 2nd female lead role in Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club |
  8. OWN Sets Cast For New Tyler Perry Drama Series 'If Loving You Is Wrong'
  9. OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry

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