HOLLYWOOD, CA – July 30, 2014 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – In Hollywood award shows are a big deal. Whether you work in front or behind the camera, just being nominated is a huge validation of an artist’s work. For actors especially, these shows have the power to position them for future success. Although we’ve heard the time worn phrase “just to be nominated is an honor,” when it comes from 15-year old actor Fabrizio Guido, it takes on new meaning.

“Being in this business is not easy, but I’m in it for the long run and I just go into every audition and give it my 100% and have fun”

Fabrizio will walk down the Imagen Awards red carpet on Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom, along with the other actors nominated in “Best Young Actor/Television” category. Fabrizio’s performance as “Demetrio Hernandez” in NBC’s 2013 family sitcom, Welcome To The Family, caught the attention of the Imagen Foundation and rewarded him with a coveted nomination.

“The Imagen Foundation recognizes artists who present a positive image,” says Fabrizio. “So you can imagine how great I feel about being nominated.”

While Fabrizio once before attended the Imagen’s as a presenter, this is his first official nomination. The son of actress Jacqueline Calderon-Guido, a previous Imagen Award recipient, and Director of Photography, Lennell Guido, Fabrizio has literally been acting since he was in the womb.

Fabrizio landed small parts at a very young age in film and TV, including one of his early roles playing Drew McNeil on Grey’s Anatomy. But in the summer of 2013 the young lad found himself in his big screen debut opposite Brad Pitt in the blockbuster World War Z. Fabrizio adapted perfectly to the bilingual role, winning over movie critics and audiences of all ages.

Fabrizio’s “Best Young Actor” nomination is based on his portrayal of the complicated character Demetrio. “He has the soul of an old man,” says Fabrizio. “Just to be nominated and recognized along with the people I’ve admired and respected since I was a baby is an enormous surprise and honor.”

It’s clear that Fabrizio Guido is part of the next generation of rising Hollywood stars. Because of his serious commitment to his acting career he intends to rise above the tabloid fixture as a teen sensation. His performances have evoked comparisons to those of other young actors from River Phoenix to Robert Downey Jr.

“Being in this business is not easy,” Guido states, “but I’m in it for the long run and I just go into every audition and give it my 100% and have fun.”

The Imagen Awards honors portrayals of Latinos and Latino cultures in television and film. The awards will be presented at a gala black-tie dinner to a packed ballroom. The Imagen Awards will air as a one-hour special on PBS SoCal at a date and time yet to be determined.

Fabrizio Guido is represented by Jaime Ferrar from Jaime Ferrar Agency. Welcome To The Family (NBC) is currently on HuluPlus and iTunes.

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