ZETNA FUENTES has established herself as one of the most in-demand directors helming many of television’s notable, award-winning shows. Most recently, Fuentes directed and executive produced episodes of the highly anticipated upcoming Hulu series, “Black Cake,” based on The NY Times Bestseller. She also recently directed the pilot of “Bosch: Legacy” and served as an Executive Producer on the series. She also directed the pilot and second episode of Netflix’s “Cursed,” based on Frank Miler and Thomas Wheeler’s graphic novel. Fuentes also returned to “This is Us” during its final season to direct “Miguel,” one of the most talked about episodes of the NBC hit series.
Her work has been showcased on numerous series including Hulu’s “The Girl From Plainville” and “The Great,” FX’s “The Old Man” and “Snowfall,” HBO’s “The Deuce,” and “The Nevers,” Showtime’s “Super Pumped,” “Ray Donovan” and “Shameless,” and ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder.”
Fuentes has received multiple nominations for her work including NAACP and Imagen Award nominations for Outstanding Directing. Prior to her primetime success, Fuentes first earned recognition on the popular daytime dramas, “Guiding Light” and “One Life To Live,” for which she was awarded three Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Drama Series Directing.
Fuentes will be making her feature directorial debut with an upcoming film from Amazon and Eugenio Derbez’ 3Pas Studios based on Lilliam Rivera’s award-winning novel, Never Look Back.
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Fuentes began her directing career in New York theater working on numerous critically acclaimed Off-Broadway productions. She is an advocate for diversity and inclusiveness in the industry and serves as a member of the Directors Guild of America’s Diversity Task Force.