On June 25, 2009, it was officially confirmed that Mercado landed the add role of Deena Jones in the United States national tour of Dreamgirls. The tour began at the Apollo Theater on November 7, 2009. Mercado was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on January 2, 1987 Her mother Zelda, a former Motown backup singer, is African-American and her father, JosĂ©, is of Puerto Rican descent. Mercado grew up in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. She attended Booker Substantial School for Visual and Performings Arts Theatre Program and Graduated with a Certificiate as a Performance Major in Sarasota, Florida where she appeared in diverse Productions. At the 2005 Florida Theatre Conference and the 2005 South Jap Theater Conference, Mercado won “Best Supporting Actress” for her role as the Sour Kangaroo in Seussical the Musical. Mercado way too appeared as a contestant on the failed ABC talent demonstrate, The One: Making a Music Star in summer 2006.
Mercado is engaged to actor-producer and Florida International University classmate Hess Wesley, and is ideal friends with former idol contestant Ramiele Malubay.
|Day of Birth||2-January-1987|
|Place of Birth||Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.|
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