Julissa Calderon is an actress, writer, producer, and director from Miami. She is best known for playing the dynamic role of Yessika Castillo, a strong-willed activist, in the MACRO/Netflix series, Gentefied.
Prior to that, she was a digital content creator where her videos garnered roughly 100 million views across digital platforms.
Julissa is passionate about illuminating and celebrating Afro-Latinx women and culture – whether it's by speaking at colleges across the country, or through collaborations with brands like McDonald's HACER Scholarship Program - to which she's been an ambassador for the past three years. She is also the founder of Manifest That Sh*t, a journal for passion, gratitude and manifesting one's dreams.
She can currently be seen in season two of Gentefied, and Gloria Calderon Kellet's new Amazon series, With Love.
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