Filmography

14Film Credits
6National Television Credits
12Lead Roles

Takers

2010

A group of bank robbers find their multi-million dollar plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective.

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If Loving You is Wrong

2014

The show follows the relationships of a group of husbands and wives that live and love on the same street.

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The Single Moms Club

2014

When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.

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Fighting

2009

In New York City, a young counterfeiter is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist, who becomes his manager on the bare-knuckling brawling circuit.

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Love Thy Neighbor (TV Series)

2009

Tyler Perry's plays, gun-toting Grandma Hattie has been given her own sitcom. Managing the Love Train Diner with her brother-in-law Floyd, she dishes out justice in the best way; with love.

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Hostel Part III

2011

While attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas, four friends are enticed by two sexy escorts to join them at a private party way off the Strip. Once there, they are horrified to find themselves the subjects of a perverse game of torture.

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Boy Wonder

2010

A traumatized boy grows into a shy, determined teenager who patrols the mean streets of New York City, helping those in need and dishing out severe punishment to remorseless thugs.

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S. Darko

2009

Donnie Darko's little sister, Samantha Darko, and her best friend Corey are on a country-cross road trip. They find themselves entangled in a dangerous glitch in the time-space continuum.

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The Unusuals (TV Series)

2009

Darkly comedic drama focusing on the dysfunctional cops and staff of an infamous NYPD precinct.

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Fear Itself (TV Series)

2008

A television series broken down into 13 separate 60-minute films from premiere horror writers and directors.

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Feel The Noise

2007

A young man from the South Bronx dreams of making it as a rapper, until a run-in with local thugs forces him to hide in Puerto Rico with the father he never knew.

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Illegal Tender

2007

When the thugs who killed his father come looking for him, a young Latino man and his mother flee from their home.

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Bio

 

Zulay was born in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia, to Colombian parents. She and her family emigrated to New Jersey. After high school she served three years with the U.S. Army. Henao enrolled at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts to study acting.

Zulay appeared in the two small films, and in 2007 made her television debut in an episode of Lifetime drama series, Army Wives. In same year she also guest-starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Also in 2007, Zulay had supporting roles in films Illegal Tender and Feel the Noise. In 2008 she starred in the horror film Grizzly Park, and appeared opposite Charles S. Dutton in a Lifetime Original Movie Racing for Time.

In 2009, Zulay had the female lead role in the sports film Fighting alongside Channing Tatum, and also appeared in the science fiction film S. Darko. In 2011 she starred in the independent psychological-thriller film, Boy Wonder. Zulay also has appeared in Takers (2010) and Hostel: Part III (2011).

In 2013, Zulay began starring as regular on the Oprah Winfrey Network sitcom, Love Thy Neighbor. She left from show after single season. Zulay starred opposite Nia Long, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Amy Smart in the 2014 film The Single Moms Club, directed by Tyler Perry. She later was cast in same role of television adaptation of film, called If Loving You Is Wrong. Also in 2014, Zulay was cast as adult film legend Vanessa del Rio, in an untitled biopic directed by Thomas Mignone.

Zulay will next go into production on season 2 of OWN’s #1 rated drama “If Loving You is Wrong” from producer Tyler Perry that will air this summer. Season 1B of the series will resume airing on March 24th on OWN. Zulay will also next be starring in true story of 1970’s adult film icon Vanessa del Rio as the title role. She recently wrapped “Meet the Blacks” opposite Mike Epps and the indie “Destined” with Jesse Metcalfe and Cory Hardrict. Last year, Zulay starred in Tyler Perry’s “Single Moms Club” for Lionsgate and was a lead in the comedy series “Love Thy Neighbor” and the MTV pilot “Happyland”. She recently wrapped the independent feature “White Space” starring opposite Holt McCallany w/ the team behind The Matrix. Zulay also starred opposite Channing Tatum in “Fighting” and Paul Walker in “Takers”.

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By Zulay Henao

Trust the Magic of New Beginnings

 The biggest gift you can give is your time. And today on my birthday, I want to say thank you for giving me the gift of your time by visiting my new site, celebrating with me, reading and sharing our collective thoughts and ideas and most importantly by spreading love. Ideas are powerful.  You and I are powerful beyond our own understanding. I am continuously humbled by the collective human spirit and potential - the magnificence and vast grandeur of God. When I initially sat to ponder ideas of what I wanted to share or “blog” about, I literally felt overwhelmed. Not by the task at hand, and most certainly not because I think I am an amazing writer (disclaimer:), but instead overwhelmed with gratitude. I am grateful for so much in my life. There is so much for us

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