Ismael Cruz Córdova

Ismael Cruz Córdova (Mando) is a native of Puerto Rico, and is proud to bring his heritage to Sesame Street as “Mando.” Prior to joining Sesame Street, Cordova played the recurring role of “Jimmy Patrick” on the Golden Globe winning CBS drama, The Good Wife. He has acted in several films including In the Blood, White Alligator and Chaser. Córdova has received HOLA and ACE awards for his performance as “Julio Cesar” in the off-Broadway play, La Luz De un Cigarrillo, by Marco Antonio Rodriguez. Córdova will be originating the role of “J” in the world premiere of Regina Taylor’s play Stop. Reset. off-Broadway at the Signature Theatre in NYC. Córdova holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.