Things to Know About the New Supergirl Sasha Calle — Age, Nationality, and Parents
Sasha Calle entered the acting scene through the role of Virginia in the television mini-series, Socially Awkward in 2017.
If we talk about the numbers, she has been in the acting industry for only four years. But she has already achieved feats that many other artists struggle to have even after years of dedication.
The young starlet landed a career-defining role as Lola Rosales in the all-time hit series The Young and the Restless in 2018.
And that isn't all — Calle is making history as the first Hispanic actress ever to embody the role of Supergirl.
Before we dive into her career, here are the facts that many might not know about the up-and-coming actress.
What Nationality Is Sasha Calle?
Calle is fluent in English and also Spanish. Her proficient bilingualism has made millions of her fans wonder about her nationality and even ethnicity.
For her dedicated fanbase — here's the tea. Calle is of American nationality as she was born in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Young and Restless actress possesses Hispanic ethnicity; her mother, Samira Calle, was born and raised in Medellín, Columbia.
When Calle was 10, she moved to Medellín with her family and lived in the city for two years, mastering the Spanish language.
After two years, the talented actress returned to the US to attend high school in Hollywood, Florida.
Later, she studied theatrical and musical dreams at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles.
Sasha Calle's Age and Parents
Calle was born in 1998. A Leo by birth, she celebrates her birthday on August 7th.
As for her family, the aspiring singer has never mentioned her biological father in her interviews or her socials. Her stepfather is Kevin Bloch.
She lives with her parents and her younger brother, Jacob Calle, in Los Angeles.
Calle Is the First Hispanic Supergirl
Calle will portray Supergirl in DC's 2022 movie, The Flash. Her casting makes her the first Latina actress ever to helm the role. Previously, Helen Slater, Laura Vandervoort, and Melissa Benoist had played Supergirl in live-action.
While Calle topped the charts among 425 actresses who auditioned for the part, she didn't know she had made the cut until director Andy Muschietti revealed the big news.
But before the revelation, he tricked the 23-year-old. He video called her and said he needed to ask her a couple of questions. After a brief conversation, the director questioned if she knew how to fly.
Confused, the Colombian actress replied that she didn't know how to fly but would try it.
Finally, the filmmaker showed her the Supergirl costume and stated, "Okay, then maybe you will hit this." Then, forsaking the trickery, he also added, "You know what? You are Supergirl."
As soon as Muschietti announced the decision, Calle broke into tears and thanked the team for the opportunity.
Sasha Calle's Movies and TV Shows
As Calle hasn't been in the entertainment industry for long, the list of her movies and TV shows is short but definitely, expanding.
The notable TV shows in her resume include Socially Awkward and The Young and The Restless.
In addition, she bagged a Daytime Emmy nomination as an outstanding younger performer for the latter show in August 2020.
And that's not all. Calle landed a lead role in the upcoming HBO Max series, Supergirl, in September 2021.