Stephanie Beatriz thought she wouldn’t be cast in Brooklyn Nine-Nine
I was so happy to see a Latina [Melissa Fumero] on the show, but also so devastated because I knew… I knew there was not going to be any network that was going to cast both of us as ensemble leads on a show. So I cried a lot. And I was devastated. I showed a couple of friends at the time and I was like, *imitates crying* “I’m really happy for her but I really wanted that show.” Then it was like two days later that I got the call [that I was cast], and I was gobsmacked. I was like, “the world is fucking changing.” And it’s such a testament to the show that they cast both of us. And not only us, but also Terry Crews and Andre Braugher [two black men] in positions of power.


Emmys 2017: Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe Win Best Writing for a Comedy Series {Master of None, Thanksgiving episode). Lena, the first African-American woman to win for comedy writing.

“I want to thank my mother for inspring the story and allowing me to share it with the world. I love you, Ma. Thank you Aziz for pushing me to co-write this bro, and now we’re standing here, I love you forever. Thank you, Alan for creating a show like Master of None where we can tell stories like this.”

#black and asian representation!!!