Danay Garcia: Who is the new star of Fear the Walking Dead?

All you need to know about the new cast member joining AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead.

Fear the Walking Dead is back on AMC for the second half of season two on August 22 - exclusive to BT customers.

At the end of the mid-season cliffhanger, the cast of survivors in the apocalyptic drama were ripped apart with Nick heading off alone, Travis chasing Chris, Daniel presumed dead and Madison, Alicia, Strand and Ofelia the only members of the group sticking together.

When the show returns there will be a new cast member joining the battle for survival in the apocalypse.

But will she be friend of foe? And what do we know about the newcomer?

Who is Danay Garcia?

Danay at Comic-Con 2016

Danay is a Cuban-born actress who now lives in Los Angeles. She moved to the United States in 2003.

She was a talented dancer and gymnast from a young age and she’s also been a successful model and theatre actress.

Her modelling career includes featuring in Italian Vogue and ad campaigns for Mercedes-Benz.

As a teenager she had a 7-day a week work ethic, learning English, training in classical ballet at the Debby Allen Dance Academy and working intensively in the theatre.

She has been steadily working in TV and film since 2003.

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Where have I seen her before?

Danay at Comic-Con

Garcia’s previous TV and movie roles include

  • Prison Break - Sofia Lugo
  • Liz in September - Coqui
  • Danika - Myra
  • From Mexico with Love – Maria
  • CSI New York/CSI Miami
  • Supernatural - Ellie


Who is she playing in Fear the Walking Dead?

Danay in Fear the Walking Dead

Danay is cast as Luciana, a character who Nick (Frank Dillane) will meet as heads on a journey to Tijuana in the new episodes.

Luciana has been described by Fear showrunner Dave Erickson as a "badass soldier", who is part of a group of survivors "who don’t see the dead as a bad thing necessarily".

Luciana will form a bond with Nick, but also isn’t afraid to put him in his place.

"He's the foreigner", revealed Danay. "This is my land."

Speaking to TV Line about the character, Dave Erickson said: "What I love about her is, she’s very pure in her belief.

"I think whenever there is great faith, there’s ultimately going to be a great fall. That’s part of the sad trajectory with her."

First look at Luciana



When can I watch her in action?

Catch new episodes of Fear the Walking Dead – starts Monday, 22 August from 9pm on AMC channel 332/Sky Guide channel 192 – exclusive to BT customers.












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