Why Jon Stewart Cast A Mexican Actor To Play An Iranian In 'Rosewater'

November 11, 2014 10:57 PM

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You know her as Maggie Seaver--the mom in the family comedy "Growing Pains" (1985-1992)--but you probably didn't know that actress Joanna Kerns was born Joanna Crussie DeVarona and is of mixed Mexican/Irish descent (her father David is Mexican American and her mother Martha is Irish-American).

You know him as the socially inept Sid, Shailene Woodley's hilarious best friend in Alexander Payne's Oscar nominated film "The Descendants," but did you know that this talented actor is part-Mexican?

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