played by Lillian Hurst

Lillian Hurst

Lillian Hurst is a Puerto Rican theater and television star. Hurst was born Aug. 13, like Fidel Castro. She made her "gran jete" to Hollywood at 50 years old, ensuring she would have the side benefits of the professional unions SAG-AFTRA and Equity. Hurst was Celia in ‘Dharma & Greg,’ Hurley’s mother Carmen Reyes on ‘Lost’ and Roma Mafia’s mother on ‘Nip/Tuck.’

In New York, Hurst received great reviews from the New York Times and Village Voice for her roles in ‘The Lady from Havana’ and ‘The Rooster and the Egg.’ Hurst played Juanita on ‘The Wanda Sykes Show’ and did ‘Widows’ at Los Angeles’ Mark Taper. Hurst is now looking for new venues of displaying her unique experience and is writing a book for actors ‘Megahurst.’ She previously worked with HBO in in the New Writers Program and is a student of Santa Monica University Applied Psychology Program.


Esperanza is Valerie and Mark’s often befuddled and put-upon housekeeper. She doesn’t like the reality crews in the house, often just glaring at them as they film Valerie’s latest hijinks.

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