Born on March 18, 1959
From New York, New York
Irene Cara as "Coco Hernandez"
Young men and women audition for coveted spots at the New York High School of Performing Arts. Those who make the cut discover that it takes a lot of hard work to become a star and sometimes difficult decisions have to be made. The youngsters grapple with heavy issues such as homosexuality, abortion, attempted suicide and illiteracy. On top of their unique struggles, the students must deal with the mundane pressures of adolescence like homework, heartbreak and rejection.
|Golden Globe (1980)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical|