Fresh out of prison, ex-convict Tijuana Jackson is determined to become a self made motivational speaker and world renowned life coach. Problem is, his probation officer Cheryl does not respect his entrepreneurial endeavors and insists he either find employment or face incarceration.
Tijuana Jackson is played by Romany Malco, an American-born Trinidadian comedic film and TV actor. Malco's breakout role was as the trash-talking womanizer “Jay” in Judd Apatow’s 2005 box office hit, The 40 Year Old Virgin.
Since then, he has appeared in a number of memorable roles alongside some of the biggest names in acting, including in LAST VEGAS (with Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Douglas), the Steve Harvey hits, THINK LIKE A MAN and THINK LIKE A MAN TOO, THE LOVE GURU (with Mike Meyers), BLADES OF GLORY (with Will Ferrell with Will Arnett), and BABY MAMA (alongside Tina Fey and Amy Poehler).
Other film credits include, TOP FIVE, written and directed by Chris Rock, LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN, starring Kate Hudson, and SAINT JOHN OF LAS VEGAS with Steve Buscemi. Malco has also showcased his versatility in critically acclaimed art-house productions such as indie comedy THE CHEATEAU alongside Paul Rudd.
His television credits include WEEDS, NO ORDINARY FAMILY and most recently THE GOOD WIFE. Malco’s brainchild and alter-ego, TIJUANA JACKSON, a web series about an ex-convict turned motivational speaker, aired on HBO's Funny or Die Presents.
In 2016 Malco launched a successful crowdfunding campaign which made way for his up and coming feature titled PRISON LOGIC, based on his alter ego’s life story. The film is currently in post production. Malco has been nominated for several awards, including an NAACP Image Award, MTV Movie Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award.
The former marine and former member of the popular hip hop group College Boyz, continues to be an advocate for a number of social causes, and has become an established voice on social media. In 2012, he was invited by the White House as a social media consultant and most