PRESS RELEASE: Hollywood Star Returns to His Roots
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Actor Romany Malco gives back to fans, community in Baytown, Texas during three-day event
HOUSTON – OCTOBER 27, 2014—Television and film star Romany Malco returns to Baytown, Texas November 6-8 to meet fans and speak to students during his three-day “Back to Baytown” event. Malco was raised in both the Caribbean and New York, but moved to Texas as a teen. He spent his formative years in Baytown (approximately 22 miles east of downtown Houston), graduating from Sterling High School. Malco went on to form a successful music career, which eventually led him to pursue acting at the urging of actor/producer John Leguizamo.
Malco’s breakout role was in the 2005 hit film “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” alongside Steve Carell. He is also known for his roles in the blockbuster films “Blades of Glory” opposite Will Ferrell, “Think Like A Man” and its sequel, “Las Vegas” starring Michael Douglas, and for his part on Emmy Award-winning drama “The Good Wife.” Malco is currently filming Sony Pictures TV series “Mad Dogs” and was cast as the lead of movie-turned-TV pilot “Keep It Together,” co-starring Kevin Hart.
The three-day event will consist of a community meet and greet, a “Night Out with Romany Malco,” and speaking engagements at Baytown area schools. All proceeds will go to benefit A-PLACE.Org, a youth-based not-for-profit organization. The mission of A-PLACE.Org is to create a world where justice, opportunity, and compassion are equally available to every individual. A-PLACE.org has provided services to hundreds of youth through partnerships with organizations in the United States and overseas.
Malco is no stranger to philanthropy, while on a recent Detroit visit, he turned to social media for suggestions of charitable organizations to visit. His inquiry led to thousands of replies from fans, resulting in him visiting several area youth groups, including Covenant House Michigan, Boys Hope Girls Hope and Wolverine Human Services.
Malco believes that having an authentic relationship with his fans is important, so whether connecting with them on social media or in person, he wants to be accessible despite his success. He is excited for the “Back to Baytown” event, and for the opportunity to give back to the Texas community that gave so much to him.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6th– SOLD OUT
6-8 pm: Meet & Greet – Lee College Performing Arts Center, 200Lee Drive, Baytown, Texas 77520. Join Romany Malco for a brief talk and Q&A. This event is open to the community and free of charge.
- FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7th
Speaking engagements at area schools.
- SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8th
8pm-close: “Night out with Romany” at The Dirty Bay Beer Company in Baytown, 224 W Texas Ave, Baytown, TX 77520. $10 at the door (21 and over). Dinner with Romany will be raffled off for only $5 per ticket!