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Catching Up with 'Sugar' Star Algenis Pérez Soto

Algenis Pérez Soto never anticipated a career in acting.

As recently as two years ago, the Dominican native still harbored dreams of training at one of his country’s numerous baseball academies and earning a lucrative ticket to the big leagues, where so many of his countrymen had become high-priced stars. Realizing the odds were stacked against him, Soto had given up the game as a full-time pursuit at 20, but it didn’t take him too long to find a new avenue to fame – as the star of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s absorbing new drama, Sugar.

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