Winning the award was an important feat for me personally. The route that I took in order to do the things that I end up doing which were scenes that I wrote; and scenes that I had brought to CBS about doing and then I just went through a crazy, really tough road to even be able to have those scenes air and then when they aired, I submitted them and then I ended up winning.
It meant more to me internally than anything else that it came down for me, and especially to be to be black and Latino. The last time that a black person won that award in that category was over 20 years ago. It just meant a lot. And as far as career wise, I really didn’t get to see what the benefits of that would have been. Because once I won the award, I was already on the show with Tyler Perry, and then How To Get Away With Murder was around the corner. I ended up winning the award after I had already joined the show. So, the phone wasn’t ringing off the hook. I was already involved in some things. Honestly, I’m not really sure.