Casting directors tend to be the unsung heroes in this business.
Casting directors now just see me as the hard-core sniper or prison guard.
I am half Puerto Rican, a quarter German and a quarter black. That was always a big issue for me - being mixed race - because casting directors tended to be very like, 'OK, are you Hispanic for this role?' 'Or is she going to be African American?'
Casting directors don't necessarily want a more recognizable commercial face. Sometimes, they want a lesser known person.
In some cases, the casting directors have casted blindly and have not looked into my ethnic background.