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Former college basketball player Rafael V. DeLeon got the introduction of a lifetime during NBA All-Star Weekend in 2015 when he met famed film director Spike Lee. He promised himself that he’d grind until he got the chance to work on a film with Lee.

That promise was fulfilled when DeLeon was cast in Lee’s newest project with Netflix, She’s Gotta Have It, a 10-episode dramedy that follows a young woman, Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise), who dates three very different men in current-day Brooklyn, New York

‘She’s Gotta Have It’ is returning to Netflix for season two and so you know what that means! Actor, Rafael V. DeLeon is returning with his best friend, Mars Blackmon (portrayed Anthony Ramos) and we couldn’t be more excited. We caught up with the young star on the rise to discuss his experience on the hit show, what you can expect to see from his character Manny in the second season, and what you can expect to see from him in the future!

RAFAEL V. DeLeon has just returned for the second season of Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It on Netflix. Fans first met Rafael’s character, ‘Manny Garciela’ in the bike shop alongside his best friend, Mars Blackmon (Anthony Ramos), and the duo will be back together this season.