The former Bradenton resident and Booker High School graduate recently finished filming her movie debut.
Mercado, who played lead Deena Jones in the "Dreamgirls" national tour that hit the Straz Center in November, will be seen in the feature film "Dreams."
"We're really excited for her," said Mercado's sister, Xtavia Bailey, unti director at the Boys & Girls Club of Bradenton. "They're finishing editing it now."
Mercado stars alongside Angie Stone ("Brown Sugar," "Dr. Dolittle 2"), Geoffrey Owens (Elvin on "The Cosby Show"), and Jazsmin Lewis ("Barbershop").
Check back for more details coming soon.