Jennifer Esposito Lost 5 Roles Because She's 'Not White Enough'

The 'Crash' star, who is Italian-American, takes to Facebook to share her casting experience.

AceShowbiz - Actress Jennifer Esposito has accused casting directors of discriminating against her because she's "not white enough".

The "Crash" star, who is Italian-American, took to Facebook last week (ends August 17) to ask her peers about their casting experiences.

"Have a question for my actor friends - ever get totally blocked by casting directors?," she wrote.

The 45 year old, who was previously married to Bradley Cooper, then shared her own story online, claiming she has faced numerous career setbacks of late - all related to her complexion.

"In the last month, I was told I was not white enough for five different jobs," she revealed as she replied to commenters.

Esposito then recalled how fellow actress Marisa Tomei once reportedly suggested she adopt a pseudonym for career purposes, before calling out casting bosses for their alleged behaviour.

"Not getting a job is one thing, but not even being allowed in a room to have an opportunity is another," she concluded.

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