Nadine Velazquez, c. 2006
|Born||Nadine E. Velazquez
November 20, 1978
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Spouse(s)||Marc Provissiero (2005 - 2012)|
Nadine E. Velazquez (born November 20, 1978) is an American actress and model known for her roles as Catalina Aruca on My Name Is Earl and Sofia Ruxin on The League. She has also appeared in films such as War and Flight, and is a cast member on the TV series Major Crimes.
Velazquez was born in Chicago, Illinois and is of Puerto Rican descent. After graduating from Notre Dame High School for Girls, she earned a bachelor of arts in marketing from Columbia College Chicago in 2001.
Velazquez has appeared in print ads, television, and film. Her first acting role was a McDonald's commercial as a drive-through lady.
Her first film roles were in the movie War with Jet Li and Jason Statham, and in the Oxygen Network original television film Husband for Hire. She starred in the NBC series My Name Is Earl as Catalina Aruca. She was one of the actors in the 2006 monologue show Skirts & Flirts In 2006, she was ranked #54 in 102 sexiest women in the world, and was named #39 in the annual Maxim Hot 100 list.
In 2011 Velazquez appeared in the pilot of ABC's original series Charlie's Angels as Gloria Martinez, one of Charlie's hired "Angels". Her character was killed off after a few minutes of screen time and was replaced by Minka Kelly.
In 2012, Velazquez appeared in the movie Flight, playing flight attendant Katerina Marquez. In 2013, Velazquez reunited with her former My Name is Earl cast members for a guest appearance in Raising Hope.
Velazquez joined the main cast of the TNT series Major Crimes, beginning with season two. She plays Emma Rios, a DA, who is a romantic interest of Raymond Cruz's Julio Sanchez. Cruz played Paco, her boyfriend, on My Name is Earl.
|Chasing Papi||Attractive Woman at Conga Club|
|2009||All's Faire in Love||Mathilda|
|A Day in the Life||Special Agent Natasha|
|2003||The Bold and the Beautiful||Anna||Episode: "Episode #1.4155"|
|2004||The Last Ride||JJ Cruz||TV movie|
|Entourage||Janeen||Episode: "New York"|
|2005||Hollywood Vice||Marla Flynt||TV movie|
|House of the Dead II||Rodriguez||TV movie|
|Las Vegas||Myra Gonzalez||Episodes: "Mothwoman"|
|2005–2009||My Name Is Earl||Catalina Aruca||Main cast|
|2007||Kings of South Beach||Olivia||TV movie|
|2008||Husband for Hire||Lola||TV movie|
|2009||CSI: NY||Marcia Vasquez||Episode: "Dead Reckoning"|
|Gary Unmarried||Sophia||Episode: "Gary And Allison's Friend"|
|2009–present||The League||Sophia Ruxin||Recurring cast|
|2010||Scrubs||Nicole||Episode: "Our True Lies"|
|CSI: Miami||Sarah Walker||Episode: "Sudden Death"|
|Hawaii Five-0||Linda Leon||Episode: "Ko'olauloa"|
|2011||Charlie's Angels||Gloria Martinez||Episode: "Angel with a Broken Wing"|
|2011||Hart of Dixie||Didi||Recurring season 1|
|2013||Raising Hope||Valentina||Episode: "Making The Band"|
|2013–present||Major Crimes||Emma Rios||Main cast, season 2|
|2013||Arrested Development||Rosalita||Episode: "It Gets Better"|
|2013||Real Husbands of Hollywood||Herself||Episode: "Outdated"|
- Nadine Velazquez, Actress (profile) – Cook County (IL) Clerk's Office.
- Vaccino, Steven. "Celebrity College Flashback: Nadine Velazquez," U.S. News & World Report, September 26, 2008.
- Maxim October 8. 2008, p. 78
- Gloria Calderon Kellett (2006-03-14). "Skirts and Flirts Premieres at The Hudson Mainstage Theatre". LatinHeatOnline.com. Retrieved 2008-01-24.
- Nadine Velazquez of 2006 Hott 100 on Maxim.com
- Conversations with Ross, Featuring Nadine Velazquez
- Roots, Kimberly. (2013-01-23) Raising Hope Season 3 Cast – My Name Is Earl Reunion. TVLine. Retrieved on 2013-07-13.
- Nadine Velazquez to be a Series Regular on TNT’s ‘Major Crimes’ - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers. Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. Retrieved on 2013-07-13.
- Lina Das (30 August 2008). "Earl's girl: Nadine Velazquez". Daily Mail. Retrieved 18 June 2012.