Garcia at the 2014 College Television Awards
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
Aimee Garcia (born November 28, 1978) is an American actress. She is known for her television roles as Veronica Palmero on the ABC sitcom George Lopez, Yvonne Sanchez on the CBS period drama Vegas, Jamie Batista on the Showtime drama Dexter and Ella Lopez on the Fox turned Netflix drama Lucifer.
Aimee Garcia was born in Chicago, Illinois. Her mother, Eloisa, is from Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico, and graduated from Northwestern University's dental school; her father, Hector, is from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was in the U.S. Armed Forces. Garcia started acting in commercials as a child, and participated in theatre at seven years old. She grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, where she attended Fenwick High School. While in school, she took acting classes at Piven Theatre Workshop. She appeared in local plays and musicals during her time at Northwestern University, where she triple majored in economics, journalism, and French. After graduating, she quit acting for a year and did finance work for a mutual fund analyst in Brooklyn, New York. Unsatisfied with the job, she moved to Los Angeles, California, around 2002 to pursue acting as her career.
She was cast as Maria on The WB's Greetings from Tucson and appeared in the Global Frequency television pilot as Aleph. She had a role in the Disney Channel original movie Cadet Kelly (2002), and co-starred, as Lydia, alongside Anthony Anderson in The WB sitcom All About the Andersons. In 2006, she began appearing on the series George Lopez, playing Lopez's niece.
In 2016, Garcia was added to the main cast for the second season of the Fox television series Lucifer, playing LAPD forensic scientist Ella Lopez. In 2019, Garcia starred in the independent film El Chicano, receiving praise from The Hollywood Reporter for her performance's "vivid impression".
Garcia co-wrote the comic book series GLOW vs. The Babyface with former professional wrestler AJ Mendez, based on the television series GLOW; the first of four issues will be published by IDW Publishing in November 2019.
|1996||The Homecoming||Jodi||Film debut|
|2001||Betaville||Ruby Derain (young)|
|2002||The Good Girl||Nurse|
|2003||Boys Life 4: Four Play||Caitlan||Segment: "L.T.R."|
|Spanglish||Cristina Moreno / Narrator||Voice role|
|2005||A Lot Like Love||Nicole|
|2006||The Alibi||Operator #1|
|Mercy Street||Alicia Johnson|
|Dead Tone||Jody Walters|
|Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous||Private Vicky Castillo|
|2009||Shrink||Check out Girl|
|Go for It!||Carmen Salgado|
|2018||What They Had||Dr. Zoe|
|The Addams Family||Denise||Voice role|
|1999||ER||Leanne Lawler||Episode: "Truth & Consequences"|
|2001||Resurrection Blvd.||Sylvia||Episode: "La Partida"|
|The Agency||Motel Housekeeper||2 episodes|
|V.I.P.||Receptionist||Episode: "The Uncle from V.A.L."|
|2002||Cadet Kelly||Gloria||Disney Channel original movie|
|Angel||Cynthia York||Episode: "Birthday"|
|American Family||Young Nina||5 episodes|
|2002||MDs||Gina Willis||Episode: "Time of Death"|
|2002–03||Greetings from Tucson||Maria Tiant||22 episodes|
|2003–04||All About the Andersons||Lydia Serrano||16 episodes|
|2004||Las Vegas||Lizzie Posner||Episode: "Nevada State"|
|2005||CSI: NY||Rhonda Chavez||Episode: "City of the Dolls"|
|2006||Lovespring International||Sparkles||Episode: "Homeless Rockstar"|
|2006–07||George Lopez||Veronica Palmero||20 episodes|
|2007||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Melissa Gentry||Episode: "Big Shots"|
|Standoff||Tina Markovich||Episode: "Severance"|
|2008||Supernatural||Nancy Fitzgerald||Episode: "Jus in Bello"|
|My Boys||Amy||Episode: "Take My Work Wife... Please"|
|CSI: Miami||Andrea Rinell||Episode: "Won't Get Fueled Again"|
|2009||Gary Unmarried||Anna||Episode: "Gary and Dennis' Sister"|
|Bones||Jennifer Keating||Episode: "The Science in the Physicist"|
|Family Guy||Nicole||Episode: "Brian's Got a Brand New Bag"|
|2009–10||Trauma||Marisa Benez||20 episodes|
|2011||Off the Map||Alma||5 episodes|
|Love Bites||Steffi||Episode: "Boys to Men"|
|Hawaii Five-0||Karla||Episode: "Pahele"|
|2011–13||Dexter||Jamie Batista||34 episodes|
|2012–13||Vegas||Yvonne Sanchez||14 episodes|
|Motorcity||Tennie (voice)||3 episodes|
|2014||About a Boy||Stacy||Episode: "About an Angry Ex"|
|2016||Rush Hour||Didi Diaz||Main role|
|2016–present||Lucifer||Ella Lopez||Main role; Seasons 2-present|
|2017||Family Guy||Isabella||Episode: "Dearly Deported"|
|2007||ALMA Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress – Television Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie||George Lopez||Nominated|||
|2007||Imagen Awards||Best Supporting Actress – Television||George Lopez||Nominated|||
|2012||Screen Actors Guild||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Dexter||Nominated|||
|2013||ALMA Awards||Special Achievement in Television (shared with Lauren Vélez and David Zayas)||Dexter||Won|||
- Nunn, Jerry (November 23, 2011). "Interview: Aimee Garcia". Gozamos.com. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
- "'Chicago always lives in my heart' — Aimee Garcia". Chicagoly. Joe Coughlin. December 18, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
- "In character: Aimee Garcia". Chicago Splash. August 5, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
- "Complete List of 2012 SAG Award Winners and Nominees". Reuters. January 29, 2012. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
- Kit, Borys (September 17, 2012). "'Dexter' Actress Joins MGM's 'Robocop' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
- Mason, Charlie (June 23, 2016). "Lucifer Adds Aimee Garcia for Season 2". TVLine. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
- Scheck, Frank (May 1, 2019). "'El Chicano': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
- McMillan, Graeme (August 19, 2019). "'GLOW' Comic Returns With Actor/Wrestler Tag-Team Writing Duo". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on August 19, 2019. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
- "2007 ALMA Award Nominees". ALMA Awards. Archived from the original on February 29, 2008. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
- Abbott, Denise (July 26, 2007). "Imagen noms celebrate Latino portrayals". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
- "Honorees & nominees". ALMA Awards. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
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