Danay García

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Danay García
Danay Garcia by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born (1984-07-05) 5 July 1984 (age 33)
Havana, Cuba
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present
Children 1

Danay García (born 5 July 1984) is an American actress, of Cuban origin. She is known for her roles as Sofia Lugo on Fox network's drama series Prison Break[1] and Luciana Galvez on AMC's horror drama series Fear the Walking Dead.

Career[edit]

Her first role for the public was playing the lead role in "Maria Antonia," by Eugenio Hernandez Espinosa, in a Havana theatre production when she was 17.

In the US, Garcia started learning English by studying with teachers and dialect coaches. She began booking commercials. She began ballet studies at the Debby Allen Dance Academy, while continuing her acting studies. Garcia booked her first U.S. feature film role playing opposite Marisa Tomei in “Danika.”

Garcia moved on to CSI:NY and CSI:Miami roles, feature film From Mexico With Love, then landed her big break as series regular, Sofia Lugo, in the Golden-Globe winning Fox television series, Prison Break.

During the 2007 writer’s strike, Garcia made it through multiple rounds of auditions for the Bond girl, Camille Montes, in MGM and Eon Productions’ “Quantum of Solace”, but had to be dropped due to a clause in her Fox contract.

After “Prison Break,” she played the principal guest role of Anna in A&E’s series “The Cleaner” series, and later appeared in the feature film “Rehab.”

Garcia has worked as a cowriter and co-creator for TV and film projects.

Garcia was next cast as Coqui in the Fina Torres’ helmed drama, “Liz en Septiembre,” which shot on location in the Caribbean Islands around Venezuela, before winning the lead role of Monica in the U.S.-Brazilian coproduction, “Man Camp”, her first significant work in a comedy.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Danika Myra
2007 Havana Rush Maria
2009 From Mexico With Love Maria
2010 Peep World Attractive P.A.
2011 Rehab Michelle Lopez
2011 Cenizas Eternas Elena
2012 Choices Sonora Garcia Short film
2012 Man Up Monica
2012 Liz En Septiembre Coqui
2014 Widows Natalie Cruz
2015 Boost Sheeren Montes
2015 Beyond Grace Sarah
2017 Sniper: Ultimate Kill Kate Estrada
2017 Avenge the Crows Loca

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 CSI: Miami Camille Tavez Episode: "No Man's Land"
2007–2009 Prison Break Sofia Lugo 15 episodes
2009 CSI: NY Flora Pollock Episode: "No Good Deed"
2009 The Cleaner Anna Episode: "Crossing The Threshold"
2013 Supernatural Ellie Episode: "Trial and Error"
2016–present Fear the Walking Dead Luciana Galvez 18 episodes
2017 Hawaii Five-0 Elena Sachs Episode: "He Kaha Lu'u Ke Ala, Mai Ho'okolo Aku"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2016 Mafia III Alma Diaz

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview with Danay Garcia". www.myfanbase.de. Retrieved 15 September 2016. 

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