Natalie Martinez

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Natalie Martinez
2013 Imagen Foundation Awards, Natalie Martinez.jpg
Martinez at the 2013 Imagen Awards
Born
Natalia Martinez

(1984-07-12) July 12, 1984 (age 35)
OccupationActress, model
Years active2006–present

Natalie Martinez (born July 12, 1984) is an American actress and model. She may be best known for her role in the 2008 film Death Race, her appearances in several music videos between 2003 and 2011, and two short-lived telenovelas in 2006 and 2007. Martinez starred in the single season of crime drama Detroit 1-8-7, had a recurring role for one season of CSI: NY, and starred in one season of the DirecTV drama series Kingdom.

Early life and education[edit]

Martinez was born in Miami, Florida and is of Cuban ancestry.[1] She is a 2002 graduate of St. Brendan High School.[2]Her mother is also one of 6 sisters. She was born into a big family

Career[edit]

Martinez in 2007

Martinez may be best known for her role in the 2008 film Death Race, or perhaps for her role as Michelle Miller on the telenovela Fashion House (2006), cancelled after three months.

She was cast as a major character in the series Chuck, appearing in first-season promotional pictures, but the showrunner decided to cut her character before the pilot was aired.[3]

Martinez had starring roles in a number of other television series that were cancelled after one season, including Detroit 1-8-7, APB and The Crossing. She starred in the first season of Under the Dome, appearing in the season two premiere so her character could be killed off. She co-starred in one season of Secrets and Lies, and played the recurring role of Detective Jamie Lovato for one season in the crime drama CSI: NY.

In September 2018, it was announced that Martinez will appear in the main role of Chase on the upcoming Netflix science-fiction series The I-Land.[4]

Martinez' other film appearances include End of Watch (2012), Broken City (2013) and Self/less (2015).[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Death Race Case
2010 Shortland Street Bob
2011 Magic City Memoirs Mari
2012 The Baytown Outlaws Ariana
2012 End of Watch Gabby Zavala
2013 Broken City Natalie Barrow
2015 Self/less Madeline Bitwell
2016 The Land Evelyn
2016 Message from the King Trish
2017 Keep Watching Olivia
2019 UglyDolls Meghan (Voice)

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Fashion House Michelle Miller Main role (55 episodes)
2007 Saints & Sinners Pilar Martin Main role (62 episodes)
2010 Sons of Tucson Maggie Morales 2 episodes
2010 El Dorado Maria Martinez Miniseries; 2 episodes
2010–2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Det. Ariana Sanchez Main role (18 episodes)
2012 Widow Detective Maya Davis Unaired CBS pilot
2012–2013 CSI: NY Det. Jamie Lovato 12 episodes
2013–2014 Under the Dome Deputy Linda Esquivel Main role (14 episodes)
2014 Matador Salma Episode: "Enter the Worm"
2015 Secrets and Lies Jessica "Jess" Murphy Main role (10 episodes)
2015–2017 Kingdom Alicia Mendez Main role (16 episodes)
2016 From Dusk till Dawn: The Series Amaru 2 episodes
2017 APB Theresa Murphy Main role (12 episodes)
2018 The Crossing Reece Main role (11 episodes)
2019 Into the Dark Jennifer Robbins Episode: "Down"
2019 The I-Land Chase Main role

Music videos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Natalie Martinez Steams Up Even a 'Death Race'". Daily News. New York. August 15, 2008. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  2. ^ Marr, Madeline (January 18, 2013). "Actress Natalie Martinez started out in Miami". Miami Herald. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  3. ^ The Futon Critic Staff (March 16, 2007). "Development Update: Friday, March 16". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 28, 2018). "'The I-Land' Starring Kate Bosworth, Natalie Martinez & Alex Pettyfer Among 3 Sci-Fi Series Ordered By Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  5. ^ Barton, Steve (March 4, 2015). "Self/Less Teaser and Artwork". Dread Central. Retrieved February 15, 2017.

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