Patricia de Leon (actress)

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Patricia de Leon
Model Patricia De León (cropped).jpg
de Leon in August 2011
Born Patricia Michelle de León
Panama City, Panama
Nationality Panamanian
Occupation Actress, model, television host
Years active 1990–present

Patricia Michelle de León (Spanish pronunciation: [paˈtɾisja ðe leˈon]; born in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian actress, TV Host, model and beauty pageant titleholder. She started working as a model at a very early age. After being crowned Miss Panama (1995), her career started blossoming, getting major breaks hosting La Corte de Familia and La Corte del Pueblo on Telemundo, as well as its spinoff Juez Franco on TV Azteca, and the Billboard Latino. From her work on Univision, de Leon obtained roles on American TV, including Lincoln Heights, Cold Case, and Crossing Jordan. Her movie role comes in The Pool Boys, where she plays the sexy Latina Julia.

Early life and education[edit]

Was crowned Miss Panama (now Señorita Panamá) [1] when she was just turning 19. Her debut on TV was doing the weather for a local station in Panama TVN-Channel 2. After that she was able to developed what she had passion for, the news for the same network, being an anchor and a reporter. Right after accomplishing her dream, she created, produced and hosted a turism show for RPC TV/MEDCOM.[2]

She became an actress in Hollywood [3] by accepting the role of "La Llorona del Río". She has been able to pursue both the Hispanic and American market. She has been featured on shows like Cold Case, Crossing Jordan, Lincoln Heights for ABC Family, La Corte del Pueblo for Telemundo, Perro Amor for the same network, and The chicago Code for Fox Network. And in films like "How the Garcia Girls spent their summer", "All in", "Love Orchard" and "Pool Boys".


Patricia de Leon is a big supporter for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) [4] in the Hispanic community and believes in spreading the word about the benefits of being a vegetarian. [5] She currently plays an active role in stopping bullfights around the world and was recently the image for PETA's campaign against bullfights.[6]

She is also the spokesperson for "One Love Foundation", which defends the rights and fights against the discrimination of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Community. [7]


de León in 2010
  • Confessions of a Womanizer (2014) as Patricia
  • Fighting for Freedom (2013) as Maria
  • Bad Ass (post-production) (2011) as Marissa
  • The Chicago Code (1 episode: "Black Hand and the Shotgun Man") (2011) as Beatrice Romero
  • Men of a Certain Age (6 episodes) as Fantasy woman
  • Lincoln Heights (4 episodes ) as Sofia
  • Crossing Jordan (1 episode: "Isolation") (2007) as Magda Garcia
  • Cold Case (1 episode: "Baby Blues") as Marta Chavez - 1982
  • Ghost Whisperer (1 episode: "Drowned Lives") (2006) as Policewoman
  • All of Us (1 episode: "Wedding Dance" (2004) as an Actress
  • Perro amor (23 episodes) as Jennifer Lopez
  • The Pool Boys (2010) as Julia
  • Mr. Sadman (2009) as Maria
  • Crossing Jordan (TV series) (2007) as Magda Garcia
  • Blue Lake Massacre (2007)
  • Ghost Whisperer (TV series) (2006) as Policewoman
  • Drowned Lives (2006) as Policewoman
  • All In (2006) as Maria
  • Cloud 9 (2006) as Corazon
  • How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005) as soap opera actress
  • All of Us (TV series) (2004)
  • The Master of Disguise (2002) as Waitress
  • La llorona del río (short) (2001) as Esperanza
  • A Design for a Life (short) (2001) as The Wife
  • La Corte de Familia (TV series) (2001) as Interviewer
  • La Corte del Pueblo (TV series) (2003) as Interviewer
  • Juez Franco (TV series) (2008) as Interviewer


  1. ^ Maxim (magazine) (Sep 23, 2011). "Patricia de Leon: Former Miss Panama adds some spice to our life". Maxim (magazine). Retrieved Sep 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ TV Notas (Sep 23, 2011). "Patricia de Leon, sexy y talentosa: la explosiva combinación". TV Notas. Retrieved Sep 23, 2011. (Spanish)
  3. ^ Univision (Sep 23, 2011). "Patricia de Leon and Eric Roberts working together in Hollywood/Patricia de Leon junto a Eric Roberts". Univision. Retrieved Sep 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) (Sep 23, 2011). "Patricia De Leon Slams Bullfighting". (PETA). Retrieved Sep 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ AOL Latino (Sep 23, 2011). "Patricia De León en contra del toreo". AOL Latino. Retrieved Sep 23, 2011. (Spanish)
  6. ^ Terra (Sep 23, 2011). "Patricia de León lidera campaña de PETA contra las corridas de toros". Terra. Retrieved Sep 23, 2011. (Spanish)
  7. ^ Latino Voices, lives and soul (Los Angeles, California) (Oct 14, 2010). "One Love Foundation Hosts Premios Libertad at Circus Disco". LatinoLA. Retrieved Sep 23, 2011. 

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Media offices
Preceded by
Jose Luis Gonzalez
Interviewer on La Corte de Familia
Succeeded by
Fidel Juarez Garcia
Preceded by
Fidel Juarez Garcia
Interviewer on La Corte del Pueblo
Succeeded by
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