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

(1976-01-02) January 2, 1976 (age 43)
NationalityPanamanian
OccupationActress, model, television host
Years active1990–present
Websitepatriciadeleon.com

Patricia Michelle de León (Spanish pronunciation: [paˈtɾisja ðe leˈon], born in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian actress, TV host, model and beauty pageant title holder. She started working as a model at an early age. After being crowned Miss Panama (1995), she hosted La Corte de Familia and La Corte del Pueblo on Telemundo. She was also featured on 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 include The Pool Boys (where she plays the Latina Julia).

Early life and education[edit]

De Leon was a contestant in Miss Panama (now Señorita Panamá), she finished in third place and was crowned Miss Hispanidad 1995[1] at 19 years of age. Her debut on TV was doing the weather for a local station in Panama TVN-Channel 2, followed by featuring as an anchor and a reporter for a news program on the same network. She also created, produced and hosted a tourism 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".

Activism[edit]

Patricia de Leon is a big supporter of 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]

Filmography[edit]

de León in 2010
  • Rica Famosa Latina (2017) as herself
  • Scorpion (2017) as Lucinda
  • Notorious (2016) as Silvia Baez
  • A Christmas Reunion (2015) as Janette Crowder
  • NCIS (1 episode: "The Artful Dodger") (2015) as Gloria Hernandez
  • 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/Sophia Muñoz
  • 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
  • The Chicago Code (2011) Beatrice Romero
  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maxim (magazine) (Sep 23, 2011). "Patricia de Leon: Former Miss Panama adds some spice to our life". Maxim. Archived from the original on 2011-09-17. Retrieved Sep 23, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ TV Notas (Sep 23, 2011). "Patricia de Leon, sexy y talentosa: la explosiva combinación". TV Notas (in Spanish). Retrieved Sep 23, 2011.
  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 (in Spanish). Retrieved Sep 23, 2011.
  6. ^ Terra (Sep 23, 2011). "Patricia de León lidera campaña de PETA contra las corridas de toros". Terra (in Spanish). Retrieved Sep 23, 2011.
  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.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

External links[edit]

Media offices
Preceded by
Jose Luis Gonzalez
Interviewer on La Corte de Familia
2001–2003
Succeeded by
Fidel Juarez Garcia
Preceded by
Fidel Juarez Garcia
Interviewer on La Corte del Pueblo
2003–2005
Succeeded by
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