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Garcés at San Diego Comic-Con International, 2008
March 20, 1974
Antonio Hernandez (m. 2002)
Paula Garcés (born March 20, 1974) is a Colombian American film and television actress, known for her appearance in films such as Clockstoppers, Man of the House and The Harold and Kumar Series, and on TV shows such as CSI: Miami, On My Block, The Shield, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, The Sopranos, Oz, Devious Maids, Guiding Light and All My Children.
Garcés co-starred in Paramount Pictures' 2002 teen sci-fi adventure Clockstoppers, starring opposite Jesse Bradford. She was then cast in Richard Benjamin's hip-hop comedy Marci X opposite Lisa Kudrow and Damon Wayans.
Garcés was next seen opposite Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones in the Revolution Studios feature Man of the House. In 2004, she starred in National Lampoon's Pledge This!. She was featured on CSI: Miami and starred in a four episode arc on NBC's Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, as well as guest spots on HBO's hit series The Sopranos and Oz. Garcés then landed a role as a cast member on The Shield.
Garcés appeared in New Line Cinema's 2004 feature film Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, its 2008 sequel Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and the 2011 sequel A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, as Maria, the love interest and later wife of John Cho's character.
In May 2011, Garcés appeared in "Off the Beaten Path", the 11th episode of season one of Breakout Kings.
Garcés also plays Ruby’s mom in “On my Block” a super popular Netflix series.
While attending a Comic-Con to promote one of the Harold & Kumar films, Garcés noted the sizeable Latino audience for superheroes, despite the low number of Latino characters in the genre. She created Further Lane Productions to issue a limited run comic book featuring the Latina superhero Aluna, later working with S2 Games to create, and voice, Aluna as a 2011 playable hero added to Heroes of Newerth, S2's multiplayer online battle arena video game. In time for the 2014 Comic-Con, she worked with sekretagent Productions and Allegory Media to produce a four issue Aluna comic book series.
|1991||Hangin' with the Homeboys||Harassed Sister|
|1993||Life with Mikey||Janice|
|2003||The Station Agent||Cashier|
|2003||Marci X||Yolanda Quinones|
|2004||Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle||Maria|
|2005||Man of the House||Teresa|
|2006||National Lampoon's Pledge This!||Gloria Torrez|
|2007||Red Princess Blues Animated: The Book of Violence||Princess (voice)||Short film|
|2008||Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay||Maria|
|2008||Harold & Kumar Go to Amsterdam||Short film|
|2011||A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas|
|2013||The Maid's Room||Drina|
|1991||Law & Order||Lucy Rivers||Episode: "The Secret Sharers"|
|1994||New York Undercover||Aria Nuriez||Episode: "School Ties"|
|1999||Oz||Isabella (uncredited)||Episode: "The Truth and Nothing But..."|
Episode: "Napoleon's Boney Parts"
|1999–2001||Guiding Light||Pilar Santos||TV series|
|2002||The Brothers García||Milagros||Episode: "West Side Stories"|
|2003||CSI: Miami||Carmen Abregon||Episode: "Simple Man"|
|2004||The Sopranos||Felicia Galan||Episode: "Unidentified Black Males"|
|2005||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||CSU Tech Millie Vizcarrondo||4 episodes|
|2006–2008||The Shield||Officer Tina Hanlon||32 episodes|
|2007||CSI: Miami||Anna Sivarro||Episode: "A Grizzly Murder"|
|2008||Knight Rider||Kelli Haddigan||Episode: "A Knight in Shining Armor"|
|2009||Defying Gravity||Paula Morales||main series cast|
|2010||Warehouse 13||Dr. Kelly Hernandez||5 episodes|
|2010||Chase||Tia Archer||Episode: "Betrayed"|
|2011||The Good Wife||Aida Rios||Episode: "Foreign Affairs"|
|2011||Breakout Kings||Debbie Myera||Episode: "Off the Beaten Path"|
|2013||Elementary||Paula Reyes||Episode: "Details"|
|2013||All My Children||Lea Marquez|
|2013||Devious Maids||Flora Hernandez|
|2018–present||On My Block||Geny Martinez|
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- Valeria, Andrea (2011). El poder de tu cumpleaños: 366 Dias de Revealciones Astrologicas y Astronomicas. Penguin Group US. ISBN 9780983139010
- Garcés, Paula (9 May 2013). "Paula Garces’s Blog: Meet Me and My Family!" People.
- Moreno, Carolina (2013-07-09). "Paula Garces Creates Aluna, A Latina Superhero, To Represent Latinos". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
- Garcés, Paula (2013-09-05). "Meet Me and My Family!". Sekretagent Productions. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
- "Aluna Comes to Life". HofN Newsletter Vol7. S2 Games. 2011. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
- Callaham, John (2011-02-25). "Interview: Actress Paula Garces talks about bringing Aluna to Heroes of Newerth". BigDownload.com. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
- alunathecomic (2014-07-23). "Aluna 2014 San Diego Comic Con". Aluna Comics. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
- Castillo, Amaris (2013-06-26). "'Devious Maids' Star Paula Garces is Expecting!". Latina. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
- Leonard, Elizabeth (2013-06-26). "Paula Garces Expecting Second Child". People. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
- WENN Staff (2013-06-27). "Paula Garces: 'My Pregnancy Is A Miracle'". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
- Hernandez, Lee (2013-11-20). "Paula Garces Welcomes Son Antonio Andres". People. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
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