Nadine Velazquez

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 Nadine Velazquez captured our hearts as ‘Catalina’, the sexy hotel maid/stripper with a heart of gold, on the People’s Choice winning NBC comedy series, My Name Is Earl. In 2006 and 2007, she was honored for her work with an Alma Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category.

This past fall, moviegoers had a chance to see her dramatic side as she starred opposite Denzel Washington in the Robert Zemekis-directed film Flight, which hit theaters nationwide on November 2, 2012. More recently, she starred as Dwayne The Rock Johnson’s wife, Analisa in Summit Entertainment’s action thriller SNITCH. That will be followed by Lionsgate comedy Aztec Warrior, where Nadine plays the romantic lead opposite Luiz Guzman.

Nadine continues to be a familiar face on television with recurring roles as sultry ‘Sofia’ on FX’s hit comedy, The League, and as sweet Southerner ‘Didi Ruano’ on CW’s Hart of Dixie. She also will be seen in the new season of Arrested Development.

Daily Variety singled out Velazquez as one of ‘Ten Actors to Watch’, and USA Today named her ‘One of Five Rising Stars to Watch Closely.’ She was additionally picked by Entertainment Weekly for their summer ‘Must List,’ and included in People En Espanol for its ’50 Most Beautiful People.’

Velazquez spent her first three years in Hollywood honing her skills in projects such as Biker Boyz, Chasing Papi, Sueno, HBO’s Entourage, The Bold and the Beautiful, Las Veghas and The Last Ride.

A Chicago native, Velazquez currently resides in Los Angeles. She is an impassioned supporter of charities that protect the rights of disenfranchised youth.