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  • Is of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent.
  • Made her professional stage debut at 7, as a dancer in the ballet Cinderella at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre.
  • Started working in commercials at 9; continued part-time through high school. 
  • Majored in economics, journalism and French at Northwestern University.
  • Considered becoming a professional photographer or a UN translator.
  • Worked on Wall Street as a mutual-funds analyst for an investment survey company.
  • Tutors Spanish to junior-high and high-school students.


  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee


  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States (2000)

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  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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