Nadine Velazquez

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

This stunning Latina started out as a model and commercial actress before landing a recurring rule on the daytime soap The Bold and the Beautiful in 2003. After a few bit parts on the big screen, the bilingual beauty got her breakout role as Catalina, a sweet but dippy motel maid on My Name Is Earl in 2005. The character was originally written to be a Russian, but the producers made her Latina after seeing Velazquez's audition. She stayed with the series throughout its entire four-year run, scoring a 2009 ALMA Award nomination for Best Actress in a Television Comedy. After the show ended, Velazquez continued to work on TV, landing guest spots on shows such as CSI:NY, and the FX fantasy-football series The League. She returned to her modeling roots for her own 2009 calendar, showcasing the assets that have often landed her on Maxim's Hot 100 list. As she told Stuff magazine, "I've always been comfortable with my body. My parents have great genes, so I know I don't have to work at it obsessively." She even admits to having weaknesses for sweets and fried foods.

Awards

  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Marc Provissiero — Husband

Details

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

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