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Nadine Velazquez Biography

Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Idolized the TV character Punky Brewster while growing up
  • First went to a talent agency by herself when she was just 13
  • Though she was turned away because she didn't have her parents' permission, she returned after high school to work as an assistant
  • Was in the Puerto Rican Parade every year when she lived in Chicago
  • Took her best guess at a Russian accent when auditioning for the role of a Russian maid for My Name Is Earl
  • The character's ethnicity was then changed, allowing Nadine to draw from her Puerto Rican-American background
  • In 2006, she performed in the premiere run of the monologue show Skirts & Flirts at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre in L
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  • Made a 2009 calendar
  • Was nominated for a 2009 ALMA Award for Best Actress in a Television Comedy
  • Admits to having a weakness for sweets and fried foods, especially French fries

Awards

  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Marc Provissiero -- Husband