Nadine Velazquez :: Biography
Nadine Velazquez is an American actress for the big and small screen and model. She was born in the year 1978 and celebrates her birthday every year on November 20. She is most known for her portrayal of Catalina Aruca on My Name Is Earl. She is also known as Sofia Ruxin of The Leaque. Besides these, she has appeared on movies such as War and Flight. Currently, She is on the cast of the television series Major Crimes.
She is a native of Chicago, Illinois, United States of America as she was born and spent most of her early life there. Besides that, there is not much information on how she was raised, her family and childhood. About her educational background, she attended Notre Dame High School for Girls. Then he went to Columbia College in Chicago and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in marketing. Nadine trained for two years at The Joanne Baron DW Brown Studio in Santa Monica California and graduated from there. She has Puerto Rican ancestry.
Nadine started her career in the entertainment industry at a young age as a model. During her modeling days she appeared in print ads and television commercials. It was said that, originally, she was to be cast as Maricruz Delgado, Fernando Sucre's girlfriend, in the Fox TV series Prison Break, but that didn’t happen and instead she landed role in My Name Is Earl. Her debut film role was in the movie War. She was also cast in the Oxygen Network original TV film Husband for Hire during her early years. Then she landed a starring role in the NBC series My Name Is Earl as Catalina Aruca which became her best known role and quickly made her a household name. Velaquez was also invited as one of the judges in the Miss Universe 2008 beauty pageant and served as the host for the Miss USA pageant in 2009. In 2011, she appeared in the pilot of ABC's Charlie's Angels as Gloria Martinez and soon was replaced by Minka Kelly. She had recurring role in FX's sitcom The League and on the CW's comedy drama Hart of Dixie. In 2013, she joined the main cast of the TNT series Major Crimes for their second season playing as Emma Rios.
About her personal life, she was once married to Marc Provisseiero. Her husband is a talent agent. They married in the year 2005. However, their marriage did not last much longer and they separated with a divorce on 22 August 2012, ending their six year long marriage. Since then, Nadine prefers to keep her personal life under cover therefore it is hard to know if she has been dating anyone or has a boyfriend. When it comes to her private life she likes to stay tight lipped about it. Despite that some rumors some flying down about her relationships but she makes no comment about it and leaves it to be speculated by the media and people. She seems to be focusing much on her professional life that she has little or no time left for her personal life. However, her fans would love to see her living a happily life despite her relationship status.
The beautiful actress has a great acting skill. Not only that, she is also a proud owner of a curvaceous body with perfect measurements. She has the height of 5 feet and 5 inches. Plastic surgery may be her secret , but she definitely looks younger than her age. She revealed her hot body and toned legs in sensual bikini pictures. She can be followed in her Twitter account and more information on her is available on her detailed biography in the Wikipedia and IMDb website.