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, for which she received four Alma Award nominations in the Best Supporting Actress category.
This fall, moviegoers will have a chance to see her dramatic side as she stars opposite Denzel Washington in the Robert Zemekis directed film FLIGHT, which will hit theaters nationwide on November 2, 2012. Her future films are action thriller SNITCH, where she stars as ‘Analisa’, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s wife. Summit Entertainment will release the film on April 4, 2013. 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 this past season as sweet Southerner ‘Didi Ruano’ on CW’s HART OF DIXIE. 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.’
A Chicago native, Nadine currently resides in Los Angeles. She is an impassioned supporter of charities that protect the rights of disenfranchised youth.