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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 28 November 1978Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A Chicago native of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent, she made her professional stage debut at the age of seven in Paul Mejia's "Cinderella" at The Auditorium Theatre. By the age of twelve, she was dancing 20 shows a month as "Clara" in "The Nutcracker". She joined the Young People's Company, whose alumni include John Cusack,Joan Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Lili Taylor and Aidan Quinn.

Aimee graduated from Northwestern University with a triple major in economics, journalism and French. While attending Northwestern University, she was put under a two-year contract with Paramount Television after Norman Lear hand-picked her to headline his pilot-in-development, The Chavez Family, and also played the lead role of "Diana Morales" in "A Chorus Line" for Broadway choreographer Mitzi Hamilton.

After Northwestern, she developed a television career in Los Angeles with Greetings from Tucson (2002), and had continued success as Andy Garcia's daughter and George Lopez's niece, "Veronica Palmero" on George Lopez (2002). She is currently the only Latina in her generation to be on syndicated television.

In 2007, she was nominated for an "Alma" and "Imagen" Award for "Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series".

Aimee is currently starring in Peter Berg's new high-octane medical drama, Trauma (2009), on NBC.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: info@aimee-garcia.com

Trivia (7)

She is a Northwestern University graduate with degrees in Journalism and Economics.
She tutors junior/high school students in Spanish.
Graduated from Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism in 2000.
Was a member of the Grafitti Dancers ensemble at Northwestern University.
Attended Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois
Is half Mexican and half Puerto Rican.
Plays golf.

Personal Quotes (10)

Education equals choices. I have been blessed with the choice to be anything I ever wanted to be, and I truly owe my happiness to my family and education.
When I was a kid, it wasn't very often that I could go to the movies and see an entire movie carried on the shoulders of someone who looked like me.
It's so exciting to headline a film. It's not every day you see a Latina carrying a full-length feature.
I have been a fan of Dexter since the pilot. Once I got the audition I just squealed, and you would have thought I just won 45 million dollars.
I'm dating a very high-maintenance career.
To me, acting is like tennis. You're only as good as the person you're playing with, so if you're playing with Michael C. Hall, what do you have to worry about?
Latinos are the fastest growing minority, and we're obviously not going anywhere. We're extremely loyal as a people, and I think Hollywood is starting to recognize that. It's very rare for a major studio to nationally distribute a film with Latino talent, not only in front of the camera, but also behind the camera.
In 'George Lopez', I played Veronica who's a bratty 18-year-old, and so I feel like it's much easier for me to play that because I feel like a late bloomer. It wasn't difficult or challenging at all because it's not like I haven't been a teenager.
I felt completely at home in Mexico - speaking Spanish to my cousins, running around Acapulco and stuffing my face with mole and homemade tortillas. Mexico opened my heart.
I always promised myself if I ever got the chance to do a 'Flashdance'-type of movie, I would do my own dancing. I can say with pride that every single dance move in 'Go For It!' is my own dance move.

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