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Elena Varela

Born in Washington, DC and raised in the Maryland suburbs, Elena is the youngest in her family's first American-born generation. Her parents, from South America are whom she credits today for being bi-lingual in Spanish and English. She loves her cultural Hispanic roots and shows them off by still dancing Salsa and Tango every chance she gets! By ... See full bio »

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 2018 Goliath (TV Series)
- Alo (2018) ... Carmen
- Episode #2.7 (2018) ... Carmen
 2017 Daytime Divas (TV Series)
Maria Gonzales
- Blind Items (2017) ... Maria Gonzales
- Pilot (2017) ... Maria Gonzales
 2017 The Stalker Club (TV Movie)
Linda Hernandez
 2016 Telenovela (TV Series)
- The Stalker (2016) ... Concepcion
 2015 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
Random Woman
- Halloween III (2015) ... Random Woman
 2015 Scream: The TV Series (TV Series)
- Revelations (2015) ... Carol
 2015 Complications (TV Series)
ADA Valerie Price
- Deterioration (2015) ... ADA Valerie Price
 2015 The Sighting
Detective Romero
 2014 Benched (TV Series)
Public Defender
- Pilot (2014) ... Public Defender
 2014 Crisis (TV Series)
FBI Agent
- Pilot (2014) ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
 2013 Under the Dome (TV Series)
- Outbreak (2013) ... Townsperson
 2013 Animal Practice (TV Series)
- Wingmen (2013) ... Lawyer
 2012 Geronimo (Short)
 2012 Parenthood (TV Series)
- Left Field (2012) ... Teacher (uncredited)
 2012 No One Lives
Newscaster (as Elena Varela)
 2012 Coma (TV Mini-Series)
Nurse Lena Montoya
- Part Two (2012) ... Nurse Lena Montoya (uncredited)
- Part One (2012) ... Nurse Lena Montoya
 2012 Savages
Maria (uncredited)
 2012 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Detective Jodi Ketelsen
- Run (2012) ... Detective Jodi Ketelsen
- Hit (2012) ... Detective Jodi Ketelsen
 2011 96 Minutes
ER Doctor
 2011 Teen Spirit (TV Movie)
Aunt Marielle
 2011 Justice for Natalee Holloway (TV Movie)
Latin Reporter
 2010 Important Things with Demetri Martin (TV Series)
- Attention (2010) ... Krista
 2010 Rex Is Not Your Lawyer (TV Series)
- Pilot (2010) ... Juror
 2009 The Storm (TV Mini-Series)
L.A.P.D. Officer
- The Storm, Part 2 (2009) ... L.A.P.D. Officer
- The Storm, Part 1 (2009) ... L.A.P.D. Officer
 2003 Half & Half (TV Series)
Pretty Nurse
- The Big Bad Neighbor Episode (2003) ... Pretty Nurse
 2003 The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)
Ticket Agent
- Episode #1.3993 (2003) ... Ticket Agent
- Episode #1.3992 (2003) ... Ticket Agent
 2003 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Mrs. Roberts
- Sixteen Going on Seventeen (2003) ... Mrs. Roberts
 2001 Scooter Kidz (Video)
Miss Provella
 2001 The Way We Do It (TV Series)
Kande Girl (uncredited)
Show Show Self (5 credits)

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Elena Varela was one of the "Kande Girls" on the comedy show "The Way We Do It" on the BET network, 2003-2004 season. The Director was Andre Barnwell. See more »


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Through all my personal set backs, I've always managed to stay true to my dreams and heart's desires.


Elena is of Argentine, Paraguayan, Guarani Indian and Italian descent. She is bilingual English & Spanish. See more »

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