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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 20 November 1978Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nadine Velazquez stars in History's new scripted drama, SIX, as 'Jackie Ortiz", a strong wife of a Navy Seal who holds the Ortiz family together. Known for her role as 'Sophia' on FXX's THE LEAGUE, which ended its successful seven year run in 2015 and 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, and as Deputy DA 'Emma Rios' on TNT's Major Crimes.

Moviegoers know her well from seeing her dramatic side starring opposite Denzel Washington in the Robert Zemekis directed film FLIGHT, as well as in the action thriller SNITCH, where she starred as 'Analisa', Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's wife. In 2016, moviegoers got a chance to see her in UNIVERSAL'S box office hit, RIDE ALONG 2, opposite Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, as well as in her first romantic comedy, THE BOUNCE BACK opposite Shemar F. Moore.

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 of Puerto Rican descent, Nadine currently resides in Los Angeles. She is a supporter of charities that provide education and shelter to disenfranchised women. Her dedication to these charities come from her personal experience.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Nadine Velazquez

Spouse (1)

Marc Provissiero (2005 - 22 August 2012) (divorced)

Trivia (9)

Ranked #93 in Maxim's "100 Sexiest Women" (2004).
Nadine was listed as one of Daily Variety's 'Ten Actors To Watch for 2005' in the August 29, 2005 issue.
USA Today named Nadine one of "Five Rising Stars to Watch Closely" in the October 10, 2005 issue.
Ranked #61 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Ranked #41 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Studies cold reading with Amy Lyndon.
Has studied under acclaimed booking coach Amy Lyndon.
Nadine trained for two years and graduated from The Joanne Baron DW Brown Studio in Santa Monica California.
She was one of the judges in the Miss Universe 2008 beauty pageant and the host for the Miss USA 2009 pageant.

Personal Quotes (21)

I'd seen "Punky Brewster," I'd seen "Webster," I saw "Annie," and it was time to either be an orphan or an actress.
As a child, I was hyper, I was a clown and I was sensitive. Today I'm all of the above, except I've refrained from bouncing off the walls.
I'm a driven person, but I'm also cautious, and I overthink things sometimes.
We spend so much of our lives not feeling but doing, doing, doing, and movies remind us that we are human. That life is all the things we see, and yet there is beauty there. There's a celebration of life and all of its intricacies. Movies are magnificent.
When I die, I want to be buried in a long long-sleeve black Ralph Lauren dress and brown chunky boots. I want my hair styled like his models, long hair that flows. I also want natural makeup with a light pink lip.
I am inspired by anything beautiful. Sometime it's a pair of eyes or flowing gorgeous hair, other times it's the sky or a sunset. I've been inspired by supple skin or the texture of a soft shirt.
Really hairy backs on men turn me off. I'm not into the ape thing at all. Or beer bellies and flabby arms, either. Also, one random nose hair which is longer than the others... that's gross.
I am Puerto Rican. I think Latinas are sexy, and being one, it has influenced a lot of my style, but being an official Los Angelite, this town has influenced most of my daily style, which is relaxed & easy.
Things aren't always clear at the beginning of a relationship. Be up-front. Don't play on her confusion or vulnerability. Women want and appreciate clarity.
Whatever's missing in your relationship, including a marriage, is what you're not bringing to it.
I'm very comfortable being naked. It's one of my favorite things to do.
I've always exuded some connection to my sexuality even as a kid. So to me, being sexy means staying connected to that part of me.
My first job was a McDonald's commercial. It made me want to wake up at 4 A.M. to do something I loved. I haven't been the same since.
I simply wanted to get through college as quickly as humanly possible. I had no interest in extracurricular activities or anything that required me to be social. I was allergic to people.
I love acting and I have a need to do it, even when the business is down.
My party trick is that I ask everybody questions. I'm just nosey.
I want to move people, stir something within them that makes them feel. That's what a movie should do and an actor should do, make you feel something. I think that's why people love films so much.
I would love to have a drink with Meryl Streep or Prince. Those are my top two people I would love to talk to.
When you're rehearsing, you get really inspired in the beginning, but then it becomes repetitious and you lose the magic. How do you get the magic again? The magic happens when you're not pushing it.
I've never been driven to just be a celebrity or just get me on TV. Never ever. What's always driven me is being successful and being good at what I do.
I want Prince to see something I do and call me and ask me to be on an album or if I want to dance!

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