Nadine E. Velazquez (born November 20, 1978) is an American actress and model well-known for her roles as Catalina Aruca ~ above My surname Is Earl and Sofia Ruxin on The League. She has additionally appeared in films such as War and also Flight, and is a actors member on the TV series significant Crimes.

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Early life


Velazquez was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is of Puerto Rican descent. After graduating indigenous Notre Dame High college for Girls, she earn a BA in Marketing from Columbia university Chicago in 2001.



Velazquez has appeared in print ads, television, and film. Her first acting role was a McDonald"s commercial as a drive-through lady. She was originally cast as Fernando Sucre"s girlfriend, Maricruz Delgado, in the Fox television series Prison Break, but acquired a function in the NBC collection My surname Is Earl as Catalina Aruca instead. Her an initial film roles were in the movie War v Jet Li and Jason Statham, and in the Oxygen Network initial television movie Husband because that Hire. She was among the actors in the 2006 monologue present Skirts & Flirts In 2006, she was named #39 in the yearly Maxim hot 100 list. Velazquez was one of the judges in the miss Universe 2008 beauty, beauty pageant and the organize for the miss USA 2009 pageant.

In 2011 Velazquez showed up in the pilot the ABC"s Charlie"s Angels as Gloria Martinez, among Charlie"s rental "Angels". Her character was eliminated off ~ a few minutes of display screen time and also was changed by Minka Kelly. She appeared in a recurring function in FX"s fantasy soccer sitcom The League and on The CW"s comedy-drama Hart of Dixie.


In 2012, Velazquez showed up in the movie Flight, playing flight attendant Katerina Marquez, a supporting duty opposite the main protagonist character play by Denzel Washington. In 2013, Velazquez reunited with her previous My name is Earl actors members because that a guest illustration in elevating Hope. Velazquez join the main cast of the TNT series major Crimes, beginning with season two. She plays Emma Rios, a DA, that is a romantic attention of Raymond Cruz"s Julio Sanchez. Cruz play Paco, she boyfriend, ~ above My surname is Earl.

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Personal life


Velazquez was married to talent certified dealer Marc Provissiero of Philadelphia in 2005. They divorced in 2011.