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Who is Nadine Velazquez?

Nadine Enid Velazquez was born on the 20th November 1978, in Chicago, Illinois USA, of Puerto Rican ancestry. She is an actress, who is probably best recognized for starring in the role of Catalina Aruca in the NBC sitcom “My Name Is Earl” (2005-2009), playing Sofia Ruxin in the FX’ fantasy football sitcom “The League” (2009-2015) and as D.D.A. Emma Rios in the TNT crime drama series “Major Crimes” (2013-2017).

Early Life

When it comes to speak about her early life, there is no reliable information about it in the media, except that she spent her childhood in Chicago, raised by her parents but information on whom and any siblings has not been revealed to the public.


Regarding her education, Nadine attended Notre Dame High School for Girls, but she was kicked out of the school for fighting at the age of 14. Two years later, she left her home and spent some time working as a waitress until she enrolled in Columbia College, Chicago, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing in 2001. However, Nadine knew that her vocation was acting, so she then attended The Joanne Baron DW Brown Studio in Santa Monica, California for two years, and then graduated.

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Career Beginnings

Prior to becoming an actress, Nadine worked as a model, appearing in various advertising commercials including for McDonalds. Speaking about Nadine’s acting career, it began in 2003, when she made her debut film appearance by landing a small role in the film “Biker Boyz”, which was followed by another small role in the comedy film entitled “Chasing Papi”, and also guest-starred in an episode of the CBS soap opera “The Bold And The Beautiful”, all in the same year. In 2004, Nadine was cast as JJ Cruz in the TV film “The Last Rade”, after which she starred in the role of Luna in the comedy thriller “Blast”. All of these roles marked the beginning of an increase of her popularity, and firmly established her net worth.

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Rise to Prominence and “My Name Is Earl”

In 2005, Nadine was again busy as she played Marla Flynt in the TV film “Hollywood Vice”, featured as Claudia in the comedy-drama “Sueño (Dream)” and starred in the role of Private Maria Rodriguez in the horror film entitled “House Of The Dead 2”. During the same year, she came to real prominence when she was chosen to portray Catalina Aruca in the NBC sitcom “My Name Is Earl”, which lasted until 2009, adding a considerable amount to her net worth, and arned her four Alma Award nominations in the category of Best Supporting Actress. Thanks to her talent, she was also named as one of “Ten Actors To Watch for 2005” by Daily Variety, as well as one of “Five Rising Stars to Watch Closely” by USA Today.e

Other Projects in the 2000s and “The League”

Parallel with filming “My Name Is Earl”, Nadine also starred as Olivia Palacios in the TV film “Kings Of South Beach” (2007), and in the same year came her next major role, when she played Maria in the crime thriller “War”, next to Jason Statham and Jet Li. She was subsequently cast as Lola in the TV film “Husband For Hire” (2008), portrayed Special Agent Natasha in the musical crime film “A Day In The Life” (2009), and featured as Mathilda in the comedy “All’s Faire In Love” (2009), directed by Scott Marshall. Moreover, in 2009, Nadine won the role of Sofia in the FX’ fantasy football sitcom “The League”, which lasted until 2015, increasing enormously not only her popularity but also her wealth. By the end of the decade, she had also guest-starred in such TV series as “CSI: NY”, “Scrubs” and “Hawaii Five-0”, among several others.

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The 2010s

In the very beginning of the next decade, Nadine appeared as Gloria Martinez in the pilot episode of the ABC drama series “Charlie’s Angels”, but her character was killed and then she was replaced by Minka Kelly. However, she continued to line up successes, by starring in the role of Didi Ruano in The CW’s comedy-drama series “Hart Of Dixie” between 2011 and 2012, playing Ana Lucia in the short film “Guitar Face” (2012) and featuring as Katerina Marquez in Robert Zemeckis’ drama thriller “Flight” (2012) next to Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle.

“Major Crimes” and Other Projects

In 2013, Nadine starred in the role of Analisa in the thriller “Snitch”, alongside Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon and Jon Bernthal, after which she was chosen to portray D.D.A. Emma Rios in the TNT sitcom “Major Crimes”, which represents the spin-off from the TV series “The Closer” (2005), which aired until 2017. Concurrently she worked on other projects, including guest-starring in such TV series as “Raising Hope”, “Arrested Development” and “The Exes”. In 2015, Nadine appeared in two TV film titles – “Win, Lose Or Love” as Nancy Gander and “Love Is A Four-Letter Word” as Rebecca, which was followed by her portrayal of Carmen in the drama “Clarity” (2015), which she also produced.

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Recent Years

To speak further about her acting career, Nadine appeared in five film titles during 2016, including the horror “Within”, featuring as Melanie Alexander, the horror-thriller “The Charnel House”, starring in the role of Charlotte Reaves, and the comedy romance “The Bounce Back” as Kristin Peralto, all of which increased her net worth by a large margin. Most recently, she was selected to play Jackie Ortiz in the History channel drama series “Six” (2017-2018). It is also announced that she will feature in such titles as “Sharon 1.2.3.”, “Discarnate” and “A World Away”, so she is still in demand, and her net worth will be certainly increase in the forthcoming years.

Nadine Velazquez Net Worth

Her career started in 2003, and she has been an active member of the entertainment industry as a professional actress ever since. So, if you ever wondered how rich Nadine Velazquez is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $3 million, accumulated through her successful acting career.

Personal Life, Ex-Husband, Residence, Charity

Regarding her personal life, Nadine Velazquez was married to talent agent Marc Provissiero from 2005 until 2012, but has been officially single since then, with no rumours of romances. Her current residence is in Los Angeles, California. In her spare time, Nadine frequently collaborates with various charitable organizations which provide help to disenfranchised women.

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Appearance and Vital Statistics

Speaking about her appearance, thanks to her beauty Nadine has been named several times as one of Maxim’s “100 Sexiest Women”. Additionally, she was chosen to be one of the judges in the Miss Universe 2008 and to host the Miss USA 2009 beauty pageants. She is recognizable by her long wavy light brown hair and dark brown eyes, as well as her amazing body with a height of 5ft 4ins (1.63m) and weight which is reputed to be around 147lbs (54kgs), while her vital statistics are 36-26-37.

Social Media Presence

In addition to her involvement in the entertainment industry, Nadine is an active member across several of the most popular social media sites, on which she promotes her upcoming projects and frequently posts various photos from her private life. She runs her official Instagram account, on which she has more than 74,000 followers, as well as her official Twitter account.

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