20 November 1978, Chicago, Illinois, USA
5' 5" (1.65 m)
Is an American actress and model known for her roles as Catalina Aruca on My Name Is Earl and Sofia Ruxin on The League.
Velazquez was born in Chicago, Illinois, and is of Puerto Rican descent. After graduating from Notre Dame High School for Girls,she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Columbia College Chicago in 2001.
Velazquez has appeared in print ads, television, and film. Her first acting role was a McDonald's commercial as a drive-thru lady.
She was also originally cast as Fernando Sucre's girlfriend, Maricruz Delgado, in the Fox television series Prison Break, but acquired a role in My Name Is Earl instead.
Her first film roles were in the movie War with Jet Li and Jason Statham, and in the Oxygen Network original television film Husband for Hire.She recently starred in the NBC series My Name Is Earl as Catalina Aruca. She was one of the actors in the 2006 monologue show Skirts & Flirts In 2006, she was ranked #54 in 102 sexiest women in the world, and was named #39 in the annual Maxim Hot 100 list.Nadine's acting coach is Marjorie Ballentine.
Velaquez was one of the judges in the Miss Universe 2008 beauty pageant and the host for the Miss USA 2009 pageant.
In 2011 Velazquez appeared in the pilot of ABC's original series Charlie's Angels as Gloria Martinez, one of Charlie's hired angels. Her character was killed off after she signed one episode and was replaced by Minka Kelly.
She currently co-stars in FX's fantasy football sitcom The League, and also appears as a series regular on The CW's comedy-drama Hart of Dixie.
In 2012, Valazquez appeared in the movie Flight, playing flight attendant Katerina Marquez.
Velazquez was married to talent agent Marc Provissiero in 2005.They divorced in 2012.
Year Film Role Notes
2003 Biker Boyz Allison
Chasing Papi Attractive Woman at Conga Club
2004 Blast! Luna
2005 Sueno Claudia
2007 War Maria
2009 All's Faire in Love Mathilda
A Day in the Life Special Agent Natasha
2012 Flight Katerina Marquez
Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Bold and the Beautiful Anna Episode: "Episode #1.4155"
2004 The Last Ride JJ Cruz TV movie
Entourage Janeen Episode: "New York"
2005 Hollywood Vice Marla Flynt TV movie
House of the Dead II Rodriguez TV movie
Las Vegas Myra Gonzalez Episodes: "Mothwoman"
2005–2009 My Name Is Earl Catalina Aruca Main cast
2007 Kings of South Beach Olivia TV movie
2008 Husband for Hire Lola TV movie
2009 CSI: NY Marcia Vasquez Episode: "Dead Reckoning"
Gary Unmarried Sophia Episode: "Gary And Allison's Friend"
2009–present The League Sophia Ruxin Recurring cast
2010 Scrubs Nicole Episode: "Our True Lies"
CSI: Miami Sarah Walker Episode: "Sudden Death"
Hawaii Five-0 Linda Leon Episode: "Ko'olauloa"
2011 Charlie's Angels Gloria Martinez Episode: "Pilot"
2011 Hart of Dixie Didi Multiple Episodes