Nadine Velazquez Biography, Age, Career, Snitch, Movies and Interview

Nadine Velazquez Biography

Nadine Velazquez born Nadine E. Velázquez is an American actress and model known for her roles as Catalina Aruca on My Name Is Earl and Sofia Ruxin on The League. She has also appeared in films such as War and Flight, and is a cast member on the TV series Major Crimes.

Nadine Velazquez Age

Nadine was born on 20 November 1978, Chicago, Illinois, United States. She is 40 years.

Nadine Velazquez Height

She stands at a height of 1.64 m.

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Nadine Velazquez Husband| Nadine Velazquez Married

The beautiful actress was married to Marc Provissiero in 2005. Nevertheless, the marriage was unable to survive beyond 2012 as it ended in a divorce, with both sides keeping quiet about the reason for the break.

Marc Provissiero is a movie producer who is known for a number of works including Happy Anniversary and Girlfriend’s Day. At the end of his marriage to the Husband for Hire actress, the two had no child between them.

Since their separation, both of them are still yet to get married and their relationship status remains unknown since they are both very private people.

Nadine Velazquez Career

Velazquez stepped in the world of glamour as a model and actress. In her career, the Latina has appeared in different print ads and worked in several television and film projects with the first acting performance being portrayal of a drive-through lady in a commercial for McDonald’s.

She made her debut in television and films more or less at the same time but success eluded her initially. Her early films starting with ‘Biker Boyz’ (2003) and ‘Blast’ (2004) saw her doing bit roles. Although she continued doing non-starring roles in films, Velazquez finally garnered attention and acclaim as an actress in some of the notable American films, sharing screen space with renowned stars. These include the Jet Li and Jason Statham starred action-crime thriller ‘War’ (2007); Denzel Washington starrer drama film ‘Flight’ (2012); Dwayne Johnson starrer crime drama ‘Snitch’ (2013); and Ice Cube and Kevin Hart starrer action comedy ‘Ride Along 2’ (2016). Her first starring role was that of Kristin Peralta in the romantic comedy ‘The Bounce Back’, which released on December 9, 2016 in the US, but the film did not bring her much success. Her upcoming romantic comedy flick ‘Aztec Warrior’ will see her essaying lead role of Lisa starring opposite Terry Crews, Luis Da Silva and Luis Guzmán among others.

Starting in television with series and TV films doing bit roles she landed up being cast in the American TV serial drama ‘Prison Break’ as Maricruz Delgado, and portrayed the character of a sensuous hotel maid/stripper, Catalina Aruca, in the American sitcom series ‘My Name Is Earl’. After her successful audition, the ethnicity of Catalina was changed from Russian to Latina by the producers. The series that ran from September 20, 2005 to May 14, 2009 on NBC, where she played in all four seasons comprising 96 episodes, earned her accolades and recognition, and several nominations, including from the ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ in 2006 and the ‘ALMA Award’ in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Such fame paved her way for other notable American TV series. These include featuring in 26 episodes of the sitcom ‘The League’ (2009-2015) as Sofia; in 6 episodes of the comedy-drama ‘Hart of Dixie’ (2011-2012) as Didi Ruano; in 5 episodes of reality TV parody ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ (2013-2014) as herself; and in 17 episodes of police procedural series ‘Major Crimes’ (2013-2015) as D.D.A. Emma Rios.

This ravishing Latino diva was ranked #93 in the ‘Maxim’ magazine’s list of 100 Sexiest Women in 2004 and in its annual Hot 100 list at #39 in 2006, #61 in 2007 and #41 in 2008. An epitome of beauty, class, and style, Velazquez appeared as a judge of Miss Universe 2008 beauty pageant and also hosted Miss USA 2009 pageant.

Nadine Velazquez Scrubs

She portrays Nicole in the film.

Nadine Velazquez Snitch

Nadine plays the role of Carmen in the film.
At 18 years old, Jason receives a mandatory 10-year prison sentence after being caught with a package that contained illegal drugs, although he was unaware of its contents. His father, businessman John Matthews (Dwayne Johnson), is devastated. When Jason turns down a chance to lessen his sentence by manufacturing evidence to implicate someone else, John begs to be sent under cover instead, but the already dangerous venture turns deadly after he exposes a major player in the Mexican drug trade.
Initial release: 21 February 2013 (Bahrain)
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Box office: 57.9 million USD
Budget: 35 million USD

Nadine Velazquez Real Husbands Of Hollywood

Celebified and Wetpaint hit the red carpet for the 2013 TV Guide Hot List party and chatted up Nadine Velazquez. Between her regular stint on The League, Nadine found time to join the cast of BET’s The Real Husbands of Hollywood. She fills us in on her new character who has a relationship with Kevin Hart.

Nadine Velazquez Hart Of Dixie

She portrayed Didi Ruano, receptionist at Bluebell, Alabama’s local medical practice and temporary love interest for Mayor Lavon Hayes in The CW ‘s new series “Hart of Dixie,” a fish-out-of-water story about a New York City doctor (Rachel Bilson) adjusting to life in a small Southern town after she inherits a local medical practice.

Nadine Velazquez Ride Along 2

She played the role of Tasha in the film.
Rookie lawman Ben Barber (Kevin Hart) aspires to become a detective like James Payton (Ice Cube), his future brother-in-law. James reluctantly takes Ben to Miami to follow up on a lead that’s connected to a drug ring. The case brings them to a homicide detective and a computer hacker who reveals evidence that implicates a respected businessman. It’s now up to James and Ben to prove that charismatic executive Antonio Pope is actually a violent crime lord who rules southern Florida’s drug trade.
Initial release: 6 January 2016 (Miami)
Director: Tim Story
Box office: 124.6 million USD
Budget: 40 million USD
Producers: Ice Cube, Will Packer, Matt Alvarez, Larry Brezner

Nadine Velazquez Arrested Development

Velazquez  starred as Rosalita.

Nadine Velazquez Movies And Tv Shows





A World Away



Sharon 1.2.3.

Sharon #2


Maya Sanchez


Ride Along 2


The Bounce Back

Kristin Peralta

The Charnel House

Charlotte Reaves

Aztec Warrior



Within (Crawlspace)

Melanie Alexander







Guitar Face

Ana Lucia


Katerina Marquez


PSA: An Important Message from Women EVERYWHERE





A Day in the Life

Special Agent Natasha

All’s Faire in Love








House of the Dead II

Private Maria Rodriguez





Biker Boyz






The Bold and the Beautiful



The Last Ride

JJ Cruz




Hollywood Vice

Marla Flynt


Las Vegas

Myra Gonzalez


My Name Is Earl

Catalina Aruca


Kings of South Beach

Olivia Palacios


Husband for Hire




Marcia Vasquez

Gary Unmarried



The League





CSI: Miami

Sarah Walker

Hawaii Five-0

Linda Leon


Charlie’s Angels

Gloria Martinez


Hart of Dixie

Didi Ruano


Raising Hope



Arrested Development



Real Husbands of Hollywood


2013–2015, 2017

Major Crimes

D.D.A. Emma Rios


Killer Women

Martina Alvarez


Win, Lose or Love

Nancy Gander

Love Is a Four-Letter Word



Z Nation




Jackie Ortiz

Nadine Velazquez Net Worth

As of April 2018, her net worth is estimated to be around $3 million USD.

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Nadine Velazquez Interview

Q&A: Chicago native Nadine Velazquez of ‘Flight’


What’s the most memorable reaction you got from family or friends when you told them the first thing they’ll see in “Flight” is you and Denzel Washington sans clothing?
I just told my mom. [Laughs.] I told my parents about a month ago.

What did they say?
My mom was horrified for about five seconds. [Laughs.] And my dad in the background was like, “No, you didn’t. No, you didn’t.” I said, “Yes, I did.” And then I said, “Just be late. Just be late for the movie.”

Why did you wait so long to tell them?
Because I knew they wouldn’t have understood. I would have felt guilty doing it had I [told them] when I got the offer. So I just waited until it was done. And I actually went to ADR to see what the movie was like, to see what the feel of it was. When I did that I just knew it was going to be a phenomenal movie. And after I watched it I called them and told them it was an amazing, epic movie and they should not be worried. This is not a salacious scene. There’s nothing bad about the scene other than I’m nude. It’s a beautiful scene, actually, I think.

What do you mean you would have felt guilty? If you told them in advance and they disapproved?
Yeah, without me really knowing how that scene would have played out. I needed to see it first to have the confidence to tell them. And I think that had I told them beforehand I would have been questioning it myself [and been] maybe too uncomfortable to do a nude scene.

What tips, if any, did Denzel Washington give you?
He was really helpful. He doesn’t rehearse so one of the things he said to me was, “Don’t rehearse. Life isn’t about being rehearsed. It’s about the moment. You can plan a scene, but you don’t know what’s going to happen even in the scene. You don’t know if something’s going to fall off the dresser that you’ll have to react to. ’Cause you have to react to everything. You never know what’s going to happen in the moment because you just never know what the next moment is.” He does not believe in rehearsing.

What do you think of that?
I love it! I think that it’s a place where I would love to get to. I don’t know what he does in his private time; I’m sure he goes over it. But I’m sure when he gets to the set, I think he probably learned it to the extent that he needs to know his character and know what he’s doing. Every time was completely different. Every moment I felt like he was living. And for me just recently I usually study with a coach, and I have two amazing coaches that I love, but I had two appointments and one of them [was] yesterday with a director and I just decided, “You know what? I’ve been doing this for a long time. Sometimes the best stuff happens when you’re not planning on it, when you’re just inspired in the moment.” 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. So I think that this is going to be a new way of me discovering more about who I am as an artist is to have more trust in that moment and to stop worrying about the results.

You took some flight-attendant courses. What challenged you about that or what did you find interesting about that job?
That’s a good question. I learned how to serve coffee. I learned how to put the coffee pot back into the machine properly. [Laughs.] I learned how to strap myself in the jumper seat. At the training facility they have part of an airplane with just a front to the middle half of the airplane in this huge room that was like two floors high and they had a long slide. That was the most fun part. Throwing yourself down the slide—in case of an emergency.

If you were thousands of feet in the air on a plane that’s tilting side to side, would you be able to pour coffee without spilling?
I’d probably spill on a few people. [Laughs.]

Everyone has professions or people in uniform that they’ve found attractive. Are you someone who’s always had a little bit of a crush on pilots?
No! God no. [Laughs.] Never. Never ever. I like men in suits. Men in suits I think are so sexy. But I love men in suits who own their own businesses. That’s even sexier. … I just love a guy who has his own thing going on and believes in it.

So a fireman wouldn’t be a big deal, but if he owned the fire station that would be better.
Eh, it depends. We gotta factor in other things. What kind of quality of guy he is. It’s not just limited to a guy who owns his own thing. I’m attracted to men who just love what they do, have confidence in what they do and have potential to be on their own if they need to be.

You said many people think you’re from the East Coast. Why do you think that is?
I don’t know why. I think I have a very East Coast vibe about me. I’m very forward. [Laughs.] I have a really strong personality and … I’ve just realized that. [Laughs.] I didn’t know that for a while. I knew that I had a personality and it was an opinionated personality but I didn’t realize how strong it was until recently.

What made you finally realize that?
Reviewing all of my work. I’ve been putting together my website, and I’ve had to collect a lot of footage on my work. I don’t always watch what I do; at least for “My Name Is Earl” I haven’t even seen all the episodes that I’ve done. So when I’m working on something that’s long term I just go to work and I won’t necessarily look at it later. But I was having a look at things and I saw this pattern and I’m just a strong personality. And then I had to sit in the editing room for this last movie that I did [“Aztec Warrior”] … I’m like, “Man, I’m really tough!” [Laughs.] I need to shape that up a little bit because I’m actually a really sweet person as well, but I guess I get excited about things and I don’t hide it and sometimes it comes off as overpowering maybe.

I read that you started thinking about acting when watching “Punky Brewster” as a kid. Is that true? At the time, what were your acting goals?
When I was a kid it was “Punky Brewster.” I would watch the TV show, and I felt like I should be wearing mismatched socks and gym shoes and a ponytail. I liked the idea of me in that costume, and I really wanted her position and I wanted her fired. As I got older when I was in college I started watching “Charmed” and it was Alyssa Milano that did it for me and I remember thinking, “Wow, that’s a job that I’d love to have.” I always wanted to be an actress but I didn’t know that I wanted to be an actress. I didn’t have the master plan on how to get there.

Did you actually dress as Punky Brewster or just liked her style?
No, I did, when I was a kid at home. You went to school dressed as Punky. You would wear those socks. Yeah, for sure. For sure.

Have you dressed up as her again as an adult? For Halloween maybe?
That’s such a cool idea! No, I’ve never done it. Maybe next year.

Well, we’re just in time for Halloween this year.
There’s no more time for Halloween this year. I’m borrowing a costume.

You already have one?
I’m using my friend’s costume. I’m not huge on Halloween, but this year I decided to embrace it a bit and so I helped my friend build her robot costume, which was really fun. And then we’re going to go trick-or-treating Wednesday night with my friend’s daughter, and so I’m going to use my friend’s “Eyes Wide Shut” costume, and that’s enough for me.

You’ve talked about the challenge of picking roles and being proud of the way you look but wanting to emphasize talent over looks. How are you feeling about that now? Your character in “Flight” is a beautiful woman but is also an emotional anchor for the story. Was that an important aspect in taking on the role, that it wasn’t just about the physical side?
I think that is correct. It’s a very great part for me as an introduction to film. I think you only get a couple of shots with film. And I have been very resistant to breaking into film because I haven’t felt ready in my career to have that. I just didn’t want to be a face that you see and make fun of. And of course people like to get critical and they say, “Oh, she’s not pretty enough to be in film.” “She shouldn’t be in film.” “She can’t act.” I didn’t want all those things to be said about me with my experiences in film, so for a long time I wouldn’t go out for it if I didn’t feel like I couldn’t handle it.

Why did you think people would say those negative things about you?
Because it is said. Because it’s the reality. I think with film you only get a couple of shots. It cannot be about your looks. And it cannot be about anything other than what that character is calling for. And there has to be a respect for that character and every moment has to be true and alive because you are in a screen that is larger than life and you have to hold people’s attention for a long time. And I feel like in this movie I get to do that with the part that I have. I don’t think there is anything in that part that says I’m not in character. I think I’m completely in character. And I want all my experiences in film to be that way. And that takes time. That takes a seasoned actor, that takes confidence to be able to do that because I want to have a film career. And I want to entertain people and I want people to go see films and not say, “Oh, she’s just a pretty face.” I want them to say, “I like this person and I like the role that she portrays and I believe her.” That’s important to me. And I’ve been very judicious about that. Because for many years I haven’t felt ready for it.

Why did you feel ready for this? What made you feel this was something you wanted to do at this time?
I’m just an intuitive actress. It was just time. I said it last summer to my agent. I said, “I’m ready to go out for films.” I wasn’t going out at all. They’re like, “OK, great.” And I got three films shortly after … I can testify to my own internal radar to know when is the right time for me to do something or when I shouldn’t do something.

Have people said you weren’t pretty enough for movies? A lot of people would find that surprising.
No, no one’s actually said those words. These are conversations in my own head. But I’ve had people be critical of me on “My Name Is Earl” [because] of the way that I look. Which is fine. But I’m human and you’ve gotta get to a place where you really are comfortable with yourself if you’re going to portray somebody, which has taken time for me. Because I didn’t understand why I would be an actress. Although I loved it I wasn’t pursuing as a profession until life brought me to Los Angeles and that was the only thing that was going on. I got an agent and a manager right away, but I didn’t have the confidence in myself right away to do this. And I struggled a lot with that. 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. So if I didn’t feel good at what I was doing I didn’t want to do it until I had the confidence to do that.

I’m a big fan of “The League.” You’ve said you can relate to Sofia’s materialistic side. Why do you feel that way?
Because I can relate to all my sides, and being materialistic is a side of a female. I’ve certainly gone through my phases where I thought being materialistic was fulfilling, and sometimes it’s still there. But I’m too awake now to know what’s fulfilling and what’s not fulfilling. And being materialistic is totally, completely unfulfilling! But it’s fun to play.

So you think that’s a side that exists in all women?
Not all women. Of course ,there are women who are not that way. But I think the kind of woman that I portray, an attractive woman who is married to a successful guy, I think that combination has that in it.

I mentioned to a friend that I was interviewing you, and he raised a question about the pairing of Sofia and Ruxin. You and Nick Kroll have great chemistry, but how often do you hear that Sofia would never marry someone like Ruxin in real life?
I think that Sofia would marry a Ruxin. I would marry a Ruxin!

Why? What does she see in him?
I think he’s charming. I think he makes her laugh. This season we’re having some marital issues. I think I’m doing four episodes and each one has to do with their relationship. So there’s going to be a new side of Ruxin and Sofia. But going back to your question, I’m very attracted to Nick as a person. Nadine is. It’s not a sexual attraction, but it could be if I got to know him better and he got to know me. He’s somebody who’s intelligent and funny and he has it going on. He’s a great guy.

I think if anyone feels that way about the show it would only be because of Ruxin’s tendency to skew the truth or rub certain things in his friends’ faces.
Yeah, I mean, I understand [why] other people looking at it might think, “Oh, Sofia would never,” but I think that’s incorrect.

You originally thought fantasy football was much different than it is. What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned? Do you have your own team?
I don’t have my own team. I’ve learned that it is incredibly competitive. To me it’s just way too complicated. I probably just don’t have the time in my life to even learn about it anymore. It seems really fun.

Is that the topic of conversation frequently on set? The guys have their own league together, right?
Yeah. I don’t feel like they’re always talking about it, but they certainly know more about it than I do. They know about football all across the board. They’re fans, which is cool. It’s a little unrelatable to me. I like watching football, but I still don’t know aboutfootball. I don’t understand it. I didn’t grow up with a father who had me watch sports, and he rarely watched sports. And I didn’t have any brothers or cousins around, and I went to an all-girls school. So the male world, the masculine world is still so foreign to me.

Is there something you do have an interest in that would normally be attributed to guys? A passion for beer or cars or something?
I’m all girl. [Laughs.] I really am. I like esoteric things, so if a guy’s spiritual, but that would be more feminine anyway. I don’t have anything like that at all. Hiking! I like hiking, but I like hiking with trees. [Laughs.]

As opposed to mountains?
Yeah, as opposed to mountains. As opposed to just the desert. [Laughs.]

What can you tell me about the other movies you’ve already filmed, like “Snitch”?
So “Snitch” is with The Rock and I play his wife. I got to do an amazing kissing scene with him, but it was cut out of the movie! Yes it was. Because they ran out of time and they needed to shorten the story and get to the point quicker and a lot of our scenes in the beginning got cut. Our relationship scenes got cut in the beginning, which is heartbreaking but it’s fine. At least I got to do it. At least I experienced that man’s lips.

How do you compare working with Dwayne Johnson to working with Denzel Washington?
I think I got to work with the two hottest men in Hollywood, that’s for sure! One is not better than the other. They’re both amazing. They’re so hot. I’m a lucky girl!

If she’s a good flyer: “I am a very good flyer I think. I don’t worry so much about the plane going down ever. I just don’t feel like that’s the way I’m going to go down. I just have the belief that the end of my life won’t be in a plane crash, so I rest assured in that. Once in a while i,f I’m sleeping and we land kind of hard it will jerk me and I’ll be like, ‘Where am I? Where are we?’ [Laughs.] And it will freak me out for a second. This movie, I think if you’re already queasy about flying I’m curious to see how people will react after. But being that most people survive the plane crash, it might be comforting for most people.”
Favorite Chicago restaurant: “I love going to Sunda. I like ordering their sushi. They have a crispy rice thing that I love. And I love the ambience.”
Romantic recommendations in Chicago: “You could take a horse carriage ride. A horse carriage ride is romantic. It’s really cold to do that now. Sunda’s a great restaurant but it’s not necessarily romantic. Publican’s also a great restaurant but it’s not necessarily romantic. You know what I love? I love Chicago on the weekends and at night. I think it’s the most beautiful place ever. I think Chicago’s a great place to fall in love and to be with your significant other. It’s just magical there. I love it … I always said that if my husband or boyfriend or whatever I have wants to move to Chicago and I’m in love, I don’t care, I’d move over there. I wouldn’t base it on weather.”
When the Chicago-set, L.A.-filmed “The League” doesn’t feel like Chicago: “[During] some of the scenes outside … because there are palm streets in the back. [Laughs.]”
Guilty pleasure movies: “I like watching cartoons. I like Disney movies. I have a whole collection. I have 100 years of Disney. I have everything in there. I have ‘Tarzan.’ It has everything. It’s like a Pandora’s box. I love ‘em all. There’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ is in there, ‘Beauty and the Beast.’  I’ve got not ‘Toy Story,’ that’s not Disney. I have ‘Cinderella’ but I have an older ‘Cinderella’ as well. I just like putting ‘em on. ‘Pinocchio.’”
On her iPod: “I’m not really into bands. I’m really weird. I just have a whole bunch of music. It’s just music that I like to hear. I don’t have favorites. I have Paul Simon but then I have R. Kelly. And then under R. Kelly I have Ricky Martin. And then with Ricky Martin I have Rihanna and after Rihanna I have Roberta Flack.”

Note: This biography is based on the available information as of 2023, and real-time updates or developments are being updated by our editorial team.