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Nadine Velazquez Biography


Nadine Velazquez was born on November 20, 1978, in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 13, she knew without a shadow of a doubt that she wanted to be an actress. “I'd seen Punky Brewster, I'd seen Webster, I saw Annie, and it was time to either be an orphan or an actress,” she says. Convincing herself was one thing, but convincing others was quite another.

After she failed to find an agent, Nadine Velazquez was forced to pursue her interest through school plays and local theater. Luckily for us, Nadine Velazquez never abandoned her dream, and after completing a degree in marketing from Columbia College she packed up her Honda Civic and headed for Los Angeles.

nadine velazquez in sueno
Nadine Velazquez’s ambition was soon rewarded, and within two years she landed starring roles in the films Biker Boyz (2003) and Chasing Papi (2003). Additional parts followed in the Dennis Hopper thriller The Last Ride (2004), the John Leguizamo comedy Sueño (2005) and the television shows The Bold and the Beautiful, Entourage and Las Vegas.

nadine velazquez on my name is earl
This was a great start, but the best had yet to come. Nadine Velazquez truly hit the big-time in 2005 when she was cast in the hilarious sitcom My Name is Earl. Her breakout performance on the show has earned her the honor of being named one of USA Today’s "Five Rising Stars to Watch Closely." Not to be outdone, Daily Variety also labeled her one of their "Ten Actors to Watch" in 2005.

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