Natalie Martinez

Recent Role:

Deputy Linda Esquivel on Under the Dome

Born:

7/12/1984, Miami, Florida, USA

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  • A Miami native, Natalie Martinez is a Cuban model/actress most known as the face of Jennifer Lopez' clothing line. And while people has mainly seen her on posters, billboards, and fashion and men's magazines, she has slowly evolved into a budding actress with projects on television and film since 2006. In 2007, Natalie moved to and has been living in Los Angeles, California focusing on her acting career. It was thru her mother's encouragement that Natalie's career began when she suggested in 2001 that her daughter join the search for the spokesmodel of J.Lo's fashion line. Five thousand girls auditioned from six different cities, with the judges selecting only six from every city. Luckily, Natalie was one of the six picked from Miami. Of the 36 finalists, Lopez handpicked one from each city, and Martinez made the cut. In April 2002, she was crowned the new J.Lo girl. Since then, Natalie has worked on magazine photoshoots, advertisements, and modeling gigs while she studied at Miami-Dade Community College. In 2006, she played Michelle Miller during the three-month run of the American telenovela Fashion House. The following year, she was once again cast in another short-lived MyNetworkTV telenovela, Saints & Sinners. 2008 was a big year for Natalie as she starred alongside Jason Statham in the action film remake, Death Race. In 2009, she was tapped for the female lead role, Maggie Morales, on the FOX comedy Sons of Tucson.moreless

    Birth Name:

    Natalie Martinez

    Gender:

    Female

    Birth Place:

    Miami, Florida, USA

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    • Natalie: My style is really all over the place. I don't just have one. What I wear, reflects me on that day, and how I'm feeling or how I'm doing... I prefer to be comfortable at all times. I just love sandals.

    • Natalie: (on the one thing she can't live without) I'm all about gold. I have a gold watch that I always wear. I like to wear little gold chains. I'm Cuban, so I usually wear my Dad's gold chains a lot; these thick Cuban links to be cheesy.

    • Natalie: Cubanas are very strong women. So don't mess with us, don't take us for granted!

    • Natalie: I think cool for me is someone who embraces who they are and accepts that. They are who they are - to me that's cool. Cool is not trying to be somebody else, just accepting who you are and that's who you are.

    • Natalie: I love action stuff. Oh yeah. Anything that gets the adrenaline going and makes you more hands on with it. I like that. I like the fact that I get dirty and get to touch things. And race and the wind. You don't have to worry about anything. It's just in the moment. I like that aspect. I like the action. It's fun.

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    • Martinez appeared as the love interest of Justin Timberlake in his music video for "SeƱorita".

    • She is a huge fan of Leonardo DiCaprio.

    • Someone who loves kids and being around babies, Natalie wanted to become a neonatal nurse before she got into modeling and acting.

    • Natalie loves to collect sneakers, some of which she never even uses. Her collection consists mostly of Nike shoes. Her "Public Enemy" Vans are her favorite among her pairs.

    • Natalie loves dancing. She's also into all types of music like hip-hop, classic rock, and even country music.

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