In 2003, Justina was cast as Sunny Estrada in the first season of the Canadian television series "1-800 Missing".
Justina and the rest of the cast of "Six Feet Under" won the Screen Actors Guild Award of "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series" in 2003.
Justina's parents met and were married in the city of Chicago.
Justina and her TV husband on "Six Feet Under" Freddy Rodriguez have known each other forever. They grew up in the same neighborhood in Chicago and when they were there they had the same agent.
Justina loves mexican food.
When Justina was living in Chicago she worked in a bank, she hated the job.
On stage, Machado appeared in the productions "Blade to the Heat" and "Black Butterfly." Both in Los Angeles.
In her spare time, Justina enjoys reading and singing.
Justina was the eldest of five children in her family.
In 1996, Justina got her first two acting roles; "Elsa" in the T.V. series NYPD Blue, and "Val Cho" in the TV movie No One Can Tell.
Justina was a performer in the Latino Chicago Theater Company.
She graduated from high school in 1990, and moved to New York City after.
Justina Machado attended Lane Tech High School in 1986.
Justina was always participating in her school plays.
Justina is an actress of Puerto Rican descent.
Justina Machado: I can't even believe the shows that I'm seeing now. Even great channels like A&E have a reality show on, something about airline stewardess, I thought 'No! You have to be kidding me!'
Justina Machado: If somebody wants me to speak Spanish just for a cheap laugh, I won't do that.
Justina Machado: (About Freddy Rodriguez). I can tell you that he is one of the most generous, nicest, talented guys you could ever work with.
Justina Machado: (About her "Six Feet Under" character's depression). I have very dear friend of mine who had post-partum depression and I really modeled myself on her.
Justina Machado: (About "Six Feet Under"). I didn't want to do it at first. I read the script and I was like 'This is really weird'. But as I read more I learned how amazing it was.