Her first acting job was at 15 doing a commercial for faux-onion-rings snacks called Funyuns.
Paula has a sister named Vanessa.
Her first manager as an actress was her father's best friend, Diego Santiago.
She started performing at the age of 15.
Although born in Medellin, Columbia, Paula grew up in Spanish Harlem, New York. Her family moved to New York when she was four.
While trying to make it as an actress, Paula worked as a personal trainer in New York City.
Before acting, she pursued a career in kick-boxing.
The New York City's coffee house "From Earth to You Cafe" is owned by Garces and husband Hernandez.
She is married to Antonio Hernandez.
Her father was a fisherman and her mother a schoolteacher.
Paula is 5'5" (1.65 m) tall.
Paula: I'm never on time, for anything.
Paula: You know the stereotype that Latinos are passionate and sexy? It's true.
(about the possibility of singing professionally)
Paula: I don't know. As an actor I guess you can explore all those possibilities but I'm just trying to stick to the acting right now.
Paula: Not all sex is created equal. Having sex every day becomes a routine, and I don't want sex to be like brushing my teeth. But three times a week is the absolute minimum.