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Nadine was born in Chicago on November 20th, 1978. She has two sisters. As the middle child, she was hyper, clownish and sensitive. At the age of ten Nadine decided to become a gymnast. As a result she would practice doing cartwheels and flips. In fifth grade, she joined the cheerleading squad. At 13, Nadine decided to become an actress. "I walked into a talent agency in Chicago and had a nice chat with a beautiful agent named Myrna. Myra told me to come back with my mother and so I did. Mom didn't take to Myrna all that much. I think she was scared of letting her baby enter a world she had never known, and so my dreams were postponed." Postponed, but lucky for us, not derailed.
Nadine entered Notre Dame High School for girls where she acted in school plays. When she turned 18 she chose to attend Columbia College in Chicago where, upon graduating in 2001, she earned her B.A in Marketing. During college, she chose to pursue a part time job and worked as an assistant to Myrna, the agent she met when she was 13, at the talent agency. After being convinced my Myrna to go follow her dream of acting, Nadine got a headshot of herself and soon afterwards booked her first job in a McDonald's commercial. After graduating, Nadine packed her car up and headed west towards L.A.
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Since then, Nadine's career has been on the up. She has appeared in numerous magazines and TV shows. In 2006, she was #39 on the sexiest women in the world list by Maxim magazine. She has also been in several movies. In 2007, she starred alongside Jet Li and Jason Statham in the movie "War." This also happened to be the first bigscreen movie she acted in. However, despite these appearances, Nadine's greatest success has been in television. From 2005-2009, she played Catalina Aruca in the NBC hit sitcom, "My Name Is Earl."
The year 2005 would prove to be a big year for Nadine. Not only did she land a role on "My Name Is Earl," but she also got married to Marc Provissiero. The marriage did not last, though, and they divorced in 2012. In 2008, Nadine was chosen to be one of the judges for the Miss Universe beauty pageant and following that, she was chosen to be the host for the Miss Universe beauty pageant in 2009.
In 2011, Nadine Velazquez appeared in the pilot of ABC's reboot of Charlie's Angels. However, after several minutes her character, Gloria Martinez, was killed off. Soon afterwards the series was cancelled due to poor ratings. Coincidence? We think not.
Finally, beginning in 2009, Nadine has been playing the role of Sofia Ruxin in the FX hit series, "The League." She has also been a regular in "Hart of Dixie," a CW hit series. In 2012, she appeared in the movie "Flight" alongside Denzel Washington.
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Nadine Velazquez is gorgeous and continues to be on the rise. For those of you with a liking for powerful Puerto Rican women who were born in Chicago, can act and look good in a bikini, take note, because Nadine is all of those.