Both parents were born in Cuba. At 15, made her father irate when she came home sporting a belly-button ring, only to reveal it was a fake. Was selected as Miss Golden Globe at the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2003. Appeared in Last Goodbye (2004) with the offspring of Cybill Shepherd, Faye Dunaway and David Carradine. Has appeared in a number of films that costarred her father, Andy Garcia, including The Lost City (2005), which he also directed; La Linea (2009); and City Island (2009). Took pole-dancing lessons for her role as an exotic dancer in City Island.