Paula Garcés

Highest Rated: 94% The Station Agent (2003)
Birthday: Mar 20, 1974
Birthplace: Medellin, Colombia
Colombian-born, Spanish Harlem-raised actress Paula Garcés graduated to film by virtue of her career as a soap star on Guiding Light (where she played Pilar Santos). She then immediately fell into a Tinseltown niche by specializing in big-screen portrayals of fiery, doe-eyed Latinas with heightened allure and exoticism -- qualities that lent themselves equally to drama and farce. Early projects included supporting roles in the Michael J. Fox comedy Life with Mikey (1993), the Michelle Pfeiffer-starring inspirational drama Dangerous Minds (1995), and the disastrous Lisa Kudrow-Damon Wayans hip-hop comedy Marci X (2003). Garcés received much higher billing as Maria, the elusive "dream girl" of Harold, in the stoner comedy Harold and Kumar go to White Castle (2004) and its sequel, Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008). The actress' resumé also includes guest appearances on such TV series as Oz, The Sopranos, and Law & Order: SVU, and a recurring role as Officer Tina Hanlon on The Shield.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
49% Adult Beginners Blancá $0.2M 2015
27% The Maid's Room Drina 2014
68% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Maria $34.5M 2011
52% Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Maria $38.1M 2008
No Score Yet Che Actor 2008
No Score Yet Red Princess Blues Animated: The Book of Violence Actor 2007
0% National Lampoon's Pledge This! Gloria 2006
No Score Yet The Shore Tina 2005
9% Man of the House Teresa $19.2M 2005
43% Spin Francesca Montoya 2004
74% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Maria $18.3M 2004
94% The Station Agent Cashier 2003
8% Marci X Yolanda Quinones $1.6M 2003
29% Clockstoppers Francesca $37M 2002
No Score Yet Harvest Mina Fuentas 2000
No Score Yet Harvest (Cash Crop) Mina Fuentas 1999
28% Dangerous Minds Alvina 1995
27% Life with Mikey Janice 1993
83% Hangin' with the Homeboys Harassed Sister 1991

TV

CREDIT
97% On My Block
2018
Geny Martinez
  • 2018
No Score Yet Devious Maids
2013-2016
Flora Flora Hernandez
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
83% Warehouse 13
2009-2014
Kelly Hernandez Kelly
  • 2014
  • 2010
No Score Yet All My Children
1970-2013
Lea Lea Marquez
  • 2013
97% Elementary
2012
Paula Reyes
  • 2013
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Aida Rios
  • 2011
46% Defying Gravity
2009
Paula Morales
  • 2009
10% Knight Rider
2008-2009
  • 2008
88% The Shield
2002-2008
Ofc. Tina Hanlon Tina Hanlon Off. Tina Hanlon
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Anna Sivarro
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Millie Vizcarrondo
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Lucy Rivers
  • 1991
No Score Yet Elementary
Paula Reyes

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