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Paula Garcés

Highest Rated:   95% The Station Agent (2003)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
48% 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
95% The Station Agent
  • Cashier
2003
9% 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
29% Dangerous Minds
  • Alvina
1995
20% Life with Mikey
  • Janice
1993
83% Hangin' with the Homeboys
  • Harassed Sister
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Devious Maids
2013-2016
  • Flora Flora Hernandez
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
75% Warehouse 13
2009-2014
  • Kelly Hernandez Kelly
  • 2014
  • 2010
No Score Yet All My Children
1970-2013
  • Lea Lea Marquez
  • 2013
96% Elementary
2012
  • Paula Reyes
  • 2013
95% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Aida Rios
  • 2011
No Score Yet 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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