Nadine Velazquez (born November 20, 1978) is an American actress and model known for her role as Catalina Aruca on My Name Is Earl. Velazquez was born in Chicago, Illinois, of Puerto Rican descent. She attended Notre Dame High School for Girls, and has a BA in marketing. Velazquez has appeared in print ads, television, and film. Her first acting role was a McDonald's commercial as a drive-thru lady. She was also originally cast as Fernando Sucre's girlfriend, Maricruz Delgado, in the Fox television series Prison Break, but acquired a role in My Name Is Earl instead. Her latest roles were in the film War with Jet Li and Jason Statham, and in the Oxygen Network original television film Husband for Hire. She recently starred in the NBC series My Name Is Earl as Catalina Aruca. She was one of the actors in the 2006 monologue show Skirts & Flirts In 2006, she was ranked #54 in 102 sexiest women in the world, and was named #39 in the annual Maxim Hot 100 list.
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