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Paula Garces

The Colombian-American actress and producer, Paula Garces has been breaking down barriers and opening doors for Latinos in Hollywood for many years. Paula's big return to the small screen after a 3 yr hiatus landed her a recurring arc on TNT’s season 6 series "Major Crimes,“ starring opposite Carlos Ponce and landing a supporting role in NETFLIX's original hit comedy series "ON MY BLOCK“, as fan favorite (Geny). Due to the success of “ON MY BLOCK” and such great fan feedback the series was picked up for season 3 and will return March 2020.

One of the first Latina's to star in hit daytime soaps like All My Children and Guiding Light, on the small screen Ms. Garces has starred in hit primetime shows such as The Shield, Defying Gravity and Warehouse 13. Her acting credits also include recurring and guest starring roles on The Sopranos, Law & Order: SVU, CSI: Miami, The Good Wife, Elementary, Knight Rider, Chase and Breakout Kings. Paula starred as Flora Hernandez in Marc Cherry’s hit Lifetime series Devious Maids, executive produced by Eva Longoria. On the silver screen, Ms. Garces is best known for her starring roles in films like Dangerous Minds, Clockstoppers, Marci X and the cult-classic film franchise hit Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and its two wildly successful sequels: Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, as a fan favorite: Maria, which combined grossed well over $100 million dollars worldwide. At the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival, Ms. Garces received rave reviews for her performance in the critically acclaimed indie The Maid’s Room, directed by Michael Walker.

Expanding her career further in 2010 Paula Garces created, executive produced and starred in "The Mun2 Look" for NBC Universal/Mun2 network for 2 seasons, in 2011 she created and became the voice behind the popular online Latina Superhero character “Aluna.” Aluna to date is being chosen online for play more than 90 thousand times a day globally. Due to high demand from her “Aluna” comic book series co-created by her, Antonio Hernandez and written by the team behind the Assassins Creed Franchise, Batman: Arkhem Origins and Prince of Persia, made its big return at San Diego Comic Con 2018 and in 2019 ALUNA landed a multi-platform video gaming deal  X-Box, Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch with a slated release for Feb. 2020!  

All of Ms. Garces diligence, determination and talent have brought her such great success, making her dream as a small child flourish into reality. 

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