Born on July 12, 1984 in Miami, Florida, Natalie Martinez is an actress and model best known for her role as Michelle Miller on the fashion-themed soap Fashion House. She is also a familiar face in the music scene, having appeared in several music videos such as Justin Timberlake’s “Senorita,” Sean Paul’s “We Be Burnin’,” “Ne’ool Eih” by Amir Dab, and “Yo Te Quiero” by Wisin Y Yandel.
As she progressed in her career, Natalie Martinez was supposed to join the cast of the spy comedy Chuck on its rookie season. Unfortunately, the writers decided to cut her character from the show even before she could appear. Since then, she’s scouted for other roles both on the big and small screen. The Cuban-American actress became a series regular, playing the role of Pilar Martin, on the crime drama feature Saints and Sinners. This was followed by a more famous appearance on the feature film Death Race in 2008. Here, she starred alongside Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson and Ian McShane.
Subsequently, Martinez was cast on the Fox comedy Sons of Tucson, where she portrayed the character Maggie Morales. While that was a recurring role, she soon ended up filming another project. She was cast as Maria Martinez in the 2009 film El Dorado, following it up with a part in 2010’s Magic City Memoirs. That same year, she bagged a role on the ABC cop drama Detroit 1-8-7. Martinez was cast as Det. Ariana Sanchez. Joining the actress in the show are Michael Imperioli, Jon Michael Hill, James McDaniel, Shaun Majumder, Aisha Hinds, D.J. Cotrona and Erin Cummings.