Ranked # 62 on Maxim’s Hot 100 Women of 2002, Paula Garces proves that she has the whole package to make it far in the entertainment industry. Charming, provocative and sensual, she easily captures the crowd’s attention. On screen, she positively perks up her audience with her stimulating and thought-provoking presence. She may appear as a softy, but underneath her sweet and childish appearance is a powerhouse of strength and versatility in acting. She has a youthful aura that certainly works to her advantage. At present, she stars on the television series The Shield.
Born on March 20, 1974 in Meddelin, Columbia, Paula Garces started out doing commercials. Following this, she pursued a career in kickboxing and even became a personal trainer in New York City. Eventually, she entered show business professionally and landed roles in movies like Spin, Dangerous Minds, Harold & Kumar 2, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Clockstoppers and Man of the House. She also appeared on television shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Sopranos.
Garces plays Tina Hanlon on the FX Network’s The Shield. She portrays a rookie police officer that has a tendency to make mistakes while on duty. This exotic beauty definitely gives life to the police drama with her playful yet fierce presence. In addition, her inclusion on the series gives her the opportunity to launch herself as a dramatic actress capable of handling action-packed roles.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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