Martinez at the 2013 Imagen Awards
July 12, 1984
Natalie Martinez (born July 12, 1984) is an American actress and model. She may be best known for her role in the 2008 film Death Race , her appearances in several music videos between 2003 and 2011, and two short-lived telenovelas in 2006 and 2007. Martinez starred in the single season of crime drama Detroit 1-8-7 , had a recurring role for one season of CSI: NY , and starred in one season of the DirecTV drama series Kingdom .
Death Race is a 2008 action thriller film co-produced, written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It stars Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane and Joan Allen.
A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. There are also cases where songs are used in tie-in marketing campaigns that allow them to become more than just a song. Tie-ins and merchandising can be used for toys or for food or other products. Although the origins of the music video date back to musical short films that first appeared in the 1920s, they again came into prominence in the 1980s when the channel MTV based their format around the medium. Prior to the 1980s, these kinds of videos were described by various terms including "illustrated song", "filmed insert", "promotional (promo) film", "promotional clip", "promotional video", "song video", "song clip" or "film clip".
A telenovela is a type of limited-run television serial drama or soap opera produced primarily in Latin America. The word combines tele, short for televisión or televisão, and novela, a Spanish and Portuguese word for "novel". Similar genres around the world include teleserye (Philippines), téléroman, or simply dramas. In Spain, they are also called culebrones because of the convoluted plots.
Martinez was born in Miami, Florida and is of Cuban ancestry.She is a 2002 graduate of St. Brendan High School. Her mother is also one of 6 sisters. She was born into a big family
Miami, officially the City of Miami, is the cultural, economic and financial center of South Florida and the seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida. The city covers an area of about 56 square miles (150 km2) between the Everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay to the east. Miami is the sixth most densely populated major city in the United States with an estimated 2018 population of 470,914. The Miami metropolitan area is home to 6.1 million people, the second-most populous in the southeastern United States and the seventh-largest in the nation. The city has the third tallest skyline in the U.S. with over 300 high-rises, 55 of which exceed 490 ft (149 m).
St. Brendan High School is a co-educational private Roman Catholic high school in the Westchester census-designated place in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The school is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.
Martinez may be best known for her role in the 2008 film Death Race , or perhaps for her role as Michelle Miller on the telenovela Fashion House (2006), cancelled after three months.
Fashion House is an American nighttime soap opera that aired at 9:00PM Eastern/8:00PM Central Monday through Saturday on MyNetworkTV stations. The series premiered on September 5, 2006 and concluded on December 5, 2006. It was produced by Twentieth Television with directors David Hogan, Alex Hennech, Jim Slocum and Jeremy Stanford.
She was cast as a major character in the series Chuck , appearing in first-season promotional pictures, but the showrunner decided to cut her character before the pilot was aired.
Chuck is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak. The series is about an "average computer-whiz-next-door" named Chuck Bartowski, played by Zachary Levi, who receives an encoded e-mail from an old college friend now working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The message embeds the only remaining copy of a software program containing the United States' greatest spy secrets into Chuck's brain, leading the CIA and the NSA to assign him handlers and use him on top-secret missions. Produced by College Hill Pictures, Fake Empire Productions, Wonderland Sound and Vision, and Warner Bros. Television, the series premiered on September 24, 2007, on NBC, airing on Monday nights at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central.
A showrunner is the leading television producer of a television series. In the United States, they are credited as an executive producer, and simply as a producer in other countries, such as Canada or Britain. A showrunner has creative and management responsibility of a television series production through combining the responsibilities of employer, and in comedy or dramas, typically also character creator, head writer, and script editor. In films, the director has creative control of a production, but in television, the showrunner outranks the episodic directors.
Martinez had starring roles in a number of other television series that were cancelled after one season, including Detroit 1-8-7 , APB and The Crossing . She starred in the first season of Under the Dome , appearing in the season two premiere so her character could be killed off. She co-starred in one season of Secrets and Lies , and played the recurring role of Detective Jamie Lovato for one season in the crime drama CSI: NY .
Detroit 1-8-7 is an American police procedural drama series about the Detroit Police Department's leading homicide unit, created by Jason Richman for ABC. It featured an ensemble cast of actors including Michael Imperioli and James McDaniel. The series originally ran on ABC from September 21, 2010 to March 20, 2011. It was filmed on location in Detroit, except for the pilot, which was filmed in Atlanta.
APB is an American procedural drama that aired on Fox from February 6, to April 24, 2017. A first trailer was released on May 16, 2016.
The Crossing is an American science fiction thriller series that aired on ABC. The series debuted on April 2, 2018, and aired its final episode on June 9, 2018 On March 19, 2018, ABC released the pilot episode on their website. The series was filmed in British Columbia, Canada. On May 11, 2018, ABC cancelled the show after one season.
In September 2018, it was announced that Martinez will appear in the main role of Chase on the upcoming Netflix science-fiction series The I-Land .
Netflix, Inc. is an American media-services provider headquartered in Los Gatos, California, founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California. The company's primary business is its subscription-based streaming OTT service which offers online streaming of a library of films and television programs, including those produced in-house. As of April 2019, Netflix had over 148 million paid subscriptions worldwide, including 60 million in the United States, and over 154 million subscriptions total including free trials. It is available almost worldwide except in mainland China as well as Syria, North Korea, and Crimea. The company also has offices in the Netherlands, Brazil, India, Japan, and South Korea. Netflix is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
The I-Land is an upcoming American science fiction web television series set to premiere on Netflix in 2019.
Martinez' other film appearances include End of Watch (2012), Broken City (2013) and Self/less (2015).
|2011||Magic City Memoirs||Mari|
|2012||The Baytown Outlaws||Ariana|
|2012||End of Watch||Gabby Zavala|
|2013||Broken City||Natalie Barrow|
|2016||Message from the King||Trish|
|2006||Fashion House||Michelle Miller||Main role (55 episodes)|
|2007||Saints & Sinners||Pilar Martin||Main role (62 episodes)|
|2010||Sons of Tucson||Maggie Morales||2 episodes|
|2010||El Dorado||Maria Martinez||Miniseries; 2 episodes|
|2010–2011||Detroit 1-8-7||Det. Ariana Sanchez||Main role (18 episodes)|
|2012||Widow Detective||Maya Davis||Unaired CBS pilot|
|2012–2013||CSI: NY||Det. Jamie Lovato||12 episodes|
|2013–2014||Under the Dome||Deputy Linda Esquivel||Main role (14 episodes)|
|2014||Matador||Salma||Episode: "Enter the Worm"|
|2015||Secrets and Lies||Jessica "Jess" Murphy||Main role (10 episodes)|
|2015–2017||Kingdom||Alicia Mendez||Main role (16 episodes)|
|2016||From Dusk till Dawn: The Series||Amaru||2 episodes|
|2017||APB||Theresa Murphy||Main role (12 episodes)|
|2018||The Crossing||Reece||Main role (11 episodes)|
|2019||Into the Dark||Jennifer Robbins||Episode: "Down"|
|2019||The I-Land||Chase||Main role|
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CSI: Miami is an American police procedural drama television series that premiered on September 23, 2002, on CBS. Starring David Caruso as Lieutenant Horatio Caine, Emily Procter as Detective Calleigh Duquesne, and Kim Delaney as Lieutenant Megan Donner, the series is the first direct spin-off of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, "transplanting the same template and trickery—gory crimes, procedural plot and dazzling graphics—into [a new city] while retaining the essence of the original idea".
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