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Justina Machado

Justina Machado

Justina Machado
Justina Milagros Machado (born September 6, 1972) is an American entertainer, referred to for her parts as Penelope Alvarez on the Netflix and Pop TV sitcom One Day at a Time, Darci Factor in The CW dramedy Jane the Virgin, Vanessa Diaz on the HBO show Six Feet Under, and Brenda on the USA busybody of the South

Early life

Machado was born in Chicago, Illinois, one of two offspring of Alicia Morales Ruiz and Ismael Machado. Her mom was conceived in Puerto Rico and her dad was born in Chicago, to Puerto Rican parents. They accordingly separated and her mom remarried and had three youngsters. Her family establishes are in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico and Barrio Jagual, Patillas, Puerto Rico, and her lineage incorporates Afro-Latino. Machado had a conventional quinceañera. She said her family was poor, and she experienced childhood in the Northwest Side of Chicago. Machado was raised Catholic.

Machado was dynamic in show, continually partaking in her school plays. She likewise took move at Franklin Fine Arts Center. In 1986, Machado went to Lane Technical College Prep High School. During her extra time, she performed with the Latino Chicago Theater Company.


In 1990, in the wake of moving on from Lane Tech, Machado moved to New York City. The experience which she had picked up as an entertainer with the Latino Chicago Theater Company helped open the entryways for her in that city. Before long, she was extended to an employment opportunity as an expert entertainer in Los Angeles, California. Machado moved to Los Angeles and in 1996, she handled her initial two acting jobs. She was given a role as "Elsa" in the TV arrangement NYPD Blue scene #311, and she was likewise given a role as "Val Cho" in the film made for TV No One Would Tell.

On June 10, 2001, Machado tried out for the TV arrangement Six Feet Under and was given a role as Vanessa Diaz, initially a supporting character, later developing into one of the arrangement's primary characters. Machado and her cast mates were regarded with a Screen Actors Guild Award for "Extraordinary Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series". The arrangement finished its last season in 2005.

She has likewise showed up in the Canadian TV arrangement, 1-800-Missing, as a character named Sunny Estrada.

In 2009, she showed up in nine scenes on the arrangement ER as Chicago cop Claudia Diaz. Machado likewise showed up in Body of Proof as villainess Emily Burrows, and repeated on Devious Maids as Zoila's sister, Reina. Machado likewise repeated as Brenda in the USA wrongdoing show arrangement Queen of the South.

In the 2017 change of One Day at a Time, Machado has gotten positive audits for her function as a single parent bringing up two kids and battling with PTSD in the wake of serving in Afghanistan. Before this, Machado started depicting the common part of Darci Factor in The CW dramatization arrangement Jane the Virgin.

Machado will visitor star on the NBC parody arrangement Superstore playing new region supervisor Maya, with whom Amy Sosa shares an astounding connection.

Subsequent to having been reported to depict Florence Johnston in the primary Live in Front of a Studio Audience's The Jeffersons partition, rather repeated by Marla Gibbs, Machado was projected in the second release in December 2019.

On September 2, 2020, Machado was declared as one of the superstars contending on the 29th period of Dancing with the Stars, collaborated with proficient artist, Sasha Farber.

Machado has taken an interest in more than 15 movies. Among her most striking jobs so far have been Carmen Rodriguez in She's So Lovely, Isabella Hudson in Final Destination 2, Agent Henderson in Torque, Natalia in Little Fugitive, Teresa in Man Maid, Sofia in The Accidental Husband, Tanya in The Purge: Anarchy, and FBI Agent Rosie Gomez in the film In the Electric Mist.

Machado has additionally shown up in front of an audience, including a 2008 creation of Neil LaBute's play, Some Girl(s), at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. She was in creations of Blade to the Heat and Black Butterfly at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. She was the primary swap for Andréa Burns in Broadway's In the Heights. In 2010, Machado showed up in the Los Angeles run of Love, Loss and What I Wore.

In 2003, Machado showed up in the music video for TLC's melody "Harmed", the third single from their fourth studio collection 3D, as a young lady caught in a damaging relationship and uncertain of how to manage her life.

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