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Justina Machado Biography
- Justina Machado (born September 6, 1972) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Vanessa Diaz in the HBO drama series Six Feet Under. Machado was born in Chicago, Illinois, where her family moved to from Puerto Rico. There her parents met and were married. The couple had two children and subsequently divorced. Her mother remarried and had three children. Machado was very active in drama, always participating in her school plays. In 1986, she attended Lane Technical College Prep High School ("Lane Tech") and during her spare time performed with the Latino Chicago Theater Company.
Justina Machado Filmography
- (2014) Endgame as Karla
- (2013) Murder Police as Rosa Sanchez
- (2013) The Call as Rachel
- (2013) Welcome to the Family as Lisette Hernandez
- (2011) Body of Proof as Emily Burrows
- (2011) Harry's Law as Counsel
- (2011) Off the Map as Teresa
- (2011) Switched at Birth as Nurse Munos
- (2011) The Protector as Marisol Casas
- (2009) In the Electric Mist as Rosie Gomez
- (2009) Three Rivers as Pam Acosta
- (2008) Breast Pump & Blender as Lizzie
- (2008) Kath & Kim as Angel
- (2008) Man Maid as Terressa
- (2008) Man of Your Dreams as Sheryl
- (2008) Pedro as Mily
- (2008) The Accidental Husband as Sofia
- (2007) Burn Notice as Lauren
- (2007) I Think I Love My Wife as Paramedic (uncredited)
- (2007) Private Practice as Stephanie Kemp
- (2006) Alpha Mom as
- (2006) Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America as Alma Ansen
- (2006) Little Fugitive as Natalia
- (2006) Ugly Betty as Cousin Clara
- (2005) Bones as Lupe Rojas
- (2005) Ghost Whisperer as Suzanne
- (2005) Grey's Anatomy as Anna Nyles
- (2005) Six Feet Under: In Memoriam as Herself
- (2004) Desperate Housewives as Claudia Sanchez
- (2004) Torque as Henderson
- (2003) 1-800-Missing as Sunny Estrada
- (2003) Cold Case as Amelia Lopez
- (2003) Final Destination 2 as Isabella Hudson
- (2003) I Love the '70s as Herself
- (2002) Dragonfly as Oncology Desk Nurse
- (2002) Full Frontal as Linda's Friend in Kitchen
- (2002) The Johnny Chronicles as Marisol
- (2001) Artificial Intelligence: AI as Assistant
- (2001) Six Feet Under as Vanessa Diaz
- (2001) Sticks as Maria
- (2000) Following Paula as Paula Ormida
- (2000) Strong Medicine as
- (1999) Angel as Jo
- (1999) Swallows as America
- (1998) Any Day Now as Olivia
- (1998) Oh Baby as Mona
- (1998) The Week That Girl Died as Marita
- (1997) Arsenio as Anna Montez
- (1997) Crisis Center as Raquel
- (1997) She's So Lovely as Carmen Rodriguez - Lady Ticket Taker
- (1997) The Gregory Hines Show as Maria
- (1996) Early Edition as Laura
- (1996) Goode Behavior as Raquel DeLaRosa
- (1996) Malcolm & Eddie as Laura Morales
- (1996) Moloney as
- (1996) No One Would Tell as Val Cho
- (1996) Promised Land as Roxie Kahle
- (1996) Second Noah as Roxanna
- (1994) ER as Claudia Diaz
- (1994) ER as Ms. Cruz
- (1994) Touched by an Angel as Marisol
- (1993) Missing Persons as Juanita Gonzales
- (1993) NYPD Blue as Elsa
- (1972) ABC Afterschool Specials as
Justina Machado Trivia and Facts
- Graduated from Lane Tech High School (Chicago, Illinois) [1986-1990].
- Eldest of five children.
- Is of Puerto Rican descent.
- Performed in various stage productions at the Latino Chicago Theater Company (Chicago, Illinois).
- Attended the same high school as Nelson Carvajal.
- Appeared in the music video for TLC s single "Damaged".
Justina Machado Other Works
- Played Sarita in "Blade to the Heat" at the Mark Taper Forum in 1997.
- Provided feature and backup vocals on Anthony Stewart Head's album
- "Music for Elevators."
- Music video for TLC: "Damaged", playing a maid and waitress.
- Portrayed central figure, Raquel, in "Black Butterfly..." at the Mark
- Taper Forum's Taper, Too. 
- (2005) Appeared as Anna Maria in the Arne Gilmcher production The Mambo
- Kings at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, California
- (May-June) and at the Broadway Theatre, New York, New York (July -
- (2009) Portrayed Daniella in the Tony-winning musical In the Heights on Broadway for eight weeks.