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Justina Machado Biography 1972-

A performer whose onscreen activity peaked in the 2000s, Puerto Rican-American specialized in portrayals of mature and professional Latina types, often with a pronounced maternal quality and a sexy edge. Early assignments consisted of bit roles in the Nick Cassavetes-directed drama She’s So Lovely and the Steven Spielberg epic fantasy A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, as well as guest spots on such series as ER, Angel, and Touched by an Angel, though Machado only rose to fame courtesy of her portrayal of Vanessa Diaz, the wife of mortician Rico (Freddy Rodriguez), on the HBO drama Six Feet Under. In 2007, Machado appeared in a supporting role as Sophia, under the aegis of director Griffin Dunne, in the romantic comedy The Accidental Husband.

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