Natalie Martinez is a Cuban-American model and actress best known as the spokesmodel for J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez, and for her supporting role in the 2008 feature film Death Race.
On television she is best known for her starring roles as Michelle Miller in Fashion House (2006), as Pilar Martin in Saints & Sinners (2007) and as Detective Ariana Sanchez in Detroit 1-8-7, from 2010-2011.
She also has a starring role as Deputy Linda Esquivel, a loyal and ambitious sheriff's deputy, in the science fiction horror television series Under the Dome, based on the novel by Stephen King.
A Miami native, Martinez is a Cuban beauty whose mother inspired her to audition for Jennifer Lopez's J.Lo clothing line, and who ultimately beat out 5,000 girls to become the face of the clothing line.
She then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Fashion House, a series for MyNetwork, marked her acting debut in 2007.
Martinez was the female lead in Death Race, a 2008 feature film for Universal, appearing opposite Jason Statham, Ian McShane, Tyrese and Joan Allen.
She was a recurring character in the television comedy Sons of Tucson, opposite Tyler Labine. She has also appeared in the independent films Jack Stone, opposite Shane West, and Magic City Memoirs.