Aimee Garcia is an actress of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent born and raised in Chicago, IL. She broke into the entertainment industry at age 7 as a professional dancer in Paul Mejia’s Cinderella at the Auditorium Theater.
By age 12, she was dancing 20 shows a month as “Clara” in The Nutcracker.A working actor throughout her childhood, Aimee took a break from the Chicago theater circuit to attend Northwestern University. There, she nabbed the lead role of “Diana Morales” in A Chorus Line for Broadway choreographer Mitzi Hamilton.
She graduated as a triple major in Economics, Journalism and French.After Northwestern, Aimee moved to Los Angeles and got her first big Hollywood role as a series regular in the WB’s Greetings From Tucson. The short-lived series established Aimee as a TV regular.
Best known for her character as Andy Garcia’s daughter and George Lopez’s niece, “Veronica Palmero,” on The George Lopez Show, Aimee was nominated for the 2007 Alma and Imagen Awards for “Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series.” In 2010, Aimee won the National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award for “Outstanding Performance in a Dramatic Television Series” for her role as EMT helicopter pilot, “Marisa Benez,” in Peter Berg’s NBC drama Trauma.
She stars as “Alma” on ABC’s Off The Map.On the feature front, Aimee appeared in James L. Brooks’ Spanglish with Adam Sandler, The Good Girl with Jennifer Aniston and Dirty with Cuba Gooding Jr. Most recently, Aimee stars in Go For It!, hitting theaters in May 2011.
On her days off, when she isn’t travelling, she makes time to give back to the community through various philanthropic and charity endeavors, including The Lopez Foundation, Moste (a non-profit organization that helps underserved girls fulfill their dream of attending college), and Youth Mentoring Connection.
But, what Aimee enjoys most is regularly visiting East L.A. schools to remind students about the importance of education.
Off The Map (TV series) – Alma (5 episodes, 2011)
Love Bites (TV series) – (1 episode, 2011)
Beach Lane (TV series) – Holly (1 Episode, 2010)
Trauma (TV series) – Marisa Benez (18 episodes, 2010)
Bones(TV series) – Jennifer Keating (1 episode, 2009)
Gary Unmarried (TV series) – Anna (1 episode, 2009)
CSI: Miami (TV series) – Andrea Rinell (1 episode, 2008)
My Boys (TV series) – Amy (1 episode, 2008)
Supernatural (TV series) – Nancy Fitzgerald (1 episode, 2008)
The More Things Change… (2008 TV movie) – Diana Carter
Standoff(TV series) – Tina Markovich (1 episode, 2007)
George Lopez (TV series) – Veronica Palmero (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series) – Melissa Gentry (1 episode, 2007)
CSI: NY (TV series) – Rhonda Chavez (1 episode, 2005)
Las Vegas (TV series) – Lizzie Posner (1 episode, 2004)
All About the Andersons (TV series) – Lydia / Lydia Serrano (16 episodes, 2003-2004)
Greetings from Tucson (TV series) – Maria Tiant (22 episodes, 2002-2003)
American Family (TV series) – Young Nina (5 episodes, 2002)
Cadet Kelly (2002 TV movie) – Gloria
Angel (TV series) – Cynthia York (1 episode, 2002)
ER (TV series) – Leanne Lawler (1 episode, 1999)
Go For It! (2010) – Carmen
Major Movie Star (2008) – Private Vicky Castillo
Universal Signs (2008) – Trish
Graduation (2007) – Suzy Winters
Dragon Wars: D-War (2007) – Brandy
Lies & Alibis (2006) – Operator #1
Dirty (2005) – Rita
A Lot Like Love(2005) – Nicole
Spanglish (2004) – Narrator (voice)
D.E.B.S. (2004) – Maria
The Good Girl (2002) – Nurse