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Justina Machado

Actress; known for her role as Penelope Alvarez in the sitcom "One Day at a Time"

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 Justina Machado Biography

Justina Machado was born in Chicago, Illinois, where her family moved to from Puerto Rico. 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.

The experience which she had gained as a performer with the Latino Chicago Theater Company helped open the doors for her in that city. Soon, she was offered a job as a professional actress in Los Angeles, California.

She moved to Los Angeles and in 1996, Machado landed her first two acting roles. She was cast as "Elsa" in the TV series "NYPD Blue" episode #311, and she was also cast as "Val Cho" in the movie made for television No One Would Tell.

On June 10, 2001, Machado auditioned for the TV series "Six Feet Under" and was cast as "Vanessa Diaz", a supporting role character which evolved into a regular character in the series. Machado and her castmates were honored with a Screen Actors Guild Award for "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series".

The series entered its fifth and final season in 2005. Machado has also appeared in the Canadian television series 1-800-Missing as "Sunny Estrada".

Machado has participated in over 15 films. Amongst her most notable roles so far have been Carmen Rodriguez in "She's So Lovely" starring John Travolta and Sean Penn, a supporting role in "Full Frontal," Isabella Hudson in "Final Destination 2" with director David R. Ellis, Agent Herderson in "Torque" starring Ice Cube, Natalia in "Little Fugitive," Teresa in "Man Maid" starring Sara Rue, Sofia in "The Accidental Husband" starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and FBI Agent Rosie Gomez in In the "Electric Mist."

She has also made appearances on stage, including Neil LaBute's "Some Girl(s)" at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. She participated in the productions of "Blade to the Heat" and "Black Butterfly" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. She was the first replacement for Andrea Burns in Broadway's "In the Heights."

In 2003, she appeared in the music video for TLC's song "Damaged", the third single from their final studio album 3D, as a young woman trapped in an abusive relationship and unsure of what to do with her life. In 2009, she appeared in 9 episodes as Claudia Diaz, Archie Morris's Girlfriend and police officer in "ER". In 2010 she appeared in the Los Angeles run of "Love, Loss and What I Wore."

In 2016, Machado began playing the recurring role of Darci Factor in The CW series "Jane the Virgin."

Since 2017, Machado has starred in Netflix's sitcom "One Day at a Time."

She is currently competing in season 29 of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

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    Booking fees for Justina Machado, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Justina Machado, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Justina Machado?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Justina Machado for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Justina Machado for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Justina Machado or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Justina Machado or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Justina Machado

Actress; known for her role as Penelope Alvarez in the sitcom "One Day at a Time"

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Justina Machado Biography

Justina Machado was born in Chicago, Illinois, where her family moved to from Puerto Rico. 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.

The experience which she had gained as a performer with the Latino Chicago Theater Company helped open the doors for her in that city. Soon, she was offered a job as a professional actress in Los Angeles, California.

She moved to Los Angeles and in 1996, Machado landed her first two acting roles. She was cast as "Elsa" in the TV series "NYPD Blue" episode #311, and she was also cast as "Val Cho" in the movie made for television No One Would Tell.

On June 10, 2001, Machado auditioned for the TV series "Six Feet Under" and was cast as "Vanessa Diaz", a supporting role character which evolved into a regular character in the series. Machado and her castmates were honored with a Screen Actors Guild Award for "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series".

The series entered its fifth and final season in 2005. Machado has also appeared in the Canadian television series 1-800-Missing as "Sunny Estrada".

Machado has participated in over 15 films. Amongst her most notable roles so far have been Carmen Rodriguez in "She's So Lovely" starring John Travolta and Sean Penn, a supporting role in "Full Frontal," Isabella Hudson in "Final Destination 2" with director David R. Ellis, Agent Herderson in "Torque" starring Ice Cube, Natalia in "Little Fugitive," Teresa in "Man Maid" starring Sara Rue, Sofia in "The Accidental Husband" starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and FBI Agent Rosie Gomez in In the "Electric Mist."

She has also made appearances on stage, including Neil LaBute's "Some Girl(s)" at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. She participated in the productions of "Blade to the Heat" and "Black Butterfly" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. She was the first replacement for Andrea Burns in Broadway's "In the Heights."

In 2003, she appeared in the music video for TLC's song "Damaged", the third single from their final studio album 3D, as a young woman trapped in an abusive relationship and unsure of what to do with her life. In 2009, she appeared in 9 episodes as Claudia Diaz, Archie Morris's Girlfriend and police officer in "ER". In 2010 she appeared in the Los Angeles run of "Love, Loss and What I Wore."

In 2016, Machado began playing the recurring role of Darci Factor in The CW series "Jane the Virgin."

Since 2017, Machado has starred in Netflix's sitcom "One Day at a Time."

She is currently competing in season 29 of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

Justina Machado Videos

  • Justina Machado’s Cha Cha – Dancing with the Stars
    Justina Machado and Sasha Farber dance the Cha Cha to “Respect” by Aretha Franklin on Dancing with the Stars 2020 premiere!
  • Chicago native Justina Machado on new home for hit show
    Justina Machado, star of "One Day at a Time," talks about the show's new home on POP TV and its continued success.
  • Justina Machado Is an American for the Equality Act
    The actor vocalizes her support for the Equality Act, legislation that would add LGBTQ protections to existing federal civil rights law. Text...

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  • How to book Justina Machado?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Justina Machado for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Justina Machado, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Justina Machado or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Justina Machado?

    Booking fees for Justina Machado, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Justina Machado, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Justina Machado?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Justina Machado for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Justina Machado for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Justina Machado or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Justina Machado or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Justina Machado is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Justina Machado for your event is available upon request. Justina Machado generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Diane Guerrero, Rumer Willis, Sara Ramirez, Lyndon Smith and Ivonne Coll. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Justina Machado for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Justina Machado Speaker Videos

  • Justina Machado’s Cha Cha – Dancing with the Stars
    Justina Machado and Sasha Farber dance the Cha Cha to “Respect” by Aretha Franklin on Dancing with the Stars 2020 premiere!
    Chicago native Justina Machado on new home for hit show
    Justina Machado, star of "One Day at a Time," talks about the show's new home on POP TV and its continued success.
  • Justina Machado Is an American for the Equality Act
    The actor vocalizes her support for the Equality Act, legislation that would add LGBTQ protections to existing federal civil rights law. Text EQUALITY ACT to 472472 to become a Community Co-Sponsor...

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