Hottest Pictures Of Justina Machado. Justina Machado, the American actress, was born on 6th September 1972 in Chicago, Illinois, as Justina Milagros Machado. She earned recognition for her performances as Vanessa Diaz in Six Feet Under, the HBO drama series, and Brenda in Queen of the South.
She was praised for portraying Penelope Alvarez in the Netflix show, One Day at a Time. Justina started her professional career after she was offered the job of a professional actress in Los Angeles, California.
She came to LA, and in 1996 she received her first acting role. Machado appeared as Elsa in the 311th episode of the TV series NYPD Blue. Previously, she appeared in two television series in 1993: ABC Afterschool Special, Missing Persons. She played the character of Val Cho in the TV movie No One Would Tell.
Machado was cast in the TV series Six Feet Under in the supporting role of Vanessa Diaz that later changed into the main cast. Machado was honored with a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series along with the other casts of the show.
Machado’s first film role was in the 1997 film She’s So lovely, in which she played the role of Carmen Rodriguez. She was cast as Isabella Hudson in Final Destination 2. She was cast as Agent Henderson in Torque and as Natalia in Little Fugitive. Some of her film works are Sticks, Dragonfly, Man Maid, In The Electric Mist, Endgame, All Together Now, etc.
Machado also proved herself on stage; she was cast in the 2008 production of Neil LaBute’s play, Some Girl(s), staged at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. She appeared in productions of Blade to the Heat, Black Butterfly, etc. She replaced Andréa Burns in the Broadway production of In the Heights.
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