Natalie Martinez (born July 12, 1984) is an American actress and model. She appeared in the 2008 film Death Race, several music videos between 2003 and 2011, and two short-lived telenovelas in 2006 and 2007. Martinez starred in the single season of the crime drama Detroit 1-8-7, had a recurring role for one season of CSI: NY, starred in one season of the drama series Kingdom, and appeared in the 2019 science fiction miniseries The I-Land. In 2021, Martinez began starring in the NBC drama series Ordinary Joe.

Natalie Martinez
Martinez at the 2013 Imagen Awards
Born (1984-07-12) July 12, 1984 (age 39)[1]
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Occupation(s)Actress, model
Years active2006–present

Early life and education


Martinez was born in 1984 in Miami, Florida, and is of full Cuban ancestry.[2] She graduated from St. Brendan High School in 2002.[3]



Martinez appeared as the character Michelle Miller on the telenovela Fashion House (2006), which was cancelled after three months,[citation needed] and she was cast as a major character in the 2007 series Chuck, appearing in first-season promotional pictures, but the showrunner decided to cut her character before the pilot was aired.[4] Martinez then had a role in the 2008 film Death Race.[5]

Martinez had starring roles in a number of other single-season television series, including Detroit 1-8-7, APB, and The Crossing.[when?][citation needed] IN 2012, she starred in the first season of Under the Dome, and appeared in the season two premiere.[6][7] She co-starred in one season of Secrets and Lies, and played the recurring role of Detective Jamie Lovato for one season in the crime drama CSI: NY.[when?][citation needed]

Martinez' other film appearances include End of Watch (2012), The Baytown Outlaws (2012), Broken City (2013), and Self/less (2015).[8]

In September 2018, it was announced that Martinez would appear in the main role of Chase on the Netflix science fiction miniseries The I-Land.[9] The miniseries was released on September 12, 2019.[10]

In 2016, she acted in Message from the King, alongside Chadwick Boseman.




Denotes works that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Death Race Case
2011 Magic City Memoirs Mari
2012 The Baytown Outlaws Ariana
End of Watch Gabby Zavala
2013 Broken City Natalie Barrow
2015 Self/less Madeline Bitwell
2016 The Land Evelyn
Message from the King Trish
2017 Keep Watching Olivia
2019 UglyDolls Meghan Voice
El Dorado Maria
Battle at Big Rock Mariana Short film
2021 Reminiscence Avery Castillo
2022 Wendell & Wild Marianna Cocolotl (voice) [11]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Fashion House Michelle Miller Main role (55 episodes)
2007 Saints & Sinners Pilar Martin Main role (62 episodes)
2010 Sons of Tucson Maggie Morales 2 episodes
El Dorado Maria Martinez Miniseries; 2 episodes
2010–2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Det. Ariana Sanchez Main role (18 episodes)
2012 Widow Detective Maya Davis Unsold CBS pilot
2012–2013 CSI: NY Det. Jamie Lovato 12 episodes
2013–2014 Under the Dome Deputy Linda Esquivel Main role (14 episodes)
2014 Matador Salma Episode: "Enter the Worm"
2015 Secrets and Lies Jessica "Jess" Murphy Main role (10 episodes)
2015–2017 Kingdom Alicia Mendez Main role (16 episodes)
2016 From Dusk till Dawn: The Series Amaru 2 episodes
2017 APB Theresa Murphy Main role (12 episodes)
2018 The Crossing Reece Main role (11 episodes)
2019 Into the Dark Jennifer Robbins Episode: "Down"
The I-Land Chase Main role (7 episodes); also producer
2020 The Fugitive[12] Allison Ferro Main role
The Stand Dayna Jurgens
The Twilight Zone Ana Episode: "A Small Town"
2021–2022 Ordinary Joe Amy Main role
2024 Bad Monkey Rosa Upcoming series

Music videos



  1. ^ "Natalie Martinez biography and filmography | Natalie Martinez movies".
  2. ^ "Natalie Martinez Steams Up Even a 'Death Race'". Daily News. New York. August 15, 2008. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  3. ^ Marr, Madeline (January 18, 2013). "Actress Natalie Martinez started out in Miami". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on 15 February 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  4. ^ The Futon Critic Staff (March 16, 2007). "Development Update: Friday, March 16". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  5. ^ Essman, Scott. "Natalie Martinez Death Race Interview". Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  6. ^ Rice, Lynette (June 30, 2014). "'Under the Dome': (Spoiler) talks her surprise exit". Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (2013-09-09). "'Under the Dome's' Natalie Martinez Teases the Hunt for Barbie, 'Huge' Finale Cliffhanger". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  8. ^ Barton, Steve (March 4, 2015). "Self/Less Teaser and Artwork". Dread Central. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 28, 2018). "'The I-Land' Starring Kate Bosworth, Natalie Martinez & Alex Pettyfer Among 3 Sci-Fi Series Ordered By Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  10. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (August 20, 2019). "'The I-Land' Teaser: Netflix Sets Release Date For Kate Bosworth Sci-Fi Series With Fyre Fest Flair". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  11. ^ King, Jack (March 14, 2022). "'Wendell & Wild' Teaser Announces Ving Rhames, David Harewood, and More Joining Voice Cast". Collider. Retrieved March 14, 2022.
  12. ^ "Shows A-Z | - The Web's Best Television Resource". Retrieved 2022-05-05.