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Laura Patalano began her career in her native Mexico, after graduating from El Instituto de Arte Escénico, where she was trained professionally. Her recurring television credits include This Fool in which she plays the role of Esperanza Lopez, Gentefied in which she plays the role of Beatriz Morales, The L Word: Generation Q in which she plays the role of Nana, and Victor and Valentino in which she plays the voice of Grandma Chata. Laura Patalano was also cast in Vida, Bosch, The Politician, Undone, Mayans Mc and Shameless among many others. Laura Patalano was also part of the award-winning independent feature film Chop-Shop, which was the Official Selection of Director's Fortnight at 2007 Cannes Film Festival directed by Ramin Bahrani. Other features include The Imperialists Are Still Alive (nominated for Grand Jury Prize at Sundance), Mosquita y Mari (Official Selection at Sundance), and First Girl I Loved which won the 2016 Sundance Audience Award for Best of NEXT. Ms. Patalano, starred in the Imagen Award-winning short You're Dead To Me (2013) for which she also won the CMG Film Festival award for Best Dramatic Actress. This short film was accepted in over fifty film festivals around the world, winning several international awards. On top of winning best actress award, Ms. Patalano was nominated for best actress for the Bronze Lens Film Festival in Atlanta Georgia. Recently she decided to give it a try in the Voice-Over field, landing a recurring role in the animated series Victor & Valentino, plus numerous commercial. Mexican audiences have seen Ms. Patalano in the stage productions of Una Esfinge Llamada Cornelia, Frida Kahlo, Vamos a Contar Mentiras and A La Diestra de Dios Padre among many others. Her New York credits include Las Hermanas Mirabal, La Fotografia. She created the role of Carmen Antonia in Thalia Spanish Theatre's bilingual production for The Ladies Room/Baño de Damas, for which she won an HOLA Award for her outstanding performance and was also nominated for ACE Award for her performance in The Ladies Room as well. After over 10 years in New York City, Ms. Patalano relocated to The City of Los Angeles. She is the proud mother of twin daughters.

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