Lane Tech High School
Supporting role in "The Call".
Cast on the ABC medical drama, "Private Practice".
Landed a recurring role on the last season of "ER".
Co-starred opposite Ice Cube in the feature film, "Torque"
Cast as Sunny Estrada in the first season of the Canadian television series "1-800 Missing" (aired on Lifetime)
Had a supporting role in Steven Soderbergh's groundbreaking film "Full Frontal"
Cast as recurring character Vanessa Diaz in HBO's critically acclaimed, award-winning series, "Six Feet Under"; became a series regular in the fourth season.
First recurring TV role on "Goode Behavior".
Had a small role in Nick Cassavetes' "She's So Lovely" starring Sean Penn and Robin Wright-Penn
Appeared in a rare, live episode of "ER".
Cast in Oliver Mayer's "Blade to the Heat" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles
Landed first two acting roles shorting after moving to Los Angeles, on the ABC series "NYPD Blue" and in the NBC movie "No One Would Tell"
"... what bothers me are the breakdowns, which is what gets sent off to the agents when they say what kind of character they are looking for in a show or film. When I was coming up it was 'We want a Rosie Perez type'. I like Rosie, a lot but that's all you heard. But I swear to God, the one thing that's been going on forever, and they really need to find a another term, is 'She's a spitfire!!! And a hot tamale!' and I'm like, 'Oh my God! She's a f---ing spitfire!! AND a hot tamale?"--- Machado on changing stereotypes in Hollywood to latinola.com, July 5, 2004.
Appeared in a 2003 music video for TLC's "Damaged."
Appeared in a rare live episode of "ER" in 1997, before being cast in a recurring role on the show in 2009.