Patricia Rae

Patricia Rae toiled in obscurity for close to a decade as a film and TV actress, nabbing bit parts on shows like "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010) and "Third Watch" (NBC, 1999-2005), before landing her breakout role in the ... Read more »
Born: in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (22)

Cut Off 2014 (Movie)

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Driven 2014 (Movie)

Mona Beads (Actor)

The Big Wedding 2013 (Movie)

Madonna (Actor)

Touch 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blue Bloods 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Detachment 2012 (Movie)

Ms. Estrada (Actor)

The Mentalist 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Zeke & Luther 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chasing the Green 2009 (Movie)

Mona Beads (Actor)

Chuck 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Life 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

P.J. 2008 (Movie)

Shelly (Actor)

The Closer 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Heartland 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Midnight Clear 2006 (Movie)

Samantha (Actor)

Maria Full of Grace 2004 (Movie)

Carla (Actor)

Alias 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Swimfan 2002 (Movie)

Jake's Nurse (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Third Watch 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York News 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Patricia Rae toiled in obscurity for close to a decade as a film and TV actress, nabbing bit parts on shows like "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010) and "Third Watch" (NBC, 1999-2005), before landing her breakout role in the 2004 drama "Maria Full of Grace. " The film earned universal praise from critics -- even earning an Oscar nod for lead actress Catalina Sandino Moreno at the 77th Academy Awards -- with Rae being lauded for her authentic portrayal of a pregnant woman from Colombia living in small New York City apartment. The unexpected success of "Maria Full of Grace" catapulted Rae into the spotlight, and in the years that followed she appeared in over two dozen film and television roles, most notably with a recurring part on "Chuck" (NBC, 2007-12), as well as a supporting turn in the star-studded ensemble comedy "The Big Wedding" (2013), thus proving her once-stalled acting career had only just begun.

EDUCATION

Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute

Milestones

2013

Appeared alongside Academy Award-winners Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton in "The Big Wedding"

2009

First recurring TV role on "Chuck"

2004

Breakout performance in "Maria Full of Grace"

1995

First TV role on "New York News"

Bonus Trivia

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Learned English by watching "Sesame Street."

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Is a certified yoga instructor in California.

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Wrote a memoir, How to Make It in the Middle, about her struggles and triumphs as a Latino-American actress.

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