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Latino beauty Aimee Gar­cia loves fan­tasy shows. While she’s cur­rently play­ing foren­sic sci­en­tist Ella Lopez in the se­cond sea­son of fan­tasy series Lu­cifer (2015-cur­rent), she’s also worked on Su­per­nat­u­ral (2005-cur­rent) as nerdy Nancy in sea­son 3 (2008) and sci­en­tist Jae Kim in 2014 re­boot movie RoboCop. “I used a lot of YouTube videos to do re­search for my role as a foren­sic ex­pert,” says the 37-year-old. “I love how quirky and crazy Ella is!”

While Ella is full of con­fi­dence, the 1

ac­tress ad­mits to be­ing an in­tro­vert grow­ing up. “I was a nerd and in all the ad­vanced classes,” she laughs.

Aimee was born in Chicago and 2

speaks flu­ent Span­ish thanks to her Mex­i­can and Puerto Ri­can im­mi­grant mom and dad, who only spoke their na­tive lan­guage when Aimee was grow­ing up.

Her par­ents are proud of her ris­ing 3

ca­reer, but Aimee ad­mits that her nude scene as nanny Jamie in sea­son 8 (2013) of drama show Dex­ter (20062013) was dif­fi­cult. “It was a tough de­ci­sion to make. For my dad it was harder to swal­low as I for­got to tell him about it and he had his bud­dies over…”

Ella may love us­ing tech tools, but 4

Aimee’s the op­po­site. She’d rather phone a friend than SMS them and she still sends her dad snail mail (post).

Be­sides golf, she loves danc­ing and 5

did all of her own dance rou­tines in 2011 mu­si­cal movie Go For It.

Multi-tal­ented Aimee also sings 6

and in May 2016 she per­formed the US na­tional an­them at the start of an LA Dodgers pro base­ball game.

And while she stays trim and toned 7

with yoga, she jokes that “I can­not say no to a re­ally good dark choco­late with sea salt!”

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