Velazquez Cast as a Series Regular on TNT’s “Major Crimes”

Nadine Velazquez will be going on a Crimes spree this summer…

The 34-year-old Puerto Rican actress has joined the cast of TNT’s drama series Major Crimes as a series regular.

Nadine Velazquez

Velazquez, who starred opposite Denzel Washington in Flight last year, will portray deputy district attorney Emma Rios on the upcoming second season.

Newly assigned to the Phillip Stroh case on the spin-off of TNT’s hit series The Closer, Velazquez’s character Emma interviews Rusty (portrayed by Graham Patrick Martin) about his involvement as a key witness in the murder case. She immediately causes a stir within the department, coming into conflict with Captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) when she questions Raydor’s intentions as Rusty’s guardian and challenges her authority.

Velazquez’s television credits include My Name Is Earl, Hart of Dixie, Raising Hope and recent recurring role on FX’s The League.

On the big screen, Velazquez recently appeared in Dwayne Johnson’s Snitch and will next star in Aztec Warrior.

The second season of Major Crimes will premiere on Monday, June 10 on TNT.

Guzman to Star in Lucha Libre-Inspired Comedy “Aztec Warrior”

It looks like Luis Guzman will be masking his acting talents in the near future…

The 55-year-old Puerto Rican actor has signed on to star in Aztec Warrior, a Lucha Libre-inspired action comedy from Pantelion Films.

Luis Guzman

In the Scott Sanders-directed film, Guzman will play the Warrior who goes up against his rival El Diablo, to be played by Mexican comedian/actor Eugenio Derbez.

Terry Crews, Nadine Velazquez and Desperate Housewives Lupe Ontiveros are set to co-star in the film.

Guzman, who starred in Boogie Nights and HBO’s How To Make It In America, most recently appeared on the big screen in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

Filming on Aztec Warrior is set to begin next month in New Orleans.