Patricia de Leon (actress)



Patricia de Leon (actress)

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Patricia de Leon
Model Patricia De León (cropped).jpg

de Leon in August 2011
Born Patricia Michelle de León
(1976-01-02) January 2, 1976 (age 41)
Panama City, Panama
Nationality Panamanian
Occupation Actress, model, television host
Years active 1990–present

Patricia Michelle de León (Spanish pronunciation: [paˈtɾisja ðe leˈon], born in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian actress, TV host, model and beauty pageant title holder. She started working as a model at an early age. After being crowned Miss Panama (1995), her career started blossoming, getting major breaks hosting La Corte de Familia and La Corte del Pueblo on Telemundo, as well as its spinoff Juez Franco on TV Azteca, and the Billboard Latino. From her work on Univision, de Leon obtained roles on American TV, including Lincoln Heights, Cold Case, and Crossing Jordan. Her movie role comes in The Pool Boys, where she plays the sexy Latina Julia.

Early life and education[edit]

de Leon was crowned Miss Panama (now Señorita Panamá) [1] when she was just turning 19. Her debut on TV was doing the weather for a local station in Panama TVN-Channel 2. After that she was able to developed what she had passion for, the news for the same network, being an anchor and a reporter. Right after accomplishing her dream, she created, produced and hosted a turism show for RPC TV/MEDCOM.[2]

She became an actress in Hollywood [3] by accepting the role of “La Llorona del Río”. She has been able to pursue both the Hispanic and American market. She has been featured on shows like Cold Case, Crossing Jordan, Lincoln Heights for ABC Family, La Corte del Pueblo for Telemundo, Perro Amor for the same network, and The chicago Code for Fox Network. And in films like “How the Garcia Girls spent their summer”, “All in”, “Love Orchard” and “Pool Boys”.


Patricia de Leon is a big supporter for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) [4] in the Hispanic community and believes in spreading the word about the benefits of being a vegetarian. [5] She currently plays an active role in stopping bullfights around the world and was recently the image for PETA’s campaign against bullfights.[6]

She is also the spokesperson for “One Love Foundation”, which defends the rights and fights against the discrimination of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Community. [7]


de León in 2010

  • NCIS (1 episode: “The Artful Dodger”) (2015) as Gloria Hernandez
  • Confessions of a Womanizer (2014) as Patricia
  • Fighting for Freedom (2013) as Maria
  • Bad Ass (post-production) (2011) as Marissa
  • The Chicago Code (1 episode: “Black Hand and the Shotgun Man”) (2011) as Beatrice Romero
  • Men of a Certain Age (6 episodes) as Fantasy woman
  • Lincoln Heights (4 episodes ) as Sofia
  • Crossing Jordan (1 episode: “Isolation”) (2007) as Magda Garcia
  • Cold Case (1 episode: “Baby Blues”) as Marta Chavez – 1982
  • Ghost Whisperer (1 episode: “Drowned Lives”) (2006) as Policewoman
  • All of Us (1 episode: “Wedding Dance” (2004) as an Actress
  • Perro amor (23 episodes) as Jennifer Lopez
  • The Pool Boys (2010) as Julia
  • Mr. Sadman (2009) as Maria
  • Crossing Jordan (TV series) (2007) as Magda Garcia
  • Blue Lake Massacre (2007)
  • Ghost Whisperer (TV series) (2006) as Policewoman
  • Drowned Lives (2006) as Policewoman
  • All In (2006) as Maria
  • Cloud 9 (2006) as Corazon
  • How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005) as soap opera actress
  • All of Us (TV series) (2004)
  • The Master of Disguise (2002) as Waitress
  • La llorona del río (short) (2001) as Esperanza
  • A Design for a Life (short) (2001) as The Wife
  • La Corte de Familia (TV series) (2001) as Interviewer
  • La Corte del Pueblo (TV series) (2003) as Interviewer
  • Juez Franco (TV series) (2008) as Interviewer

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