Aimee Sandimés Garcia López de Ordóñez (born November 28, 1978) is an American actress. She portrays Ella Lopez in Lucifer. She is known for her television roles as Veronica Palmero on the ABC sitcom George Lopez, Yvonne Sanchez on the CBS period drama Vegas and Jamie Batista on the Showtime drama Dexter.
Aimee Garcia was born in Chicago, Illinois. Her mother, Eloisa, is from Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico, and graduated from Northwestern University's dental school; her father, Hector, is from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was in the U.S. Armed Forces. Garcia started acting in commercials as a child, and participated in theater at seven years old. She grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, where she attended Fenwick High School. While in school, she took acting classes at Piven Theatre Workshop. She appeared in local plays and musicals during her time at Northwestern University, where she triple majored in economics, journalism, and French. After graduating, she quit acting for a year and did finance work for a mutual fund analyst in Brooklyn, New York. Unsatisfied with the job, she moved to Los Angeles, California, around 2002 to pursue acting as her career.
She portrayed Maria on The WB's Greetings from Tucson, and appeared in the unaired pilot episode of Global Frequency. She had a role in the Disney Channel original movie Cadet Kelly (2002), and co-starred, as Lydia, alongside Anthony Anderson in The WB sitcom All About the Andersons. In 2006, she began appearing on the series George Lopez playing Lopez's niece.
From 2009 to 2010, she was in the cast of the Peter Berg NBC medical drama Trauma, as EMT helicopter pilot Marisa Benez.
She played Dr. Jae Kim in MGM's reboot film, RoboCop (2014).
In 2016, Garcia was added to the main cast for the second season of the Fox television series Lucifer, playing LAPD forensic scientist Ella Lopez. In 2019, Garcia starred in the independent film El Chicano, receiving praise from The Hollywood Reporter for her performance's "vivid impression".
Garcia co-wrote the comic book series GLOW vs. The Babyface with former professional wrestler AJ Mendez, based on the television series GLOW; the first of four issues was published by IDW Publishingin November 2019. Garcia and Mendez reunited to write the Dungeons & Dragons four-issue limited series At the Spine of the World; the first issue was published by IDW in November 2020. She is very fluent in spanish.
Notes and Trivia
- Additionally, she appeared as Nancy Fitzgerald in the episode Jus In Bello of the CW series Supernatural where she helped fight off a demon attack on a police station, Both her characters seem to have a lot of similarities, both working in police stations, and both being religious.
- Her western zodiac sign is Sagittarius and her Chinese zodiac sign is a Horse.