Patricia De Leon - On Univision and the Big Screen

Maria-Elena Laas

 Patricia de Leon plays Carmen Rosa in “CORAZON APASIONADO” which airs on Univision. She also just completed two film roles.  She plays ‘Marissa’ in the film “BAD ASS” starring Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo and Ron Pearlman. And she has a lead role in “LOVE ORCHARD” starring opposite Jose Marie Yazpik in the film about the rights of illegal immigrants in the United States.  She just signed on for a lead role in film “El Secreto del Retrato” opposite Maria Conchita Alonso.

She recently launched an Anti-Bull Fighting campaign across the Globe for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).  In the print version, Patricia is holding a red cape with one arm and the other arm around a bull.  The campaign is in English and Spanish.

In the Spring of this year, she landed her first lead role in the ABC Network pilot, GRACE, where she played Arabella ‘Belle’ Ruiz, a former love interest opposite Eric Roberts in the family drama set in the world of professional dance.  She also had a guest role on the FOX series “RIDE ALONG”, starring Jennifer Beals. In 2010 Patricia co-starred on NBC/UNI’s Spanish Language Channel Telemundo as ‘Jennifer Lopez’ on the one-hour primetime series, “PERRO AMOR” (also starring Carlos Ponce).  She was a recurring character on  TNT’s “MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE”, where she  played the ‘Fantasy Woman,’ a love interest for Ray Romano’s character.  She filmed 22 episodes of the latin series “Las Playas” which is awaiting a release date.

On the big screen Patricia co-starred in the film “THE POOL BOYS”  (formerly known as “AMERICAN SUMMER”).  The film is from Seven Arts Pictures.  Patricia played 'Julia' in the comedy about a pool boy (Matthew Lillard) and a gardener (Efren Ramirez) who turn an empty mansion into a brothel.  The film also stars Tom Arnold, is produced by Warren Zide (American Pie 1 & 2) and directed by J.B. Rogers.  Patricia recently signed on for a role in “CALLIGRAPHY”, which is scheduled to shoot in 2012.

Patricia's first big break was being crowned Miss Panama.  She then established herself across Latin America as a reporter for UNIVISION.  She spent four seasons as ‘Sofia Munoz’ on the ABC Family series “LINCOLN HEIGHTS”.  Patricia was also the co-host of TELEMUNDO’s  “CORTE DEL PUEBLO.   More recently she was the host of “BILLBOARD LATINO”, a music countdown show.  Her other TV credits include CBS's “COLD CASE” and NBC’s “CROSSING JORDAN”.

On the big screen, Patricia can be seen in the low budget horror film “BLUE LAKE MASSACRE”, where she stars opposite Burt Young, and a role in “THE SANDMAN”.  One of her biggest roles to date was in “HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS SPENTS THEIR SUMMER”, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.  She starred opposite America Ferrera and Elizabeth Peña.  She played opposite Edward James Olmos and Maria Conchita Alsonso in “SPLINTER”.  She was als recently in “CLOUD NINE” with Burt Reynolds, DL Hughley and Paul Rodriguez, as well as “ALL IN” with Dominque Swain and Michael Madsen.


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