Natalie Martinez Cast as Linda Esquivel on Under the Dome
Under the Dome‘s very beautiful and talented Natalie Martinez was born on July 12, 1984. She is an American model and actress.
Long before Under the Dome, Natalie Martinez was born in Miami, Florida on July 12, 1984, is of Cuban ancestry and speaks Spanish. She is a 2002 graduate of St. Brendan High School.
Natalie Martinez is best known as the spokes model for JLO by Jennifer Lopez, and for her supporting role in the 2008 feature film Death Race. She did a music video titled “Rain Over Me” by Pitbull featuring Marc Anthony. She has also appeared in several music videos and telenovelas.
Natalie Martinez is also known for her role as Michelle Miller on MyNetworkTV telenovela, Fashion House. She was cast as a major character in Chuck, and appears in first-season promotional pictures of the cast. However, her character was cut before the series aired. She also appeared on Saints & Sinners, Sons of Tucson, Family Album, Detroit 1-8-7, and CSI: NY.
Among her feature films roles are memorable performances in End of Watch, El Dorado, Magic City, The Baytown Outlaws, and Broken City.
In Under the Dome, she plays Deputy Linda Esquivel, a tough, ambitious, and loyal Sheriff’s assistant. The Sheriff in question is Howard “Duke” Perkins, to be played by Stephen King veteran, Jeff Fahey. Below is a photo of them courtesy of Natalie Martinez‘s Twitter account:
According to Wikipedia, Linda is described as,
Another police officer from the original force, she is fired because she is married to Rusty Everett. Her two daughters are Janelle and Judy Everett. One of the 26 survivors of the dome.
It sounds like Linda in the TV series version of Under the Dome might be a little different from the Under the Dome novel. It is also said on a casting notice that TV Linda is engaged to a firefighter who is stuck on the other side of the dome. However, in the Under the Dome novel, Linda is married to one of the main characters, Eric “Rusty” Everett. According to Wikipedia, Rusty is
A kind-hearted physician assistant at Cathy Russell Hospital. Rusty is married to Linda Everett, a police officer, and has two young daughters, Janelle and Judy. One of the 26 survivors of the Dome.
Natalie Martinez is currently represented by William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment.
UPDATE: From CBS.com:
Character: Linda Esquivel
Actor: Natalie Martinez
With a soft smile but a hard edge, Linda is a young deputy working under the mentorship of Sheriff Duke Perkins. She is trapped under the dome while her fiancé, Rusty Denton, is on the other side. Linda may soon face immense responsibility as the community is rocked by the mysterious dome.