Justina Machado - Updated Jun 2024

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Justina Machado

Justina Machado is a popular actress and model from the United States. Justina Machado is widely known for playing the role of Natalia in the drama family film “Little Fugitive” (2006) and Marita in the romantic comedy film “The Week That Girl Died” (1998).

Early Life

Justina Machado was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States on September 6, 1972. Her full name is Justina Milagros Machado. She is 50 years old under the zodiac sign Virgo. Machado holds an American nationality and follows the Catholic religion.

Regarding her family background, she is the daughter of Ismael Machado (Father) and Alicia Morales Ruiz (Mother). After their divorce, her mother remarried and had three kids.

She has a total of five siblings out of which Alicia Morales Ruiz and Ismael Machado are her biological siblings.

Justina Machado

Caption: Justina Machado childhood photo source: NPR.


Speaking of her educational background, She finished her elementary education at a nearby high school in the United States. Machado then moved to Lane Technical College Prep High School in the United States, where she eventually received her diploma.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about her career, Following his graduation from Lane Tech in 1990, Machado relocated to New York City. She gained performance experience with the Latino Chicago Theater Company, which paved the way for her career there.

She soon received a job offer from Los Angeles, California, to work as a professional actress. After relocating to Los Angeles, Machado landed her first two acting jobs in 1996.

In an audition for the television show Six Feet Under on June 10, 2001, Machado was chosen to play Vanessa Diaz, a supporting role who later developed into one of the main characters.

A Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series” was given to Machado and her cast mates. In 2005, the show’s final season was finished.

Additionally, she played Sunny Estrada in the Canadian television series 1-800-Missing. She played Chicago police officer Claudia Diaz in nine episodes of ER in 2009.

Further, Machado made an appearance in Body of Proof as the villain Emily Burrows and returned to Devious Maids as Reina, Zoila’s sister. In the American crime drama series Queen of the South, Machado also made appearances as Brenda.

Justina Machado

Caption: Justina Machado in Final Destination 2 source: IMDb.

Machado’s portrayal of a single mother raising two kids while dealing with PTSD after serving in Afghanistan in the 2017 remake of One Day at a Time has drawn praise. Before that, Machado started playing Jane the Virgin, a drama on The CW, in which she played the recurring role of Darci Factor.

More about her career

Furthermore, On the NBC comedy series Superstore, Machado appeared as Maya, the new district manager, with whom Amy Sosa has an unexpected bond.

On September 2, 2020, Machado’s participation in the 29th season of Dancing with the Stars, in which she paired with professional dancer Sasha Farber, was officially announced. On November 23, 2020, Machado came in fourth place. Machado appeared in Muppets’ Haunted Mansion in 2021 as a singing bust.

Machado has appeared in more than 15 movies. Isabella Hudson in Final Destination 2, Carmen Rodriguez in She’s So Lovely, Agent Henderson in Torque, Sofia in The Accidental Husband, Tanya in The Purge: Anarchy, Natalia in Little Fugitive, Teresa in Man Maid, and FBI Agent Rosie Gomez in the movie In the Electric Mist are a few of the roles she has played that stand out.

Machado has also performed on stage, most notably in the Los Angeles Geffen Playhouse’s 2008 production of Neil LaBute’s play Some Girl(s). At the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, she appeared in the productions of Blade to the Heat and Black Butterfly.

She was Andréa Burns’ initial stand-in in the Broadway production of In the Heights. Machado appeared in the Los Angeles production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore in 2010.

Justina Machado – Net Worth 2023

Justina Machado has earned a huge amount of money through her hard work and brilliance. Her estimated net worth as of 2023 is around $4 million. However, there is no clear detail about her collaboration with any brands.

Personal Life

Regarding her love life, She is currently in a romantic relationship with Christian Svensson. Her partner, Svensson has worked on numerous film and television productions as an actor, producer, writer, and director. The pair began dating in 2003 and have been together for approximately 20 years and two days.

Body Measurements

Justina Machado is very beautiful and attractive undoubtedly. She has an excellent height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m/157 cm) and weighs around 58 kg (128 lbs). In addition, Machado has a pair of lovely eyes and brown hair color.

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Caption: Justina Machado posing for a photo source: Wikimedia Commons.

Justina Machado – Social Media

She is active on her Instagram account @justinamachado with 342K followers. Moreover, she also has 72.3K followers on her Twitter account @JustinaMachado and 81K followers on Facebook.