Anabelle AcostaNatalie Vasquez
Fresh off a breakout role in the HBO series “Ballers,” Anabelle Acosta is poised to become one of Hollywood’s most sought after talents. She became a series regular on “Quantico” early in its run, playing Nathalie Vasquez, a former cop from Texas who’s driven, kick-ass, fiercely competitive and more interested in always coming out on top than being a team player.
Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in New York City, Acosta is a Meisner and Method trained actor and Julliard School alumni. Her extensive training also includes dance and stage. She started her early acting and modeling career in New York City appearing in a series of national commercials and print ads. Her first big break into the acting world came in 2010 when she was cast for the lead role of ‘Kelly’ in the independent film “We Made This Movie.”
Most recently, Acosta was seen starring alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the HBO series “Ballers” playing the long-time girlfriend of a two-timing, game-playing hotshot wide receiver, played by John David Washington. Acosta’s other credits include “Castle,” Supernatural,” and “Perception.”
Natalie Vasquez joined the FBI after finding becoming frustrated with her career as a Texas border cop. She’s a bad-ass and she has the scars to prove it. Vasquez is a great shot, a tough fighter, and a brutal competitor; she isn’t content with being second best. Vasquez made no attempt to hide her obvious contempt and competitiveness with Alex Parrish from day one, making her the perfect agent to hunt down the suspected terrorist. But Vasquez isn’t all that she seems – her life in Texas and her family situation are part of her inner turmoil, which is one of the reasons she pushes herself so hard. It also makes her a dangerous person to face off against. So what else could she be hiding behind her bad-ass exterior?
MEET THE CAST: Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish | Jake McLaughlin as Ryan Booth | Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda Shaw | Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah Amin | Johanna Braddy as Shelby Wyatt | Tate Ellington as Simon Asher | Graham Rogers as Caleb Haas | Josh Hopkins as Liam O'Connor | Annabelle Acosta as Natalie Vasquez