Aimee Garcia is an award-winning actress, currently starring on Netflix’s hit “Lucifer” and Marvel’s upcoming Hulu series “MODOK” opposite Patton Oswalt. This year, she will executive produce and star in the romantic comedy “Match Me If You Can.” She previously appeared on Showtime’s “Dexter” as “Jamie Batista,” for which she received a SAG Award nomination. Other TV credits include “Trauma” and “The George Lopez Show,” a role that earned her an Impact and Alma Award. In film, Aimee starred in RoboCop, opposite Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton, Spanglish with Adam Sandler and MGM’s The Addams Family with Charlize Theron, Oscar Issac and Chloe Grace Moretz.
On the writing front, Garcia recently penned the “Glow” and “Dungeons and Dragons” comic series with New York Times Bestseller AJ Mendez. Garcia and Mendez recently founded Scrappy Heart Productions “to make diverse heroes the stars of their own stories across media and give the next generation the stories we didn’t have.”
When she’s not shooting, Aimee works with MOSTE, a non-profit organization which mentors girls from underserved communities & the National Hispanic Foundation of the Arts, which fosters emerging Latino talent in TV and Film.
Garcia keeps her Chicago roots; throwing out the First Pitch at the Cubs game, giving the commencement speech at her high school, founding SOHO House Chicago, visiting Northwestern University (where she graduated with degrees in Economics, Journalism and French) and flying in for a weekend to see her family and friends from middle school. Garcia trained at Piven Theater Workshop in Evanston, danced as “Clara” in Arie Crown Theater’s “The Nutcracker” and started her career doing McDonald’s commercials with Michael Jordan.
Garcia is thrilled to continue deepening her roots in Chicago by joining the Red Stars team.