Los Angeles, CA – March 15, 2011. Patricia de Leon (Men of a Certain Age) has booked a role on the ABC pilot ‘Grace.’ She will play Arabella ‘Belle’ Ruiz, a former love interest of Michael Grace (Eric Roberts) in the family drama set in the world of professional dance that is being produced by Carrie Ann Inaba and Krista Vernoff for ABC Studios. Patricia is repped by Thomas Richards at Corsa Agency and Theo Swerissen Management.
"It is an honor to work along side Eric Roberts, I am sure this will be a great experience and another milestone in my career." said Patricia de Leon.
Patricia’s first big break was being crowned MISS PANAMA. She then established herself across Latin America as a reporter for Univision. In 2010 Patricia was the co-host of TELEMUNDO’s TV’s Corte del Pueblo. Most 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 also be seen in the low budget horror film, BLUE LAKE MASSACRE where she stars opposite Burt Young, and a role in THE SADMAN. One of her biggest roles to date was in the Sundance. Film Festival debut HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS SPENTS THEIR SUMMER opposite America Ferrera and Elizabeth Peña. She also played opposite Edward James Olmos and Maria Conchita Alsonso in SPLINTER; was recently in CLOUD NINE with Burt Reynolds, DL Hughley and Paul Rodriguez; and ALL IN with Dominque Swain and Michael Madsen.
Patricia was recently named spokesperson for PETA.org.