Patricia Velasquez Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Patricia Carola Velasquez Semprun was born on 31 January 1971, in Maracaibo, Venezuela, of Venezuelan and Wayuu descent. Patricia is a fashion model and actress, best known to be considered the first Native American supermodel. She’s appeared in numerous fashion shows for high profile designers, and also appeared in various films. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Patricia Velasquez? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $800,000, mostly earned through a successful career in modelling and acting. One of her most notable roles was in the 1999 film “The Mummy”, and then in its sequel “The Mummy Returns”. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Patricia Velasquez Net Worth $800,000

Patricia spent a lot of time in France and Mexico during her youth, as her father was working for UNESCO. She attended San Vicente de Paul High School and matriculated in 1987. Two years later, she participated in the Miss Venezuela pageant and would be 2nd runner up. She then attended college for three years, before moving to Milan, Italy to pursue a modelling career.

In 1997, Velasquez moved to the United States to study acting in Los Angeles and New York. The following year she would become part of various fashion shows, appearing on runways for designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Bella Freud, and Claude Montana. Her net worth started to increase significantly, and she appeared in ads for Chanel as well as Victoria’s Secret. She also appeared in several issues of “Sports Illustrated” which earned more modelling engagements.

In 1999, Patricia was cast in the film “The Mummy” playing Anck-Su-Namun, the film starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. It became box office success and led to a sequel two years later entitled “The Mummy Returns”, in which Velasquez also reprised her role. She also appeared in the musical video of “Breaking the Girl” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

In 2008, she appeared in the fifth season of “The L Word” playing the character Begona. She also had a recurring role in the series “Arrested Development” in which she played Marta Estrella, and made a guest appearance in an episode of “From the Grave”. This then led her to have a recurring role in the first season of “Rescue Me”, before guest starring in “Ugly Betty”. All of these opportunities increased her net worth further.

In 2012, she participated in the 12th season of “The Apprentice” on behalf of the charity Wayuu Taya Foundation; she was eliminated from the show in week six.

For her personal life, it is known that Patricia has a daughter with ex-girlfriend Lauren. They were in a relationship for eight years. In 2015, she released a memoir entitled “Straight Walk” which discussed how she discovered she was a lesbian with her relationship with Sandra Bernhard. She is the world’s first open lesbian Latina supermodel. Velasquez is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, and French. She also founded the Wayuu Taya foundation which aims to help the indigenous group Wayuu, and participated in raising money for victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 31, 1971
Birth place: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Height:1.77 m
Profession:Actress
Education:Paul High School
Nationality:American
Children:Maya Velásquez
TV shows:American Family, Taya Beauty Hair Care/Michael Todd Beauty
Books:Straight Walk: A Supermodel's Journey to Finding Her Truth
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Spent the first four years in her life in Paris. After Paris, the family relocated to Mexico for a few years then returned to Venezuela.
2Ranked #16 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002)
3Signed with Ford models in New York, IMG in Paris, and Models 1 in London. She also extended her resume by appearing on the pages of Vogue and Elle.
4Spent a couple of years in Milan, which helped her to become a more sophisticated, classy and stylish woman.
5Her mother derives from The Wayu group from Venezuela.
6Had a tough childhood with very little material possessions. This gave her a valuable lesson in appreciating any fortune bestowed upon her. As a result, she has developed a very strong character, including being a vocal spokesperson for Hispanic causes.
7A former model. Both of her parents are educators. Her father worked for the UNESCO. Her mother's heritage derives from the Wayu group in Zulia state in Venezuela.


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Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gumshoes2017pre-productionMargo
Guys Reading Poems2016Mother
American Girl2016ShortThe Teacher
Liz in September2014Liz
Cenizas eternas2011Ana
Almighty Thor2011TV MovieJarnsaxa
Ugly Betty2010TV SeriesVictoria Velez
The L Word2008TV SeriesBegoña Karina
CSI: Miami2005TV SeriesCelia Gonzalez
The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve2004TV MovieIsabel Frias
Rescue Me2004TV SeriesNez
American Family2002-2004TV SeriesAdela / Elena
Zapata - El sueño del héroe2004Josefa
Mindhunters2004Nicole Willis
Arrested Development2003-2004TV SeriesMarta Estrella
Fidel2002TV MovieMirta
Ed2001TV SeriesSonja Amata
SSX Tricky2001Video GameMarisol Diez Delgado (voice)
The Mummy Returns2001Meela / Anck-Su-Namun
Turn It Up2000
San Bernardo2000Claudia
Committed2000/ICarmen
Facade1999Juanita
No Vacancy1999Ramona
The Mummy1999Anck Su Namun
Beowulf1999Pendra
Eruption1997Luisa Soares
Le jaguar1996Maya

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Liz in September2014associate producer
Cenizas eternas2011executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spotlight on Location: The Mummy Returns2001Video documentary short special thanks
Unzipped1995Documentary very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Premios juventud 20042004TV SpecialHerself
E! Historias verdaderas: El peso de una corona2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Spotlight on Location: The Mummy Returns2001Video documentary shortHerself (as Patricia Velasquez)
2001 ALMA Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001TV SeriesHerself
La nuit des Césars1997TV Series documentaryHerself
The 68th Annual Academy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Model: Best Costume Design
Catwalk1995DocumentaryHerself
Unzipped1995DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Sports Illustrated 1994 Swimsuit Issue Video1994Video documentaryHerself
I Premio Platino del Cine Iberoamericano2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Director
Celebrity Ghost Stories2013TV Series documentaryHerself
VHS: Vilões, Heróis e Sarrabulho2012TV SeriesHerself (2015)
The Apprentice2012TV SeriesHerself - Contestant / Herself
Running Russell Simmons2010TV SeriesHerself

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