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Patricia Velásquez Wiki Biography
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.
|Full Name||Patricia Velásquez|
|Date Of Birth||January 31, 1971|
|Place Of Birth||Maracaibo, Venezuela|
|Education||Paul High School|
|Movies||The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, Liz in September, Mindhunters, Jaguar, Almighty Thor, Cenizas eternas, No Vacancy, Beowulf, Zapata: El sueño de un héroe, Turn It Up, Committed, Fidel, Guys Reading Poems, Saint Bernard, Façade, American Girl|
|TV Shows||American Family, Taya Beauty Hair Care/Michael Todd Beauty|
|1||Spent the first four years in her life in Paris. After Paris, the family relocated to Mexico for a few years then returned to Venezuela.|
|2||Ranked #16 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002)|
|3||Signed 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.|
|4||Spent a couple of years in Milan, which helped her to become a more sophisticated, classy and stylish woman.|
|5||Her mother derives from The Wayu group from Venezuela.|
|6||Had 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.|
|7||A 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.|
|Guys Reading Poems||2016||Mother|
|American Girl||2016||Short||The Teacher|
|Liz in September||2014||Liz|
|Almighty Thor||2011||TV Movie||Jarnsaxa|
|Ugly Betty||2010||TV Series||Victoria Velez|
|The L Word||2008||TV Series||Begoña Karina|
|CSI: Miami||2005||TV Series||Celia Gonzalez|
|The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve||2004||TV Movie||Isabel Frias|
|Rescue Me||2004||TV Series||Nez|
|American Family||2002-2004||TV Series||Adela / Elena|
|Zapata - El sueño del héroe||2004||Josefa|
|Arrested Development||2003-2004||TV Series||Marta Estrella|
|Ed||2001||TV Series||Sonja Amata|
|SSX Tricky||2001||Video Game||Marisol Diez Delgado (voice)|
|The Mummy Returns||2001||Meela / Anck-Su-Namun|
|Turn It Up||2000|
|The Mummy||1999||Anck Su Namun|
|Liz in September||2014||associate producer|
|Cenizas eternas||2011||executive producer|
|Spotlight on Location: The Mummy Returns||2001||Video documentary short special thanks|
|Unzipped||1995||Documentary very special thanks|
|Premios juventud 2004||2004||TV Special||Herself|
|E! Historias verdaderas: El peso de una corona||2002||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Spotlight on Location: The Mummy Returns||2001||Video documentary short||Herself (as Patricia Velasquez)|
|2001 ALMA Awards||2001||TV Special||Herself - Presenter|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn||2001||TV Series||Herself|
|La nuit des Césars||1997||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|The 68th Annual Academy Awards||1996||TV Special||Herself - Model: Best Costume Design|
|Sports Illustrated 1994 Swimsuit Issue Video||1994||Video documentary||Herself|
|I Premio Platino del Cine Iberoamericano||2014||TV Special||Herself - Presenter: Best Director|
|Celebrity Ghost Stories||2013||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|VHS: Vilões, Heróis e Sarrabulho||2012||TV Series||Herself (2015)|
|The Apprentice||2012||TV Series||Herself - Contestant / Herself|
|Running Russell Simmons||2010||TV Series||Herself|