Birth Name: Justina Machado
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Although she was primarily known for her role as the emotionally unstable Vanessa Diaz on the cult favorite "Six Feet Under" (HBO 2001-05), Justina Machado had an illustrious career as a television actress. After landing her first TV role on an entry in the critically-acclaimed "ABC Afterschool Specials" (ABC 1972-95), she continued to work steadily throughout the 1990s, appearing in guest spots on top-rated shows like "NYPD Blue" (ABC 1993-2005) and "ER" (NBC 1994-2009) before landing her breakout performance as the post-partum depression-suffering housewife on Alan Ball's dark family drama in 2001. Her award-winning work on "Six Feet Under" subsequently opened a whole new array of opportun...