Patricia de Leon is a Panamanian actress that works in the English and Latin market. This Fall she stars opposite Bruce Dern, Kristanna Loken and Jose Maria Yuzpik in the immigration bi-lingual film "Fighting For Freedom" which opens October 18th in the US. She just wrapped a lead role in the feature film " Light from the Darkroom" opposite Russell Wong. She also plays the recurring role of ' Pasterita Nunez' on series "Magic City", in which she is a smart, strong Cuban woman that collaborates with Fidel Castro. She just wrapped up a role in the feature film "Confessions of a Womanizer" (c. Thomas Howe I and Gary Busey).
Patricia recently finished her role as 'Carmen Rosa' in "CORAZON APASIONADO" which aired on Univision. She was on "La Ruta Blanca" as Diana Mendez' earlier this year. Her role as 'Marissa' in the film "BAD ASS" released during the summer (Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo, and Ron Pearlman).
She recently launched an Anti-Bull Fighting campaign across the Globe for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). In the print version, Patricia is holding a red cape with one arm and the other arm around a bull. The campaign is in English and Spanish.
In 2012, she landed her first lead role in the ABC Network pilot, GRACE, where she played Arabella 'Belle' Ruiz, a former love interest opposite Eric Roberts in the family drama set in the world of professional dance. She also had a guest role on the FOX series "RIDE ALONG", starring Jennifer Beals. In 2010 Patricia co-starred on NBC/UNI's Spanish Language Channel Telemundo as ' Jennifer Lopez' on the one-hour primetime series, "PERRO AMOR ' (Also starring Carlos Ponce). She was a recurring character on TNT's "MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE",where she played the 'Fantasy Woman,' a love interest for Ray Romano's character. She filmed 22 episodes of the Latin series "Las Playas" which is awaiting a release date.
On the big screen Patricia co-starred in the film "THE POOL BOYS" (formerly known as "AMERICAN SUMMER"). The film is from Seven Arts Pictures. Patricia played 'Julia' in the comedy about a pool boy (Matthew Lillard) and a gardener (Efren Ramirez) who turn an empty mansion into a brothel. The film also stars Tom Arnold, is produced by Warren Zide (American Pie I & 2) and directed by J.B. Rogers. Patricia recently signed on for a role in "CALLIGRAPHY", which is scheduled to shoot in 20 12.
Patricia's first big break was being crowned Miss Panama. She then established herself across Latin America as a reporter for UNIVISION. She spent four seasons as 'Sofia Munoz' on the ABC Family series " LINCOLN HEIGHTS". Patricia was also the co-host of TELEMUNDO's "CORTE DEL PUEBLO". More 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".