California native Jacqueline Obradors was actually born to Argentinean parents, but she spent her early career playing various Latina background characters. Starting in 1993, she made numerous appearances in film and television, including some reoccurring guest star roles. In 1998, she got a bit of a break as Harrison Ford's girlfriend in the romantic adventure Six Days, Seven Nights and as William Forsythe's wife in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalow. On television, she was a regular cast member on the short-lived NBC detective comedy Battery Park and then joined the cast of NYPD Blue during the ninth season as Det. Rita Ortiz. In 2001, she lent her voice to the animated film Atlantis: The Lost Empire and played one of the Naranjo daughters in the comedy Tortilla Soup. In 2003, she reprised her role for Atlantis: Milo's Return and played Vin Diesel's wife in the action thriller A Man Apart.