Natalie Martinez

Cuban-American model Natalie Martinez enjoyed a second career as an actress in several feature and television projects, including guest turns on "CSI: NY" (CBS, 2004-2013) and "Broken City" (2013) before earning her first bona fide hit with "Under the Dome" (CBS, 2013-15). The Miami, Florida native was first introduced to the public as a model for Jennifer Lopez's fashion line, which in turn led to magazine layouts and largely decorative appearances in music videos. Acting assignments were the next logical step in Martinez's career, including features like "Death Race" (2008), as well as numerous guest spots on episodic television. Martinez eventually worked her way up to top-rated programs like "CSI: NY" and major features like "End of Watch" (2012) before landing her breakout hit as an actress on the hit science fiction series "Under the Dome," based on the novel by Stephen King. Its success signaled that after years of hard work, Martinez was on the brink of full-fledged stardom.