Nov. 29th, 1970
Houston, Texas, USA
Paola Turbay's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2007 - Love in the Time of Cholera
2004 - Perder es cuestión de método
Guest TV Roles
Dr. Marissa Caseras
Det. Mikki Mendoza
Paola Turbay Gómez (born November 29, 1970 in Houston, USA) is a Colombian American actress, model, and television presenter.
Turbay represented Bogotá in the Miss Colombia beauty pageant, which she won in 1991. She was the first runner-up in the 1992 Miss Universe competition.
After finishing her studies in psychology at the Universidad de los Andes, Turbay focused on her career as a model and presenter in entertainment news segments on Noticias QAP and Noticiero CM& newscasts, as well as an actress, with shows like Hola Paola ("Hello Paola") during the 1990s. In 2005 she was the official presenter, with Miguel Varoni, of the National Beauty Pageant. She has also made cameo appearances in several Colombian series like O todos en la cama, Ecomoda (sequel to Betty la fea) and Leche ("Milk").
After studying acting in Hollywood, FL, Turbay became the main character of the RCN TV comedy Noticias calientes ("Hot News") in 2002. Two years later she would star the telenovela Las noches de Luciana ("The Nights of Luciana") and in 2006 would present the Colombian version of Dancing with the Stars, Bailando por un Sueño. Paola has also made brief appearances in films such as Perder es cuestión de método (The Art of Losing), Lenny, the Wonder Dog, and the 2007 movie Love in the Time of Cholera.
In 2007, Turbay played Isabel Vega in the CBS series Cane, which was canceled in May 2008 after only one season. In 2008 she has been participating as Guest Star in the ABC series The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Cindy Lee. She also guest starred on the Showtime series Californication (Season 2, ep. 8 "Going Down and Out in Beverly Hills").
- She was Miss Colombia and second place in Miss Universe.
- Has two children: Sofia (1996) and Emilio (2000).
- Older sister of the composer and singer Juan Gabriel Turbay.
- She was born in Houston, Texas and moved with her family to Bogota, Colombia when she was 10.