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Paola Turbay is an actress best known for her role Marrissa Caseras on the USA Network medical drama Royal Pain and for her role Cindy Lee on ABC teen drama Secret Life of the American Teenager.


Paola Turbay was born on November 29, 1970 in Houston, Texas. She has a younger sister the composer and singer Juan Gabriel Turbay. Paola studied psychology at the Universidad de los Andes. She worked as a model and presenter in entertainment news segments on Noticias QAP and Noticiero C newscasts.


In 2008 Paola was cast as a recurring character on the ABC teen drama Secret Life of the American Teenager as Cindy Lee the mother of main character Adrian Lee who often busy with her flight attendant job. Paola in 2010 was cast as a recurring character on the USA Network medical drama Royal Pain as Marrissa Caseras a Cuban doctor trying to convince her former boyfriend Boris to go though a dangerous medical procedure to save his life.


In 2007 Paola was cast as a main character on the CBS drama Cane. Paola also had a prominent role on the TV series Novel Adventures, True Blood and The Closer.


Paola Turbay is married to Alejandro Estrada, they have two children Sofia and Emilio.


TV Series

Character Name

Role Type

Date

Secret Life of the American Teenager

Cindy Lee

Recurring Role

2008-06-01

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Movie Credit

2004 Las noches de Luciana as Maria Ximena Orozco (1 episode)

2007 Cane as Isabel Vega (13 episodes)

2008 Californication as Rosario (1 episode)

2008 Novel Adventures as Joanna Ruiz (8 episodes)

2008-2010 The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Cindy Lee (20 episodes)

2009 Meteor as Nurse Huxley (2 episodes)

2009 The Cleaner as Angie Carmichael (1 episode)

2009-2010 The Closer as Det. Mikki Mendoza (3 episodes)

2010 Royal Pains as Dr Marissa Caseras (5 episodes)

2010 The Mentalist as Beatriz (1 episode)

2004 Perder es cuestión de método as Nacha

2004 Lenny the Wonder Dog as Ms Ripley