Garcés was born in Medellín, Colombia. Her father was a fisherman and her mother a schoolteacher. She moved to the United States at a young age and grew up in Harlem, New York.
Paula's interest in performing developed at the age of fifteen after she met her manager through a friend of the family. She has since appeared in the feature films Harvest, Dangerous Minds, Life with Mikey, and Hangin' Out with the Homeboys.
Paula's television credits include New York Undercover, Law and Order, and Oz. She also appeared in the Actor's Studio's production of Salt.
The bilingual actress enjoys kickboxing and dancing. Her birthday is March 20.
All My Children
May 14, 2013 to September 2, 2013
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Fall 2005 [recurring]
February 24, 2003
April 2, 1999 to Spring 2001
New York Undercover
Episode 1.1 "School Ties"
Law & Order
March 12, 1991
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
Life With Mickey
Hangin' With the Homeboys