Angel Batista's sister Jamie has been working for Dexter as his son Harrison's nanny ever since Dexter's wife Rita was killed. Kind-hearted, loyal, and devoted to Harrison, she is invaluable to Dexter. Her brother, Angel Batista, has always been over-protective of her, and her new romance with Quinn threatens to strain their relationship.
Aimee Garcia is an actress of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent born and raised in Chicago, IL. Her varied talents and extreme passion for the arts has contributed to her long list of credits. Aimee is currently staring opposite of Michael C. Hall in the Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winning Showtime series DEXTER as Jaime Batista, Dexter’s endearing babysitter. Additionally, Garcia stars on the CBS drama, VEGAS with Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis. Garcia is also currently in production for the highly anticipated sci-fi adaptation of the 1987 cult classic hit ROBOCOP opposite Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton.
Garcia broke into the entertainment industry at the young age of 7 as a professional dancer in Paul Mejia’s CINDERELLA at the Auditorium Theater, and by age 12 she was dancing 20 shows a month as Clara in THE NUTCRACKER. This led to her first commercial as a dancer and she started taking acting lessons at the Piven Theater Workshop, whose alumni include John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Lili Taylor, and Aidan Quinn.
The acting bug hit her early on. In high school, she won Chicago Tribune’s Best Actress award for her portrayal of Maria, in the immigrant saga JOURNEY OF THE SPARROWS. She also starred in ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS, which was nominated for seven Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago’s version of the Tony Awards). Her success in Chicago Theater gave her the opportunity to land a screen-test for the title role in Baz Luhrmann’s ROMEO + JULIET, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. (The other finalists were Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Christina Ricci, and Claire Danes). Hollywood came calling again when Warner Brothers flew Aimee to Los Angeles to screen-test for the title role in the bio-pic SELENA. Despite losing out to Jennifer Lopez, the national search for Selena had gotten so much buzz that Norman Lear put her under a 2-year contract with Paramount TV. During this time, Garcia graduated as a triple major in Economics, Journalism, and French from Northwestern University. There, she built her own Summer Theater curriculum, and combined her singing and dancing talents to nab the lead role of Diana Morales in A CHORUS LINE for Broadway choeographer Mitzi Hamilton.
After Northwestern, Garcia moved to Los Angeles and had her first official “Hollywood” break as a series regular in the WB’s GREETINGS FROM TUSCON. The short-lived series established Aimee as a TV regular, and since then she’s done 10 TV pilots and four TV series. Best known for her character as Andy Garcia's daughter and George Lopez’s niece, Veronica Palmero, on THE GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW, she is currently the only Latina in her generation to be on syndicated television. In 2007, she was nominated for an Alma and Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series. Other previous projects include NBC’s medical drama TRAUMA, Millennium Films' PRIVATE VALENTINE, opposite Jessica Simpson, FAMILY GUY, and GARY UNMARRIED with Jay Mohr, Adam Sandler's SPANGLISH, Sony's LIES & ALIBIS, starring John Leguizamo, DIRTY, opposite Cuba Gooding Jr., DRAGON WARS, the highest-grossing film in South Korea's history, and the Lionsgate feature, GO FOR IT! where she played the lead character, Carmen who lives to dance and struggles to overcome self-doubt. In addition, Garcia had guest appearances on ABC’s series OFF THE MAP and NBC's LOVE BITES.
Garcia also makes time to give back to the community through various philanthropic and charity endeavors, including the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts and the National Kidney Foundation. But, what Garcia enjoys most is regularly visiting East LA schools to remind students about the importance of education.
Garcia currently resides in Los Angeles.