Danay Garcia Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 12 Jun, 2018
Facts of Danay Garcia
Date of Birth: 1984 , July-5
Age: 37 years old
Birth Nation: Cuba
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Danay Garcia
Birth Name Danay Aguila Garcia
Nationality Cuban, American
Birth Place/City Havana, Cuba
Ethnicity Mixed ethnicity (Chinese-Italian and Spanish-Cuban descent)
Profession Actress
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Face Color Fair
Famous for Prison Break, Fear the Walking Dead
Education Debby Allen Dance Academy
Movies Danika, Peep World
TV Show Prison Break, Fear the Walking Dead
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American-Cuban actress, Danay Garcia is well known for her role as Sofia Lugo, Whistler’s girlfriend in Fox’s TV series, Prison Break. Garcia is also popular for her role as Althea, a curious journalist in Fear the Walking Dead. She made directional debut from The Cure which is due to release in 2019.

Early Life And Education of Danay Garcia

Danay Garcia was born Danay Aguila Garcia on 5th July 1984 in Habana, Cuba under the birth sign Cancer. Her first name, Danay refers to the Goddess of Abundance in Greek. Her father’s family is of Chinese-Italian whereas her mother’s family is of Spanish-Cuban descent.

Garcia was interested in dancing from the very early age. She spent most of the childhood years in learning several dance forms including Salsa, Ballet, African Dance, Belly Dancing, Meringue, and Flamenco.

At the age of 17, she debuted in acting appearing in Eugenio Hernandez Espinosa’s Maria Antonio in a Havana theater production. After few months, she moved to the US to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. In the US, Garcia joined English and acting classes. She also did ballet studies at the Debby Allen Dance Academy.

Danay Garcia’s Career


Initially, Danay Garcia worked as a model. Garcia featured in Italian Vogue and ad campaigns for Mercedes Benz and Macy’s. Moreover, she also appeared in numerous US and international fashion magazine.


Garcia made her Hollywood debut in 2006 as Myra in a psychological thriller movie, Danika. The movie starred Marisa Tomei, Craig Bierko and Regina Hall. Three years later, she portrayed the character Maria in action-drama film, From Mexico with Love starring Kuno Becker and Steven Bauer.

The following year, Garcia played a small role as PA in Peep World with Ron Rifkin, Lesley Ann Warren, and Ben Schwartz. Some of her other works include Rehab, Choices, Man Up, Widows, Boost, Beyond Grace and Avenge the Crows.

Garcia made directional debut in The Cure, due to release in 2019.

TV Series

Garcia made her TV debut in 2007 in an episode of CSI: Miami. The same year, she appeared as Sofia Lugo, Whistler's (played by Chris Vane) girlfriend who was introduced in the third season of Fox’s TV series, Prison Break. She shared the screen with Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies and William Fichtner. Her acting in the series was highly appreciated by fans and critics.

Garcia then appeared in a minor role in several TV series like CSI: NY, The Cleaner, and Supernatural. Since 2016, she is associated with AMC’s post-apocalyptic horror drama TV series Fear the Walking Dead. She portrayed the character Althea who is a curious and tactical journalist. The series starred Frank Dillane, Kim Dickens, Alycia Debnam Carey and Colman Domingo.

Danay Garcia’s Net Worth

As per Celebrity Net Worth, Danay Garcia has an estimated net worth of $3 million. Garcia not only gained huge fame but also made an impressive amount from her acting and modeling career.

According to some online sources, a TV star averagely earns a salary that ranges from $150k to $1 million.

Danay Garcia’s Personal Life

Danay Garcia is currently focused on her career rather than involving in any serious relationships. As of 2018, Garcia is possibly single.

As per her Instagram account, she is close to all her fellow casts from the TV series, Fear the Walking Dead. Some of her hobbies include traveling and dancing.

Here is the video where Danay Garcia talks about Fear the Walking Dead:


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