Natalie Martinez Lightens End of Watch

Natalie Martinez enters the gritty world of LA gang warfare in End of Watch. She plays the wife of a police officer, which means her character doesn't so much enter that world as watch and worry from the sidelines. But in a film that's packed to the brim with guns, drugs and blood, it's nice to know there's a pretty face in there to break things up a little. Get to know that pretty face a little better with this bio-gallery.

Martinez is Cuban and hails from Miami.

She started modeling when she was 15 with an appearance in a TJ Maxx advertisement.

Her career took off in 2002 when she beat out 5,000 other models for a spot as the official face of Jennifer Lopez's clothing line, JLO.

Martinez started acting in 2006 when she was cast in the American telenovela Fashion House.

Her film debut came in 2008 with a role in Death Race.

She then went on to appear in another telenovela, Saints and Sinners.

In 2010, Martinez was cast in a starring role in the short-lived ABC cop drama Detroit 1-8-7.

Martinez has also appeared in music videos for Pitbull, Justin Timberlake, Sean Paul and Wisin & Yandel.

Photographed for Maxim by Carlos Nunez | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012 When she's not acting, she usually just sits on stairs looking sexy. Note to self: Buy house with stairs.