|Born||Washington, DC, USA|
|Elena Varela Gallery|
Elena Varela was born in Washington, DC and raised in the Maryland suburbs, Elena is the youngest in her family's first American-born generation. Her parents, from Buenos Aires, Argentina are whom she credits today for being bi-lingual in English and Spanish. She loves her cultural South American roots and shows them off by still dancing Tango and Salsa every chance she gets.
By her early 20's, she hosted the Emmy Award winning show "Diver(C)ity", also locally based in Washington DC at the time. Elena then made her way to Los Angeles and found quick success. Soon after arriving in Hollywood, her face could be seen in several commercials, print ads and TV shows. By 2003, she had become one of the sexy "Kande Girls" on BET's "The Way We Do It" and landed small roles on "Judging Amy", "Bold and the Beautiful" and "Half & Half". She's a natural beauty and has a winning personality to match her talents as a fiery Latina actress, which is always consistently evident in her work.
- No One Lives as Newscaster
- Geronimo as Nora
- Teen Spirit as Aunt Marielle
- Scooter Kidz as Miss Provella
- Coma as Nurse Lena Montoya
- Criminal Minds as Detective Jodi Ketelsen
- 96 Minutes as ER Doctor
- Justice for Natalee Holloway as Latin Reporter
- Elena Varela is one of nine actors from the TV series Criminal Minds to have a role on Under the Dome, along with Al Vicente, Brett Cullen, Dean Norris, Evan Gamble, Gia Mantegna, Jeff Fahey, Mare Winningham and Ned Bellamy.
|Season 1 appearances|
|"Pilot"||"The Fire"||"Manhunt"||"Outbreak"||"Blue on Blue"|
|"The Endless Thirst"||"Imperfect Circles"||"Thicker Than Water"||"The Fourth Hand"||"Let the Games Begin"|
|"Speak of the Devil"||"Exigent Circumstances"||"Curtains"|