Garcés was a series regular on the ABC drama series Defying Gravity, playing documentarian Paula Morales during its single 2009 season.She was also featured in the video "Imagínate" with Wisin & Yandel, and rapper T-Pain.
In May 2011, Garcés appeared in "Off the Beaten Path", the 11th episode of the first season of Breakout Kings.
In February 2013, Garcés appeared on the CBS series Elementary, playing villainous police officer Paula Reyes in the first season episode, "Details." While attending a Comic-Con to promote one of her Harold & Kumar films, Garcés noted the huge Latino audience for superheroes, yet a lack of Latino characters in the genre.
She created Further Lane Productions to issue a limited run comic book featuring the Latina superhero Aluna, later working with S2 Games to create, and voice, Aluna as a 2011 playable hero added to Heroes of Newerth, S2's multiplayer online battle arena video game.
Paula Garcés (born March 20, 1974) is a Colombian American film and television actress, known for her appearance in films such as Clockstoppers and The Harold and Kumar Series, and on TV shows such as CSI: Miami, The Shield, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, The Sopranos, Oz, Devious Maids and All My Children.
She played Alvina in 1995's Dangerous Minds with Michelle Pfeiffer.
Garcés co-starred in Paramount Pictures' 2002 teen sci-fi adventure, Clockstoppers, starring opposite Jesse Bradford.She was then cast in Richard Benjamin's hip-hop comedy Marci X opposite Lisa Kudrow and Damon Wayans.Garcés was next seen opposite Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones in the Revolution Studios feature, Man of the House.In 2004 she starred in National Lampoon's Pledge This! She was featured on CSI: Miami and starred in a four episode arc on NBC's Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, as well as guest spots on HBO's hit series, The Sopranos and Oz.Garcés then landed a role as a cast member on The Shield.Garcés appeared in New Line Cinema's 2004 feature film Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, its 2008 sequel Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and the 2011 sequel A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, as Maria, the love interest and later the wife of John Cho's character.