Dania Ramirez first caught our attention playing the smart and sexy Alex on ‘Entourage.’ The Latin American actress has a singular beauty and sensuality, plus plenty of talent, that’s sure to make her a household name in the coming months. A supporting role in one of the summer’s most anticipated action flicks, ‘Premium Rush,’ should also help her star rise.

You may also recognize Ramirez from her roles in ‘Heroes,’ ‘American Reunion,’ ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ and ‘The Sopranos.’ The 32-year-old actress was born in the Dominican Republic. She moved to the U.S. when she was ten years old and decided she wanted to pursue acting at a young age.

Ramirez’s first big gig was a starring role as Jay-Z’s main squeeze in the ‘Streets is Watching’ music video. She soon moved on to TV and film projects while balancing modeling gigs. So I guess the takeaway here is, if you play Jay-Z’s girlfriend in a music video, success and fame will follow … if you’re incredibly hot and talented.