WHERE ARE THEY NOW: PAULA GARCES (EX-PILAR; GL)
Not only did Garces get the part, but the role also was expanded from two episodes to a recurring character to -- in the seventh and final season of The Shield that will begin sometime this fall -- a series regular. For Garces, 34, it's the meatiest role by far in a career in which she has played mainly arm candy (like Maria, the hottie-next-door in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) or dizzy teens (Pilar, the flighty young girl of The Guiding Light who killed her mom's boyfriend and then became a nun).
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(Editor's note: Actually, it was Pilar's mother, Carmen, who shot Ben, and when last heard from, Pilar was in Italy studying acting, not in a nunnery. But why let facts get in the way of a funny run-on sentence?)