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Aimee Garcia on "Dexter" began her acting career in Evanston

Aimee Garcia plays the nanny to Dexter's son on "Dexter" and began her acting career in Evanston.
Aimee Garcia plays the nanny to Dexter's son on "Dexter" and began her acting career in Evanston.

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Chicago native Aimee Garcia, currently starring in the eighth and final season of “Dexter,” has come a long way.

“I started acting in McDonald’s commercials with Michael Jordan and Sammy Sosa when I was a kid,” she says.

Now, at 34, Garcia is thrilled to have a role she can truly sink her teeth into: that of Jamie Batista, nanny to Dexter Morgan’s son Harrison. According to Garcia, this season may be the most intense yet for Jamie, who’s forging a deeper relationship with the surreptitious serial killer.

“This season, we get to see Jamie outside of her nanny duties,” says Garcia. “Until now, she’s been untouched by Dexter’s dark side, but that’s about to change. And something happens to her that changes her forever.”

And Jamie isn’t the only character who’s evolving.

“Dexter has been very comfortable being a monster. But now, he’s becoming more human,” shares Garcia. 

Even so, she’s keeping her fingers crossed in hopes that her character survives the series finale. “I’d like to see her avoid getting killed — which is nearly impossible when your boss is a serial killer.”

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