Among Paula Rivera's most recent credits is the Gemini award winning hit series Flashpoint, as well as the upcoming mini series Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, based on the Giller Prize winning novel. She also appeared in the popular The Collector series. Rivera has also participated in such television movies as CTV's Gemini nominated The Terrorist Next Door, Lifetime's Wisegal and CBC's Gemini winner Victor, the Victor Davis Story. A native of Mexico City, Rivera studied law and political science before deciding to pursue a career in the arts. She started dancing at a young age and eventually came to Vancouver Canada to participate in further dance training. Subsequently she honed her dramatic and acting skills by appearing in a number of theatrical productions in Vancouver and Toronto. These include Studio 16's Lion in the Streets and Twelfth Night. She also wrote and starred in Every Girl Wants A Skirt Like Frida's, in the Toronto Fringe Festival. Rivera currently makes her home in Toronto.