Sánchez enrolled in the University of Puerto Rico, where like her father and brothers she was to study marketing.
She returned to Puerto Rico, and in 1992 she made her movie debut, having landed a small part as an island girl in the movie Captain Ron, which was partly filmed in Puerto Rico, starring Martin Short and Kurt Russell.
In film, Sánchez has appeared in Rush Hour 2 (2001), Boat Trip (2002), The Game Plan (2007), and Act of Valor (2012).
she is the youngest of four siblings, having three older brothers. At a young age, she showed an interest in both dancing and acting and would put on shows for her family.
At that time, in 1993, Sánchez won the Miss Puerto Rico Petite contest, and in 1994 she won the international title of Miss American Petite, bringing her international fame.She appeared in Craig David's music videos "Hidden Agenda" and "Personal" and in the Fabolous video for the song "Make Me Better".is a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, model, actress, producer and writer.She is known for her roles as FBI agent Elena Delgado in the CBS police procedural Without a Trace (2005–09), and as Carmen Luna in the Lifetime comedy-drama Devious Maids (2013–2016).Sánchez has acted in some 20 movies, including as Maria in Edison and as Karen Lopez in Underclassman.
She starred in the Puerto Rican film Cayo, released in 2005.