Quantico Star Anabelle Acosta Share Her Haute LA Secrets

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Fresh off a breakout role in the HBO series Ballers, Anabelle Acosta is quickly taking over Hollywood as one of its up and coming TV stars. Born in Havana Cuba and raised in New York City, Acosta is a Meisner and Method trained and Julliard School alumni. She started her early acting and modeling career in New York City appearing in a series of national commercials and print ads. Her first big break into the acting world came in 2010 when she was cast for the lead role of Kelly in the independent film We Made This Movie. This breakout star can currently be seen starring on ABC’s Quantico, as Nathalie Vasquez, a former cop from Texas who’s driven, kick-ass, fiercely competitive and more interested in always coming out on top than being a team player. The series centers on a diverse group of recruits as they arrive at the FBI Quantico Base for training, and though it seems impossible, one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11. Most recently, the actress was seen starring alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the HBO series Ballers playing the long-time girlfriend of a two-timing, game-playing hotshot wide receiver, played by John David Washington. Acosta’s other credits include Castle, Supernatural and Perception. Here is Anabelle Acosta’s insider’s guide to the City of Angels.

Where were you born: Havana, Cuba

How long in LA: 5 years 

Neighborhood: Hancock Park

Occupation: Actress

Best Sushi: Matsuhisa

Best Italian: Giorgio Baldi

Best dessert: Mastros butter cake

Best place for a romantic date: Nobu Malibu 

Best Sunday brunch: Soho House 

Best place for a power business meeting: Soho House 

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? If they’re younger, the Mondrian because it’s a great location and has a fun ambiance. If older Mr. C’s in Beverly Hills, it’s chic and they have a great staff

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Barneys and Maxfields

Best Spa: Ciel Spa at SLS

Best Steakhouse: Mastros 

Best Pizza: Lobster pizza at Berris

Best Lunch: Cabana Cafe at Beverly Hills Hotel 

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Soul Cycle! 

Best Museum/Exhibit: LACMA

Describe your city in three words:

 Dreams come true

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: The Hollywood sign and Runyon canyon 

Best Aspect of Los Angeles: Beautiful weather all year round