Ada Maris

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Ada Maris
Born Ada Marentes
(1957-06-13) June 13, 1957 (age 57)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Religion Christian[1]
Spouse(s) Tony Plana

Ada Maris (born June 13, 1957) is an American actress. She was born Ada Marentes and has been married to actor Tony Plana since 1988. They have two children.


From 1986 to 1987, Maris played the role of Maria Conchita Lopez in the sitcom What a Country!. She later appeared on an episode of The Cosby Show playing the girlfriend of a community-center director played by Tony Orlando. The episode was intended to be a pilot for a series centered on Maris and Orlando, but it was never picked up by the network. She then went on to play Nurse Gina Cuevas on Nurses for its entire three-season run in the early 1990s.

Most recently Maris became known for playing Captain Erika Hernandez on Star Trek: Enterprise. Her husband, Tony Plana, had appeared in the earlier Star Trek spin-off, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She also played Sonia Garcia in the television comedy The Brothers Garcia for the full run of the series. Ada played Markko Rivera's mom Aurelia Rivera on One Life to Live beginning June 12, 2009.[2]


  1. ^ Maris, Ada. "Ada Maris: Comedienne, Vocalist, Nurse & Enterprise Actress". Outreach. Outreach, Inc. Retrieved April 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ SheKnowsSoaps. "One Life to Live: Ada Maris And David Pinon Cast As Markko". SheKnowsSoaps. SheKnows. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 

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