Riva in 2012
July 22, 1969
Diana-Maria Riva (born Diana-Maria Uhlenbrock; July 22, 1969) is an American actress.
Riva made her acting debut in the short-lived 1996 television series Common Law. Additional television credits include guest appearances in Murder One, Party of Five, The X Files, NYPD Blue, The Drew Carey Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, CSI, Less Than Perfect and Castle. She has also appeared as a celebrity guest on the Donny Osmond version of the game show Pyramid.
Riva starred as Lieutenant Ana Ruiz in the 2010 FOX series The Good Guys as the boss of detectives Dan Stark (West Wing/Studio 60 alum Bradley Whitford) and Jack Bailey (Colin Hanks) in the Dallas Police Department.
Riva starred as the mother-in-law of Rob Schneider's title character in the short-lived CBS sitcom ¡Rob!. In the face of critical reviews and declining ratings, ¡Rob! became the highest-rated cancelled show of the 2011-2012 U.S. television season.
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