Alexandra Barreto

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Alexandra Barreto
BornAlexandra Barreto
(1975-10-16) October 16, 1975 (age 43)
Staten Island, New York, United States
OccupationActress, producer, writer
Years active2000–present
Rider Strong (m. 2013)

Alexandra Barreto (born October 16, 1975) is an American actress who starred in the 2006 television series Pepper Dennis with her future husband Rider Strong and Rebecca Romijn and in the horror film Tooth and Nail, a part of the annual After Dark Horrorfest in 2007. Since 2013, she has appeared in the recurring role of Ana Gutierrez on The Fosters.

Early life[edit]

Barreto was born on October 16, 1975 in Staten Island, New York, to a Puerto Rican father and an Italian mother. She has one brother and two sisters.[1]


Barreto has appeared in films such as "Quitters", "Blood Makes Me", "Ghost Game", "La Torcedura", Exposed, "Beautiful", "Woman On Fire", "Farewell Collette", and Disney's The Kid. Her television appearances include 9 episodes of the TV police drama The District and was five episodes of "The American Family".

In 2008, Alexandra participated in a television commercial for the Barack Obama presidential campaign entitled "It Could Happen To You"[2] along with Rider Strong and Shiloh Strong. The commercial won's contest for funniest ad and aired on Comedy Central.

Personal life[edit]

Barreto began dating actor Rider Strong after they met while filming the 2006 television series Pepper Dennis.[3] They became engaged in December 2012,[3] and married on October 20, 2013 in Oregon.[4] The couple has one son, Indigo "Indy" Barreto Strong, born in December 2014.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Resurrection Blvd. Carmen De La Cruz 5 episodes
2002 Crossing Jordan Anastasia Episode: "Acts of Mercy"
2002 American Family Young Berta 5 episodes
2002 The Twilight Zone Maria Hernandez Episode: "Time Lapse"
2003–2004 The District Maria Rodriguez 9 episodes
2004 Ghost Game Dara Feature film
2004 Cold Case Anna Vizcaino Episode: "Discretion"
2005 Summerland Isabel Luna 4 episodes
2005 Sex, Love & Secrets Victoria Episode: "Molting"
2005 CSI: NY Linda Cortez Episode: "Trapped"
2006 Pepper Dennis Blanca Martinez 10 episodes
2007 Tooth and Nail Torino Feature film
2008–2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Romina Gonzalez / Distraught Woman 2 episodes
2008 Pushing Daisies Veronica Villanueva Episode: "Frescorts"
2009 Without a Trace Giselle Fernandez Episode: "Skeletons"
2009 Dark Blue Marcella Vasquez Episode: "Venice Kings"
2009 House Cheryl Episode: "Brave Heart"
2010 Castle Annie Swift Episode: "Last Call"
2010–2011 Justified Pilar 3 episodes
2011 NCIS Navy Petty Officer Rena Oliver Episode: "A Man Walks Into a Bar..."
2013 Californication Sarah Episode: "The Unforgiven"
2013–2014 Parenthood Karen Fillman 5 episodes
2013–present The Fosters Ana Gutierrez Recurring role, 38 episodes
2015 NCIS: Los Angeles LAPD Detective Jacqueline Rivera Episode: "Fighting Shadows"
2015 CSI: Immortality Romina Gonzalez TV movie
2016 Pure Genius Amy Delgado Episode: "Fire and Ice"
2017 Grey's Anatomy Pam Episode: "Civil War"
2018 Mayans M.C. Antonia Pena 3 episodes
2018 The Romanoffs Detective Gutierrez Episode: "Bright and High Circle"


  1. ^ "Latin Heat Online - Alexandra Barreto Gets Feisty with the Weather On WB's Pepper Dennis". Archived from the original on August 14, 2007. Retrieved July 13, 2011.
  2. ^ karinmoveon. "It Could Happen To You - Funniest Ad, Obama in 30 Seconds". YouTube. Archived from the original on July 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
  3. ^ a b Ravitz, Justin (December 27, 2012). "Rider Strong, Boy Meets World Star, Engaged: How He Proposed!". Us Weekly. Retrieved October 20, 2013.
  4. ^ Webber, Stephanie (October 20, 2013). "Rider Strong Marries Alexandra Barreto, Boy Meets World Star's Wedding -- All the Details!". Us Weekly. Retrieved October 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "Rider Strong Is a Dad! Boy Meets World Star Welcomes Son With Alexandra Barreto". Us Weekly. January 22, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2015.

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