Alexandra Barreto

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Alexandra Barreto
Born Alexandra Barreto
(1975-10-16) October 16, 1975 (age 41)
Staten Island, New York, United States
Occupation Actress, Producer, Writer.
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Rider Strong (m. 2013)
Children 1

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, birth mother to two of the main characters 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.

Alexandra has upcoming roles in "The Outside" and "VideoDome Rent-O-Rama".

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 TV series, 5 episodes
2002 Crossing Jordan Anastasia TV series, 1 episode
2002 American Family Young Berta TV series, 5 episodes
2002 The Twilight Zone Maria Hernandez TV series, 1 episode
2003 The District Maria Rodriguez TV series, 9 episodes
2004 Ghost Game Dara feature film
2004 Cold Case Anna Vizcaino TV series, 1 episode
2005 Summerland Isabel Luna TV series, 4 episodes
2005 Sex, Love & Secrets Victoria TV series, 1 episode
2005 CSI: NY Linda Cortez TV series, 1 episode
2006 Pepper Dennis Blanca Martinez TV series, 10 episodes
2007 Tooth and Nail Torino feature film
2008 Pushing Daisies Veronica Villanueva TV series, 1 episode
2009 Without a Trace Giselle Fernandez TV series, 1 episode
2009 Dark Blue Marcella Vasquez TV series, 1 episode
2009 House Cheryl TV series, 1 episode
2010 Castle Annie Swift TV series, 1 episode
2011 NCIS Navy Petty Officer Rena Oliver TV series, 1 episode
2010 Justified Pilar TV series, 3 episodes
2013 Californication Sarah TV series, 1 episode
2013 Parenthood Karen TV series, 5 episodes
2013 The Fosters Ana Gutierrez TV series, 33 episodes
2015 NCIS: Los Angeles LAPD Detective Jacqueline Rivera TV series, 1 episode
2015 CSI: Immortality Romina Gonzalez TV movie
2016 Pure Genius Amy Delgado TV series, 1 episode
2017 Micah the Asshole Ghost Jade TV movie
2017 Grey's Anatomy Pam TV series, 1 episode
2017 Mayans MC Antonia Pena TV series, (pre-production)


  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 2011-07-13. 
  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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