Alyssa Diaz

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Alyssa Diaz
Born Alyssa Elaine Diaz
(1985-09-07) September 7, 1985 (age 30)
Northridge, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Bishop Alemany High School
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001-present

Alyssa Elaine Diaz (born September 7, 1985) is an American actress. Diaz is best known for playing the roles of Jasmine on the ABC Family show The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Celia Ortega on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns, Gloria Cruz on Army Wives and Teresa on Showtime's Ray Donovan. In March 2016, Diaz landed the role as Dariela, a series regular, on the CBS drama Zoo for its second season.

Early life and education[edit]

Diaz was born in Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles, California on September 7, 1985. She is of Colombian and Mexican ancestry, and has one brother named Michael. Diaz is a graduate of Bishop Alemany High School.


Diaz played the role of Celia Ortega on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns from February 9, 2005 until August 10, 2005, when her character left town for Montega to be with her relatives. She has made other television appearances, guest-starring in television shows including Southland, CSI: NY and Lie to Me. She has also starred in films including Ben 10: Alien Swarm and How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer.

She also played the role of Jasmine on the ABC Family show The Nine Lives of Chloe King. In 2012, she landed the recurring role of Gloria Cruz on Army Wives. She was upgraded to series regular for the seventh season, which started in March 2013.[1] She has also appeared in The Vampire Diaries.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer Rose
2008 Oh Baby! Maria
2011 Shark Night Maya
2012 Red Dawn Julie Goodyear
Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Brothers García Mary Lee "Meal Ticket" (season 2: episode 5)
2002 American Family Alicia "The Fighting Fridas" (season 1: episode 16)
2004 CSI: Miami Chelsea Lopez "Hell Night" (season 3: episode 6)
2005 As the World Turns Celia Ortega 56 episodes
2006 The Unit Delores "Off the Meter" (season 2: episode 7)
2008 Shark Rosa Diaz "Leaving Las Vegas" (season 2: episode 14)
2008 Greek Chrissy Snow "Three's a Crowd" (season 2: episode 9)
2009 CSI: NY Tracy James "She's Not There" (season 5: episode 14)
2009–10 Southland Mercedes Moretta "Sally in the Alley" (season 1: episode 4)
"Butch & Sundance" (season 2: episode 2)
"What Makes Sammy Run?" (season 2: episode 5)
2009 Valentine Wendy Rojas "She's Gone" (season 1: episode 7)
2009 Three Rivers Christy "Ryan's First Day" (season 1: episode 2)
2009 Ben 10: Alien Swarm Elena Validus TV movie
2010 Lie to Me Ava Torres "Delinquent" (season 2: episode 16)
2010 The Jensen Project Sam TV movie
2011 The Nine Lives of Chloe King Jasmine Main cast; 10 episodes
2011 Law & Order: LA Malia Gomez "Westwood" (season 1: episode 22)
2011 Necessary Roughness Tallis Lang "Forget Me Not" (season 1: episode 9)
2012–13 Army Wives Gloria Cruz Series regular; 20+ episodes
2012 Revolution Mia Clayton "Ties That Bind" (season 1: episode 8)
2012 The Vampire Diaries Kimberly "My Brothers Keeper" (season 4: episode 7)
"We'll Always Have Bourbon Street" (season 4: episode 8)
"O Come, All Ye Faithful" (season 4: episode 9)
2013 The Last Ship Quartermaster Rios 2 Episodes
2014 The Bridge Lucy 3 Episodes
2014 Grimm Belem Hoyos "Chupacabra" (season 4: episode 8)
2015 Ray Donovan Teresa Season 3-4
2016 Zoo Dariela Season 2


  1. ^ Ausiello, Michael (November 17, 2012). "Army Wives Exclusive: Major Character Getting Killed Off Amid Season 7 Shake-Up". TVLine. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (September 7, 2012). "'Vampire Diaries' casts '90210' star Blake Hood, Alyssa Diaz". Digital Spy. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 

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