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|Born||Alyssa Elaine Diaz
September 7, 1985
Northridge, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Education||Bishop Alemany High School|
Alyssa Elaine Diaz (born September 7, 1985) is an American actress. Diaz is known for her roles on television, such as Celia Ortega on the CBS daytime soap opera As the World Turns, Jasmine on the ABC Family series The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Gloria Cruz on Lifetime's Army Wives, Teresa on Showtime's Ray Donovan, and Dariela Marzan on the CBS series Zoo.
Early life and education
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. Diaz has also starred in the film How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer, and in the television films Ben 10: Alien Swarm and The Jensen Project.
In 2011 Diaz was cast in the starring role of Jasmine on the ABC Family series 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. She has also appeared in The Vampire Diaries.
|2005||How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer||Rose|
|2011||Shark Night||Maya||also known as Shark Night 3D|
|2012||Red Dawn||Julie Goodyear|
|2015||Other People's Children||Trina|
|2001||The Brothers García||Mary Lee||Episode: "Meal Ticket"|
|2002||American Family||Alicia||Episode: "The Fighting Fridas"|
|2004||CSI: Miami||Chelsea Lopez||Episode: "Hell Night"|
|2005||As the World Turns||Celia Ortega||56 episodes|
|2006||The Unit||Delores||Episode: "Off the Meter"|
|2008||Shark||Rosa Diaz||Episode: "Leaving Las Vegas"|
|2008||Greek||Chrissy Snow||Episode: "Three's a Crowd"|
|2009||CSI: NY||Tracy James||Episode: "She's Not There"|
|2009–2010||Southland||Mercedes Moretta||Episodes: "Sally in the Alley", "Butch & Sundance", "What Makes Sammy Run?"|
|2009||Valentine||Wendy Rojas||Episode: "She's Gone"|
|2009||Three Rivers||Christy||Episode: "Ryan's First Day"|
|2009||Ben 10: Alien Swarm||Elena Validus||Television movie|
|2010||Lie to Me||Ava Torres||Episode: "Delinquent"|
|2010||The Jensen Project||Sam||Television movie|
|2011||The Nine Lives of Chloe King||Jasmine||Main role; 10 episodes|
|2011||Law & Order: LA||Malia Gomez||Episode: "Westwood"|
|2011||Necessary Roughness||Tallis Lang||Episode: "Forget Me Not"|
|2012–2013||Army Wives||Gloria Cruz||Main role (seasons 6–7); 30 episodes|
|2012||Revolution||Mia Clayton||Episode: "Ties That Bind"|
|2012||The Vampire Diaries||Kimberly||Episodes: "My Brothers Keeper", "We'll Always Have Bourbon Street", "O Come, All Ye Faithful"|
|2013||The Last Ship||Quartermaster Rios||2 episodes|
|2014||The Bridge||Lucy||3 episodes|
|2014||Grimm||Belem Hoyos||Episode: "Chupacabra"|
|2015–present||Ray Donovan||Teresa||Recurring role (seasons 3–4); 16 episodes|
|2016||Lucifer||Dani||Episode: "Sweet Kicks"|
|2016||Bones||Kerry Napoli||Episode: "The Fight in the Fixer"|
|2016||Zoo||Dariela||Main role (season 2)|
- "Alyssa Diaz". TV Guide. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
- Lowry, Brian (November 22, 2009). "Review: 'Ben 10: Alien Swarm'". Variety. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
- Lowry, Brian (July 14, 2010). "Review: 'The Jensen Project'". Variety. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
- "ABC Family Announces Pick-Up of "Switched at Birth," "The Nine Lives of Chloe King" and "The Great State of Georgia"" (Press release). ABC Family. January 31, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2016 – via The Futon Critic.
- Ausiello, Michael (November 17, 2012). "Army Wives Exclusive: Major Character Getting Killed Off Amid Season 7 Shake-Up". TVLine. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
- Jeffery, Morgan (September 7, 2012). "'Vampire Diaries' casts '90210' star Blake Hood, Alyssa Diaz". Digital Spy. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
- Petski, Denise (March 1, 2016). "'Zoo': Josh Salatin & Alyssa Diaz Join Season 2 Cast Of CBS Summer Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 8, 2016.