Alyssa Diaz

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Alyssa Diaz
Born Alyssa Elaine Diaz
(1985-09-07) September 7, 1985 (age 31)
Northridge, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Bishop Alemany High School
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present

Alyssa Elaine Diaz[1] (born September 7, 1985[1]) 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[edit]

Diaz was born in Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles, California on September 7, 1985.[1] She is of Colombian and Mexican ancestry, and has one brother named Michael.[citation needed] Diaz is a graduate of Bishop Alemany High School.[citation needed]


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[2] and The Jensen Project.[3]

In 2011 Diaz was cast in the starring role of Jasmine on the ABC Family series The Nine Lives of Chloe King.[4] 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.[5] She has also appeared in The Vampire Diaries.[6]

In March 2016, Diaz landed the role as Dariela, a series regular, on the CBS drama Zoo for its second season.[7]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer Rose
2008 Oh Baby! Maria
2011 Shark Night Maya also known as Shark Night 3D
2012 Red Dawn Julie Goodyear
2015 Other People's Children Trina
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
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)
2016 NCIS: Los Angeles Jasmine Garcia Episode: "The Queen's Gambit"


  1. ^ a b c "Alyssa Diaz". TV Guide. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ Lowry, Brian (November 22, 2009). "Review: 'Ben 10: Alien Swarm'". Variety. Retrieved September 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ Lowry, Brian (July 14, 2010). "Review: 'The Jensen Project'". Variety. Retrieved September 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ Ausiello, Michael (November 17, 2012). "Army Wives Exclusive: Major Character Getting Killed Off Amid Season 7 Shake-Up". TVLine. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (September 7, 2012). "'Vampire Diaries' casts '90210' star Blake Hood, Alyssa Diaz". Digital Spy. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (March 1, 2016). "'Zoo': Josh Salatin & Alyssa Diaz Join Season 2 Cast Of CBS Summer Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 8, 2016. 

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