Delilah Cotto

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Delilah Cotto
Born Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress, dancer, model
Years active 1989–present

Delilah Cotto is an American actress, dancer and model.

Early life[edit]

Cotto was born and raised in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York to Puerto Rican-American parents. She studied drama at the High School of Performing Arts in New York City. She trained at the William Esper Studio and studied dance.


After studying dance, she was given a small role in Lean on Me. After being away from acting she made an appearance in Law & Order. She was later featured in films Girl 6 and Personals. In 2002, Cotto had her first starring role in the feature film Empire playing John Leguizamo's girlfriend Carmen. She starred in the television series Kingpin until its cancellation in 2004. She was featured in Cinemax's short film entitled Stories of Lost Souls alongside James Gandolfini. Her other film credits include Splinter, Broken Circle, Rockaway and Illegal Tender.

She has also made guest appearances on many television shows such as Trinity, Oz, CSI: Miami and Cuts; has performed in an off-Broadway entitled "Cloud Tectonics" in the role of Celestina Del Sol; and has appeared on the cover of popular magazines such as Open Your Eyes (OYE) twice, Tinta Latina and Profile.

Personal life[edit]

She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Lean on Me Chita
1996 Girl 6 Christine, Caller #8
1999 Personals Veronica
2002 Empire Carmen
2005 Stories of Lost Souls Angela Also a short in 2000 called A Whole New Day
2006 Splinter Vanessa
Broken Circle Perla Rosarez
2007 Rockaway Caridad
Illegal Tender Jessenia
2012 Kidnapped Souls Detective Flores
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Law & Order Maria 1 episode
1999 Trinity Trixie 1 episode
2002 Oz Annette Osorio 1 episode
2003 Kingpin Gisela
2004 CSI: Miami Chris Hildago 1 episode
2005 Cuts Dream 1 episode
2006 Dr. Vegas Wanda the Fortune Teller 1 episode
2009 Numb3rs Karen Cruz 1 episode

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