Riva in 2012
July 22, 1969
Diana-Maria Riva (born Diana-Maria Uhlenbrock; July 22, 1969) is an American actress.
Riva made her acting debut in the short-lived 1996 television series Common Law. Additional television credits include guest appearances in Murder One, Party of Five, The X Files, NYPD Blue, The Drew Carey Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, CSI, Less Than Perfect and Castle. She has also appeared as a celebrity guest on the Donny Osmond version of the game show Pyramid.
Riva starred as Lieutenant Ana Ruiz in the 2010 FOX series The Good Guys as the boss of detectives Dan Stark (West Wing/Studio 60 alum Bradley Whitford) and Jack Bailey (Colin Hanks) in the Dallas Police Department. She also starred as the mother-in-law of Rob Schneider's title character in the short-lived CBS sitcom ¡Rob!. In 2016 she joined the cast of Man with a Plan as Mrs. Rodriguez.
- What Women Want (2000)
- The Third Wheel (2002)
- Exposed (2003)
- Chasing Papi (2003)
- Employee of the Month (2004)
- 17 Again (2009)
- Our Family Wedding (2010)
- Short Term 12 (2013)
- McFarland, USA (2015)
- Love & Mercy (2015)
- Untitled Miranda July project (2019)
|1996||Common Law||Maria Marquez|
|1998||The Pretender||Lupe Harmon|
|1997–1999||Party of Five||Loraina/Nurse|
|1999||The X Files||Angela Villareal|
|1997–1999||NYPD Blue||Maxine / Matron|
|1999–2001||Everybody Loves Raymond||Sarah||2 episodes|
|2000||The Drew Carey Show||Elena||Episode: "Drew and the Racial Tension Play"|
|City of Angels||Connie||4 episodes|
|2002–2003||Sabrina The Teenage Witch||Annie|
|2004–2005||Less Than Perfect||Vivian|
|2005–2006||The West Wing||Edie Ortega|
|2006–2007||Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip||Lilly Rodriguez|
|2007||Standoff||Marta||Episode: "No Strings"|
|The Loop||Benita||2 episodes|
|Side Order of Life||Vivy Porter||Series regular|
|2008||Ghost Whisperer||Mrs. Alden||Episode: "Home But Not Alone"|
|2009||Castle||Detective Roselyn Karpowski||2 episodes|
|In Plain Sight||Roberta Procter||Episode "Who's Bugging Mary?"|
|2010||The Good Guys||Lieutenant Ana Ruiz||Series regular|
|2013–2015||The Bridge||Kitty Conchas||Recurring role|
|2014||Saint George||Concepcion||4 episodes|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||Marcella||Episode: "Black Budget"|
|Manhattan Love Story||Angie||Episode: "Happy Thanksmas"|
|2015||Girl Meets World||Chairperson Sanchez||Episode: "Girl Meets Creativity"|
|2015–2016||Telenovela||Mimi Moncada||Series regular|
|2016–2017||Man with a Plan||Mrs. Rodriguez||Series regular (season 1)|
|2017||The Mayor||Franny||Episode: "The Strike"|
|2018||Madam Secretary||Sister Anne Gutierrez||Episode: "The Magic Rake"|
|2019||Dead to Me||Detective Ana Perez||Recurring role|
- Lowry, Brian (May 13, 2010). "The Good Guys". Variety. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
- Capobres, Kacy (February 16, 2012). "Diana Maria Riva Dishes Details On New Sitcom ¡Rob!". Fox News. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
- Gordon, Naomi. "Netflix's Dead to Me season 2: Here's why we think it could happen". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 17 May 2019.