Emily Rios

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Emily Rios
Rios in 2006
Born (1989-04-27) April 27, 1989 (age 27)
Los Angeles, California, US
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2005–present

Emily Clara Rios[1] (born April 27, 1989) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role as Andrea Cantillo on the AMC series Breaking Bad. In 2013 she began portraying newspaper reporter Adriana Mendez on the FX series The Bridge.[2]

Early life[edit]

Rios was born in Los Angeles, California and raised as a Jehovah's Witness in El Monte, California.


Rios was professionally discovered during a day out at a shopping mall. She appeared in the 2005 short film For Them and the 2006 film Quinceañera.[3] In 2008, she appeared in the independent film Vicious Circle. She has also had recurring roles in the television series Friday Night Lights, Men of a Certain Age, Breaking Bad, The Bridge and From Dusk till Dawn: The Series.

Personal life[edit]

Rios is openly a lesbian.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 For Them Lydia Short film
2006 Quinceañera Magdalena
2007 Blue Hour, TheThe Blue Hour Happy
2007 Stain on the Sidewalk, TheThe Stain on the Sidewalk Vanessa
2008 Vicious Circle Angel
2009 Down For Life Vanessa
2009 Winning Season, TheThe Winning Season Kathy
2010 Love Ranch Muneca
2010 Pete Smalls Is Dead Xan
2011 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Isabelle
2016 Paint It Black Pen


Year Title Role Notes
2007 ER Tracy Martinez Episode:"Under the Influence"
2008 Closer, TheThe Closer Elena Contreras Episode: "Sudden Death"
2008 House Sophia Episode: "Emancipation"
2009–11 Men of a Certain Age Maria 12 episodes
2010–11 Friday Night Lights Epyck Sanders 4 episodes
2010–13 Breaking Bad Andrea Cantillo 10 episodes
2012–13 Private Practice Angela Reilly Recurring, Seasons 5–6
2013–14 The Bridge Adriana Mendez Main cast
2013 Almost Human Paige Episode: "Are You Receiving?"
2014 Grimm Frankie Gonzales Episode: "The Good Soldier"
2015 Scandal Ensign Martin Episode: "A Few Good Women"
2015 True Detective Betty Chessani Recurring (Season 2)
2015 Criminal Minds Tammy Mae Vasquez Episode: "Outlaw"
2015–16 From Dusk till Dawn Ximena Vasconcelos / Lorena Vasconcelos Recurring
2017 Snowfall Luica Villanueva


  1. ^ State of California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at FamilyTreeLegends.com
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Emily Rios & Matthew Lillard Promoted To Regulars On FX's 'The Bridge'". Deadline. PMC. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  3. ^ For Them at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ Bendix, Trish (21 July 2014). "Emily Rios talks being gay and having a say on her character on 'The Bridge'". Retrieved 12 December 2014. 

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