Eva LaRue

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Eva LaRue
Eva LaRue, ROMY 2009.jpg
LaRue in 2009
Eva Maria LaRue

(1966-12-27) December 27, 1966 (age 55)
Other namesEva LaRue Callahan, Eva Larue
OccupationActress, model
Years active1986–present
  • (m. 1992; div. 1994)
  • (m. 1996; div. 2005)
  • Joe Cappuccio
    (m. 2010; div. 2014)

Eva Maria LaRue (/ləˈr/; born December 27, 1966)[1] is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles as Maria Santos on All My Children and Det. Natalia Boa Vista on CSI: Miami.

Early life[edit]

LaRue was born in Long Beach, California to Marcie and Luis LaRue. She has three siblings, sisters Nika and Lara and a brother, Luis Jr.[1] She is a member of the Baháʼí Faith.[2]

LaRue began acting at the age of six and was later a teenage beauty queen. She won Danfranc Productions Miss California Empire 1984 title at the state pageant held in Irvine, California. In 1985, she graduated from Norco High School.[3]



LaRue started modeling after graduating from high school, first working with the Judith Fontaine Agency and eventually with Frederick's of Hollywood.[3] She appeared in infomercials for Zumba fitness workout and Sheer Cover Studio mineral makeup. She has graced the cover of numerous magazines, including LA Direct, Vivmag, Orange Coast, InStyle Weddings, Woman's World and Latina.[4][5]


LaRue was the co-host and announcer on Candid Camera from 1991 to 1992. From 1993 to 1997, and again from 2002 to 2005, LaRue portrayed Dr. Maria Santos Grey on All My Children.[6] There, she was half of All My Children supercouple Edmund and Maria. She received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in the category of "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" for All My Children. She also received a nomination in 2004 in the category of "Outstanding Original Song" for composing the song "Dance Again with You", which was used as a backdrop to the lovemaking scene after the third marriage of the characters Edmund and Maria in June 2003.

In 2010, LaRue reprised her role as Maria temporarily on January 5 for All My Children's 40th anniversary.[7]

LaRue also performed in television movies over the years, appearing as Annette Funicello in a biographical movie of the former Mouseketeer and also in the adaptation of Danielle Steel's Remembrance as Princess Serena.

In 2005 LaRue portrayed Linda Lorenzo, George Lopez's "Long Lost" sister, on the TV sitcom George Lopez. In the fall 2005, LaRue began the role of Natalia Boa Vista on CSI: Miami. It was revealed in the end of season four that Eva's character, Natalia Boa Vista, was the mole in the lab reporting back to the FBI. Beginning with season five, LaRue became a full-time cast member.

In July and September 2011, LaRue reprised her role as Dr. Maria Santos Grey on All My Children as a guest star as the show wrapped up its network run on ABC. In 2013 she played Agent Tanya Mays in the episode "Final Shot" on Criminal Minds.

In July 2015, it was announced that LaRue had been cast on Fuller House, the revival series of the sitcom Full House. She portrayed the character of Teri Tanner, the vivacious and busty wife of Danny Tanner. The series premiered on Netflix in 2016.[8] She also played the role of the Admirable in three episodes of Mack & Moxy. In May 2019, she was cast on The Young and the Restless in the role of Celeste Rosales.[9]

Personal life[edit]

LaRue's sister Nika was one of the women photographed by convicted killer Bill Bradford for his collection. She was No. 3 (out of 54 photos) on the poster released by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department to find living victims. Bradford would photograph women he met in bars and photo shoots under the guise that he would assist their modeling careers. The incident was used in CSI: Miami in the season five episode "Darkroom" soon after the revelation.[10] Nika guest-starred in the episode as a reporter. She was initially offered the role of Eva's on-screen sister and a surviving victim, but declined that role, describing it as being "too surreal".[11]

LaRue was married to actor John O'Hurley for two years until 1994.[12] She married fellow All My Children co-star John Callahan in November 1996. The couple served as co-hosts of the 1997 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The couple's daughter Kaya McKenna Callahan was born in December 2001.[13] The couple divorced in 2005.

LaRue married Joe Cappucio in June 2010 but Cappucio filed for divorce in 2014.[14]

James David Rogers was arrested for stalking Eva and her daughter since 2012. He has been sentenced to 5 years in prison.[15]



Year Title Role Notes
1987 The Barbarians Kara
1988 Dangerous Curves Leslie Cruz
1990 Heart Condition Peisha
1990 Crash and Burn Parice
1991 Legal Tender Newscaster
1991 Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College Erin Riddle
1993 Body of Influence Fourth Woman
1993 RoboCop 3 Debbie Dix
1993 Mirror Images 2 Phyllis
2000 One Hell of a Guy Daphne
2008 Lakeview Terrace Lt. Morgada
2011 Grace in Sara Dr. Lopez Short film
2015 Dancer and the Dame Nicole
2015 Liao Chongzhen: A Bright Candle of the Light of Humanity[16] Narrator Documentary
2016 World Peace: A Bahaʼi Vision[17] Narrator Documentary
2016 Carole Lombard[18] Narrator Documentary


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Santa Barbara Margot Collins 24 episodes
1989 Charles in Charge Daphne Prentiss Episode: "Chargin' Charles"
1989 Perfect Strangers 'A' Student Episode: "Teacher's Pest"
1989 Freddy's Nightmares Gina Episode: "Missing Persons"
1990 Married... with Children Carrie Episode: "Rock and Roll Girl"
1990 Dragnet Nancy Moir Episode: "Little Miss Nobody"
1991 They Came from Outer Space Juanita Gillespie Episode: "Animal Magnetism"
1991 Dallas DeeDee Episode: "Win Some, Lose Some"
1991 The New Adam-12 Maria Episode: "Missing"
1991 Candid Camera Co-host
1993 Nurses Cindy Episode: "Super Bowl"
1993–98, 2002–05, 2010–11 All My Children Dr. Maria Santos Grey
1995 A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story Annette Funicello TV movie
1996 Remembrance Serena Principessa di San Tibaldo Fullerton TV movie
1997 Out of Nowhere Denise Johnson TV movie
1997 Head Over Heels Carmen Montaglio 7 episodes
1998 Ice Alison TV movie
1998 Diagnosis: Murder Kathryn Wately Episode: "Wrong Number"
1999 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. Dr. Newman Episode: "Critical List"
1999 Grown Ups Claire Episode: "J Says"
1999 For Your Love Fariba Episode: "The Girl Most Likely To..."
2000–01 Third Watch Brooke 9 episodes
2000–01 Soul Food Josefina Alicante 5 episodes
2003–05 George Lopez Linda Lorenzo 2 episodes
2005 Modern Girl's Guide to Life Talent 5 episodes
2005–12 CSI: Miami Natalia Boa Vista Recurring in season 4; main in seasons 5–10 (152 episodes)
2006 Cries in the Dark Carrie TV movie
2012 Family Trap Veronica TV movie
2012 Help for the Holidays Sara Vancamp TV movie
2013 Criminal Minds Agent Tanya Mays Episode: "Final Shot"
2014 Hell's Kitchen Herself Season 13 Episode 1: "18 Chefs Compete"
2015 Letter Never Sent Mrs Sampson TV movie
2016 Fuller House Teri Tanner Episode: "Our Very First Show, Again"
2019 The Young and the Restless Celeste Rosales 15 episodes
2020 Finding Love in Quarantine Amber Russell 5 episodes


Year Association Category Work Result
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Won


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  2. ^ CSI Guide Eva La Rue on CSI:Guide Archived 2010-11-21 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b "Overview for Eva La Rue". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  4. ^ "Eva LaRue". IMDb. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  5. ^ "Eva LaRue Magazine Cover Photos - List of magazine covers featuring Eva LaRue - FamousFix". FamousFix.com. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  6. ^ "LaRue confirms she will exit AMC - All My Children @ soapcentral.com". soapcentral.com. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  7. ^ More HUGE returns for All My Children's 40th - soapnet.com Archived September 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Fuller House: CSI: Miami's Eva LaRue Joins as [Spoiler]'s Wife". TV Line. July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  9. ^ Rice, Lynette (May 16, 2019). "All My Children star Eva LaRue to join Young and the Restless". Entertainment Weekly. United States. Archived from the original on May 16, 2019. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  10. ^ "'CSI: Miami' Episode Personal For LaRue". CBS News. November 13, 2006. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "Real drama". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
  12. ^ "Five Fast Facts About Veteran Soap Star Eva LaRue". Soap Hub. October 19, 2020. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  13. ^ "Jewel Chief". Soap Opera Digest. September 2012.
  14. ^ Blumm, K.c. (October 19, 2020). "Eva La Rue and Joe Cappuccio Divorcing". People. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  15. ^ Rubin, April (September 11, 2022). "Man Sentenced After 12 Years of Threats to an Actress and Her Daughter". The New York Times.
  16. ^ "Liao Chongzhen - A bright candle of humanity". YouTube.
  17. ^ http://www.radiantcenturyproductions.com/
  18. ^ "Carole Lombard (Part 1)". YouTube.

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Preceded by
Regis Philbin (solo host)
Miss America Pageant host
1997 (co-host with John Callahan)
Succeeded by