Eva LaRue

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Eva LaRue
Eva LaRue, ROMY 2009.jpg
Eva LaRue, 2009
Born Eva Maria LaRuy
(1966-12-27) December 27, 1966 (age 48)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Other names Eva LaRue Callahan
Eva Larue
Occupation Actress
Years active 1987 – present
Spouse(s) John O'Hurley (1992-1994: divorced)
John Callahan (1996-2005: divorced)
Joe Cappuccio (m. 2010-2014: divorced)
Children 1

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

Early life[edit]

LaRue was born in Long Beach, California to Marcie and Luis LaRuy.[1] She has three siblings, sisters Nika and Lara and a brother, Luis Jr.[1] She is of French, Puerto Rican, Dutch, and Scottish ancestries.[2] She is a member of the Bahá'í Faith.[3]

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[4] and soon after she started modeling, first working with the Judith Fontaine Agency and eventually with Frederick's of Hollywood.[4]


From 1993 to 1997 and again from 2002 to 2005, LaRue portrayed Dr. Maria Santos Grey on All My Children.[5] 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.[6]

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 4 that Eva's character, Natalia Boa Vista, was the mole in the lab reporting back to the FBI. Beginning with Season 5, LaRue became a full-time cast member.

LaRue and her daughter recently starred in a music video for the song "Armed" by Bahá'í recording artist, Devon Gundry.

In July 2011 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.

Personal life[edit]

LaRue's sister Nika was one of the women photographed by convicted serial killer William Richard Bradford for his collection. She was no. 3 (out of 54 women) on the poster released by the Los Angeles Police Department to find living victims. Bradford would photograph women he met in bars under the guise that he would assist their modeling careers. The incident was used in CSI: Miami in season 5: episode 8 titled "Darkroom" soon after the revelation.[7]

LaRue is a third cousin to Jane Fonda.[8]

From 1992 to 1994, LaRue was married to actor John O'Hurley.

LaRue was also married to fellow All My Children actor, John Callahan from 1996 to 2005. She gave birth to their daughter Kaya McKenna Callahan on December 6, 2001.

On June 26, 2010, LaRue married Joe Cappucio. They divorced in early 2014.


Year Title Role Notes
1987 The Barbarians Kara
1989 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 II Phyllis
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
1998 Ice Alison TV Movie
2000 One Hell of a Guy Daphne
2006 Cries in the Dark Carrie TV Movie
2008 Lakeview Terrace Lt. Morgada
2011 Grace in Sara Dr. Lopez Short film
2012 Family Trap Veronica TV Movie
2012 Help for the Holidays Sara Vancamp TV Movie
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 Hostess
1993 Nurses Cindy Episode: "Super Bowl"
All My Children Dr. Maria Santos Grey
1997 Head Over Heels Carmen Montaglio
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..."
2000-2001 Third Watch Brooke 9 episodes
2000-2001 Soul Food Josefina Alicante 5 episodes
2003-2005 George Lopez Linda Lorenzo Episode: "Feel The Burn"
Episode: "George Gets Assisterance"
Episode: "George's Relatively Bad Idea"
2005 Modern Girl's Guide to Life Talent 5 episodes
2005-2012 CSI: Miami Natalia Boa Vista Recurring (Season 4), Main (Seasons 5-10)
2013 Criminal Minds Agent Tanya Mays

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Media offices
Preceded by
Regis Philbin (solo host)
Miss America Pageant host
1997 (co-host with John Callahan)
Succeeded by
Boomer Esiason and Meredith Vieira