Eva LaRue

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Eva LaRue
LaRue in 2009
Eva Maria LaRue

(1966-12-27) December 27, 1966 (age 57)
Other namesEva LaRue Callahan, Eva Larue
Occupation(s)Actress, 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][4]



LaRue started modeling after graduating from high school, first working with the Judith Fontaine Agency and eventually with Frederick's of Hollywood.[4] 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.[5][6]


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.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10]

In February 2024, it was announced LaRue had been cast as Natalia Rogers-Ramirez on General Hospital; she made her episodic debut on February 26.[11]

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.[12] 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".[13]

LaRue was married to actor John O'Hurley for two years until 1994.[14] She married fellow All My Children co-star John Callahan in November 1996. The couple divorced in 2005. 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.[15]

LaRue married Joe Cappucio in June 2010 but Cappucio filed for divorce in 2014.[16]

LaRue and her daughter were stalked by James David Rogers from 2012 to 2022, when Rogers was sentenced to 5 years in prison for his actions.[17]



Year Title Role Notes
1987 The Barbarians Ismene
1988 Dangerous Curves Leslie Cruz
1990 Heart Condition Peisha
Crash and Burn Parice Video
1991 Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College Erin Riddle Video
Legal Tender Newscaster
1993 Body of Influence Fourth Woman Video
RoboCop 3 Debbie Dix
Mirror Images 2 Phyllis Video
1995 A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes Annette Funicello TV movie
1996 Remembrance Serena Principessa TV movie
1997 Out of Nowhere Denise Johnson TV movie
1998 Ice Alison TV movie
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
2012 Help for the Holidays Sara Vancamp TV movie
2015 Dancer and the Dame Nicole
Letter Never Sent Mrs Sampson TV movie
2016 A Killer Walks Amongst Us Karen
2018 Orphan Horse Masta Jenkins
2023 Insane Dr. Maya Rivera Short


Year Title Role Notes
1986 The New Gidget Julie Episode: "The Project"
The Love Boat Bikini Girl #4 Episode: "The Christmas Cruise: Part 1 & 2"
1987 Rags to Riches - Episode: "Beauty and the Babe"
1988 Santa Barbara Margot Collins Regular Cast
1989 She's the Sheriff - Episode: "Divorce, Wiggins Style"
Charles in Charge Daphne Prentiss Episode: "Chargin' Charles"
Perfect Strangers 'A' Student Episode: "Teacher's Pest"
Freddy's Nightmares Gina Episode: "Missing Persons"
1990 Married... with Children Carrie Episode: "Rock and Roll Girl"
Dragnet Nancy Moir Episode: "Little Miss Nobody"
1991 They Came from Outer Space Juanita Gillespie Episode: "Animal Magnetism"
Dallas DeeDee Episode: "Win Some, Lose Some"
The New Adam-12 Maria Episode: "Missing"
1991–92 Candid Camera Herself/Co-Host Main Co-Host
1992 Dark Justice - Episode: "Teenage Pajama Party Massacre: Part IV"
1993 Nurses Cindy Episode: "Super Bowl"
1993–11 All My Children Dr. Maria Santos Grey Regular Cast
1997 Head Over Heels Carmen Montaglio Main Cast
1998 Diagnosis: Murder Kathryn Wately Episode: "Wrong Number"
1999 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. Dr. Newman Episode: "Critical List"
Grown Ups Claire Episode: "J Says"
For Your Love Fariba Episode: "The Girl Most Likely To..."
2000–01 Third Watch Brooke Recurring Cast: Seasons 1-2
Soul Food Josefina Alicante Recurring Cast: Season 1, Guest: Season 2
2001 The Test Herself/Panelist Episode: "The Courage Test"
Intimate Portrait Herself Episode: "Kelly Ripa"
2003–11 Biography Herself Recurring Guest
2004 Pyramid Herself/Celebrity Contestant Episode: "9 & 13 February 2004"
Hope & Faith Herself Episode: "Daytime Emmys: Part 1 & 2"
1 Day with... Herself Episode: "Eva LaRue"
2005 Party Planner with David Tutera Herself Episode: "Susan Lucci's Star"
George Lopez Linda Lorenzo Recurring Cast: Season 4
Modern Girl's Guide to Life Herself Main Cast
2005–12 CSI: Miami Natalia Boa Vista Recurring Cast: Season 4, Main Cast: Seasons 5-10
2006 E! True Hollywood Story Herself Episode: "Kelly Ripa"
2007 The Drop Herself Episode: "Eva LaRue/Paula De Anda/Dance Battle"
2010 Iron Chef America Herself/ICA Judge Episode: "Cora vs. Smith: Grapes"
2013 Criminal Minds Agent Tanya Mays Episode: "Final Shot"
2014 Hell's Kitchen Herself Episode: "18 Chefs Compete"
2016 Fuller House Teri Tanner Episode: "Our Very First Show, Again"
Mack & Moxy Admirable Eva Recurring Cast
2018–20 Chicken Soup for the Soul's Animal Tales Herself/Host Main Host
2019 The Young and the Restless Celeste Rosales Regular Cast
2020 Finding Love in Quarantine Amber Russell Recurring Cast
2021 Reunion Road Trip Herself Episode: "All My Children"
2024 General Hospital Natalia Roger-Ramirez Regular Cast


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Liao Chongzhen: A Bright Candle of the Light of Humanity Narrator [18]
2016 World Peace: A Bahaʼi Vision [19]
Carole Lombard [20]


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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  17. ^ Rubin, April (September 11, 2022). "Man Sentenced After 12 Years of Threats to an Actress and Her Daughter". The New York Times. Retrieved November 2, 2022.
  18. ^ "Liao Chongzhen - A bright candle of humanity". YouTube.
  19. ^ "Radiant Century Productions". Retrieved June 21, 2023.
  20. ^ "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