Idalis DeLeón

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Idalis DeLeón
Born Idalis M. DeLeón
(1969-06-15) June 15, 1969 (age 49)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.[1]
Nationality American
Other names Idalis De Leon
Idalis Deleon
Idalis Leon
  • Singer
  • actress
  • model
  • television personality
  • television host
Years active 1988–present
Known for MTVVJ
Musical career
Associated acts

Idalis M. DeLeón (born June 15, 1969) is an American actress, writer director television host, and now a top TV Host Coach/Media Trainer in Los Angeles. DeLeón is best known as a MTV VJ, hosting the music countdown show from June 1994 until September 1998. DeLeón is also known for her acting roles as Roni De Santos during the fifth season of the sitcom Living Single (1997–1998) and Charity in the 1998 comedy film Ride.[2]


DeLeón, who is of Afro-Caribbean Puerto Rican ancestry, first began her career in the South Bronx NYC. as a member of the girl group Seduction who scored a top ten hit "Two to Make It Right" in 1989.[3] As an entertainment reporter and anchor, DeLeón has worked for VH1, Fox Family, Fox Sports, Access Hollywood, and since 2003 as the weekend hostess for Extra. Since 2004 DeLeón has also been the co-host of the Sí TV show Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. She also has several acting credits including a recurring role on the Sci Fi Channel series The Invisible Man. In 2004, she played the stripper Sophia in eight episodes of Six Feet Under. Her most recent appearances include roles on FX's Nip/Tuck, and as "Concha" on the USA Network's Burn Notice.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 B*A*P*S Idalis Deleon
1998 Ride Charity
1998 Outrageous Host
1999 Ugly Naked People Rose Short film
2000 Very Mean Men Argentine
2002 Man of the Year Joan
2002 Naked Movie Jodi
2004 Woman Thou Art Loosed Nicole
2005 Brothers in Arms Sheriff Sanchez
2006 Running Scared Divina
2007 Safe Harbour Millie Video
2009 Vicious Circle Helena


Year Title Role Notes
1997-98 Living Single Roni De Santos Recurring role
1999 Wayans Bros., TheThe Wayans Bros. Sandra "Big Brother"
1999 Love Boat: The Next Wave, TheThe Love Boat: The Next Wave Pilar Sanchez "Cuba"
1999 Mondo Picasso Jennifer Rome TV series
1999 For Your Love Sonya "The Thanks You Get"
1999 King of Queens, TheThe King of Queens Jill "I, Candy"
2000 Celebrity Tatiana TV film
2000 Shasta McNasty Maria "Big Brother"
2000 Beverly Hills, 90210 Julie "Spring Fever"
2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Guillermina Scarlett (voice) "Robinita Hood"
2000 Expendables, TheThe Expendables Ver TV film
2001 Invisible Man, TheThe Invisible Man Allianora / Helen Black Recurring role
2001 Beast, TheThe Beast Sylvia "The Damage Done", "The Delivery"
2001 District, TheThe District Jennifer Roscoe "Tug of War"
2001 Men, Women & Dogs Danielle "Old Dog, New Tricks"
2002 Body & Soul Yolanda Rosales TV series
2003-04 Six Feet Under Sophia Recurring role
2005 Missing Anna Delores "Phoenix Rising"
2006 Nip/Tuck Gala Gallardo "Gala Gallardo"
2007 Burn Notice Concha Ramirez "Broken Rules"
2008 Commuter Confidential Carmen TV series


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