|Born||November 5, 1967|
Edwin M. Figueroa
(m. 1997; div. 2008)
Judy Reyes (born November 5, 1967) is an American actress, model and producer, best known for her roles as Carla Espinosa on the NBC/ABC medical comedy series Scrubs (2001–2009), and as Zoila Diaz in the Lifetime comedy-drama Devious Maids (2013–2016). Beginning in 2017, she stars as Annalise "Quiet Ann" Zayas in the TNT crime comedy-drama Claws.
Reyes was born in The Bronx, New York, to Dominican immigrants, and has three sisters, including a fraternal twin sister named Joselin Reyes, who played a paramedic on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Reyes grew up on Bainbridge Avenue, from the age of 13 to the age of 25–26. She attended Hunter College in Manhattan, where she began her acting career.
In the early 1990s, Reyes began her television career with guest starring roles in a number of shows, including Law & Order, NYPD Blue, and The Sopranos. She also had a recurring role in Oz as Tina Rivera. She is best known for her portrayal of nurse Carla Espinosa on the NBC comedy Scrubs from 2001 to 2009. She has starred in a number of made for television movies, primarily for Lifetime network, including Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story (2008), and The Pregnancy Project (2012).
After leaving Scrubs, Reyes guest-starred in several shows, including Castle, Medium, Off the Map, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2011, she starred as a mother dealing with her estranged husband's return into her life after his stint in prison in the independent drama Gun Hill Road. The film is set in Reyes' native Bronx, and its title refers to a real-life street that intersects Bainbridge Avenue on which Reyes herself grew up. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Reyes also had small supporting roles in several films, including Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five (1998), Bringing Out the Dead (1999), Washington Heights (2002), and Dirty (2005).
In 2012, Reyes was cast as series regular Zoila Diaz, the senior maid, in the ABC comedy-drama pilot Devious Maids, created by Marc Cherry. On May 14, 2012, the series was not picked up by ABC, but on June 22, 2012, Lifetime ordered a run of thirteen episodes. The series premiered June 23, 2013. The Devious Maids finale episode aired on August 8, 2016. Two weeks following the show's cancellation, Reyes was cast opposite Niecy Nash in the TNT crime comedy-drama Claws. The series premiered on June 11, 2017.
In Succession, which premiered on June 3, 2018 on HBO, Reyes plays Eva, executive producer of media conglomerate Waystar Royco's ATN news channel.
In 2022, Reyes guest-starred in season 3 of Batwoman where she portrayed Kiki Roulette who was responsible for building Joker's joy buzzer.
Reyes was married to writer/director Edwin M. Figueroa for 11 years before they divorced. Reyes and her partner George Valencia have a daughter, Leila Rey Valencia, born on November 27, 2009.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1992||Jack and His Friends||Rosie|
|1996||No Exit||Maria Lentini||Direct-to-video|
|1998||Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five||Waitress|
|1999||Bringing Out the Dead||ICU Nurse|
|2000||King of the Jungle||Lydia Morreto|
|2004||King of the Corner||Nurse Kathleen Delehant|
|2008||The Poker Club||Detective Patterson|
|Glow Ropes: The Rise and Fall of a Bar Mitzvah Emcee||Vanessa Dupree|
|2011||Gun Hill Road||Angela Rodriguez|
|2015||My Name Is David||His Neighbor|
|2017||The Circle||Congresswoman Olivia Santos|
|2020||All Together Now||Donna|
|TBA||Turtles All the Way Down||Gina Holmes||Post-production|
|TBA||Christmas, No Filter||Carol|
|TBA||The Horror of Dolores Roach||TBA|
|1992||Law & Order||Maria Barragon||Episode: "Sisters of Mercy"|
|1993||Street Justice||Jody||Episode: "Countdown"|
|1994||As the World Turns||Nita||Episode #1.9826|
|The Cosby Mysteries||Laura Montero||Episode: "Only You"|
|New York Undercover||Helena||Episode: "After Shakespeare"|
|1995||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Giselle||Episode: "Stand Up"|
|1996||NYPD Blue||Anna Ortiz||Episode: "Where'd the Van Gogh?"|
|The Prosecutors||Maria Valquez||Television film|
|1997||Cosby||Miss Reyes||Episode: "About My Life"|
|Nothing Sacred||Maritza||Episodes: "Proofs for the Existence of God" and "Song of Songs"|
|1998||Trinity||Mrs. Cupideros||Episode: "In Loco Parentis"|
|1999||Mind Prey||Det. Vega||Television film|
|1999–02||Oz||Tina Rivera||Recurring role, 5 episodes|
|2000||The Sopranos||Michelle||Episode: "From Where to Eternity"|
|Madigan Men||Vera the Dog Walker||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2001||100 Centre Street||Olivia||Episode: "Things Change"|
|Third Watch||Gina Fuentes||Episodes: "Requiem for a Bantamweight" and "Unfinished Business"|
|WW 3||Maria Cruz||Television film|
|2001–09||Scrubs||Nurse Carla Espinosa||Series regular, 169 episodes|
ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Series (2006, 2008)
Nominated - ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Series (2002, 2009)
Nominated - Imagen Award for Best Actress - Television (2005, 2007)
|2003||Blue's Clues||Carmen||Episode: "Blue's Big Car Trip"|
|2005||Strong Medicine||Jane Lopez||Episode: "Family Practice"|
|2006||Our House||Billy||Television film|
|2008||Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story||Luz Cuevas||Television film|
Nominated - Imagen Award for Best Actress - Television
|2009||Castle||Theresa Candela||Episode: "Little Girl Lost"|
|Hawthorne||Vita Gonzalez||Episode: "No Guts, No Glory"|
|2010||Medium||Jane Livingston||Episode: "Native Tongue"|
|Ask Alan||Vanessa||Television film|
|2011||Off the Map||Eva Moran||Episodes: "It's Good" and "Es Un Milagro"|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Inez Rivera||Episode: "Blood Brothers"|
|2012||The Pregnancy Project||Juana||Television film|
Nominated - Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress - Television
|Happily Divorced||Teresa||Episode: "Cesar’s Wife"|
|Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja||Señora Jorge (voice)||Episode: "Viva El Nomicon"|
|2013–16||Devious Maids||Zoila Diaz||Series regular, 48 episodes|
Nominated-Imagen Award for Best Actress - Television (2014, 2015)
|2015||iZombie||Lola Abano||Episode: "Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?"|
|Fresh Off the Boat||Mindy Torres||Episode: "Good Morning Orlando"|
|2015–17, 2019||Jane the Virgin||Dina Milagro||Recurring role, 11 episodes|
|2016||The Good Wife||Nola Gades||Episode: "Monday"|
|Blue Bloods||Coryna Garza||Episode: "For the Community"|
|2017–20||One Day at a Time||Ramona||Recurring role, 10 episodes|
|2017–22||Claws||Annalise "Quiet Ann" Zayas||Series regular, 40 episodes|
|2017, 2020||Search Party||Deb||Episodes: "Suspicion", "Obsession", "Denial" and "The Reckoning"|
|2018||Succession||Eva||Episodes: "Shit Show at the Fuck Factory", "Lifeboats" and "Sad Sack Wasp Trap"|
|Dirty John||Verga||Episodes: "Red Flags and Parades" and "Remember It Was Me"|
|2019–22||Better Things||Lala||Episodes: "No Limits", "Show Me the Magic", "Escape Drill" and "We Are Not Alone"|
|2020||Black-ish||Dr. Paul||Episode: "Hero Pizza"|
|2021||Torn from Her Arms||Thelma Garcia||Television film|
|2022||Batwoman||Kiki Roulette||Episodes: "Broken Toys" and "We’re All Mad Here"|
|TBA||The Horror of Dolores Roach||TBA||8 Episodes|
|2023||Untitled HPI Remake||Selena Soto||ABC Pilot|
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- ^ a b Michaud, Sarah (December 3, 2009). "Scrubs's Judy Reyes Welcomes a Daughter". People.
- ^ a b c Barrica, Gino (February 4, 2011). "Gun Hill Road: An Interview w/ Judy Reyes (Of Scrubs Fame)". Geekadelphia.
- ^ Hernandez, Lee (January 24, 2011). "EXCLUSIVE: Judy Reyes Stars in 'Gun Hill Road' at Sundance Film Festival". Latina.
- ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 23, 2012). "Judy Reyes Lands Lead In 'Devious Maids', Jay Hernandez Set As Male Lead In 'Trooper'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
- ^ Caldwell, Sarah (April 10, 2013). "Marc Cherry's 'Devious Maids' comes to Lifetime this summer". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
- ^ "Devious Maids - Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
- ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 1, 2016). "'Devious Maids' Canceled: No Season 5 For Lifetime Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
- ^ Stanhope, Kate (September 12, 2016). "Judy Reyes Joins TNT's Nail Salon Dramedy 'Claws' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
- Judy Reyes at IMDb
- 1967 births
- 20th-century American actresses
- 21st-century American actresses
- Actresses from New York City
- American film actresses
- American television actresses
- American people of Dominican Republic descent
- Hispanic and Latino American actresses
- Hunter College alumni
- Living people
- People from the Bronx
- American twins