Kristin Herrera

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Kristin Herrera
Born Kristin Lisa Herrera
(1989-02-21) February 21, 1989 (age 26)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–2008

Kristin Lisa Herrera (born February 21, 1989) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Dana Cruz on the first season of the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 and as Lourdes Del Torro on General Hospital.

Life and career[edit]

Herrera was born in Los Angeles, California and has two older brothers and a sister, named Ryan, Justin and Ashley. She is of Mexican American and Puerto Rican descent and speaks fluent Spanish. She attended Hillcrest Christian School in Granada Hills, Los Angeles.[1]

Herrera has been acting in commercials since she was six. Her first TV role was in a phone service commercial. Other roles include Eleena on NYPD Blue, Aimee Varga on The Division, Sophie on The Bernie Mac Show, Katie on 7th Heaven and Frederika in ER.

In 2005, she played Dana Cruz in Zoey 101, Zoey (Jamie Lynn Spears) and Nicole's (Alexa Nikolas) roommate. After the first season, she departed from the show because the producers thought she looked too old and was replaced by Victoria Justice. Her character was originally planned to end up as Logan's girlfriend, but was replaced by Quinn Pensky. She also co-starred in feature film Freedom Writers opposite Hilary Swank. Herrera has taken a hiatus from acting, stating that she would like to pursue it again in the future. Her last acting role was on the soap opera General Hospital in 2008.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Freedom Writers Gloria Supporting Role
Resurrection Mary Karen
Year Title Role Notes
2000–2008 General Hospital Lourdes Del Torro (15 episodes)
2005 Zoey 101 Dana Cruz Main cast; Season 1, 13 episodes
Guest Appearances
Year Title Role Notes
2001 NYPD Blue Elena Rodriguez
2002 7th Heaven Katie
The Division Aimee Vargai
The Bernie Mac Show Sophia
2004 ER Frederika Meehan
2006 Without a Trace Rose Martinez


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