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c. 1972 (age 47–48)
Liza Colón-Zayas (born c. 1972) is an American actress and playwright.
Early life and education
Colón-Zayas was born and raised in The Bronx borough of New York City, and began her career starring in Off-Broadway productions. She broke into mainstream theatre when she wrote, produced, and starred in a one-woman show titled Sistah Supreme, a semi-autobiographical play in which she chronicles growing up as an Latina woman in New York during the 1970s and 1980s.
Colón-Zayas has been a member of the LAByrinth Theatre Company, a New York-based traveling actors' group, since 1992. On stage, she originated the role of Norca in the off-Broadway productions of Our Lady of 121st Street and appeared in In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings (co-starring Ana Ortiz and directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman). Time Out New York named the latter production one of the ten best plays of 1999.
She has also appeared in television series such as Sex and the City, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Blue Bloods episode 124, "Stomping Grounds" (in the latter, as Ana Baez, the sister of Detective Maria Baez). She guest starred in Dexter (season 5, episodes 7 and 8), as a snitch to the detectives investigating the "Santa Muerte killings".
Colón-Zayas is married to the actor David Zayas.
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