Monique Gabriela Curnen

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Monique Gabriela Curnen
Monique Gabriela Curnen July 2008.jpg
Curnen in 2008
Born (1970-09-07) September 7, 1970 (age 52)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materWilliams College
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present

Monique Gabriela Curnen (born September 7, 1970) is an American actress.

Early life and education[edit]

Curnen was born on September 7, 1970. Her mother is from Puerto Rico, and her father is of German and Irish descent.[1] She grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts and went to Williams College,[2] where she concentrated on other studies. After college, she spent a year (1992–93) as a full-time intern at Unity House, the Minority Cultural Center, at Connecticut College in New London. She then moved to New York and started taking acting classes and going to auditions.[3]

Career[edit]

Curnen has appeared in several films including Bollywood Calling (2001), Half Nelson (2006) and The Dark Knight (2008), in which she played corrupt Police Detective Anna Ramirez. She also played the colleague of Paul Walker's character Brian O'Connor in Fast & Furious (2009) in a cameo.

She has also appeared in numerous television series including Dexter (in the season 1 episodes "Let's Give the Boy a Hand" and "Love American Style"), House M.D. (in the episode "House Training", 2007) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (in the episode "Quickie", 2010). She played Detective Allison Beaumont in the 2009 police procedural drama series The Unusuals. She has appeared on the television series Sons of Anarchy, playing Amelia Dominguez. She appeared in the season finale of Season 2 of Lie to Me ("Black and White", 2010) as Detective Sharon Wallowski, whom she continued to play in Season 3 in a major recurring role.[4] She appeared in a 2014 episode of the TV Series Person of Interest as Precinct Captain Moreno, and two episodes in Season 4 of the television series Elementary as Detective Gina Cortes[5] and then in The Mentalist as Tamsin Wade in the fifth season. Curnen joined the main cast for the final (2019–20) season of the Starz television series Power, playing Detective Blanca Rodriguez.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Bollywood Calling Isabel
2004 Maria Full of Grace Receptionist
2006 Half Nelson Isabel Redding
2008 The Dark Knight Detective Anna Ramirez
2008 Life in Flight Janey
2008 Bernard and Doris Paloma
2009 Fast & Furious FBI Agent
2011 Contagion Lorraine Vasquez
2011 The Good Doctor Nurse Maryanne

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Shark Claudia Reyes Episode: "Fashion Police"
2006 Dexter Yelina Episode: "Let's Give the Boy a Hand", "Love American Style"
2007 House M.D. Lupe Episode: "House Training"
2009 The Unusuals Detective Allison Beaumont Main role.
2010 Sons of Anarchy Amelia Dominguez Three episodes
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Episode "Quickie"
2010–2011 Lie to Me Detective Sharon Wallowski Recurring seasons 2–3.
2012 The Mentalist Tamsin Wade Fifth season
2014 Revenge Detective Reyes Execution
2014 Person of Interest Precinct Captain Moreno Wingman
2015 Elementary Detective Gina Cortes 2 episodes
2017 Taken Vlasik
2018–2020 Power Blanca Rodriguez
2019 God Friended Me Officer Sarah Matthews Episode "From Paris With Love"
2020 Lincoln Rhyme - Hunt For The Bone Collector Linda Vaughn Episode 7 'Requiem'
2020 Away Melissa Ramirez Recurring role, 8 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 True Crime: New York City Credited as Monique Curnen[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "County Fare: On International Women's Day, a look at Berkshire-based women making their mark". The Berkshire Eagle. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Monique Gabriela Curnen CV amanda howard associates 2011
  3. ^ Quintala, Lisa (August 20, 2008). "Monique Curnen, una hispana en Ciudad Gótica" Archived January 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, People en Español (in Spanish).
  4. ^ Wightman, Catriona (July 22, 2010). "Monique Curnen lands Lie to Me role", Digital Spy.
  5. ^ CBS Press Release (January 19, 2016). "Holmes & Watson must search for a killer...", CBS Press Express
  6. ^ Luxoflux. True Crime: New York City. Activision. Scene: Pause menu credits, 4:29:17 in, VOICE TALENT.

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