Priscilla Garita

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Priscilla Garita
Born (1968-03-14) March 14, 1968 (age 49)
New York, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993–present

Priscilla Garita (born March 14, 1968)[1] is an American actress, best known for her role as Gabi Martinez in NBC soap opera Sunset Beach.

Life and career[edit]

Garita was born in New York. She is of Costa Rican descent. In 1993 she made her soap debut on Another World, and later had recurring roles in All My Children and As the World Turns.[2]

Garita is best for playing the role of Gabi Martinez on the now-defunct NBC soap Sunset Beach for the show's entire run from January 1997 to December 1999. Garita was credited during January 1997, but her first appearance on the soap was in February 1997. In 2000 she was cast in the NBC pilot of the short-lived TV series Titans, but later was replaced to Lourdes Benedicto. Garita has also portrayed the role of Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald on another NBC soap, Passions on a temporary basis from August to September 2004. During this time, Lindsay Hartley (the original Theresa) was on maternity leave with husband Justin Hartley.[3]

Garita appeared on number of primetime dramas include Diagnosis Murder, Charmed, Ghost Whisperer, Law & Order: LA, Off the Map, CSI: Miami, Castle, and Rizzoli & Isles. In 2011, she appeared on General Hospital as Lupe.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Another World Kathy Wolikowski Recurring role
1994 All My Children Anita Santos Recurring role
1996 As the World Turns Rita Recurring role
1998 Sunset Beach: Shockwave Gabi Martinez TV Movie
1999 Bright Nights, Dark Days
1997-1999 Sunset Beach Gabi Martinez-Torres Series regular
Nominated - ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Soap Opera (1999)
2000 Titans Samantha Sanchez TV pilot
2000 Road Dogz Lucy
2000 Diagnosis Murder Patty Episode: "Out of the Past"
2001 Ed Jenny Episode: "Changes"
2003 Undermind Secretary
2004 Passions Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald Series regular, 20 episodes
2005 212 Lana
2005 Charmed Stacy Episode: "Desperate Housewitches"
2008 InAlienable Miriam Norris
2008 The Fall Reporter
2009 Ghost Whisperer Doctor Chase Episode: "Birthday Presence"
2010 Law & Order: LA Angela Cordero Episode: "Ballona Creek"
2011 Off the Map Tica Episode: "It's a Leaf"
2011 CSI: Miami Dr. Galaway Episode: "Paint It Black"
2011 Castle Bridge Officer Episode: "Knockout"
2011 Borderline Murder Maria TV Movie
2011 General Hospital Lupe Recurring role, 13 episodes
2012 Overnight Security
2012 Notes from Dad TV Movie
2013 Rizzoli & Isles Bianca Valdez Episode: "But I Am a Good Girl"
2013 Insidious: Chapter 2 Natalie
2014 Zoe Gone Detective Karen Danner
2014 Guests Maricelle Foster Short film
2014 The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Maricelle Foster

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