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Actor
Alana de la garza
Name Alana de la Garza
Character Marisol Delko
Birth Date June 18, 1976
Birth Place Columbus, Ohio
Family Michael Roberts (husband, since 2008)
2 children
Years Active 1999–present


Alana de la Garza (born June 18, 1976) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Connie Rubirosa on the NBC television series Law & OrderLaw & Order: Los Angeles, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Marisol Delko-Caine on CSI: Miami. In 2014 and 2015, she starred as Detective Jo Martinez in the ABC series Forever. From 2016 to 2017, she has starred in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders as Special Agent Clara Seger.

Early Life

De la Garza was born in Columbus, Ohio, to a Mexican-American father and an Irish-American mother. She was raised in El Paso, Texas. She won the "Miss Photogenic" title in the Miss El Paso Teen USA local beauty pageant. She then became a special-needs teacher and enrolled at the University of Texas at El Paso, studying physical therapy and social work. Upon graduating, she landed some small roles while living in Orlando, Florida, then soon after moved to New York City.

Career

In 2001, she was featured in the music video for Brooks & Dunn's song "Ain't Nothing 'bout You". Garza also appeared in the music video "All or Nothing" released by the boy band O-Town in 2001. She obtained the role ofRosa Santos on the soap opera, All My Children, guest-starring roles in JAGCharmedTwo and a Half Men, and Las Vegas. She starred as Maria in the short-lived television series The Mountain. In 2006, she starred inMr. Fix-It co-starring David Boreanaz. She also guest-starred as an evil Kryptonian (named "Aethyr" in promotional materials) in the Season 5 premiere episode of Smallville and played the recurring role of Marisol Delko Caine on the CBS television series CSI: Miami. She has twice been featured in the "Girls of Maxim" online gallery.

In 2006, she joined the cast of NBC's Law & Order during the premiere of Season 17, portraying Assistant District Attorney Connie Rubirosa. Her performance as ADA Rubirosa has been widely praised by critics. In 2007, she earned a nomination for "Best Supporting Actress—Television" by the Imagen Foundation Awards. Following in 2008, she was nominated for an ALMA Award as "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Television Series". Later that year, she garnered an "Impact Award" for "Outstanding Performance in a Dramatic Television Series" by the National Hispanic Media Coalition.

De la Garza played Assistant District Attorney (later DDA) Rubirosa for the final four seasons of Law & Order, a role she also played on the short-lived spin-off Law & Order: LA (2011). On January 22, 2014 she guest starred in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Connie Rubirosa. Rubirosa, who had recently departed the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, is now a federal prosecutor, heading up a joint task force on underage sex trafficking. Her guest appearance originally aired on January 22, 2014. This is, to date, her final appearance in the franchise.

In July 2011, de la Garza was reported to reprise her role as Marisol Delko Caine, on CSI: Miami's season 10 premiere.

In February 2012, she was cast as a lead in the NBC medical drama pilot Do No Harm. She played Dr. Lena Solis, a neurosurgeon. In June 2012, De La Garza was added to the cast of Are You Here, the feature film debut of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner.[16]

In 2014–15 she co-starred as police detective Jo Martinez in the ABC television series Forever. In September 2015, she began a recurring role as the new head of Homeland Security on Scorpion. She has recently joined the main cast of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, starring as the female-lead opposite Gary Sinise.

Personal Life

She married her long-time boyfriend, Michael Roberts, a writer, on May 31, 2008, in Orlando, Orange County, Florida. They have a son and a daughter.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Bending All the Rules Woman ordering shots
2004 El segundo Delicia
2005 Mr. Dramatic Mrs. Dramatic Short film
2006 Mr. Fix It Sophia
2013 Are You Here Victoria Riolobos

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Mortal Kombat: Conquest Ella Episode: "Twisted Truths"
2001 All My Children Rosa Santos Recurring role
2003 JAG Maria Elena Episode: "A Tangled Webb: Part 2"
2003 Las Vegas Shelly Episode: "Pros and Cons"
2004 Two and a Half Men Crystal Episode: "No Sniffing, No Wowing"
2004–2005 The Mountain Maria Serrano Series regular, 13 episodes
2005 Smallville Aethyr Episode: "Arrival"
2005 Charmed Sylvia Episode: "Desperate Housewitches"
2005–2011 CSI: Miami Marisol Delko Recurring role, 12 episodes
2006 The Book of Daniel Jessie Gilmore Recurring role, 3 episodes
2006–2010 Law & Order ADA Connie Rubirosa Series regular, 85 episodes
2011 Law & Order: LA DDA Connie Rubirosa Series regular, 8 episodes
2012 NCIS: Los Angeles Diane Dunross Episode: "Partners"
2012 Deadly Hope Joanne Connors Television film
2012 Single Ladies Nicolette Episode: "The Business of Friendship"
2013 Do No Harm Dr. Lena Solis Series regular, 13 episodes
2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit AUSA Connie Rubirosa Episode: "Jersey Breakdown"
2014–2015 Forever Jo Martinez Series regular
2015 Scorpion Adriana Molina Recurring role
2016–2017 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders SSA Clara Seger Series Regular

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