Jun. 18th, 1976
Columbus, Ohio, USA
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Alana de la Garza (born June 18, 1976) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as ADA Connie Rubirosa on the NBC television series Law & Order. In 2014, she began starring as Det. Jo Martinez in the ABC series Forever.
Born in Columbus, Franklin County, 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, and soon moved to New York City.
In 2001, she was featured in the music video for Brooks & Dunn's song "Ain't Nothing 'bout You". She obtained the role of Rosa Santos on the soap opera, All My Children, guest-starring roles in JAG, Charmed, Two and a Half Men, (2004) and Las Vegas. She starred as Maria in the short-lived television series The Mountain, in which she received high marks for her acting.
In 2006, she starred in the film Mr. 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. Garza played Rubirosa for the final four seasons of Law & Order, becoming one of the longest-serving actors in the junior ADA role.
Also in 2008, she became the new face of Garnier Nutritioniste cosmetics.
In January 2011, Garza reprised her role as ADA for several episodes, Connie Rubirosa on Law & Order: LA, but on May 13, NBC announced the show had been cancelled.
In July 2011, 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, Garza was added to the cast of You Are Here, the feature film debut of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner.
On October 28, 2013, it was reported that Garza will be guest starring in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Connie Rubirosa. Rubirosa, who had previously been a Manhattan ADA, is now a Federal Prosecutor, heading up a joint task force on underage sex trafficking. It originally aired on January 22, 2014.
Garza married her long-time boyfriend, Michael Roberts, a writer, (May 31, 2008), in Orlando, Orange County, Florida. They have a son, Kieran Thomas (b. September 28, 2010) and a daughter, Liv Elena (b. July 7, 2013).
- Her husband is a writer.
- In 2008, became the new face of Garnier Nutritioniste cosmetics.