Alana de la Garza
|Alana de la Garza|
Garza at the 16th Annual Impact Awards Gala, February 2013
|Born||(1976-06-18) June 18, 1976
Columbus, Ohio, United States
|Spouse(s)||Michael Roberts (m. 2008)|
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 & Order, Law & Order: LA, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and as 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 starred in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders as Special Agent Clara Seger.
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.
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 of Rosa Santos on the soap opera, All My Children, guest-starring roles in JAG, Charmed, Two and a Half Men, and Las Vegas. She starred as Maria in the short-lived television series The Mountain. In 2006, she starred in 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.
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 February 2012, she was cast as a lead in the NBC medical drama pilot Do No Harm. She played Dr. Lena Solis, a neurologist. 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.
In 2014–2015 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.
|2002||Bending All the Rules||Woman ordering shots|
|2005||Mr. Dramatic||Mrs. Dramatic||Short film|
|2006||Mr. Fix It||Sophia|
|2013||Are You Here||Victoria Riolobos|
|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||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, 3 episodes|
|2016–2017||Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders||SSA Clara Seger||Series Regular|
|2017||Criminal Minds||Clara Seger||Episode: “Spencer”|