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ALANA DE LA GARZA

Alana de la Garza (born June 18, 1976) is an American actress. She is most famous for her role as A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa on the television series Law & Order and its short-lived spin-off, Law & Order: LA.



De La Garza was born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio to a Mexican-American father and an Irish-American mother. She was raised in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. She is 5' 9" (1.75 m) tall.



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, 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. 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 2005, 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 fifth season 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 the seventeenth season, portraying Assistant District Attorney Connie Rubirosa. Her performance as A.D.A. 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 Rubirosa for the final four seasons of Law & Order, becoming the longest-serving actor in the junior A.D.A. role.



Also in 2008, she became the new face of Garnier Nutritioniste cosmetics.



In January 2011, it was reported that De La Garza would reprise her role as D.D.A, Connie Rubirosa on Law & Order: LA. On May 13, NBC announced the show had been cancelled.



She married her longtime boyfriend, Michael Roberts, a writer, on May 31, 2008 in Orlando, Orange County, Florida. De La Garza confirmed with Latina Magazine that she gave birth on September 28, 2010, to a 9 lb 3oz baby boy named Kieran Thomas Roberts.











Filmography

  • Mortal Kombat: Conquest (1 episode, "Twisted Truths", 1999) as Ella
  • All My Children (unknown episodes, 2001) as Rosa Santos #2
  • Carnival Knowledge (2002) as Woman at Bar
  • JAG (1 episode, "A Tangled Webb: Part 2", 2003) as María Elena
  • Las Vegas (1 episode, "Pros and Cons", 2003) as Shelly
  • Segundo, El (2004) as Delicia
  • Two and a Half Men (1 episode, "No Sniffing, No Wowing", 2004) as Crystal
  • Daytime's Greatest Weddings (2004) (V) as Rosa Santos #2
  • The Mountain (13 episodes, 2004–2005) as Maria Serrano
  • Mr. Dramatic (2005)
  • Smallville (1 episode, "Arrival", 2005) as Aethyr
  • Charmed (1 episode, "Desperate Housewitches", 2005) as Sylvia
  • The Book of Daniel (3 episodes, "Acceptance", "Forgiveness" and "Temptation", 2006) as Jessie Gilmore
  • CSI: Miami (11 episodes, 2005–2006) as Marisol Delko (also archive footage on "Rio" (2006) (uncredited), on "Out of Time" (2009), on "Manhunt" (2010), on "Happy Birthday" (2010), on "Last stand" (2011) (uncredited))
  • Mr. Fix It (2006) as Sophia
  • Law & Order (85 episodes, 2006–2010) as A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa
  • Law & Order: LA (8 episodes, 2011) as D.D.A Connie Rubirosa
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