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  • Judy Reyes is an American television actress, best known for her roles as Carla Espinosa

  • on the NBC sitcom Scrubs, and as Zoila Diaz in the Lifetime comedy-drama Devious Maids.

  • Early life Reyes was born in The Bronx, New York to Dominican

  • immigrants and has three sisters, including a twin sister named Joselin, who played a

  • paramedic on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Reyes grew up on Bainbridge Avenue,

  • from the age of 13 to the age of 25-26. She attended Hunter College in Manhattan, where

  • she began her acting career. Career

  • In the early 1990s, Reyes began her television career with guest starring roles in number

  • of shows, including Law & Order, NYPD Blue, The Sopranos. She also had a recurring role

  • in Oz as Tina Rivera. She is best known for her portrayal of nurse Carla Espinosa on the

  • NBC comedy Scrubs from 2001 to 2009. She has starred in a number of made for television

  • movies, primarily for Lifetime network, including Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story,

  • and The Pregnancy Project. After leaving Scrubs Reyes guest-starred in

  • several shows, including Castle, Medium, Off the Map, and Law & Order: Special Victims

  • Unit. In 2011 she starred as a mother dealing with the return into her life of her estranged

  • husband after his stint in prison in the independent drama Gun Hill Road. The film is set in Reyes'

  • native Bronx, and its title refers to a real-life street that intersects Bainbridge Avenue on

  • which Reyes herself grew up. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Reyes also

  • had and small supporting roles in several films, including Went to Coney Island on a

  • Mission from God... Be Back by Five, Bringing Out the Dead, Washington Heights, and Dirty.

  • In 2012, Reyes was cast as series regular Zoila Diaz in ABC comedy-drama pilot Devious

  • Maids, created by Marc Cherry. On May 14, 2012, the series was not picked up by ABC,

  • but on June 22, 2012, Lifetime ordered a run of thirteen-episodes. The series premiered

  • June 23, 2013. Personal life

  • Reyes was married to writer/director Edwin M. Figueroa for 11 years before they divorced.

  • Reyes and her boyfriend George Valencia have a daughter, Leila Rey, born on November 27,

  • 2009. Filmography

  • References

  • External links Judy Reyes at the Internet Movie Database

Judy Reyes is an American television actress, best known for her roles as Carla Espinosa

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