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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.
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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 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 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 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 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, 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.
In July 2011, it was reported that Alana De La Garza would reprise her role of Marisol Delko Caine, on CSI: Miami's season 10 premiere.
In February 2012, De La Garza was cast as a lead in the NBC medical drama pilot Do No Harm. She will play Dr. Lena Solis, a neurosurgeon.
In June 2012, De La Garza was added to the cast of You Are Here, the feature film debut of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner.
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 boy named Kieran Thomas Roberts.
Mortal Kombat: Conquest (1 episode, "Twisted Truths", 1999) as Ella
All My Children (unknown episodes, 2001) as Rosa Santos #2
Bending All the Rules (2002) as Woman ordering shots
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 (12 episodes, 2005–2011) as Marisol Delko Caine (also archive footage on "Rio" (2006) (uncredited), on "Out of Time" (2009), on "Manhunt" (2010), on "Happy Birthday" (2010), on "Last stand" (2011) (uncredited), on "Killer regrets" (2011))
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
NCIS: Los Angeles (1 episode, 2012) as D.S.S. Agent Dunross
Deadly Hope (2012) as Joanne Connors
Do No Harm (2012) as Dr. Lena Solis
Single Ladies (1 episode, 2012) as Nicolette
You Are Here (2012) as Victoria Riolobos
Extra (2 episodes, "23 January 2006" and "17 September 2006", 2006) as Herself
Entertainment Tonight (2 episodes, "24 April 2006" and "1 May 2006", 2006) as Herself / Herself - Interviewee
The Early Show (1 episode, "2 May 2006", 2006) as Herself
Today (1 episode, "24 August 2006", 2006) as Herself
E! News (1 episode, "22 September 2006", 2006) as Herself
^ Alana De La Garza official web site
^ Orlando Sentinel - Conversations in Hollywood with Coolio, Janice Dickinson, Alana De La Garza, J.P. Calderon, Leslie Moonves by Hal Boedeker
^ NBC.com > Law & Order
^ Entertainment Weekly - TV Review Law & Order by Ken Tucker
^ TV Guide - Law & Order: When Courtroom Tables Turn by Matt Roush
^ The New York Times - Murder, They Wrote by John Freeman Gill
^ Internet Movie Database
^ National Hispanic Media Coalition
^ EXCLUSIVE: New Mom Alana De La Garza on her Return to ‘Law & Order’
^ Alana De La Garza Joins Law & Order: Los Angeles
^ CSI Miami: Alana De La Garza Returns for the Season 10 Premiere
^ First Photos - CSI: MIAMI Season 10 Premiere With Alana De La Garza
^ Alana De La Garza Promo Pictures CSI Miami Season 10
^ Pilot Season: Law & Order's Alana De La Garza Scrubs In to NBC's Do No Harm
^ NBC Orders Jekyll and Hyde Drama Do No Harm, Mystery Infamous to Series
^ Movie Casting Roundup: ‘Wolf of Wall Street’, ‘Twelve Years A Slave’, ‘You Are Here’, ‘Claire’s Cambodia’
^ "EXCLUSIVE: Alana De La Garza Has Her Baby!". Latina. Oct. 06, 2010. Archived from the original on 8 October 2010. Retrieved Oct 06, 2010.