Valerie Cruz

Born Jul 18, 1976

Valerie Cruz is an American actress. Cruz was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey of Cuban ancestry. She attended Florida State University and received a BFA theatre degree. She has appeared in films such as Cellular and played Grace Santiago in Nip/Tuck. She played a main character in Nip/Tuck, but she left the show just after the first season. She has made guest appearances in series such as Grey's Anatomy and Las Vegas.… Read More

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  • The Following's Valerie Cruz Is Single Again
    People Magazine - Jan 20, 2014
  • Showtime For Valerie Cruz – Homeland Season 2
    Boom Tron - Jun 09, 2012
  • 'alphas' Review: Season One, Episode Seven Hollywood Soapbox.Com
    Google News - Sep 02, 2011
  • Off The Map – Dvd Review Monsters And Critics.Com
    Google News - Aug 28, 2011


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1976 Birth Born on July 18, 1976.


2007 30 Years Old In 2007, she appeared as Connie Murphy, a tough Chicago police detective, in SciFi Channel's (now cancelled) adaptation of The Dresden Files. … Read More
2008 31 Years Old She has also played Maria Nolan on the CW's Hidden Palms. In 2008, she appeared in season three of Dexter, playing Sylvia Prado, the wife of Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado (Jimmy Smits).
2009 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, she appeared in the horror film The Devil's Tomb and the HBO series True Blood, in which she played the part of Isabel.
2010 33 Years Old In 2010 she became part of the cast of the ABC drama Off the Map, which was canceled by ABC On May 13, 2011.
2011 34 Years Old In 2011 she started playing the homeland security agent overseeing the Alpha Unit in the Syfy series Alphas.
2012 35 Years Old In 2012, she played a doctor in the "Organ Grinder" episode of Grimm; the wife of a dictator in the "Enemy of the State" episode of Scandal; and an investigator for the football league in the episode "Spell it Out" of Necessary Roughness.
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