- Judy Reyes
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name = Judy Reyes
birthdate = birth date and age|1972|11|5
Bronx, New York, United States
nationality = Dominican,
spouse = Edwin M. Figueroa
Judy Reyes (born
November 5, 1972in the Bronx, New York) is a televisionand filmactress, screenwriter, film directorand film producerof Dominican descent. She is best known for her portrayal of nurse Carla Espinosaon the NBC comedy"Scrubs" from 2001-present.
Reyes had a short stint on "
The Sopranos" as the girlfriend of Paulie Walnuts. She also made a brief appearance on the American television series "Oz", where she played the wife of the blinded Correctional Officer Eugene Rivera. She has also starred in "The Fuzz Show" as Girl #1.
She is best known for her portrayal of Nurse
Carla Espinosaon the NBC comedy"Scrubs" from 2001-present. "I really admire Carla - she's smart and sassy and a very good nurse," says Reyes. "I like that she remains confident and unapologetic in a world where nurses don't receive the same respect as doctors."Fact|date=October 2007
Reyes' other film credits include
Martin Scorsese's " Bringing Out the Dead", and the independent film "Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God, Be Back by Five". She can also be seen in the film "Washington Heights". Additionally Reyes acted in and co-produced (with her husband) "Taino", a short film which was screened at the 1999 New York International Latino Film Festival and at the 2001 Los Angeles Latino Film Festival.
Reyes' television credits include "
100 Centre Street". Her made-for-television movies include "John Sanford's Mind Prey", with Eriq La Salle, "The Prosecutors" and the role of Luz Cuevas in the LMN biopic drama "".
Reyes has four daughters, and has a twin sister named Joselin (who played a paramedic on ""). She attended
Hunter Collegein Manhattan, where her acting career started out. She is married to writer/director Edwin M. Figueroa. She is the Cousin of Model/Artist Viancey.
Reyes resides in
Los Angelesduring production, but frequently returns to her native New York. In addition to acting, Reyes looks forward to producing and directing more independent films.
September 2006, Reyes fractured her pelvisin an accidental fall, which affected filming of the "Scrubs" episode " My Musical". [ [http://www.people.com/people/article/0,26334,1538957,00.html Scrubs Actress Recovering After Fall - Sickness & Injury, Judy Reyes : People.com ] ] [ [http://starrymag.com/content.asp?ID=2200&CATEGORY=Interviews&PAGE=8 Starry Constellation Magazine ] ] In 2006, Reyes co-stared in a Hallmarkmovie, "Our House". She played Billy, a homelesswoman who strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow and helps change the lives of her friends, and also her own.
* [http://www.nbc.com/Scrubs/bios/Judy_Reyes.html Judy Reyes cast bio on NBC]
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