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She plays tough talking nurse Carla Espinosa on ABC's hit sitcom Scrubs, but there is more to this beautiful Latina actress.
She was born in the Bronx in 1968 to a Dominican immigrant father who was the superintendent of an apartment building. She didn't pursue acting until 1992 while she was attending Hunter College in Manhattan. That same year she landed her first role in the movie Jack and His Friends which co-starred Sam Rockwell. After this first foray into film, Reyes stuck to the stage for a while and even founded her own theatre company called The Labrynth Theatre Company.
By the late 90's Reyes was back on TV, making notable guest appearances on The Sopranos (as Paulie's love interest) and Oz, both HBO hit shows. In 2001 Reyes struck gold with her role on Scrubs which has been on for six seasons. In between her TV gigs, Reyes managed to land a role in the Martin Scorcese move Bringing Out the Dead which co-starred Nicolas Cage Reyes also co-produced and acted in a short film called Taino which she did with her husband, writer/director Edwin Figeuroa.
Reyes lives in New York with her husband. She is still active in The Labrynth Theatre company, and also produces various independent films. She is slated to be in an upcoming movie called The Poker Club where she plays a detective investigating a death at a weekly poker game.
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Inspired Mom of the Month: Judy Reyes - Stroller Traffic This month, we caught up with Bronx-born actor Judy Reyes, who plays nurse Carla Espinosa on Scrubs (we also love her on Devious Maids). When she's not filming or with her 4-year-old daughter, Leila, Reyes gives her ...
People | Judy Reyes | Hispanic Lifestyle She always keeps me on my toes. The very talented Actress Judy Reyes talks with Hispanic Lifestyle on the red carpet of 2012 Imagen Foundation Awards. In this segment Judy talks about acting in the pilot of the hit television program, ...