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Valerie Cruz Biography

Birth Place:
Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States

Fast Facts

  • Is of Cuban descent
  • Played cello as a child
  • Caught the acting bug at 13 after seeing a touring-company production of Cats in Des Moines, IA
  • Auditioned for a role in Nip/Tuck and was deemed too young, but show execs liked her and had a part written for her
  • Earned a 2008 ALMA Award nomination for her work in The Dresden Files


  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated