Eva LaRue

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Eva LaRue

Eva LaRue, 2009
BornEva Maria LaRuy
(1966-12-27) December 27, 1966 (age 45)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Other namesEva LaRue Callahan
Eva LaRue
Eva Larue
OccupationActress
Years active1987 – present
SpouseJohn O'Hurley (1992-1994)
John Callahan (1996-2004)
Joe Cappuccio (2010-present)
 
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Eva LaRue

Eva LaRue, 2009
BornEva Maria LaRuy
(1966-12-27) December 27, 1966 (age 45)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Other namesEva LaRue Callahan
Eva LaRue
Eva Larue
OccupationActress
Years active1987 – present
SpouseJohn O'Hurley (1992-1994)
John Callahan (1996-2004)
Joe Cappuccio (2010-present)

Eva Maria LaRue (born Eva Maria LaRuy on December 27, 1966[1]) is an American model and actress. She is best known as Doctor Maria Santos on All My Children, and was a cast regular on CSI: Miami, portraying Detective Natalia Boa Vista of the Miami-Dade Police Department.

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Early life

LaRue was born in Long Beach, California to Marcie and Luis LaRuy.[1] She has three siblings, sisters Nika and Lara and a brother, Luis Jr.[1] She is of French, Puerto Rican, Dutch, and Scottish ancestries.[2] She is a member of the Bahá'í Faith.[3]

LaRue began acting at the age of six and was later a teenage beauty queen. She won Danfranc Productions Miss California Empire 1984 title at the state pageant held in Irvine, California. In 1985, she graduated from Norco High School[4] and soon after, she started modeling. She was signed by the Judith Fontaine Agency as a model eventually becoming a Frederick's of Hollywood model.[4]

Career

From 1993 to 1997 and again from 2002 to 2005, LaRue portrayed Dr. Maria Santos Grey on All My Children.[5] There, she was half of All My Children supercouple Edmund and Maria. She received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in the category of "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" for All My Children. She also received a nomination in 2004 in the category of "Outstanding Original Song" for composing the song "Dance Again with You," which was used as a backdrop to the lovemaking scene after the third marriage of the characters Edmund and Maria June 2003.

In 2010, LaRue reprised her role as Maria temporarily on January 5 for All My Children's 40th anniversary.[6]

LaRue also performed in television movies over the years, appearing as Annette Funicello in a biographical movie of the former Mouseketeer and also in the adaptation of Danielle Steel's Remembrance as Princess Serena.

While on All My Children, LaRue developed a notable friendship with Sarah Michelle Gellar, who portrayed the role of Kendall Hart on the soap opera. In 2005 LaRue portrayed Linda Lorenzo, George Lopez's "Long Lost" sister, on the TV sitcom George Lopez.

In the fall 2005, LaRue began the role of Natalia Boa Vista on CSI: Miami. It was revealed in the end of Season 4 that Eva's character, Natalia Boa Vista, was the mole in the lab reporting back to the FBI. Beginning with Season 5, LaRue became a fulltime cast member.

LaRue and her daughter recently starred in a music video for the song "Armed" by Bahá'í recording artist, Devon Gundry.

In July 2011 and September 2011, LaRue reprised her role as Dr. Maria Santos Grey on All My Children as a guest star as the show wrapped up its network run on ABC. LaRue's appearance in September reunited her with her co-star and good friend Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Personal life

LaRue's sister, Nika, was one of the women photographed by convicted serial killer William Richard Bradford for his collection. She was no. 3 (out of 54 women) on the poster released by the Los Angeles Police Department to find living victims. Bradford would photograph women he met in bars under the guise that he would assist their modeling careers. The incident was used in a CSI: Miami episode soon after the revelation.[7]

LaRue is a third cousin to Jane Fonda.[8]

LaRue revealed that when she was six months pregnant with her daughter Kaya she was supposed to fly in one of the planes which hit the Twin Towers on 9/11, but she changed her flight the night before, so she could sleep in. She gave birth to her daughter Kaya McKenna Callahan (born December 6, 2001).

Filmography

See also

References

http://www.celebritiesheight.com/eva-larue-height-and-weight/

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Preceded by
Regis Philbin (solo host)
Miss America Pageant host
1997 (co-host with John Callahan)
Succeeded by
Boomer Esiason and Meredith Vieira