Alyssa Elaine Diaz is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles on television, such as Celia Ortega on the CBS daytime soap opera As the World Turns, Jasmine on the ABC Family series The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Gloria Cruz on Lifetime’s Army Wives, Teresa on Showtime‘s Ray Donovan, Dariela Marzan on the CBS series Zoo, Officer (later Detective) Angela Lopez on the ABC series The Rookie and in The Vampire Diaries as Kim.
Years active: 2001–present
Born age: September 7, 1985, 38 years old and 2 months, Northridge, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Sun Sign: Virgo
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark brown
Height: 5’6″ / 1.68m
Measurements: 33-23-33 in / 84-60-86 cm
Bra size: 38B (US) / 85B (EU)
Early life and education
She is of Colombian, Mexican, and Irish ancestry.
Diaz is a graduate of Bishop Alemany High School.
Diaz is an actor known for her recurring roles on several series, including Army Wives, Ray Donovan, and the soap opera As The World Turns. She had her breakout film role in the remake of Red Dawn. She has made other appearances, guest-starring in television shows including Southland, CSI: NY and Lie to Me. She starred in the film How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer, Shark Night with actress Sara Paxton in 2011, and in such television films as Ben 10: Alien Swarm and The Jensen Project.
In 2011, she was cast in the starring role of Jasmine on the ABC Family series The Nine Lives of Chloe King. In 2012, she landed the recurring role of Gloria Cruz on Army Wives. She was upgraded to series regular for the seventh season, which started in March 2013. She has also appeared in The Vampire Diaries. In March 2016, Diaz landed the role as Dariela, a series regular, on the CBS drama Zoo for its second season. She currently plays Mika Camarena, the wife of Kiki Camarena, slain DEA agent, in the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico. She also currently plays Detective first grade Angela Lopez on the ABC drama The Rookie.
Diaz is engaged to singer/songwriter Gustavo Galindo.
On December 28, 2020, Diaz announced on her Instagram that she and Gustavo Galindo had become parents of a baby boy.
Her pregnancy was written into her The Rookie character’s storyline, Angela Lopez.