Judy Reyes

Judy Reyes

Highest Rated: 86% Girl Flu (2016)

Lowest Rated: 65% Gun Hill Road (2011)

Birthday: Nov 05, 1967

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

After a steady string of TV guest spots and appearances on stage and in films throughout the '90s, Judy Reyes finally made her mark as Nurse Carla Espinosa on NBC's quirky sitcom, "Scrubs" (NBC, 2001-08; ABC, 2009-10). Reyes was born Nov. 5, 1967 in the Bronx, NY. Two of her three sisters - Judy's fraternal twin Joselin and their sister Fidias - also became actresses. Reyes began acting while a student at New York's Hunter College, and in 1992, became one of the 13 founding members of the LAByrinth multicultural theater collective. The group eventually grew to nearly 100 members, including Joselin Reyes and stars like Eric Bogosian, Sam Rockwell, and Philip Seymour Hoffman - who also joined the company's board and became its artistic director. Her first major film role came alongside LAByrinth collaborator Rockwell, in 1992's "Jack and His Friends." Soon after, she began a long string of small roles, including guest spots on such police dramas as "Law and Order" (NBC, 1990-2010) in 1992; "Street Justice" (USA, 1991-93) in 1993 and "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005) in 1996, as well as on two Bill Cosby productions, "The Cosby Mysteries" (NBC, 1994-95) and "Cosby" (CBS, 1996-2000). Reyes continued to land other TV and film roles during the '90s, the most notable of which was in Martin Scorcese's 1999 drama, "Bringing out the Dead," in which she ironically played a nurse. Meanwhile, she continued to act in and produce LAByrinth productions. Although her film credits continued to grow, Reyes' TV career was gaining the most momentum. She began to receive meatier roles on more crime-related shows, appearing on "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2006), a two-episode arc on "Third Watch" (NBC, 1999-2005), and a recurring role on the brutal prison show, "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003). In 2001, Reyes' years of hard work truly paid off when she landed the role of Nurse Carla Espinosa on the uniquely wacky sitcom, "Scrubs." As the sometimes-tender, sometimes-no nonsense Carla, she became one of the show's two female leads and the immediate object of surgical intern Turk's (Donald Faison) affections. The two characters, who married in 2004, provided a stabilizing counterpoint to the show's quirky main character, J.D. (played by Zach Braff) and his similarly off-kilter female counterpart, Elliot (Sarah Chalke). Although the show had been struggling in its first years, it enjoyed a resurgence during its fifth season, when it embraced its surrealist roots. Also that season, after months of trying, Carla became pregnant. In May, 2006, Reyes returned to her stage roots for the U.S. premiere of Neil LaBute's play "Some Girl(s)," along with other NBC stars Maura Tierney ("ER"), and Eric McCormack ("Will and Grace"), as well as Fran Drescher ("The Nanny").

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
71% 71% All Together Now Donna (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Train Baby Unknown (Character) - 2019
86% 64% Girl Flu Celeste (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Name Is David Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pregnancy Project Juana Rodriguez (Character) - 2012
65% 68% Gun Hill Road Angela (Character) $149K 2011
No Score Yet 85% Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story Luz Cuevas (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 9% The Poker Club Detective Patterson (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our House Billy (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 50% Glow Ropes: The Rise and Fall of a Bar Mitzvah Emcee Vanessa Dupree (Character),
Producer
- 2005
79% 54% Washington Heights Daisy (Character) $156K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home Invaders Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 36% WW3 Maria Cruz (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mind Prey Det. Vega (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mockery for Justice Det. Vega (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lena's Dreams Martisa (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prosecutors Maria Valquez (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack and His Friends Rosie (Character) - 1992

TV

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92% 55% black-ish Dr. Laurie (Guest Star) 2020
90% 82% Claws Quiet Ann (Character) 2017-2019
100% 85% Jane The Virgin Unknown (Guest Star) 2015-2017
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 78% Devious Maids Zoila Diaz (Character) 2013-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2016
93% 92% The Good Wife Nola Gades (Guest Star) 2016
94% 77% Fresh Off the Boat Mindy (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2015
90% 67% iZombie Lola Abano (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Latino TV Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Divorced Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Inez Rivera (Guest Star) 2011
18% 67% Off the Map Eva Moran (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 76% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet HawthoRNe Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
83% 87% Scrubs Nurse Carla Espinosa (Character) 2001-2009
82% 86% Castle Theresa Candela (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
45% No Score Yet Madigan Men Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
92% No Score Yet The Beat Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
71% No Score Yet Nothing Sacred Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
84% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Anna Ortiz (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Schoolbreak Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1992

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