Tia Texada

Tia Texada

Highest Rated: 83% Nurse Betty (2000)

Lowest Rated: 6% Glitter (2001)

Birthday: Dec 14, 1971

Birthplace: Louisiana, USA

Actress Tia Texada is not only an award-winning actress best known for her portrayal of Sergeant Maritza Cruz on the TV procedural "Third Watch," but a singer and a dancer who has also worked as a model. Texada began acting at an early age, but did not start landing professional acting roles until the 1990s, via appearances on television shows (the soap "Malibu Shores," for which she was nominated for a NCLR Bravo Award) and films (the Robert Rodriguez vampire drama "From Dusk Till Dawn"). During the late 1990s and the early 21st century, Texada continued securing roles on a steady basis before winning a Florida Film Critics Circle Award for her work in the 2001 indie "Thirteen Conversations about One Thing." Around the same time, Texada began her role on "Third Watch." Appearing in 56 episodes of the show from 2002 through 2005, Texada won an Imagen Foundation Award in 2004 for Best Supporting Actress. She began a multi-episode role on another television series, the fat camp comedy-drama "Huge," in 2010.

Highest rated movies

Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
Nurse Betty
Phone Booth
Crazy as Hell




No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer Cheer Mom Unknown (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 100% Finding Hope Now Mrs. Villanueva (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 59% Firebreather Isabel (Voice) - 2010
No Score Yet 75% 5 Up 2 Down Maria (Character) - 2006
65% 62% Spartan Jackie Black (Character) $4.4M 2004
53% 54% Crazy as Hell Lupa (Character) $20.7K 2002
71% 64% Phone Booth Asia (Character) $46.6M 2002
83% 71% Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Dorrie (Character) $3.3M 2001
6% 48% Glitter Roxanne (Character) $4.3M 2001
26% 40% Bait Tika (Character) - 2000
83% 45% Nurse Betty Rosa (Character) $25.2M 2000
62% 55% Paulie Ruby/Voice of Lupe (Character) $27.0M 1998


No Score Yet 50% In Plain Sight Evita (Guest Star) 2011
90% 91% Chuck Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Handy Manny Mrs. Alvarez (Guest Voice) 2006 2009
95% 98% Everybody Hates Chris Ms. Rivera (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 64% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
84% 80% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Sgt. Maritza Cruz (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
83% 83% NYPD Blue Wanda Diaz (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 84% ER Gloria Lopez (Guest Star) 1996
22% No Score Yet Malibu Shores Casey (Character) 1996