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Tia Texada



Sultry singer Tia Texada began to build a parallel career as an actress in the 1990s, moving to increasingly prominent roles in independent and Hollywood studio productions.

Born in New Orleans, Texada earned a major break as a singer on the 1995 Lilith Fair tour. While her songs could be heard on the soundtrack for TV teen drama Dawson's Creek, Texada herself moved into acting with guest appearances on such shows as ER and NYPD Blue, and a bit part in Robert Rodriguez's vampire gore fest From Dusk Till Dawn (1996). Texada, or at least her voice, subsequently garnered a larger role in the talking parrot film Paulie (1998). Texada finally became more than a voice with supporting turns in the Jamie Foxx crime comedy Bait (2000) and Neil LaBute's critically acclaimed Nurse Betty (2000). As amnesiac Betty's Hispanic roommate Rosa, Texada became a down to earth foil for Betty's soap opera star dreams, and her unwitting ally when assailants Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock come calling. Texada used both her music and acting talents as one of Mariah Carey's friends and bandmates in Glitter (2001), but the ill-starred vanity project flopped at the box office. Still, Texada offset Glitter's failure by notching a film festival success with Jill Sprecher's ensemble film 13 Conversations About One Thing (2001).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
72% The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Sheila (Subway)
2012
No Score Yet 5up 2down
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Getting High
  • Maria
2006
64% Spartan
  • Jackie Black
2004
71% Phone Booth
  • Asia
2003
50% Crazy as Hell
  • Lupa
2002
7% Glitter
  • Roxanne
2001
83% Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
  • Dorrie
2001
26% Bait
  • Tika
2000
84% Nurse Betty
  • Rosa
2000
29% The Thirteenth Floor
  • Natasha's Roommate
1999
62% Paulie
  • Ruby Lupe
1998
No Score Yet Runaway Car (Out of Control)
  • Lupe
1997
64% From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Bar Dancer
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Jane Duncroft
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Gloria
90% Huge
2010
  • Shay
86% Chuck
2007-2012
  • Hortencia Goya
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Det. Tina Lopez

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