Valerie Cruz

Valerie Cruz

Highest Rated: 14% The Loft (2014)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Loft (2014)

Birthday: Jul 18, 1976

Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

Valerie Cruz took a serious and pointed approach to acting, majoring in theater at Florida State University and earning a BFA. Afterward, she made a few small TV appearances before landing a recurring role on FX's surprise hit series "Nip/Tuck." She portrayed Grace Santiago, a psychologist hired by the show's plastic surgery practice; she appeared in just over half of the episodes in the first season. Though her character added tension and drama to the plot, the show's creator, Ryan Murphy, felt that it was implausible to have a psychologist working in a plastic surgery clinic and decided not to bring her back for the second season. Her next recurring role was on "Dexter," the Showtime thriller following the secret serial-killer life of the title character, a forensic bloodstain-splatter analyst. Cruz played Sylvia, the wife of Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado (Jimmy Smits), but once again she kept the gig for only a single season. The year 2009 brought her a new part on another popular cable show, this time HBO's vampire soap opera "True Blood." Her character was Isabel, a fanged law-enforcement officer with a human boyfriend. She made her way to network primetime in 2011 with a starring role on the ABC medical drama "Off the Map."

Highest rated movies

The Loft




No Score Yet 58% Locating Silver Lake Luisa (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet My First Miracle Heidi (Character) - 2015
14% 37% The Loft Barbara Stevens (Character) $6.0M 2014
No Score Yet 10% The Devil's Tomb Elissa (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 19% The Line Olivia (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 18% Street Warrior Maggie Kuerner (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 21% No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker Allison (Character) - 2008


No Score Yet 76% Magnum P.I. Lani Levner (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 71% The Rookie Elena Ruiz (Guest Star) 2019
53% 78% Doubt Valerie Cruz (Guest Star) 2017
70% 47% Quantico Vera Rodriguez (Guest Star) 2015
58% 67% The Following Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
71% 80% Dexter Sylvia Prado (Guest Star) 2008 2013
No Score Yet 85% NCIS Anna (Guest Star) 2013
85% 86% Homeland Maj. Joy Mendez (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 50% Necessary Roughness Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
93% 73% Scandal Carolina Florez (Guest Star) 2012
81% 77% Alphas Kathy Sullivan (Guest Star) 2011
18% 66% Off the Map Zita Alvarez (Character) 2011
No Score Yet 87% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit U.S. Attorney Camilla Velez (Guest Star) 2010
71% 86% Dollhouse Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
35% 100% Eleventh Hour Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
42% No Score Yet Hidden Palms Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
58% 88% The Dresden Files Lt. Connie Murphy (Character) 2007
100% No Score Yet Invasion Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
75% 79% Nip/Tuck Grace Santiago (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agency Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free SHOWTIME Dexter Syl Prado (Character)