(born on November 5, 1968, in the Bronx, New
York) is an American television and film actor.
Judy Reyes is best known for her portrayal of Nurse Carla
Espinosa on the NBC sitcom Scrubs (2001-present) and had a short
stint on The Sopranos as the girlfriend of Paulie Walnuts.
Reyes also made a brief appearance on the television series
Oz, where Judy played the wife of blinded C.O Rivera.
In May, 2006, Judy 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").
- Performed extensively with the LAByrinth Theatre
Company, a multi-cultural acting space in Manhattan where
she is a founding member
- 1992 Landed first major acting role in the independent
feature film “Jack and His Friends” opposite Sam Rockwell
- 1994 Judy Reyes appeared on episodes of "The Cosby
Mysteries" and "New York Undercover"
- 1999 Played recurring character Tina Rivera in the HBO
- 1999 Judy Reyes played an ICU nurse in Martin Scorcese's
"Bringing Out the Dead," with Nicolas Cage
- 2000 Cast in an episode of the HBO hit series "The
- 2001 Cast as regular Nurse Carla Espinosa on the comedy
- 2001 Played Gina Fuentes on the series "Third Watch"
- 2006 Joined the cast of Neil LaBute's off-Broadway play