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Alana de la Garza (born June 18, 1976) is an American actress. She was born in Columbus, Ohio to a Mexican-American father and an Irish-American mother. She was raised in El Paso, Texas.
She won the “Miss Photogenic” title in the Miss El Paso Teen USA local beauty pageant. She then became a special-needs teacher and enrolled at The University of Texas, studying physical therapy and social work. Upon graduating, she landed some small roles while living in Orlando, Florida, and soon moved to New York City. She obtained the role of Rosa Santos on the soap opera, All My Children, guest-starring roles in JAG, Charmed, Two and a Half Men, and Las Vegas. She starred as Maria in the short-lived television series The Mountain, in which she received high marks for her acting. [Wiki]