Character: Juana Rodriguez
Judy Reyes, best known for her leading role as the sassy, no-nonsense nurse Carla Espinosa on the Emmy Award–nominated comedy “Scrubs,” was recently on the silver screen alongside Esai Morales in the film “Gun Hill Road.” She landed her first major acting role in the independent feature “Jack and His Friends,” opposite Sam Rockwell, followed by roles in “Dirty,” “Went to Coney Island on a Mission From God,” “Be Back at Five,” “King of the Jungle” and “Glow Ropes: The Rise and Fall of a Bar Mitzvah Emcee.” Reyes’ additional television credits include a star turn in the Lifetime Movie Network film, “Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story.” She also had a recurring role as Tina on the acclaimed HBO series “Oz” and has appeared in “The Sopranos,” “Third Watch,” “NYPD Blue” and “Law & Order,” among others.
“The Pregnancy Project” is executive produced by Barbara Lieberman (Lifetime’s “The 19th Wife” and “Murder in the Hamptons”), Tom Patricia (Lifetime’s “Dawn Anna” and “Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story”), Sharlene Martin and Anne Bremner. Norman Buckley (“Gossip Girl,” “Pretty Little Liars”) directed the screenplay by Teena Booth (Lifetime’s “The Pregnancy Pact” and Lifetime Movie Network’s “Natalee Holloway”). The movie is based on the book “The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir” (Simon & Schuster) by Gaby Rodriguez with Jenna Glatzer.