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Alyssa Diaz was born in Los Angeles. The highly accomplished actress of Colombian, Mexican, and Irish descent began acting at the age of twelve when a teacher encouraged her to sign up for the school’s theatre program one summer Starting off with modeling and smaller roles, Alyssa landed her first big role on the soap opera "As The World Turns," where she played Celia Ortega. Relocating to New York exposed Alyssa to the rigorous demand of the craft of acting and inspired Alyssa to further pursue her theatre training, in addition to studying singing, painting, and martial arts. This multi-faceted and eloquent actress is quickly emerging as a noteworthy leading lady, playing numerous diverse characters in a variety of film and television projects.

Alyssa is currently shooting the seventh season of Lifetime’s smash hit "Army Wives." She joined the cast last season in the role of Gloria Cruz, and quickly made a mark amongst the impressive cast. Concurrently, she is recurring on the CW’s "The Vampire Diaries" in their current season, and had a notable guest spot on NBC’s new cult drama "Revolution." On the big screen, she recently co-starred in the long delayed remake of "Red Dawn."

More recently, she starred in the short-lived "Nine Lives of Chloe King" (2011) for ABC Family and also starred in the film "Shark Night 3-D" (2011) for Relativity Media.

Alyssa’s past televisions credits include a recurring role on TNT’s critically acclaimed cop-drama, "Southland," Fox’s cult hit, "Lie to Me," and the television film, "The Jensen Project," co-starring with Kellie Martin, Levar Burton and Patricia Richardson. Her other prominent television roles include guest starring roles on "Necessary Roughness," "CSI: NY," "CSI: Miami," "Greek," "The Unit," "Shark," "Law & Order: Los Angeles," "ER" and "Three Rivers." Additionally, she starred in the lead role in Cartoon Network’s "Ben 10: Alien Swarm," a live action television film, based on the popular animated series.

She also co-starred opposite America Ferrara in the Sundance indie, "How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer" (2005).

Alyssa resides in New York City and devotes her free time to traveling the globe and charity work that empowers at-risk youth.
Gloria Cruz is an outspoken and emotionally charged firecracker from the Bronx. She met her ex-husband Hector online, married and followed him to Fort Marshall after a whirlwind courtship. At first skeptical of the Army and the FRG, it was Roxy who gave her a group of friends and a job. Ultimately Hector’s immature ways and loose interpretation of fidelity resulted in Gloria’s decision to divorce him and move on. Now single and the manager of the Hump, she is poised for a fresh start.