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Tia Texada (born Tia Nicole Tucker on December 14, 1971) is an American actress and singer. She is probably best known for portraying the role of Sgt. Maritza Cruz from the American television show Third Watch and for her role as Shay on ABC Family's Huge. Texada was born in Louisiana to a reflexologist mother and an insurance agent father. She has been acting since she was young. Texada's most recent appearance was as a guest star in an episode of Chuck ("Chuck Versus the Coup d'Etat"). Before that she was a guest star in Saving Grace and in two episodes of The Unit and appeared in Criminal Minds (Season 3, Episode 17) as Detective Tina Lopez[2] . She played Sgt. Maritza Cruz in the NBC Drama Third Watch. She also has appeared in movies such as Paulie (1998), Nurse Betty (2000), Glitter (2001), Phone Booth (2003) Spartan (2004) and Everybody Hates Chris (2008) (as Miss Rivera) . She also has a singing career, and her songs have been featured on shows such as Dawson's Creek. She also played at the Lilith Fair tour in 1998. She has lent her voice to TV's Static Shock as well as many television commercials. She has also done layouts for magazines, and has been featured in FHM.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tia Texada (born Tia Nicole Tucker on December 14, 1971) is an American actress and singer. She is probably best known for portraying the role of Sgt. Maritza Cruz from the American television show Third Watch and for her role as Shay on ABC Family's Huge. Texada was born in Louisiana to a reflexologist mother and an insurance agent father. She has been acting since she was young. Texada's most recent appearance was as a guest star in an episode of Chuck ("Chuck Versus the Coup d'Etat"). Before that she was a guest star in Saving Grace and in two episodes of The Unit and appeared in Criminal Minds (Season 3, Episode 17) as Detective Tina Lopez[2] . She played Sgt. Maritza Cruz in the NBC Drama Third Watch. She also has appeared in movies such as Paulie (1998), Nurse Betty (2000), Glitter (2001), Phone Booth (2003) Spartan (2004) and Everybody Hates Chris (2008) (as Miss Rivera) . She also has a singing career, and her songs have been featured on shows such as Dawson's Creek. She also played at the Lilith Fair tour in 1998. She has lent her voice to TV's Static Shock as well as many television commercials. She has also done layouts for magazines, and has been featured in FHM.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 22

Birthday 1971-12-14

Place of Birth Louisiana, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Stitchers (1 episode) as Dr. Sophia Torres
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man as Sheila (Subway)
2010 Firebreather as Isabel (voice)
2007 Chuck (1 episode) as Hortensia Goya
2006 The Unit (3 episodes)
2005 Criminal Minds (1 episode) as Detective Tina Lopez
2004 Spartan as Jackie Black
2002 CSI: Miami (1 episode)
2002 Phone Booth as Asia
2002 The American Embassy (1 episode)
2001 Glitter as Roxanne
2000 Static Shock (10 episodes)
2000 Nurse Betty as Rosa Hernandez
1999 Third Watch (5 episodes)
1999 The Thirteenth Floor as Natasha's Roommate
1998 The Wild Thornberrys (1 episode)
1998 Paulie as Ruby / Lupe (voice)
1997 Brooklyn South (1 episode)
1997 Runaway Car as Lupe
1996 Malibu Shores (10 episodes)
1996 From Dusk Till Dawn as Bar Dancer
1994 ER (1 episode)

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