Long known and respected in the US and abroad for her portrayal as the brilliant Natalia Boa Vista on the CBS primetime series CSI: Miami for seven years, Eva LaRue has gradually moved into the business side of Hollywood. She received Emmy nominations and Alma Awards and used her celebrity status to raise awareness and funds to help families and children with cancer, as well as co-establishing a national campaign to help College Bound Teens with Cancer.
Other notable work by Ms. LaRue includes starring roles in Hallmark’s Help For The Holidays, Lifetime’s Cries in the Dark, the film Dancer & The Dame with Billy Gardell; and Lakeview Terrace with Samuel L. Jackson. LaRue is also known for her recurring roles as George’s sister on the ABC hit show The George Lopez Show, NBC’s Third Watch and Showtime’s Soul Food. Early in her career she played memorable starring roles in Danielle Steele’s Remembrance and A Dream In A Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story.
LaRue earned an Emmy nomination and NAACP nomination for her long running portrayal of Dr. Maria Santos on the popular ABC daytime drama, All My Children where she played the quintessential heroine. For this role she also won the prestigious Gracie Award by the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television as well as winning two highly esteemed American Latino Media Association (ALMA) Awards. She received a second Emmy nomination for the song she co-wrote and performed on “All My Children” entitled Dance Again With You.
LaRue resides in Los Angeles with her daughter Kaya and two dogs.