Who is Alyssa Diaz?
Alyssa Elaine Diaz was born on 7 September 1985, in Los Angeles, California, USA, and is an actress, probably best known for her work on the CBS soap opera entitled “As the World Turns” in which she played the character Celia Ortega. Other notable projects she’s been a part of include “Army Wives”, “The Nine Lives of Chloe King”, and “The Rookie”.
The Riches of Alyssa Diaz
How rich is Alyssa Diaz? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful career in acting.
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She’s been active in the entertainment industry since 2001, including working on several feature films. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Alyssa is of Irish, Colombian and Mexican ancestry, though details about her parents are scarce. She grew up in Los Angeles in the neighborhood of Northridge, with a strong interest towards pursuing a career in acting, attending Bishop Alemany High School, a Roman Catholic school located in Mission Hills in Los Angeles, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
After matriculating from high school, she then started pursuing acting projects, and one of her first notable projects was a recurring role in “As The World Turns’, a soap opera set in the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois, which aired on the ABC, and is the sister show to “Guiding Light”. The show is known for running a total of 54 years, making it the third longest continuous run of any daytime soap opera in the US. with only “Guiding Light” and “General Hospital” surpassing it.
Continued Work and Breakthrough
After her run in the soap opera, Diaz was then cast in a starring role in the ABC supernatural series entitled “The Nine Lives of Chloe King”. The show is based on the book series of the same name written by Liz Braswell, and follows the titular character who discovers that she is a descendant of an ancient race. She tries to learn more about her powers, trying to stay alive while dealing with the mystery of her missing father, and her love life. The show was cancelled after a season, and Diaz then gained a recurring role in “Army Wives”.
It is a series that as the name denotes, follows the lives of US Army wives and their families. She stayed with the show until the end of its run in 2013, which received a lot of favorable reviews throughout its run. She gained her film breakthrough when she was cast in the war film “Red Dawn”, which is a remake of the 1984 film of the same name, and stars Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The film follows the story of a group of people who defend their hometown from an invasion by North Korea.
Alyssa was cast in a recurring role in the crime drama series entitled “Ray Donovan”, which follows the story of the titular character who is a crime cleaner or fixer, trying to hide his criminal activities as the FBI attempts to bring him down. She also made a guest appearance in the supernatural series “The Vampire Diaries”, which is based on the popular book series of the same name written by L.J. Smith. During the second season of the CBS show “Zoo”, she was given the role of Dariela, becoming a regular cast member.
The series is based on the 2012 novel of the same name written by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, and involves people who investigate the mysterious worldwide occurrence of violent animal attacks. A few of her latest projects include the Netflix show “Narcos: Mexico” which was originally developed to be the fourth season of “Narcos” before it became a companion series. The show focuses on the illegal drug trade in Mexico, as opposed to the original series which focused on Colombia. The show is set to air a second season which is still in development.
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She is also currently a regular cast member of the show “The Rookie”, which stars Nathan Fillion, and follows a man who becomes the oldest rookie in the Los Angeles Police Department.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Diaz is in a relationship with Grammy-nominated singer Gustavo Galindo, and the two spend a lot of time together, often showcasing photos taken from dates as well as trips. She has a younger brother and is very close to her family. She also spends a lot of time with friends who are often fellow cast members of her shows.
Similar to numerous actresses, she is highly active online through accounts on social media. She has over 42,000 followers on her Instagram account, often posting photos giving a bit of insight of her life outside of her work. She posts a lot of throwback photos, also of her recent events and appearances, as well as from behind the scenes at work, and with her boyfriend. Another account she has is on Twitter on which she has over 15,000 followers, but she hasn’t posted anything new since 2018, and has rarely used her account since 2016.