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Eva LaRue (born Eva Maria LaRuy on December 27, 1966) is an American actress.

Early life and career of Eva LaRue

Eva LaRue was born in Long Beach, California, and is of Puerto Rican, French, Dutch and Scottish ancestry. She is a member of the Bahá'í Faith.

LaRue began acting at the age of 6 and was later a teenage beauty queen. She won Danfranc Productions Miss California Empire 1984 title at the state pageant held in Irvine, CA.

From 1993 to 1997 and again from 2002 to 2005, LaRue portrayed Dr. Maria Santos Grey on All My Children. Where she was half of one of AMC's super-couples Edmund and Maria. She received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in the category of "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" for AMC. She also received a nomination in 2004 in the category of "Outstanding Original Song" for composing the song Dance Again with You, which was used as a backdrop to the lovemaking scene after the third marriage of the characters Edmund and Maria June of 2003.

LaRue also performed in television movies over the years, appearing as Annette Funicello in a biographical movie of the former Mouseketeer and also in the adaptation of Danielle Steel's Remembrance as Princess Serena.

While on All My Children, LaRue developed a notable friendship with Sarah Michelle Gellar, who portrayed the role of Kendall Hart on the soap opera.

LaRue also portrayed George Lopez's sister, Linda Lorenzo,— on the TV sitcom "George Lopez".

In the fall 2005, LaRue began the role of Natalia Boa Vista on CSI: Miami. It was revealed in the end of Season 4 that Eva's character, Natalia Boa Vista, was the mole in the lab reporting back to the FBI. Beginning with Season 5, LaRue became a fulltime cast member.

Personal life of Eva

Previously married to John O'Hurley, she began romancing John Callahan, an All My Children co-star who portrayed her on-screen husband Edmund Grey on All My Children. Together, they co-hosted both the Miss America pageant and Lifetime's Television Weddings of a Lifetime before marrying on November 30, 1996 on the Hawaiian island of Lanai. For many years, she went by the name Eva LaRue Callahan. They divorced in 2005. LaRue and Callahan have one daughter, Kaya McKenna Callahan.

In August 2006, it was revealed that LaRue's sister, Nika, was one of the women photographed by convicted serial killer William Richard Bradford for his collection. She was no. 3 (out of 54 women) on the poster released by the LAPD to find living victims. Bradford would photograph women he met in bars under the guise that he would assist their modeling careers. The incident was used in a CSI: Miami episode soon after the revelation.

LaRue is also third cousin to Jane Fonda. In addition, she is the godmother of Michael Joseph, the son of Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos.

She has recently announced her engagement to businessman Joe Cappuccio, whom she met last fall through a friend. "We hit it off, and we've been inseparable ever since," she stated. And after two failed marriages to actors, she is happy her fiance is not in showbiz. "He owns a seafood company and exports fish all over the world," she relayed. "A totally different business, which is awesome!" LaRue added that Cappuccio is romantic, thoughtful, and loves to travel as much as she does. The two plan to return to Africa for the wedding because it holds "a special place" in her heart since Joe proposed there while on vacation. "I was driven to tears and totally speechless as he placed the four-carat ring on my finger," conveyed LaRue. The pair plan to marry in Zimbabwe sometime in 2009. (Courtesy of
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