After nearly a decade of appearing in guest roles on everything from The Cosby Mysteries to The Sopranos, and after a recurring role on the prison drama Oz, Bronx-born Judy Reyes gained prominence in 2001 when she was cast as the feisty Nurse Carla Espinosa on NBC's medical comedy Scrubs.
Biography by Matthew Tobey
- Founding member of the Labyrinth Theatre Company in Manhattan.
- Judged the second annual National HIV/AIDS Story Writing Competition for Youth at Risk in 2005.
- Bridesmaids of her Scrubs character, Carla, were played by Reyes' sister and best friend.