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Eva Maria LaRue is an American model and actress. She is known for her roles as Dr. Maria Santos on All My Children and Det. Natalia Boa Vista on CSI: Miami. She plays the role of Teri Tanner on Fuller House.

Early life

LaRue was born in Long Beach, California to Marcie and Luis LaRuy. She has three siblings, sisters Nika and Lara and a brother, Luis Jr. She is a member of the Bahá'í Faith.

LaRue began acting at the age of six and was later a teenage beauty queen. She won Danfranc Productions Miss California Empire 1984 title at the state pageant held in Irvine, California. In 1985, she graduated from Norco High School and soon after she started modeling, first working with the Judith Fontaine Agency and eventually with Frederick's of Hollywood.


From 1993 to 1997 and again from 2002 to 2005, LaRue portrayed Dr. Maria Santos Grey on All My Children. There, she was half of All My Children supercouple Edmund and Maria. She received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in the category of "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" for All My Children. 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 in June 2003.

In 2010, LaRue reprised her role as Maria temporarily on January 5 for All My Children's 40th anniversary.

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.

In 2005 LaRue portrayed Linda Lorenzo, George Lopez's "Long Lost" sister, 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 four that Eva's character, Natalia Boa Vista, was the mole in the lab reporting back to the FBI. Beginning with season five, LaRue became a full-time cast member.

LaRue and her daughter recently starred in a music video for the song "Armed" by Bahá'í recording artist, Devon Gundry.

In July and September 2011, LaRue reprised her role as Dr. Maria Santos Grey on All My Children as a guest star as the show wrapped up its network run on ABC. In 2013, she played Agent Tanya Mays in the episode "Final Shot" on Criminal Minds.

In July 2015, it was announced that LaRue had been cast on Fuller House, the revival series of the sitcom Full House. She portrayed the character of Teri Tanner, the vivacious wife of Danny Tanner. The series premiered on Netflix in 2016. She also played the role of the Admirable in 3 episodes of Mack & Moxy.

Personal life

LaRue's sister Nika was one of the women photographed by convicted serial killer Bill Bradford for his collection. She was No. 3 (out of 54 women) on the poster released by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department to find living victims. Bradford would photograph women he met in bars and photo shoots under the guise that he would assist their modeling careers. The incident was used in CSI: Miami in the season five episode "Darkroom" soon after the revelation. Nika guest-starred in the episode as a reporter. She was initially offered the role of Eva's on-screen sister and a surviving victim, but declined that role, describing it as being "too surreal".

LaRue is the third cousin of Jane Fonda.

From 1992 to 1994, LaRue was married to actor John O'Hurley.

LaRue was also married to fellow All My Children actor, John Callahan from 1996 to 2005. She gave birth to their daughter Kaya in 2001.

On June 26, 2010, LaRue married Joe Cappucio. They divorced in early 2014.



Year Title Role Notes
1987 The Barbarians Kara
1989 Dangerous Curves Leslie Cruz
1990 Heart Condition Peisha
1990 Crash and Burn Parice
1991 Legal Tender Newscaster
1991 Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College Erin Riddle
1993 Body of Influence Fourth Woman
1993 RoboCop 3 Debbie Dix
1993 Mirror Images II Phyllis
2000 One Hell of a Guy Daphne
2008 Lakeview Terrace Lt. Morgada
2011 Grace in Sara Dr. Lopez Short film
2015 Dancer and the Dame Nicole
2016 Fuller House Teri Tanner Episode: "Our Very First Show, Again"