Riva, Diana–Maria

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RIVA, Diana–Maria

(Diana Maria Riva)


Original name, Diana–Maria Uhlenbrock; born July 22, in Cincinnati, OH; daughter of Christopher (a dentist) and Maria (maiden name, Riva) Uhlenbrock; married Mike Smith (an animator); children: one son. Education: University of Cincinnati, B.A., 1991, M.F.A., theatre performance, 1995. Avocational Interests: Cooking, travel, family activities.

Addresses: Agent—Paul Kohner Agency, 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 555, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager— Gateway Management Partners, 5225 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Publicist—Jonas Public Relations, 240 26th St., Suite 3, Santa Monica, CA 90402.

Career: Actress. Also known as Diana Maria Riva.

Awards, Honors: Imagen Award nomination, Imagen Foundation, best supporting actress in a television comedy, 2004, for Luis.


Television Appearances; Series:

Maria Marquez, Common Law, ABC, 1996.

Patricia (Trish), Philly, ABC, 2001–2002.

Annie, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina and Sabrina Goes to College), The WB, 2002–2003.

Isabella, Luis, Fox, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Ms. Aguilera, Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer, ABC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Short police officer, The Apartment Complex, Showtime, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Matron, "It Takes a Village," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1997.

Ms. Aguilera, "Chapter Fifteen, Year Two," Murder One, ABC, 1997.

Ms. Aguilera, "Chapter Sixteen, Year Two," Murder One, ABC, 1997.

Nurse, "Hitting Bottom," Party of Five, Fox, 1997.

Alba, "The Alba Wars," Living in Captivity, Fox, 1998.

Lupe Harmon, "Betrayal," The Pretender, NBC, 1998.

Lupe Harmon, "Parole," The Pretender, NBC, 1998.

Angela Villareal, "Agua Mala," The X–Files, Fox, 1999.

Angie, "Big Trouble," Martial Law, CBS, 1999.

Loraina, "Fillmore Street," Party of Five, Fox, 1999.

Maria, "Forty–Eight Minutes," L.A. Doctors, CBS, 1999.

Maxine, "Dead Girl Walking," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1999.

Sarah, "Left Back," Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS, 1999.

Connie, "Ax and You Shall Receive," City of Angels, CBS, 2000.

Connie, "Deliver the Male," City of Angels, CBS, 2000.

Connie, "Prototype," City of Angels, CBS, 2000.

Connie, "Unhand Me," City of Angels, CBS, 2000.

Elena, "Drew and the Racial Tension Play," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2000.

Tia Sanchez, "We Got It Maid," The Hughleys, UPN, 2000.

Ms. Carerra, "Jackson," Kate Brasher, CBS, 2001.

Sarah, "Fairies," Everybody Loves Raymond, ABC, 2001.

Guest, Pyramid, syndicated, 2002, 2003.

"Human Error," Mister Sterling, NBC, 2003.

Juanita, "XX," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as CSI), CBS, 2004.

Miss Laurie, "All Fore One," Reba, The WB, 2004.

Vivian, "Claude's Romantic Hideaway," Less Than Perfect, ABC, 2004.

Vivian, "The Pimp Hat," Less Than Perfect, ABC, 2004.

Vivian, "I Just Don't Like Her," Less Than Perfect, ABC, 2005.

Appeared as Marita, Family Law, CBS; as Marie, Nothing Sacred, ABC; and in Strong Medicine, Lifetime. Appeared as attorney Rhea Stern in "Divorce Happens," an unaired episode of Miss Match, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Miss Miami, NBC, 2002.

Film Appearances:

Stella, What Women Want, Paramount, 2000.

Housekeeper, The Parent Trap (also known as Disney's "The Parent Trap"), Buena Vista, 2001.

Rose lady, The Third Wheel, Miramax, 2002.

Fala, Chasing Papi (also known as Papi Chulo), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2003.

Maria, Exposed, Mainline Releasing, 2003.

Deloris Crabtree, Employee of the Month, DEJ Productions, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Help!, Ensemble Theatre, Cincinnati, OH, 1995.

Also appeared in a production of Help! at Coast Playhouse, West Hollywood, CA.

Major Tours:

Toured U.S. cities in the solo show Besame Mucho ... OK, That's Enough.


Writings for the Stage:

Author of the solo show Besame Mucho ... OK, That's Enough, produced in a tour of U.S. cities.