|Also known as:||Eva Larue, Eva La Rue|
|Born:||December 27, 1966|
Long Beach, California, U.S.
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) |
|Weight:||117 lb (53 kg) |
Early life and career
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 six 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. There, she was half of one of All My Children's supercouples 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 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.
LaRue and her daughter recently starred in a music video for the song "Armed" by Bahá'í recording artist, Devon Gundry.
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 (b. December 6th 2001).
She was spotted with co-star Jonathan Togo at a Portuguese SuperLiga game between Sporting Portugal and FC Porto, which took place on January 27, 2008 at the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon. They were both given a sporting jersey prior to the game.
She has recently announced her engagement to businessman Joe Cappuccio, owner of a seafood exporting company, whom she met in the Fall of 2008 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 showbusiness. Cappuccio proposed to her while on vacation in Africa. "I was driven to tears and totally speechless as he placed the four-carat ring on my finger," conveyed LaRue. LaRue and Cappuccio were supposed to get married in Mexico in June 2009, but due to commitment issues on the part of her fiancé, the wedding was called off.
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 a third cousin to Jane Fonda. She is the godmother of Michael Joseph, the son of Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos.
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