Ana Ortiz - Actor Bio
Born and raised in Manhattan, Ana Ortiz discovered her passion for the performing arts at a young age and was accepted to the LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts as a voice major. After graduating from high school she moved to Philadelphia, where she studied theater at the University of the Arts. In addition to earning her bachelor's degree, she also began accumulating stage credits. She made her professional stage debut as Cecile in "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" as the Philadelphia Repertory Theater before conquering major roles in regional theater productions of "Hamlet," "House of Bernarde Albe," "Tartuffe," "The Effects of Gamma Rays," "The Dog Lady & The Cuban Swimmer" and "References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot."
Her outstanding theater performances subsequently landed her a guest-starring role in ABC's "NYPD Blue." Other television credits include guest-starring roles on "The New Adventures of Old Christine," "Commander In Chief," "Freddie," "North Shore," "Greetings from Tucson," "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "ER," as well as a starring role in the television film "Mr. St. Nick," opposite Kelsey Grammer. Her feature film credits include a starring role in the independent features "Tortilla Heaven" and supporting role in Miramax's "Carolina." She was recently seen in the cable film, "Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story" next season.