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Also Known As: Eva Marie Laruy, Eva La Rue Callahan Died:
Born: December 27, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Long Beach, California, USA Profession: actor, singer

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While Eva La Rue may have initially parlayed her exotic beauty into an acting career, it was her professional drive combined with audience appeal that allowed her to maintain a lengthy presence on film and television. Following an early career in modeling for Fredericks of Hollywood, La Rue began her foray into acting with the schlocky sword-and-sorcery movie "The Barbarians" (1987). After five more years of minor roles in a string of forgettable TV series and direct-to-DVD films, she endeared herself to daytime audiences with her stint on the long-running soap opera "All My Children" (AMC, 1970-2011) as resident heroine Dr. Maria Santos Grey. So convincing was she in the role that La Rue later won the part of the quintessential good girl when she was cast as the titular star of the made-for-TV biopic "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story" (CBS, 1995). After her on-again off-again run on "All My Children," La Rue reached an ever wider audience in 2005 as Natalie Boa Vista, a former FBI agent-turned-forensic analyst on the popular police procedural "CSI: Miami" (CBS, 2002- ). In addition to her ongoing "CSI" duties, La Rue could be seen in such efforts as the thrillers...

While Eva La Rue may have initially parlayed her exotic beauty into an acting career, it was her professional drive combined with audience appeal that allowed her to maintain a lengthy presence on film and television. Following an early career in modeling for Fredericks of Hollywood, La Rue began her foray into acting with the schlocky sword-and-sorcery movie "The Barbarians" (1987). After five more years of minor roles in a string of forgettable TV series and direct-to-DVD films, she endeared herself to daytime audiences with her stint on the long-running soap opera "All My Children" (AMC, 1970-2011) as resident heroine Dr. Maria Santos Grey. So convincing was she in the role that La Rue later won the part of the quintessential good girl when she was cast as the titular star of the made-for-TV biopic "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story" (CBS, 1995). After her on-again off-again run on "All My Children," La Rue reached an ever wider audience in 2005 as Natalie Boa Vista, a former FBI agent-turned-forensic analyst on the popular police procedural "CSI: Miami" (CBS, 2002- ). In addition to her ongoing "CSI" duties, La Rue could be seen in such efforts as the thrillers "Cries in the Dark" (Lifetime, 2006) and "Lakeview Terrace" (2008). Beautiful, talented and eminently likable, La Rue remained one of television's more favored faces.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Lakeview Terrace (2008)
3.
4.
 Ice (2000) Alison
5.
 Out of Nowhere (1997) Denise Johnson
6.
 Remembrance (1996) Serena Fullerton
7.
 Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story, A (1995) Annette Funicello (1958 To 1995)
8.
 Mirror Images II (1994)
9.
 Robocop 3 (1993) Debbie Dix
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1973:
Won Little Miss California pageant at age six
1973:
Began acting career at age six in TV commercials
1981:
Performed at White House for First Lady Nancy Reagan
1983:
Named Miss Riverside County in local pageant
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Won Miss American Teenager pageant
1985:
Appeared on talent show "Star Search" as singer
1986:
Moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting career
1987:
Feature film debut in "The Barbarians"
1987:
Appeared on daytime soap, "Santa Barbara" (NBC)
1987:
Primetime TV acting debut on the sitcom "Rags to Riches" (NBC)
1988:
TV-movie acting debut, "Desert Rats" (NBC)
1993:
Played recurring role on short-lived comedy mystery "Black Tie Affair"
1993:
Joined cast of ABC soap opera "All My Children" as Dr Maria Santos
1995:
Played Annette Funicello (from late teens to 40s) in TV biopic "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story"
1996:
Co-hosted (with Dave Coulier) the ABC comedy series "World's Funniest Videos"
1996:
Appeared on NBC in Danielle Steel's "Remembrance"
1997:
Acted in Danielle Steel's ABC thriller "Out of Nowhere"
1997:
Left cast of ABC daytime soap opera "All My Children" in July
1997:
Was series regular on the UPN sitcom "Head Over Heels"
1999:
Had recurring role on the NBC series "Third Watch"
2005:
Joined the cast of "CSI: Miami" (CBS) as Natalia Boa Vista, a grant writer-turned-lab specialist
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Education

Stanley Holden School: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

LaRue initially expressed concern over the choice of her to portray Funicello: "I'm way too dark to play Annette without a lot of make-up" --LaRue quoted in People, October 23, 1995.

"I thought 'No way! I look nothing like her.' But I guess I have this blank-canvas face, no features that stand out, so you can make me up to look like anyone. Actually, I've always thought I'd be perfect for the Natalie Wood story". --LaRue on being cast as Funicello in Entertainment Weekly, October 20, 1995.

"Eva's everything and more that I could ask for. I only wish I actually did look like her." --Annette Funicello on LaRue's portrayal of her to People, October 23, 1995.

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husband:
John O'Hurley. Actor. Married in 1992; divorced in 1995.
husband:
John Callahan. Actor. Born on december 23, 1954; appeared together on "All My Children"; married on November 30, 1996.

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father:
Luis LaRue. Salesman. Divorced from LaRue's mother.
mother:
Marcie LaRue. Rehabilitation clinic supervisor. Retired; divorced from LaRue's father.
sister:
Nika LaRue.
sister:
Lara LaRue.
brother:
Luis LaRue.
daughter:
Kaya McKenna Callahan. Born on December 6, 2001.
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