lourdes benedicto

Lourdes Benedicto (born November 12, 1974) is an American actress of Filipino/Dominican Republic descent. She is most well known for her starring role as Eva Rios on The Nine, and for her role as Alicia Lawson on the short-lived series Cashmere Mafia. She is primarily known as a television actress, but has been in a few films.

Benedicto was born in BrooklynNew York. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

She has had recurring roles on NYPD BlueERDawson’s Creek and as Carrie Turner on 24. She is a main-cast member on the first season of television series V, playing the character Valerie Stevens.

Her film debut was in Permanent Midnight (1998) and she followed that up with roles in Drive Me Crazy (1999), The Fighting Temptations (2003) and Unbeatable Harold (2005).