Alonso at the October 2014 Alma Awards
|Occupation||Actress, fashion model|
Daniella Alonso (born September 22, 1978) is an American actress and former fashion model. She has appeared in a number of horror films, including The Hills Have Eyes 2 and Wrong Turn 2: Dead End. Alonso was a regular cast member in the NBC post-apocalyptic series Revolution from 2012 to 2013, and the medical drama The Night Shift in 2014. Alonso also appeared in the first season of the TNT crime drama Animal Kingdom in 2016, and in 2019 began starring as Cristal Jennings in the third season of The CW prime time soap opera, Dynasty.
Alonso was born in New York City. Her mother is Puerto Rican, and her father is Peruvian, of native and Japanese descent. She has a brother. She has participated in karate, in which she holds a fourth level green belt. She loves animals and supports PETA, posing in a 2013 advertising campaign that asked consumers to wear synthetic leather.
Discovered by the Ford Modeling Agency, Alonso began booking jobs for teen magazines like Seventeen, YM, and Teen, which led to her booking commercials for Clairol, Cover girl, Clean and Clear, Kmart, Target, Footlocker, Volkswagen, and others. She has done over thirty national commercials and approximately 20-plus Spanish market advertisements, as well.
In television, Alonso began her career with guest appearances on Law & Order and As the World Turns. She had her first break with a recurring role as Anna Taggaro in Season 2 of The WB drama series One Tree Hill (2004-05). Then she began appearing in horror movies including Hood of Horror (2006), The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007), Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007) and The Collector (2009). She has also had guest appearances in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Private Practice, Rizzoli & Isles and Castle.
In 2007, she began a recurring role in the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights (2007-08) as Carlotta Alonso. In 2010, Alonso starred in the short-lived ABC drama series My Generation. From 2012 to 2013, she starred in the NBC post-apocalyptic series Revolution as Nora Clayton. Alonso later starred in the first season of another NBC series The Night Shift as Dr. Landry de la Cruz, that aired on the summer of 2014. In 2015, she had a recurring role in the BET drama series Being Mary Jane.
In 2015, Alonso starred in two films; first was Re-Kill a horror film, and the box office hit comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 opposite Kevin James. In 2016, she starred in the first season of TNT crime drama Animal Kingdom. The following year, she went to star in the ABC drama pilot Las Reinas, but it not was picked up to series. She later had a recurring roles on Criminal Minds and The Resident. In 2019, she joined the cast of The CW prime time soap opera Dynasty replacing Ana Brenda Contreras in the role of Cristal Jennings.
|2003||Rhythm of the Saints||Rena|
|2006||The Last Romantic|
|2006||All You've Got||Rada Kincaid|
|2006||Hood of Horror||Posie|
|2007||The Hills Have Eyes 2||Missy|
|2007||Wrong Turn 2: Dead End||Amber|
|2007||A Poor Kid's Guide to Success||Nicole|
|2009||Love 10 to 1||Cali|
|2009||Love Song||Cali||Short film|
|2009||We Were Once a Fairytale||Sofa Girl||Short film|
|2009||The Collector||Lisa O'Brien|
|2013||The Mulberry Tree||Maria Ramirez|
|2015||Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2||Divina Martinez|
|2016||Lawless Range||Claudia Donnelly|
|2018||Maybe I'm Fine||Sage|
|2020||Isolated Victim||Liliana Santana|
|2001||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Angie Suarez||Episode: "Jones"|
|2003||Law & Order||Maddi Donlou||Episode: "Mother's Day"|
|2004||As the World Turns||Pilar Domingo||TV series|
|2004–2005||One Tree Hill||Anna Taggaro||Recurring role (12 episodes)|
|2006||CSI: NY||Jenny Rodriguez||Episode: "Cool Hunter"|
|2007||CSI: Miami||Alexis Dawson||Episode: "Born to Kill"|
|2007||Saving Grace||Lily Blackbird||Episode: "Yeehaw, Geepaw"|
|2007–2008||Friday Night Lights||Carlotta Alonso||Recurring role (10 episodes)|
|2008||Stargate: Atlantis||Katana Labrea||Episode: "The Lost Tribe"|
|2008||Without a Trace||Dr. Erica Loza||Episode: "Push Comes to Shove"|
|2009||Knight Rider||Lynn||Episode: "Exit Light, Enter Knight"|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Liz Martin / Rosa Gonzales||Episode: "Deep Fried and Minty Fresh"|
|2009||Medium||Elizabeth Torres||Episode: "Baby Fever"|
|2010||My Generation||Brenda Serrano||Main role (8 episodes)|
|2011||Metro||Daniela Diaz||Unsold TV pilot; aka. S.I.L.A.|
|2011||Mad Love||Nurse||Episode: "Friends and Other Obstacles"|
|2011||In Plain Sight||Sue Shears / Sue Stills||Episode: "Provo-Cation"|
|2012||Private Practice||Reyna Reyes||Episode: "True Colors"|
|2012||Rizzoli & Isles||Riley Cooper||Episodes: "Cuts Like a Knife", "Melt My Heart to Stone"|
|2012||Covert Affairs||Therapist||Episodes: "This Is Not America", "Hello Stranger"|
|2012||Upgrade||Santiago Twin 1||TV film|
|2012–2014||Revolution||Nora Clayton||Main role (season 1, 20 episodes); guest role (season 2, 1 episode)|
|2014||The Night Shift||Dr. Landry de la Cruz||Main role (season 1)|
|2015||Being Mary Jane||Marisol||Recurring role (6 episodes)|
|2015||Major Crimes||Lori Weber||Season 4 Episode 17: "FindKaylaWeber"|
|2016||iZombie||Alyssa Tramall||Episode: "Fifty Shades of Grey Matter"|
|2016||Animal Kingdom||Catherine||Main role (season 1, 8 episodes)|
|2017||Lethal Weapon||Maria Navar||Episode: "A Problem Like Maria"|
|2017||MacGyver||Alejandra Rosa||Episode: "Duct Tape + Jack"|
|2018||SEAL Team||Leigh Wheeler||Episode "Containment"|
|2018||The Magicians||Miss King||Episode: "The Losses of Magic"|
|2018||Criminal Minds||Lisa Douglas||Recurring role (3 episodes)|
|2018–2019||The Resident||Zoey Barlow||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2019–present||Dynasty||Cristal Carrington||Main role|
- "Revolution's Daniella Alonso on Her Character & the Season". LATINA.
- "Daniella Alonso/Nora Clayton" NBC.com. Retrieved on 2012-11-26.
- "Latin American Herald Tribune – Actress Joins PETA Campaign for Fashion Without Cruelty". www.laht.com.
- "Daniella Alonso Bio – Revolution TV Show". October 11, 2012. Archived from the original on November 7, 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2012.
- "'Revolution' Actress Daniella Alonso Joins Kevin James in Paul Blart 2". April 7, 2014.
- Andreeva, Nellie (March 2, 2017). "Las Reinas: Daniella Alonso to Play the Lead in ABC Crime Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
- Bennett, Anita (July 30, 2019). "Dynasty Recasts Cristal Jennings with Daniella Alonso Stepping into the Role". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
- Petski, Denise (October 11, 2019). "Dynasty: Daniella Alonso Upped To Series Regular In Cristal Role; Michael Michele, Sam Underwood, Adam Huber Also Promoted". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
- Swift, Andy (July 30, 2019). "Dynasty Recast: Daniella Alonso Joins Season 3 as New Cristal Jennings". TVLine. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
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