Kristin Herrera

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Kristin Herrera
Kristin Lisa Herrera

(1989-02-21) February 21, 1989 (age 30)
Years active2000–2008

Kristin Lisa Herrera (born February 21, 1989) is an American former actress. She is best known for her role as Dana Cruz on the first season of the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 and as Lourdes Del Torro on General Hospital.

Life and career[edit]

Herrera was born in Los Angeles, California on February 21, 1989,[1] she has two older brothers and a sister, named Ryan, Justin and Ashley. She is of Mexican-American and Puerto Rican descent and speaks fluent Spanish, she attended Hillcrest Christian School in Granada Hills, Los Angeles.[2]

Herrera has been acting in commercials since she was six, her first TV role was in a phone service commercial. Other roles include Eleena on NYPD Blue, Aimee Varga on The Division, Sophie on The Bernie Mac Show, Katie on 7th Heaven and Frederika in ER.

In 2004, Herrera was cast as Dana Cruz in Zoey 101,[3] Zoey Brooks (Jamie Lynn Spears) and Nicole Bristow's (Alexa Nikolas) roommate.[4][5] After the first season, Herrera was unceremoniously written out from working on Zoey 101[6] because the producers thought she looked too old next to her co-stars, though it was never confirmed by Nickelodeon,[7] she was replaced by the character Lola Martinez (Victoria Justice).[8] She also co-starred in feature film Freedom Writers opposite Hilary Swank.[9][10] In 2008, Herrera had quit acting.[citation needed] Her last acting role was on the soap opera General Hospital.



Year Title Role Ref.
2007 Freedom Writers Gloria Munez [9][10]
Resurrection Mary Karen


Year Title Role Episodes Ref.
2001 NYPD Blue Elena Rodriguez Oh Golly Goth [1]
2002 7th Heaven Katie Letting Go
The Division Aimee Varga Remembrance
The Bernie Mac Show Sophia Bernie Mac Dance Party
2004 ER Frederika Meehan The Student [1]
2004-08 General Hospital Lourdes Del Torro Recurring role
2005 Zoey 101 Dana Cruz Main role (season 1) [3][4][5]
2006 Without a Trace Rose Martinez White Balance


  1. ^ a b c Schneider, Dan. "Kristin Herrera". Schneider's Bakery. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Famous Hispanic American Actresses,
  3. ^ a b Adams, Michelle Medlock (2005). Jamie Lynn Spears. Mitchell Lane Publishers. p. 24. ISBN 9781584153955.
  4. ^ a b Terrace, Vincent (April 9, 2009). The Year in Television, 2008: A Catalog of New and Continuing Series, Miniseries, Specials and TV Movies. McFarland & Company. p. 276. ISBN 9780786443918.
  5. ^ a b Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (June 24, 2009). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Random House Publishing Group. p. 1564. ISBN 9780307483201.
  6. ^ Green 2012, p. 178.
  7. ^ Hiramine, Brie (April 4, 2016). "OMG: Shocking Reasons Celebrities Left Television Shows". J-14. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  8. ^ Green 2012, p. 190.
  9. ^ a b van Heertum, Richard; Kashani, T.; Nocella, A.; Frymer, B. (November 14, 2010). Hollywood’s Exploited: Public Pedagogy, Corporate Movies, and Cultural Crisis. Springer Publishing. p. 94. ISBN 9780230117426.
  10. ^ a b Blum, Daniel C.; Willis, John (2007). Screen World. 59. Crown Publishers. p. 3.


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