Who is Kristin Herrera?
Kristin Herrera is an American actress, probably still best known for her role as Dana Cruz in the television series “Zoey 101” from 2005 to 2006, gaining recognition for her performance. Herrera has appeared in other TV shows, such as “General Hospital” and “Resurrection Blvd”, in addition to many other projects in her career.
Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Kristine Lisa Herrera was born on 21 February 1989, in Los Angeles, California, USA of mixed Mexican and Puerto Rican ancestry. Kristin hasn’t revealed the names of her parents, but it’s known that she has three siblings, brothers Ryan and Justin, and sister Ashley. As a result of her ancestry, Kristin is fluent in the Spanish language. She went to Hillcrest Christian School in Granada Hills, Los Angeles.
Kristin Herrera began her career in show business at the age of six, starting with acting in commercials and later landing her first TV role in a phone service commercial. She made her acting debut in the television show “NYPD Blue” in 2001, portraying Elena Rodriguez in the episode entitled “Oh Golly Goth”, sharing the screen with the main stars of the show, including Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp and James McDaniel.
Following her debut, Kristin Herrera continued her career with minor roles in various TV series. Kristin appeared in “7th Heaven” in 2002, portraying the role of Katie in the episode “Letting Go” alongside stars Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks and Barry Watson. The series follows the lives of the Camden family as they navigate various challenges and life lessons. Later that year, Kristin played Aimee Varga in the episode “Remembrance”, alongside Bonnie Bedelia, Nancy McKeon, and Lisa Vidal, in the crime drama series “The Division”, about a group of female police officers in San Francisco. She finished the year in “The Bernie Mac Show”, portraying Sophia in the episode “Bernie Mac Dance Party”, starring alongside Bernie Mac, Kellita Smith Jeremy Suarez, and Dee Dee Davis.
In “ER” (2004), Kristin took on the role of Frederika Meehan in the episode “The Student”, within the medical drama series that follows the chaotic lives of doctors and staff at County General Hospital, starring Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies and Noah Wyle.
Rise to Stardom
In 2004, Kristin Herrera secured her first major role as Lourdes Del Torro in the long-running medical drama series “General Hospital”, appearing in 15 episodes through 2008, during which time she shared the screen with co-stars such as Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Steve Burton and Kelly Monaco.
Success with “Zoey 101”
In 2005, Kristin Herrera landed the role of Dana Cruz in the series “Zoey 101”, a pivotal moment that would define her career and propel her to stardom. This opportunity brought significant changes to her career and life, as it became a massive success, gaining a dedicated fan base and solidifying Herrera’s status as a rising star.
The series revolves around Zoey Brooks, played by Jamie Lynn Spears, and her experiences at the fictional boarding school Pacific Coast Academy; Herrera’s Dana Cruz is one of Zoey’s closest friends, and plays an integral role in the show’s narrative.
Her portrayal of Dana resonated with audiences, and her dynamic performance contributed to the show’s popularity. “Zoey 101” provided her with widespread recognition and opened doors to future opportunities in the entertainment industry.
Throughout her time on the show, Herrera worked alongside talented co-stars such as Jamie Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher, Sean Flynn and Victoria Justice -.their chemistry and combined talent helped make “Zoey 101” a beloved and successful series.
Kristin Herrera – 26
Dana Cruz – Zoey 101
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Concurrently, Kristin worked on several other projects. In 2007 she portrayed Gloria Munez in the film “Freedom Writers, starring alongside Hilary Swank and Patrick Dempsey. The film tells the true story of an inspiring teacher who transforms the lives of her at-risk students through the power of education. In “Resurrection Mary” (2007), Herrera played the role of Karen, with Kevin G. Schmidt, Pamela Jean Noble, and Sally Kirkland in the lead roles.
After years of being away from Hollywood, the “Zoey 101” star returned in a special appearance as herself in the popular comedy sketch show “All That” (2020).
Furthermore, she reprised the role of Karen in the sequel to the 2007 film entitled “The Legend of Resurrection Mary” (2021), with all the stars returning in their respective roles.
It’s been announced that the reboot of “Zoey 101” is in the works, in the form of the film “Zoey 102”, but she won’t be making a return. On the other hand, Jamie Lynn Spears will once again portray the beloved character.
According to authoritative sources, Kristin Herrera’s net worth is estimated at $1 million, as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Married, Husband, Children
She was in an on-again-off-again relationship with Daniel Novak before they ultimately married. Herrera made personal announcements through her Instagram account regarding her relationship with Daniel, on 15 July 2016 sharing the news of their engagement, but that was called off shortly afterwards. However, on 14 February 2020, she announced their re-engagement, and they eventually exchanged vows on 26 October 2022.
On 17 November 2021, Herrera took to Instagram once again to reveal that she was expecting her first child, and subsequently, on 23 May 2022, she celebrated the birth of her child.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Kristin Hererra has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 3ins (1.62m), weighs approximately 110 lbs (51kgs), with vital statistics of 34-23-32, and bra size 34B.