Tijuana Ricks

TELEVISION

  • The Carrie Diaries, WB: Mrs. Holzman
  • 666 Park Avenue, ABC: Det. Monica Jarvis
  • Deception, NBC: Young Beverly Padget
  • Law & Order: SVU, NBC: Principal Brianna Daniels
  • Blue Bloods, CBS: ESU woman (recurring)
  • The Big C, Showtime: Day Nurse
  • A Gifted Man, CBS: Nurse Charisse (recurring)
  • Gossip Girl, CW: Pretty Nurse
  • Law & Order: SVU, NBC: Dr. Marnie Aiken, OB/GYN (recurring)
  • Guiding Light, CBS: Nurse Maggie (recurring)
  • Law &Order, NBC: Sgt. Royce (recurring)
  • Law & Order, NBC: Detective Carol Clay
  • Six Degrees, ABC: Brenda
  • Conviction, NBC: Mrs. Mosely
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NBC: Narrator
  • 30 Rock, NBC: Flight Attendant (episode featuring Oprah Winfrey)
  • All My Children, ABC: Nurse

STAGE

  • Merrell in THIS at Hartford TheaterWorks
  • Letta in Death of a Salesman at the Yale Rep in Spring 2009 starring Charles "Roc" Dutton
  • Taylor in Stick Fly at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival 2008
  • Linda in The Overwhelming at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival 2008
  • Originated the role of Cora Lee in The Women of Brewster Place: the Musical by Tim Acito
  • Originated the role of Viola in Dance the Holy Ghost: A Memory Play by Marcus Gardley
  • Originated the role of Melanie Porter in Rough Magic by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
  • Originated the role of Redhalia Clearing in The Last of the Chatterbox Wolves by Rolin Jones
  • Originated the role of Alice Boot in Banditos by Jami O'Brien

COMMERCIAL

On-Camera
Bottom Dollar Stores - "Meats" - Woman with ham
Progresso Soup - "It Fits!" - Woman in the black dress
AdoptUsKids - BBQ - Mom
Nextel for Sprint - "Joy" - Store rep
BellSouth - "Magician" - Mom
AOL - "Cake" - AOL exec
Voice-Over
Grammy Nominated Audiobook - "American Grown" - Michelle Obama
Homefront (Video Game) - Female Resistance Leader
McDonald's - "Translation" - Susan
BioShock 2: Minerva's Den (Video Game) - Pearl Porter
Yoplait Yogurt - "Coworkers" - Friend
Verizon Fios - "Home Alone" - Woman
McDonald's - "Grandpa" - McDonald's employee
Home Depot - "Search Party" - Woman
Merck - "Tell Someone" - Woman
GlaxoSmithKline - "Valtrex Radio" - Woman
Industrial
AstraZeneca - "Pulmacort Respules" - Stacey

FILM

  • Beware the Night (with Eric Bana): Police Officer
  • The Savages (with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney): Valley View Nurse
  • The Architect (with Viola Davis and Anthony LaPaglia): Berniece
  • The Girl in the Park (with Keri Russell): Narissa

Tijuana Ricks graduated from the Yale School of Drama, where she won the prestigious Herschel Williams Prize for Outstanding Ability in Acting. She now lives in NY and is busy as a triple threat in film, television and theatre.

She has the honor and pleasure of having worked on set with some of the industry's finest actors, including Academy Award Winner Philip Seymour Hoffman and nominees Laura Linney and Viola Davis.

In theatre, she originated many roles in plays by rising stars like Marcus Gardley, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Rolin Jones and Tim Acito. She also has featured in many commercial campaigns doing voice-over work for McDonald's, Home Depot and Merck, and on-camera ads for Nextel, Bell South, and AOL.

Tijuana grew up in Gramercy, a small town in Southeast Louisiana, just west of New Orleans. She graduated with honors from Lutcher High School where she was a cheerleader, Editor of the newspaper, President of the Library Club and Secretary of Student Council. She also played on the State Champion tennis team.

Tijuana left Louisiana to receive her undergraduate degree from the highly ranked Washington University in St. Louis. Originally, she intended to become a doctor. However, the plan changed when she fell in love with the theatre and switched her majors to Acting and Psychology. She performed in productions both at Wash. U. and in the St. Louis community. A popular fixture at karaoke competitions, she paid her rent with her winnings.

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