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Monique Gabriela Curnen

Monique Gabriela Curnen (born September 7, 1970) is an American film and television actress.

Monique Gabriela Curnen
Monique Gabriela Curnen July 2008.jpg
Born (1970-09-07) September 7, 1970 (age 49)
United States
Other namesMonique Curnen
Alma materWilliams College
Years active2001–present

Early life and educationEdit

Curnen's mother is from Puerto Rico, and her father is of German and Irish descent.[1] She grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts and went to Williams College,[2] where she concentrated on other studies. After college, she spent a year (1992–93) as a full-time intern at Unity House, the Minority Cultural Center, at Connecticut College in New London. She then moved to New York and started taking acting classes and going to auditions.[3]


Curnen has appeared in several films including Bollywood Calling (2001), Half Nelson (2006) and The Dark Knight (2008), in which she played rookie Detective Anna Ramirez. She also played the colleague of Paul Walker's chacterue Brian O'Connor in Fast & Furious (2009) in a cameo.

She has also appeared in numerous television series including Dexter (in the season 1 episodes "Let's Give the Boy a Hand" and "Love American Style"), House M.D. (in the episode "House Training", 2007) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (in the episode "Quickie", 2010). She played Detective Allison Beaumont in the 2009 police procedural drama series The Unusuals. She has appeared on the TV series Sons of Anarchy, playing Amelia Dominguez. She appeared in the season finale of Season 2 of Lie to Me ("Black and White", 2010) as Detective Sharon Wallowski, whom she continued to play in Season 3 in a major recurring role.[4] She appeared in a 2014 episode of the TV Series Person of Interest as Precinct Captain Moreno, and two episodes in Season 4 of the TV Series Elementary as Detective Gina Cortes.[5]The Mentalist (Tamsin Wade in the fifth season) . Curnen currently stars as Detective Blanca Rodriguez in the Starz hit television show Power.



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Bollywood Calling Isabel
2004 Maria Full of Grace Receptionist
2006 Half Nelson Isabel
2008 The Dark Knight Detective Anna Ramirez
2009 Fast & Furious FBI Agent
2011 Contagion Lorraine Vasquez


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Dexter Yelina Episode: "Let's Give the Boy a Hand", "Love American Style"
2007 House M.D. Lupe Episode: "House Training"
2009 The Unusuals Detective Allison Beaumont Main role.
2010 Sons of Anarchy Amelia Dominguez Three episodes
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Episode "Quickie"
2010–2011 Lie to Me Detective Sharon Wallowski Recurring seasons 2-3.
2012 The Mentalist Tamsin Wade Fifth season
2014 Person of Interest Precinct Captain Moreno Wingman
2015 Elementary Detective Gina Cortes 2 episodes
2017 Taken Vlasik
2018-present Power Blanca Rodriquez
2019 God Friended Me Officer Sarah Matthews Episode "From Paris With Love"


  1. ^ "County Fare: On International Women's Day, a look at Berkshire-based women making their mark". The Berkshire Eagle. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Monique Gabriela Curnen CV amanda howard associates 2011
  3. ^ Quintala, Lisa (August 20, 2008). "Monique Curnen, una hispana en Cuidad Gótica" Archived January 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, People en Español (in Spanish).
  4. ^ Wightman, Catriona (July 22, 2010). "Monique Curnen lands Lie to Me role", Digital Spy.
  5. ^ CBS Press Release (January 19, 2016). "Holmes & Watson must search for a killer...", CBS Press Express.

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