Judy Reyes (born November 5, 1967 in The Bronx, New York) is an American actress of Dominican heritage. She is best known for her portrayal of nurse Carla Espinosa on the TV comedy Scrubs. A native of The Bronx, Reyes has three sisters, including a twin sister named Joselin, who played a paramedic on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Reyes grew up on Bainbridge Avenue, from the age of 13 to the age of 25 or 26. She attended Hunter College in Manhattan, where she began her acting career. Reyes had a short stint on The Sopranos as the girlfriend of Paulie Walnuts. She also made a brief appearance on the American television series Oz, where she played the wife of the blind Correctional Officer Eugene Rivera. She made an appearance in the Law & Order episode 'Sisters of Mercy'.
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