Detective Jo Martinez is a New York City native and one of the youngest officers of the New York Police Department to make homicide detective. Jo's sharp, no-nonsense instincts and her ability to close difficult cases have given her a tough-as-nails reputation on the force, despite also dealing with the untimely loss of her husband. Working with Dr. Henry Morgan was initially a challenge for Jo, but over time the investigator has come to appreciate Henry's annoyingly "creative approach" to solving homicides. Combined with Jo's quick-fire cop instincts, Henry's deductive talents have not only contributed to a successful partnership, but also to a budding friendship.
Critically acclaimed actress and accomplished leading lady Alana De La Garza returns to television in the highly anticipated ABC drama series Forever. Additionally, Alana will next be seen on the big screen in Matthew Weiner's directorial debut film Are You Here opposite Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler.
Alana is best known for her role on the legendary TV series Law & Order as ADA Connie Rubirosa. Her performance as a tough yet compassionate prosecutor garnered her an "Impact Award" for Outstanding Performance in a Dramatic Television Series as well as an ALMA nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Television Series. She also reprised her role as ADA Rubirosa on Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Los Angeles.
Raised in Texas, Alana got her break in New York on ABC's All My Children before moving to Los Angeles and landing a role on JAG. Her other TV accomplishments include Do No Harm, CSI: Miami, The Book of Daniel, The Mountain and starring in the Lifetime movie Deadly Hope.
Alana calls Los Angeles home, where she juggles her career and family life with her husband Michael and two children.
HOMETOWN - El Paso, Texas
BIRTHDATE - June 18