TRICIA CRUZ has been a familiar face and voice coast-to-coast working as a TV Host, Entertainment Correspondent and Actress. As well as a Disc Jockey for the IE's number one for hip hop Wild 96.1.

Cutting her teeth into "LATV Live", as a host for four years. "LATV" is a ground breaking Los Angeles-based music show which is the first prime time English show in the L.A. market that features Latino music videos. Tricia Cruz has also worked as the West Coast Correspondent for ABC's Urban Latino. A national informational variety show covering the celebrities, the diversity and the lifestyle that makes the young, American Latino experience unique. Tricia has skillfully interviewed scores of entertainers, going behind the scenes with some of Hollywood's heaviest hitters.As an actress, Tricia Cruz has been on stage in the critically acclaimed "Latinologues" at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles for two years and now available on DVD starring one of Mexico's finest comedy actors Eugenio Derbez. "LATV Live", "Urban Latino" and "Latinologues" all received an Imagen Award. The Imagen Awards are given to encourage and recognize the positive portrayal of Latinos in all media.

As an actress Tricia's film credits include "Free Enterprise" with Eric McCormick (Will and Grace) and William Schatner. "Blasphemy" starring Carlos Leon. "Blasphemy" has just been released on MTV Pictures and in this Dark Comedy, the talented Los Angeles native plays the romantic starring role as Barbara. Tricia's debut was in "A Letter to Rachel" where she played the title role of Rachel. Tricia also did voice over work for the film "Flightplan" starring Jodie Foster. Tricia's Television co-starring credits include "ER", "90210" and "Lizzie McGuire". Shorts on the festival circuit are "God Squad"- a movie buff cult favorite. "Killer Snake" which Tricia produced and co-starred in was recently viewed at the Los Angeles Latino International Short Film Festival at the Archlight Cinema. Accredited by the OSCARS (Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences). Tricia also has been the face in over 50 national and international commercials including Chili's, Kmart, Honda, and Quaker.

Born in Covina, California, a suburb East of Los Angeles, Tricia Cruz is the youngest of three siblings from a single parent family. Like many extraordinary women, her mother Maria fled her native Mexico to give the family freedom and opportunity. Of her upbringing, Tricia says, "I am very lucky and proud to have been brought up in America with my rich Mexican culture". Tricia's upbringing in America, dual cultural background,and rich Mexican heritage, enables her to identify with both cultures and positions Tricia as a host and actress of the new millennium.

Tricia is now producing for Playboy Radio and hosting Playboy Radio's Music Spotlight so make sure you tune it at!

Tricia received an Associates Art Degree from Santa Monica College. Tricia also studied acting with Aaron Speiser.