Monica Garcia (not to be confused with the politician of the same name) is an American actress, director, and writer.


Garcia was born and raised in California and found a passion for acting at Riverside Community College after becoming a part of its theater. She later started working in TV. Her first film role was in Fracture, in which she portrayed the assistant to Anthony Hopkins, who later cast her in his directorial debut, Slipstream. Garcia appeared in over 30 TV shows, including recurring roles on Grey's Anatomy and Southland. She wrote, produced, and directed her first film, They Make It So Easy, in 2015.

On Criminal MindsEdit

Garcia portrayed Ruth Vasquez, the mother of William Duke Mason's ex-girlfriend Tammy Mae Vasquez, and grandmother to their son Cole. She appeared in the Season Eleven episode Outlaw.


  • Mom (2016) as Soledad
  • Goliath (2016) as Alma Perez (2 episodes)
  • Criminal Minds - Outlaw (2015) TV episode - Ruth Vasquez
  • The Jack and Triumph Show (2015) as Carmen
  • General Hospital (2004-2015) as Social Worker/Casandra Kanelos (3 episodes)
  • They Make It So Easy (2015) as Ms. S. (short)
  • The Mentalist (2014) as Guard (2 episodes)
  • Tides (2014) as Nurse Gomez (short)
  • The Big Bang Theory (2014) as Maria
  • Rake (2014) as Officer
  • The Fosters (2014) as Concerned Teacher
  • Raising Hope (2013) as EMT
  • Magic Mike (2012) as Dr. Love Girl
  • Southland (2012) as Stephanie Oliver (2 episodes)
  • Applebaum (2012) as Lola
  • Metro (2011) as Theresa Flores
  • The Protector (2011) as Jenny Delgado
  • Mamitas (2011) as Emcee
  • Desperate Housewives (2011) as Nurse
  • Exit 19 (2011) as Jenny Delgado
  • Castle (2010) as Cleaning Lady
  • Play the Game (2009) as Gillian
  • Dexter (2008) as Attendant
  • Women's Murder Club (2007) as Consuela Sancho
  • Slipstream (2007) as Shocked Motorist
  • Fracture (2007) as Crawford's Secretary
  • Them (2007) as Detective
  • Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006) as Nurse
  • Pepper Dennis (2006) as Woman/Mrs. Diaz
  • Scrubs (2006) as Sperm Bank Nurse
  • In Justice (2006) as Female Guard
  • Invasion (2006) as Past Nurse
  • Grey's Anatomy (2005) as Peds Nurse
  • The West Wing (2005) as Santos Aide
  • Lost (2005) as Nurse
  • ER (2004) as Benita Escobar
  • Action Her00? (2004) as Secretary (short)
  • Six Feet Under (2004) as Gladys
  • The Shield (2003) as Teacher
  • NYPD Blue (2003) as Arantxa Marquez
  • The District (2002) as Nurse
  • CSI: Miami (2002) as SART Nurse
  • Robbery Homicide Division (2002) as Hispanic Mother
  • Resurrection Blvd. (2002) as Emma
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2002) as Mrs. Parker


  • They Make It So Easy (2015) (short)


  • They Make It So Easy (2015) (short)


  • They Make It So Easy (2015) - Producer (short)


For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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