From Telemundo to Hollywood
(Hollywood, CA) -- Some might remember her from the popular latin show “Protagonistas de la Música” (Telemundo-NBC) where she sang her heart out and won second place. The puerto rican-colombian actress joined the cast of ABC sensual drama series, Mistresses (Mondays 10|9 c), as Antonia ‘Toni’ Ruiz. Toni is a lawyer of latin origins whose ambition is matched by her beauty. Montoya's skills immediately turned this character into the girl that everyone loves to hate, becoming everyones guilty pleasure.
Before California, the young actress was part of Telemundo, NBC. After “Protagonistas de la Música”, mostly a music show, Telemundo fell in love with her and immediately formed part of the cast of major ‘Telenovelas’ like “Prisionera”, “Anita no te Rajes”, “La Ley del Silencio”.
After a few years of this working foundation, interest sparked in Los Angeles that finally won Rebeka over relocating her in the city of dreams. It’s been non-stop since then. She guest-starred in Las Vegas, Castle, Southland, Psych, Anger Management, among other Movie Series for TV. Co-staring with legends of TV like Jason Priestly, Terry Polo, Cheech Marin. She is known for her recurring role as Detective Delores Padilla in the ABC daytime soap opera, General Hospital.
In Mistresses, returning for a second season, Montoya also recurs as the provocative and thrilling element in the lives of Savi (Alyssa Milano) and Dom (Jason George). Things don't go smoothly for Savi as she finds herself sharing an office with a stunning new hire, attorney Antonia “Toni” Ruiz who seems to have no sense of personal boundaries -- and who appears to have more than a professional interest in Dom. Being book smart as well as street smart, Toni knows how to play the game to get what she wants.
This year, Rebeka will appear in hit TV Shows like Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders & the highly acclaimed remake of One Day at a time.
Rebeka Montoya continues to make proud her latin community and works hard to reshape the stereotype of Latin women on TV.