Victoria Cartagena

Victoria Cartagena came into the acting game in 2004, launching from background parts in little-seen films to central roles on major television series. Throughout her time as an actor, Cartagena bounced between screens ... Read more »
Born: in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (9)

Gotham 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hungry Hearts 2015 (Movie)

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Blue Bloods 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elementary 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unforgettable 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kidnapped 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bedford Diaries 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Victoria Cartagena came into the acting game in 2004, launching from background parts in little-seen films to central roles on major television series. Throughout her time as an actor, Cartagena bounced between screens big and small, including a co-starring role on the DC Comics drama "Gotham" (Fox 2014- ), in which she played Detective Renee Montoya, a staple of Batman lore. Cartagena was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she grew up invested in the pursuit of acting. At age 14, Cartagena studied at the city's Society Hill Playhouse under a regimen that honed her skills for a life onscreen. After graduating from Penn State University with a degree in education, Cartagena relocated to New York City, where she reconvened her conquest for a career in performance at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and the Lark Play Development Center. After making her big screen debut with a small role in the Staten Island comedy "Baby Fat" (2004), Cartagena devoted her focus to the short-lived romantic drama series "The Bedford Diaries" (WB 2006), starring throughout the program's brief run as Zoe Lopez and working with the likes of Milo Ventimiglia, Penn Badgley, and Aasif Mandvi. While making guest appearances on a string of TV series including "Law & Order" (NBC 1990-2010) and "The Good Wife" (CBS 2009- ), she appeared briefly in the high-profile Angelina Jolie thriller "Salt" (2010). Cartagena snagged her most noteworthy film role thus far as Prof. Hopper in the acclaimed "Still Alice" (2014), starring Julianne Moore as an academic slowly succumbing to Alzheimer's disease. The very same year treated Cartagena to another regular role on a network series; for "Gotham," the Batman origin story series, she reinvented the familiar DC Comics character of Detective Renee Montoya.

Milestones

2014

Co-starred on the Fox comic book drama "Gotham" as Det. Renee Montoya.

2014

Co-starred in the acclaimed drama "Still Alice," starring Julianne Moore.

Bonus Trivia

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Worked with the Lark Play Development Center in New York City before pursuing a career onscreen.

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Discovered while working as a receptionist at Elysium Fitness Club.

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