Diana-Maria Riva - Updated Jun 2024

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Diana-Maria Riva

Diana-Maria Riva is a popular American Actress. Diana-Maria Riva is widely known for portraying the role of Detective Ana Perez in the television series titled Dead to Me from 2019 to 2022.

Early Life and Childhood

Diana-Maria Riva was born on July 22, 1969, in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Her age is 54 years as of 2023 and her full name is Diana-Maria Uhlenbrock.

Similarly, she is American by nationality and follows Christianity by religion. Moreover, she belongs to a mixed ethnicity and her zodiac sign is Cancer by date of birth.

Talking about her family members, her father’s name is Chris B. Uhlenbrock who is a dentist and her mother’s name is Maria Riva. However, there is no clue available on the web regarding her siblings.

Diana-Maria Riva – Education

In terms of her educational background, she has done her schooling at St. Ursula Academy in Ohio. Later, she graduated from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to her career, her acting journey began with theater, where she honed her skills and developed a passion for performing. She eventually transitioned to television, making her debut in the series titled Common Law in 1996. She made guest appearances in popular shows like The X-Files, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Everybody Loves Raymond, among others.

Similarly, in 2001, she landed a significant role as Assistant District Attorney Magdalena Ramirez in the legal drama series titled Philly. Although the show only lasted for one season, her performance received critical acclaim, and it helped raise her profile in the industry. This led to further opportunities and opened doors for her career.

Likewise, she had a string of recurring roles in notable television series. She appeared as Sergeant Maricela Gusman in The West Wing (2002-2006), as Charlotte Millwright in The Bridge (2013-2014), and as Detective Ana Perez in The Good Guys in 2010, among others. These roles showcased her versatility and ability to portray complex and engaging characters.

Furthermore, she played the role of Detective Perez in the dark comedy series titled Dead to Me (2019-2021), alongside Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini. She also had a recurring role as Julia in the comedy series titled Glamorous in 2019, further showcasing her comedic talents.

Additionally, she has also made appearances in films. She had supporting roles in movies such as What Women Want in 2000, Chasing Papi in 2003, 17 Again in 2009, Short Term 12 in 2013, Love & Mercy in 2014, McFarland, USA in 2015, Noelle in 2019, Kajillionaire in 2020, and so on.

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Caption: Diana-Maria Riva promoting the series. Source: Instagram

Diana-Maria Riva –  Brand Endorsements

Riva has not endorsed any brand till now or promoted anything or collaborated with any brands. Similarly, there is no information available on the web regarding the products she has ever supported. Likewise, she has not mentioned any information about the brands or companies she has ever endorsed.

Awards and Nomination

Riva won the Imagen Foundation Award in 2021 for Best Supporting Actress in Comedy in Dead to Me. Similarly, she was nominated for Imagen Foundation Award in 2016 for Best Supporting Actress in Telenovela. Likewise, she was nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award in 2021 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in Dead to Me.

Net Worth 2024

Riva has an estimated net worth of approximately $3.1 million but her exact salary is not available. Similarly, most of her source of income is from her acting profession. Additionally, she has worked very hard to achieve this fame and is on the way to raising her net worth in the future.

Relationship Status

Riva married her long-time boyfriend Mike Smith. However, she has not revealed anything about how they both met and started dating each other. There is not much more information about her personal life. Moreover, they have a son and his name is Justin Smith. Also, she doesn’t seem to have any past relationships or engagements.

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Caption: Diana-Maria Riva with her husband. Source: Instagram


Riva is always seen as concerned with her professional life and remains alert to any rumors or controversies that would hinder her professional career. Likewise, she maintains a distance from the media and avoids engaging in any controversial situations that can destroy her reputation.

Body Measurements

Riva is 5 Feet 6 inches tall and weighs 73kg. Similarly, she has an attractive body that measures 38-26-38 inches and she has a beautiful pair of dark brown eyes and hair. Also, her dress size is 7 and her shoe size is 8(US).

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Caption: Diana-Maria Riva posing for the photo. Source: Instagram

Diana-Maria Riva – Social Media

Riva is active on Instagram, where she has 26.6k followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @dianamariariva. Similarly, her Twitter handle is @DianaMariaRiva with 8.8k followers. Her Facebook account is @DianaMariaRiva and she has 24k followers.