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Christina Ochoa (born Cristina Ochoa Lopez; 25 January, 1985) is a Spanish actress, science communicator, and writer who recently played as Nora Madani in The CW's series Valor.

Early life Edit

Christina is the grand-niece of 1959 Nobel Prize winner Severo Ochoa, and daughter of acclaimed Spanish sculptor Victor Ochoa. She has spent her life surrounded by members of both the scientific and artistic world.

Career Edit

Christina Ochoa began acting as a hobby, starting out in theatrical plays in Washington, D.C., at the Little Theatre of Alexandria.

She soon decided to pursue a career in performance arts, and moved to Madrid in order to study and work in the field. She has said: "Science was all my life .... But when I got on stage for the first time, there was a void inside me that was suddenly filled ... one I hadn't even known was empty".

From there, Ochoa moved on to work in theatre and TV, including on I Hate My Teenage DaughterModern Family and Spain's La que se avecina, as well as in films, including Cats Dancing on Jupiter.

She is the founder and owner of QE (Quantum Entanglement) Productions, responsible for the 2011 short film Stay with Me, which won awards at film festivals both internationally and in the United States.

In 2014, Ochoa played Karen Morales on the Robert Rodríguez show, Matador.

She portrays Renn on the TNT drama Animal Kingdom since 2016.

In 2017 she became the female lead of NBC Universal and Syfy series Blood Drive and as CW3 Nora Madani in the The CW series Valor.

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