New York native Judy Reyes landed her first feature film role in Jack and His Friends opposite Sam Rockwell. She has also appeared in Bringing out the Dead, Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God...Be Back by Five and Washington Heights.
Reyes' TV credits include guest appearances on Oz, The Sopranos and 100 Centre Street. She also starred in several TV movies, including John Sanford's Mind Prey and The Prosecutors. Reyes plays the role of Nurse Carla Espinosa on Scrubs.
In addition to her film and television work, Reyes is also a founding member of The Labyrinth Theater Company, for which she has produced and starred in numerous productions.
Carla is the head nurse at Sacred Heart. She's prone to overreaction and constantly feels compelled to tell her friends how to handle any given situation. Carla also has a difficult time keeping secrets, and loves to spread gossip.
Carla says that bossing people around is her "crack" addiction. No one ever makes fun of her - when anyone does, she humiliates them in front of the entire hospital. Her relationship with Turk is the most stable coupling on the show, despite its ups and downs.