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Gabrielle Ruiz

Gabrielle Ruiz Actress, Dancer @gabrielleruiz Facebook rectangle .gif Instagram rectangular logo.png IMDb
Portrays: Valencia PerezShow debut: "Josh's Girlfriend is Really Cool!"
Family: Philip Pisanchyn (husband)


Valencia is the opposite of Rebecca Bunch, when it comes to her energy, her character, her way of thinking. Everyone knows a version of Valencia, who was probably Queen Bee in her high school.
— Gabrielle Ruiz, "Broadway

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Gabrielle Ruiz
Gabrielle Ruiz is a Mexican-American stage and television actress. She was born on December 1984 to Eduardo and Sylvia Ruiz in Edinburg, TX where she studied dance at a very young age. Ruiz attended the Melba's School of Dance in McAllen, Texas and later received a ballet scholarship to go to the Texas Association for Teachers of Dance summer convention. She also had vocal lessons and was classically trained by the late David Custer of San Antonio, Texas. In 2007 she studied at Oklahoma City University's Ann Lacy School of Dance and Arts Management where she received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Performance. From there she went on to land various roles on television and particularly Broadway where she made a name for herself on stage. In between her acting gigs Ruiz teaches, judges dancing competitions and does motivational speaking on the performance arts. At the end of July 2016, Ruiz married Philip Pisanchyn on the Caribbean island of St. Martin. She currently stars as Valencia Perez on The CW networks musical comedy "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend".


Year Show Role Number of episodes
2016 "Orange Is The New Black" Singing inmate 1 episode
2015-2019 "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Valencia Perez 42 episodes
2013 "Law & Order Special Victims Unit" Tina 1 episode
2007 "One Life to Live" Principal dancer 1 episode
Year Show Role Notes
3/30/14 - 3/22/15 "If/Then" Flight attendant Understudy for "Anne" and "Elena"
4/5/12 - 1/26/13 "Evita" Ensemble Also understudy for "Mistress"
3/9/08 - 1/9/11 "In The Heights"
  • Ensemble
  • Nina
Also understudy for "Vanessa" and "Carla"
5/4/08 - 6/13/10 "A Chorus Line" Diana Touring production


  • While in college, Gabrielle Ruiz did summer stock with future castmate David Hull and the two became good friends. In an interview with Stage Door, Ruiz mentioned she and Hull had a special agreement with each other:
We actually had a pact in college that if we weren’t married by 30, we would get married and have kids, because we thought 30 was so old in college. I’m not going to tell you how old I am, but let’s just say it didn’t work out. I’m engaged, but David was like ‘Technically you’re mine.’ We tell people because we think it’s funny, but then people look at us like we’re weird and crazy. We thought it was brilliant.
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  Cast edit
Rachel Bloom ("Rebecca Bunch") 🎈 Donna Lynne Champlin ("Paula Proctor") 🎈 Vincent Rodriguez III ("Josh Chan")
Santino Fontana/Skylar Astin ("Greg Serrano") 🎈 Pete Gardner ("Darryl Whitefeather") 🎈 Vella Lovell ("Heather Davis")
Gabrielle Ruiz ("Valencia Perez") 🎈 Scott Michael Foster ("Nathaniel") 🎈 David Hull ("White Josh")

Rene Gube ("Father Brah") 🎈 Erick Lopez ("Hector") 🎈 Ava Acres ("Young Rebecca")
Gina Gallego ("Mrs.Hernandez") 🎈 Danny Jolles ("George”) 🎈 Amy Hill ("Lourdes Chan")
Tess Paras ("Jayma Epstein") 🎈 Coryn Mabalot ("Jastinity Chan") 🎈 Stephnie Weir ("Karen")
Michael Hyatt ("Dr. Noelle Akopian") 🎈 Jacob Guenther ("Chris") 🎈 Michael McMillian ("Tim")
Eugene Cordero ("Alex") 🎈 Paul Welsh ("Trent Maddock") 🎈 Parvesh Cheena ("Sunil Odhav")
Robin Thomas ("Marco Serrano") 🎈 Esther Povitsky ("Maya") 🎈 Olivia Edward ("Madison Whitefeather")
Burl Moseley ("Jim Kittsworth")


Tovah Feldshuh ("Naomi Bunch") 🎈 Briga Heelan ("Connie Cavanagh") 🎈 Nipsey Hussle
Brittany Snow ("Anna Hicks") 🎈 Rachel Grate ("Audra Levine") 🎈 Andrew Arrow ("Hank")
Patti LuPone ("Rabbi Shari") 🎈 Lea Salonga ("Tita Myrna)" 🎈 Grant Rosenmeyer ("Jason")
Jayden Lund ("Guardrail") 🎈 Thor Knai (“Xander”) 🎈 John Allen Nelson ("Silas Bunch")
Britney Young ("Nicky") 🎈 Dr.Phil