Liza Colon-Zayas - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 10, 2022

Liza Colon-Zayas
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: The Purge: Election Year (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : August 18, 1972 (age 51)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Liza Maria Colon
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 4

two brothers
two sisters

Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (African-American, Caucasian)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: November 21, 1998
Husband's Name: David Zayas
Children: 2

Emma (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.63 meter (5 feet 4 inch)
Weight: 56 kg (123.46 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 7.5 US
Dress Size: 8 US
Breast Size: 36 inch
Waist Size: 29 inch
Hip Size: 37 inch
Bra Size: 36
Cup Size: B

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Who is Liza Colón-Zayas?

Liza Colón-Zayas is an actress, playwright by profession, and American by nationality. She is well known for appearing in TV series such as Sex and the City, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and films Righteous Kill, The Purge: Election Year. 

Liza Colón-Zayas – Age, Parents, Siblings

Liza Colón-Zayas’ birth took place on September 18, 1972, in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. She was born as Liza Maria Colon to an African-American mother while her father is of European descent. She is not the only child of her parents and has four siblings – two brothers and two sisters.

Liza Colón-Zayas with her sisters and father (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

Although the educational history of Liza Colón-Zayas is limited, she did attend college. Her ethnicity includes African-American and Caucasian.

Liza Colón-Zayas – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Liza Colón-Zayas married her longtime boyfriend David Zayas on 21 November 1998 after years of dating. She and her husband, who is also an actor, have two children together – an older son and a daughter named Emma. The couple is living a blissful marriage without rumors of extra-marital affairs and divorce.

On Instagram Colón-Zayas also revealed that she is a grandmother.

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Liza Colón-Zayas and David Zayas with their children (Image: Instagram- posted May 2019)

Liza Colón-Zayas – Career

Colón-Zayas began her career as an actress in theatres, initially in off-Broadway productions. She had broken into mainstream theatre after she wrote, produced, and starred in a one-woman show titled Sistah Supreme. She is one of the original members of The LAByrinth Theater Company in New York, traveling actors' group since 1992. 

Films, Series

As a TV actress Liza Colón-Zayas has been credited in the TV series Sex and the City, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2004, 2015), Blue Bloods, Dexter, Hope & Faith (2004), Nurse Jackie (2009), Louie (2011-2012), Bull (2017), Titans, etc.

She has also appeared in the films Keane (2004), Unfaithful (2002), Heights (2005), Freedomland (2006), United 93 (2006), Righteous Kills (2008), The Purge: Election Year (2016), The Woman in the Window (2020), to name a few.

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Liza Colón-Zayas, Matthew Boston in Water by the Spoonful (Image: Cleveland )


On the set of The Woman in the Window, Liza Colón-Zayas has worked with Tracy Letts, Wyatt Russell, Jeanine Serralles, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Brian Tyree Henry.

Liza Colón-Zayas – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Liza Colón-Zayas are under review.

Liza Colón-Zayas – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram, Liza Colón-Zayas is followed by over 1.5 followers but is absent from Facebook and Twitter.

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