(written from a Production point of view)
Ariza was born in Orlando, Florida and has appeared in several stage plays and television commercials. Her first acting role was a recurring part in the British television series The Tomorrow People (1992). She is also an athlete and has taken part on several marathons.
Ariza has guest starred in television series such as Friends (2003), Medical Investigation (2004, starring Neal McDonough, and guest starring Tracy Middendorf and Patrick Fabian), Charmed (2005), Cold Case (2006), and Close to Home (2007, with Michael Reilly Burke and Tom Wright).