Rios made her impressive acting debut as the lead in the critically-acclaimed film Quinceanera, which went on to win the Audience Award and Grad Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Her performance earned her best actress nominations for both the Alma and Imagen Awards. Since then, she has gone on to build a resume comprised of numerous critically-acclaimed productions and memorable characters, culminating in the recent recognition and induction by The Hollywood Reporter into their "Young Hispanic Hollywood Class of 2013."
Rios is perhaps best known for her portrayal of "Andrea Cantillo," on AMC's much celebrated series, Breaking Bad. Her character's relationship with Jesse (Aaron Paul) developed over three seasons, climaxing in her tragic and pivotal death during the show's final season. Audiences will also remember her recurring as Benjamin Bratt's daughter on ABC's Private Practice, and opposite Ray Romano on the TNT series Men of a Certain Age. Other notable television credits include a recurring are on the final season of the much loved NBC series Friday Night Lights, and recent quest starring appearances on NBC's Grimm and the FOX series Almost Human. Rios has also guest starred on shows such as House, The Closer, Prime Suspect and ER.
Rios' feature film crdits include, starring opposite Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci in the Taylor Hackford directed film, Love Ranch, as well as The Winning Season with Emma Roberts and Sam Rockwell. Additionally, she starred in Pete Smalls is Dead with Tim Roth and Steve Buscemi, The Blue Hour starring opposite Alyssa Milano, Vicious Circle which won the Best Picture Award at the 2008 New York International Latino Film Festival, and Down For Life, a film based on a New York Times article portraying a day in the life of a 15-year-old Latina gang leader. The film, which premiered at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival, also stars Danny Glover and Laz Alonso. Rio currently resides in Los Angeles.