TV judge of Colombian descent whose popular reality court show, Cristina's Court, debuted in 2006. She is also the author of the books Living by Los Dichos and It's All About the Woman Who Wears It.
She was born in New York City and received degrees from UCLA and Whittier Law School.
Her TV show became the first court show to win more than one Emmy for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program, doing so three straight years from 2008 to 2010.
She married Christopher Gonzalez.
Like Marilyn Milian, she is a Hispanic judge who has hosted a daytime court series.