|Portrayed by||Monica Raymund|
|Affiliation||The Lightman Group|
Torres was hired by Cal Lightman after passing his "test" while she was working airport security.
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Ria grew up with an abusive, alcoholic father. She has a half sister, Ava, who is significantly younger than her, and who shares the same father👏🏻
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In Pilot, Ria is working for the TSA when she notices Cal Lightman flash a partial fear expression. She pulls him out of the line at the airport, and questions him. However, he and Gillian Foster offer her a job at the Lightman Group, giving her a large suitcase of cash as a "signing bonus". She also seems unfazed by Eli Loker's Radical Honesty.
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Ava, Ria's half-sister, was also pushed around by her father and she did time for assaulting a police officer. Even though she said "It was just a slap." Ria loves Ava unconditionally even though she never admits it. It is referred to in the episode Delinquent that Ria would come over when Ava was a child. She would braid her hair and help her with her homework.
Torres and Loker have a complicated relationship, although it is hinted that Ria is into Eli.
In the beginning of the show, it is shown that Lightman doesn't completely believes in Ria's ability to read facial expressions, because of the fact that she is a natural. In the episode Blinded, he says that he and Torres have a mentor and aprenttice relanshionship, but that she still has a lot to learn with him.
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|Characters of the Lie to Me Series|