Ana Nogueira is an American actress. She started her career in the 2010s, debuting in an episode of Baby Daddy. She next appeared in 2 episodes of Blue Bloods as Nona Palmeira. Her first main role on television was as Kay Costa in the TV series The Michael J. Fox Show. Afterward, she had a role in another TV show My Day. Ultimately, she became further known for her recurring part as Penny Ares in The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, which she played in 2016. The following year, she got another recurring role as Lena Mercer in the crime thriller The Blacklist.