Born in New York and raised in Ansonia, Connecticut, Garita began acting when she moved back to New York City in 1992. She landed a role as an extra on "One Life to Live" and has also appeared in "All My Children" and "As the World Turns." Her theater background includes roles as Cleopatra in "Pentecost" at the Yale Repertory Theatre and Cecilia in "Yepeto" for the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. In January 1997, she completed her first film, "Bright Nights, Dark Days."
Of Costa Rican heritage, Garita lived in Costa Rica for six months when she was 12 years old. She received a Bachelor of science in marketing from the University of Connecticut and attended William Esper Studios for acting.
When she's not working, she enjoys playing and watching sports, and spending time with her seven nieces and nephews. She is also involved in the charities Equity Fights AIDS and Eastern Paralyzed Veterans.