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Rosa Bianca Salazar (/ˈsæləzɑːr/; born July 16, 1985) is an American actress. She had roles in the NBC series Parenthood and the FX anthology series American Horror Story: Murder House. She played the title character in the film Alita: Battle Angel. She appeared in The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Maze Runner: The Death Cure and also appeared in the Netflix films The Kindergarten Teacher and Bird Box.

Rosa Salazar
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Salazar in January 2016
Born
Rosa Bianca Salazar

(1985-07-16) July 16, 1985 (age 34)
OccupationActress
Years active2010–present

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Early lifeEdit

Rosa Bianca Salazar was born on July 16, 1985.[1] She is of Peruvian descent.[2] She grew up in Washington, D.C. and nearby Greenbelt, Maryland.[3] Salazar attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, and was active in the school theatre program.[4]

CareerEdit

Salazar has enjoyed entertaining others since the age of 15 and became serious about becoming an actress after moving to New York City as a young adult, where she worked with CollegeHumor. She appeared in several sketches. Shortly after relocating to Los Angeles in 2009, Salazar landed recurring roles on two hit TV series: American Horror Story: Murder House and Parenthood.[5] In 2015, Salazar co-starred in various sequels: The Divergent Series: Insurgent as Lynn,[6] and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials as Brenda.[7]

In 2019, Salazar made her major studio lead debut with the film Alita: Battle Angel. The film is an adaptation of the manga Gunnm and was directed by Robert Rodriguez.[3]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Looper: Baldness Anxiety Short film
Fortunate Son Elisa
2013 Plan B Steph
Epic Roller Derby Girl
(voice)
2014 Jamesy Boy Crystal
Search Party Pocahontas
2015 The Divergent Series: Insurgent Lynn
Night Owls Madeline Nominated – Hill Country Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Won – Twin Cities Film Fest Breakthrough Achievement Award for Performance
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Brenda
2016 Good Crazy Rosa Short film; also director and writer
Nominated – Sundance Film Festival Short Film Grand Jury Prize
Submerged Amanda
2017 CHiPs Ava Perez
2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure Brenda
The Kindergarten Teacher Becca
Bird Box Lucy
2019 Alita: Battle Angel "Ali" Alita / 99 Nominated – Imagen Award for Best Actress - Feature Film[8]

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Old Friends Dog walker Web series
Episode: "Cleaning Up"
2010–12 CollegeHumor Various characters Web series
13 episodes
2011 Law & Order: LA Yolanda Episode: "Zuma Canyon"
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Nurse Maria 4 episodes
2011 Little Brother Odetta Television film
2011–12 Parenthood Zoe DeHaven 13 episodes
2012 Stevie TV Various characters Unknown episodes
2012 Car-Jumper Agent Mindy Web series short
Episode #1.1
2012 Ben and Kate Molly Episode: "21st Birthday"
2013 Sketchy Web series
Episode: "Birth Control on the Bottom"
2013 Hello Ladies Heaven Episode: "Pool Party"
2013 Boomerang Olive Chatsworth Television film
2013 Body of Proof Ramona Delgado Episode: "Eye for an Eye"
2013 Nuclear Family Rebecca Web series short
2014 The Pro Jamie Schoonmaker Unaired pilot
2015 Wrestling Isn't Wrestling Girl watching GoT Video documentary short
2015 China, IL Barb
(voice)
Episode: "Magical Pet"[9]
2015 Hunt the Truth Bostwick Podcast series
6 episodes
2015 Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories Lucy Episode: "Tornado"
2016 Man Seeking Woman Rosa 6 episodes
2016 Comedy Bang! Bang! Camper Episode: "Gillian Jacobs Wears a Gray Checkered Suit and a Red Bow Tie"
2017–18 Big Mouth Ms. Benitez (voice) 3 episodes
2019 Undone Alma
(voice)
Main

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Voice role Notes
2013 Batman: Arkham Origins Copperhead,
Train Hostage

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rosa Salazar Wiki - Net Worth, Dating, Boyfriend, Bio, Height, Age". Ranked Wiki. 2018-11-20. Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  2. ^ "Rosa Salazar: From "Abbreviated" 'Bird Box' Role to James Cameron's 'Alita'". The Hollywood Reporter. January 11, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Yamato, Jen (January 10, 2019). "Meet Rosa Salazar, the 'Bird Box' star who lends heart and soul to 'Alita: Battle Angel'". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "Yes, That Was Rosa!" (PDF). Greenbelt News Review. October 6, 2011.
  5. ^ Ross Carey (November 30, 2011). "Episode 53: Featuring Rosa Salazar". Conversations with Ross (Podcast). Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  6. ^ "Rosa Salazar Joins 'Insurgent' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. September 30, 2014.
  7. ^ "Rosa Salazar Nabs Key Female Role in 'Maze Runner' Sequel (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. September 30, 2014.
  8. ^ Sheridan, Wade (July 3, 2019). "Imagen Awards: Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Lopez among nominees". United Press International. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  9. ^ "China, IL's Musical Season Finale: We Talk to Brad Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld".

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