This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Bischoff and the second or maternal family name is Alvizuri.
Stephanie Beatriz
Actor Stephanie Beatriz.jpg
Beatriz at the 2014 Alma Awards.
Born Stephanie Beatriz Bischoff Alvizuri
(1981-02-10) 10 February 1981 (age 36)
Neuquén, Neuquén, Argentina
Occupation Actress
Years active 2009–present

Stephanie Beatriz Bischoff Alvizuri (born 10 February 1981)[1] is an Argentine-born American actress best known for playing Detective Rosa Diaz in the FOX comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.


Early lifeEdit

Beatriz was born in Neuquén, Neuquén Province, Argentina, the daughter of a Colombian father and a Bolivian mother.[citation needed] With her parents and a younger sister, she arrived in the United States at the age of three. She grew up in Webster, Texas and attended Clear Brook High School.[2][3] She graduated from Stephens College in 2002 and moved to New York City to pursue acting.[3] In 2010, she moved to Los Angeles, where she currently resides.

The distinguishing scar on her right eyebrow came when she tripped on a Lego brick when she was 10.[3]


Beatriz had minor roles in the police procedural television series The Closer and Southland, as well a recurring role as Gloria's sister Sonia in the ABC comedy Modern Family. She appeared in the 2013 independent film Short Term 12. Since 2013, she has portrayed Detective Rosa Diaz in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, an action comedy series based around the members of a Brooklyn police precinct. She has had numerous stage appearances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Theatreworks USA, The Old Globe Theatre, and Yale Repertory Theatre.

Personal lifeEdit

In July 2016, Beatriz revealed via Twitter that she is bisexual.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 Short Term 12 Jessica
2014 You're Not You Jill
2016 Pee-wee's Big Holiday Freckles
2016 Closure Isabelle Davis Short film
2016 Ice Age: Collision Course Gertie (voice)
2017 The Light of the Moon Bonnie
2017 Half Magic Candy Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Closer Camilla Santiago Episode: "The Life"
2012 The Smart One Natalee Television film
2012 Axe Cop Voice Episode: "The Center of the Ocean"
2013–2016 Modern Family Sonia 3 episodes
2013 Southland Belinda Cargrove Episode: "Under the Big Top"
2013 Jessie Salma Espinosa Episode: "Toy Con"
2013 Hello Ladies Gatekeeper Episode: "The Limo"
2013–present Brooklyn Nine-Nine Detective Rosa Diaz Main role
68 episodes
2017 Bob's Burgers Chloe (voice) Episode: "Bob Actually"


Year Title Role Notes
2016 WIZARD Elizabeth 3 episodes


  1. ^ "Stephanie Beatriz". Listal. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Davila, Julia (10 August 2013). "A sexy funny lady: Houston actress lands a major Fox sitcom role, sets a gut-busting mission". CultureMap Houston. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Bland, Pete (3 October 2013). "Stephens alumna Beatriz cutting it up alongside Samberg on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'". Columbia Daily Tribune. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Actress Stephanie Beatriz comes out as bisexual on Twitter

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