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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 and Jessica in the acclaimed independent drama Short Term 12 (2013).

Stephanie Beatriz
Actor Stephanie Beatriz.jpg
Beatriz at the 2014 Alma Awards.
Born Stephanie Beatriz Bischoff Alvizuri
(1981-02-10) 10 February 1981 (age 37)
Neuquén, Neuquén, Argentina
Occupation Actress
Years active 2009–present


Early lifeEdit

Beatriz at 2016 SXSW

Beatriz was born in Neuquén, Neuquén Province, Argentina, the daughter of a Colombian father and a Bolivian mother.[2] 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.[3][4] She graduated from Stephens College in 2002 and moved to New York City to pursue acting.[4] 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.[4]


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.

Beatriz stars as Bonnie in the independent feature film, The Light of the Moon, written and directed by Jessica M. Thompson. The Light of The Moon premiered at the 2017 South by Southwest film festival (SXSW), where it won the Audience Award for Narrative Feature Competition[5]. It was positively reviewed in The Hollywood Reporter, which stated that "Beatriz offers a powerful... unflinching, authentic performance" and in Variety, which said the film was "harrowingly effective" and Beatriz's performance was "expertly balanced and judged."[6]

Personal lifeEdit

In July 2016, Beatriz revealed via Twitter that she is bisexual.[7] She has described herself as suffering from disordered eating.[8] In October 2017, Beatriz announced her engagement to Brad Hoss.[9]



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
2018 Half Magic Candy Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Closer Camila Santiago Episode: "The Life"
2012 The Smart One Natalee Television film
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
100 episodes
2014 Top Chef Duels Herself Episode: "Jen Carroll vs. Nyesha Arrington"
2015 Axe Cop Hasta Mia (voice) Episode: "The Center of the Ocean"
2017 The New V.I.P.'s Elena Television film
2017 Bob's Burgers Chloe Barbash (voice) 2 episodes
2017 @midnight Herself Episode: "541"


Year Title Role Notes
2016 WIZARD Elizabeth (voice) 3 episodes
2017 Danger & Eggs Sheriff Luke/Captain Banjo (voice) 4 episodes


  1. ^ "Stephanie Beatriz". Listal. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Moreno, Carolina (12 December 2014). "'Brooklyn Nine-Nine's' Stephanie Beatriz On How A Badass Latina Breaks Stereotypes". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 8 August 2017. The lack of focus on nationality is something Beatriz can relate to after being born in Argentina to a Colombian father and a Bolivian mother, with whom she moved at a young age to Texas, where she fostered a love of Mexican culture. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Kelley, Seth (18 March 2017). "SXSW Announces 2017 Audience Award Winners". Variety. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  6. ^ Barker, Andrew (13 March 2017). "SXSW Film Review: 'The Light of the Moon'". Variety. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  7. ^ Rook, Erin (17 July 2016). "Actress Stephanie Beatriz comes out as bisexual on Twitter". LGBTQ Nation. Archived from the original on 14 September 2017. 
  8. ^ Beatriz, Stephanie (7 July 2017). "Brooklyn Nine-Nine Actress Stephanie Beatriz on Battling Disordered Eating". InStyle. Archived from the original on 12 August 2017. You see, I have an eating disorder. But like a lot of us, mine is a bit hard to define. I don’t purge, so I’m not a bulimic. I do eat, so I’m not anorexic. I’m what I like to call “a disordered eater.” 
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