Beatriz at the 2014 Alma Awards.
|Born||Stephanie Beatriz Bischoff Alvizuri
10 February 1981
Neuquén, Neuquén, Argentina
Beatriz was born in Neuquén, Neuquén Province, Argentina, the daughter of a Colombian father and a Bolivian mother. 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. She graduated from Stephens College in 2002 and moved to New York City to pursue acting. In 2010, she moved to Los Angeles, where she currently resides.
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. 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."
|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||Premiered at SXSW 2017|
|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
|2017||Bob's Burgers||Chloe Barbash (voice)||2 episodes|
|2016||WIZARD||Elizabeth (voice)||3 episodes|
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- Actress Stephanie Beatriz comes out as bisexual on Twitter