Who is Rosa Salazar?
Canadian-American actress Rosa Bianca Salazar was born in British Columbia, Canada, on 16 July 1985, making her zodiac sign Cancer. She’s appeared in over 50 movies and TV series, and is probably known best for starring as Alita in the 2019 action science fiction adventure movie “Alita: Battle Angel”, which Robert Rodriguez directed, and which also starred Jennifer Connelly and Christoph Waltz. It follows a cyborg which has been re-activated, but which can’t remember anything about its past, and the film won 10 of its 35 award nominations.
Education and early life
Rosa was raised in British Columbia by her French-Canadian mother Marilynne Salazar and Peruvian father Luis; not many other details have been shared about Rosa’s parents, because she respects their privacy, and it remains unknown whether or not she has siblings.
Rosa and her family moved to Washington, D. C. before she turned 10, and she went on to study at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in nearby Greenbelt, Maryland; she matriculated in 2004 and then enrolled at Prince George’s Community College, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in drama in 2008. Rosa further honed her acting skills at Upright Citizens Brigade.
Roles in TV series
Rosa’s debut TV series role was playing Dog Walker in the 2010 episode “Cleaning Up” of the comedy “Old Friends”, and in 2011 and 2012, she portrayed Zoe DeHaven in 13 episodes of the popular comedy “Parenthood”, which Jason Katims created, and which starred Peter Krause, Lauren Graham and Dax Shepard. It follows the lives of members of the Braverman family, the series aired from 2010 through 2015 and won 15 of its 56 award nominations.
The following years saw Rosa appear in an episode or two of the comedy “CollegeHumor Originals”, the short comedy “UCB Comedy Originals” and the action comedy “Car-Jumper”.
In 2016, she portrayed both Rosa and Bosa in the romantic fantasy comedy “Man Seeking Woman”, created by Simon Rich, and which starred Britt Lower, Eric Andre and Jay Baruchel. It follows a desperate romantic who’s been dumped by his long-term girlfriend, and the series won one of its three award nominations. Rosa could then have been seen appearing in “Comedy Bang! Bang!”, the short action adventure “Star Trek: Short Treks” and the comedy “B Positive”.
Since 2019, she’s been voicing the lead character Alma Winograd-Diaz in the animated fantasy “Undone”, which Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg created, and which also stars Constance Marie and Angelique Cabral. It follows a woman who’s nearly died in a car accident, and the series has won two of its 12 award nominations.
Rosa’s also known for having been voicing Ms Benitez in the animated romantic comedy “Big Mouth” since 2017; the series stars Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, follows the lives of several teenage friends and has won eight of its 59 award nominations.
Roles in movies
Rosa’s debut film role was playing the lead character in the 2012 short comedy “Looper: Baldness Anxiety”, and the same year saw her appear in both the short comedy “Little Brother” and the short drama “Fortunate Son”.
The year 2013 heard her voice Roller Derby Girl in the hit animated action adventure “Epic”, directed by Chris Wedge, and which starred Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson and Beyonce. It follows a teenager who’s been transported to a magical world in which the forces of good and evil are waging a war; the film won two of its 23 award nominations. In the same year, Rosa could then have been seen appearing in the short romantic drama “Plan B” and the drama “Boomerang”, then the 2014 biographical crime drama “Jamesy Boy”.
Also in 2014, she played Pocahontas in the adventure comedy “Search Party”, directed by Scot Armstrong, and which starred Adam Pally, T. J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch. The film follows a group of friends as they’re trying to reunite their best friend with his former girlfriend.
Rosa’s also known for portraying one of the lead characters Amanda in the 2016 action thriller “Submerged”, directed by Steven C. Miller, and which also starred Jonathan Bennett and Talulah Riley. It follows a woman and her friends whose limo’s been plunged into a canal.
Some of Rosa’s most recent film roles have been in the 2021 romantic drama “No Future”, the 2021 animated comedy “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” and the 2022 science fiction “Chariot”; she’s currently shooting for the upcoming movie “A Million Miles Away”.
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Rosa received special thanks for the 2013 documentary series “E-penser” and the 2015 short documentary comedy film “Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling”.
She directed the 2017 short comedy film “Good Crazy”, as well as produced eight episodes of the 2021 horror mystery series “Brand New Cherry Flavor”, eight episodes of the 2022 animated fantasy series “Undone”, and eight episodes of the action adventure comedy series “Wedding Season” ion the same year.
Some of Rosa’s recent talk-show appearances have been in “Red Carpet Report”, “Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition” and “Dirty Diana”.
Awards and nominations
Rosa’s won three awards: a 2015 Twin Cities Film Fest Breakthrough Achievement Award for her performance in “Night Owls”, a 2020 Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Film Award for Best Voice or Motion Capture Performance and a 2020 Hollywood Critics Association Award for Best Visual Effects or Animated Performance, both for “Alita: Battle Angel”.
She’s been nominated for seven other awards, which include a 2019 Indiana Film Journalists Association Award for Best Vocal/Motion Capture Performance, a 2019 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Motion Capture Performance and a 2019 Imagen Foundation Award for Best Actress – Feature Film, all for her performance in “Alita: Battle Angel”.
Love life and relationships
Rosa rarely speaks about her love life in public, but there are still two men whom she’s been with, that we know about. Sometime in the mid-2000s, she dated Canadian actor and musician Isaac Hilleger, but the two were together for only a couple of months.
In 2017, Rosa was in a relationship with American musician Sam Setzer; he was granted a restraining order against Rosa in 2018, because she phoned him numerous times and came to his door after he broke up with her, ringing the doorbell until he would come out. A different judge lifted the restraining order in the same year.
Rosa seems to be single as of May 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Rosa was passionate about dancing while growing up, and took lessons for several years as a teenager.
She describes herself as a ‘tomboy at heart’, and wears Apparel jeans nearly every day.
Rosa falls asleep easily, and has claimed that she could ‘fall asleep on a dime’.
She was once broke, and her only dream was to own a house, which she’s since achieved.
Rosa isn’t active on Instagram, but has allowed for her fan page to be launched; it’s today followed by over 50,000 people, and more than 700 pictures have been uploaded onto it.
She’s a lover of animals, and her favorites are rabbits and dogs.
Rosa’s passionate about travelling and has been to a number of European and South American countries, while her dream travel destination’s Brasilia.
Her favorite actress is Olivia Cooke, and some of her favorite movies and TV series include “House of the Dragon”, “Ready Player One” and “The Quiet Ones”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Rosa’s age is 37. Her hair and eyes are brown, she’s 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall and weighs around 115lbs (52kgs).
Rosa’s net worth’s been estimated at over $4 million, as of May 2023.