Rosa Blasi

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Rosa Blasi
Born (1972-12-19) December 19, 1972 (age 41)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Jim Finn (m. 2004; div. 2008)
Children 1
Website
www.rosablasi.com

Rosa Blasi (born December 19, 1972) is an American actress, best known for her role as Luisa Delgado in the Lifetime medical drama series Strong Medicine (2000-2006).

Early life[edit]

Blasi was born in Chicago, Illinois to Rocco and Joyce Blasi. Blasi is classically trained as a mezzo soprano.[1] She also comes from a strong theatre background; ranging from the esteemed Piven Performance Company, as well as The Second City, to starring in numerous musicals and touring with Kenny Rogers. Rosa Blasi has two sisters (Marina) and (Tasha), and two brothers (Michael) and (Rocky).[1]

Career[edit]

Blasi's television debut was a recurring role on the CBS soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful.[1] Soon to follow was a starring role on the MTV/UPN sitcom Hitz. She soon found herself guest starring on numerous shows such as Frasier, Becker, Caroline in the City, V.I.P., Grown Ups, and Beverly Hills, 90210. She later starred in the dramatic Showtime film, Noriega: God's Favorite. The film was directed by Roger Spottiswoode and co-starred Bob Hoskins. The film was critically acclaimed.

In her breakout role, Blasi starred in the Lifetime drama series Strong Medicine from 2000 to 2006, starring as a doctor who runs a free health clinic. She made an appearance in "Shootout", a 2005 episode of CSI: Miami. Audiences saw Blasi in her first role in a major film as the wife of Bill Pullman's character in The Grudge.[2]

Blasi appeared during The Vagina Monologues at the Apollo Theater and has also been a recurring performer at the "What a Pair" benefit concert for breast cancer research and has recorded numerous radio and television voice-overs. She was a repeat guest on talk shows such as Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher and The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. She also played Ronnie Cruz on Make It or Break It.[3] She plays a recurring character on General Hospital currently, as well. She wrote a comedic memoir titled Jock Itch: Misadventures of a Retired Jersey Chaser (2011) published by HarperCollins.

Personal life[edit]

Blasi married New York Giants Fullback Jim Finn on February 14, 2004. Blasi gave birth to her first child, a daughter, on September 20, 2006. The couple divorced in 2008.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Noriega: God's Favorite Lead
2002 Making Changes Deanna
2004 The Grudge Maria
Lesser Of Three Evils Woman in Black
2008 Memories of Murder
2012 Teenage Bank Heist FBI Agent Christine Mendoza

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 The Bold and the Beautiful Shelly recurring
High Tide no information available Guest Star - episode 3-06/07: "University Blues I & II"
1997 Married... with Children Woman #1 Guest Star - episode 11-17: "Breaking Up Is Easy To Do"
Hitz April Beane Series regular
1998 Frasier The waitress Guest Star - episode 6-12: "Secret Admirer"
Becker Carmen Guest Star - episode 1-03: "Sex In The Inner City"
Caroline in the City Lana Guest Star - episode 84: "Caroline And The Booby Trap"
1999 Holding the Baby Wendy Guest Star - episode 1-11: "Make Room For Da-Da"(unaired)
Sons of Thunder Marita Cortez Guest Star - episode 1-01: "Moment Of Truth"
Beverly Hills, 90210 Clara Covington Guest Star - episode #255: "Withdrawal
Grownups Carla Guest Star - episode 1-03: "The Out Of Work-Out"
The Drew Carey Show Isabel Guest Star - episode 5-09: "Drew Cam"
2000 V.I.P. Cassandra Guest Star - episode 2-14: "New Val'd Order"
2000–2006 Strong Medicine Dr. Luisa "Lu" Delgado Main Cast Member, 131 episodes
2005 CSI: Miami Ana Garcia Guest Star - episode 3.12: "Shootout"
2006 Inseparable Lois Pilot
2007 Eight Days a Week Randi Rome Series regular
2009-2012 Make It or Break It Ronnie Cruz Series regular
2010 General Hospital Fernanda DeLarosa 1 episode
2010 Lone Star Blake Thatcher Recurring
2012 Hot in Cleveland Jessica Guest star - episode 3.23: "What's Behind the Door"
2013-Present The Thundermans Barb Thunderman Main Cast Member

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rosa Blasi Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  2. ^ "Rosa Blasi Biography". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  3. ^ "Rosa Blasi Credits". Tvguide.com. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 

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