Alberto Rosende

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Alberto Rosende
Born (1993-02-14) February 14, 1993 (age 25)
South Florida, U.S.
Alma mater New York University
Occupation Actor
Years active 2012–present

Alberto Carlos Rosende (born February 14, 1993) is an American actor, known for portraying Simon Lewis in the Freeform supernatural drama television series Shadowhunters.

Personal life[edit]

Rosende was born and raised in South Florida, the son of Martha Cristina Ferrucho and Alberto Carlos Rosende. He has a younger brother, Diego. He is of Colombian and Cuban descent.[1] Rosende attended Fort Lauderdale Children's Theater, where he appeared in multiple productions, including starring as Link Larkin in Hairspray. He was educated at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, where he was a member of STA Players, portraying Danny Zuko in Grease, Emile De Becque in South Pacific, and Dr. Lyman Sanderson in Harvey.[2] In 2015, Rosende graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.[1]


Rosende's first professional acting credit was as a swing dancer in the 2013 short film The Swing of Things. In 2015, he appeared in the fifth season of Blue Bloods, in the episode "Sins of the Father", as Carlos Santiago.[3] That same year, he guest starred in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Jordan Messina. On May 2, 2015, it was announced that Rosende had been cast in the role of Simon Lewis in Freeform's supernatural drama series Shadowhunters, based on The Mortal Instruments series of books by Cassandra Clare, which premiered on January 12, 2016.[4]


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Swing of Things Swing Dancer Short film
2015 Blue Bloods Carlos Santiago Episode: "Sins of the Father"
2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jordan Messina Episode: "Catfishing Teacher"
2016–present Shadowhunters Simon Lewis Main role

Awards & nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref
2018 Shadowhunters TV Scoop Awards Best Drama Actor Pending


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