Barbara Rosenblat

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Barbara Rosenblat
Born (1950-07-17) 17 July 1950 (age 69)
OccupationActress, voice artist

Barbara Rosenblat (born 17 July 1950)[citation needed] is a British actress and voice artist.

She is a narrator of audiobooks. She has also appeared on screen such as in the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black as Miss Rosa.

Early life[edit]

Rosenblat was born in London, England and raised in New York City.[1] She attended a Hebrew school as a child.[1]


After returning to London for a family wedding, she decided to stay and discover her birthplace.[1] Soon afterwards, she landed a part in a production of Godspell.[1] She would go on to work more in theater and in various entertainment fields in the UK, such as radio, film and television.[2]

Upon returning to the US, she read books to the blind for four years at the Library of Congress.[2]

On Broadway she appeared in The Secret Garden and Talk Radio.[2][3]

Audiobook Narrations[edit]

Barbara Rosenblat has narrated more than 400 audiobooks including:

- The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman



Year Title Role Notes
1976 Carry on England A.T.S.
1985 Turtle Diary American Woman
1986 The American Way Betsey Blankett
Haunted Honeymoon Reporter
Little Shop of Horrors Fifth Customer
1990 The Care of Time Barbara TV movie
1997 Malcolm and Melvin Mother (voice) Short film
Babe, He Calls Me
2009 Love Is Deaf Subway Lady
2015 Lost Cat Corona Connie's Mom
2016 Stranded at the Altar Joan the Shopkeeper Short film
For I Must Hold My Tongue Diane
2018 Run Maria
TBA For Entertainment Purposes Only Serafina Post-production
TBA ANYA Dr. Rosalind Pfenning


Year Title Role Notes
1976–1981 The Dick Emery Show Herself 2 episodes
1982 Play for Today Rosie Episode: "Under the Skin"
Never the Twain Mrs. Hardy Episode: "A Woman's Place..."
1983 Luna 2B2B Episode: "All the World's a Teletalk Linkup"
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye Lady Columnist Episode: "Smart Alek Kill"
1984 Tales of the Unexpected TV Interviewer Episode: "Have a Nice Death"
1989 Anything More Would Be Greedy Fran Dehring 3 episodes
Mini TV series
1997 The Cartoon Cartoon Show Mother (voice) Episode: "Malcom and Melvin"
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nurse Episode: "Rage"
2008 Click and Clack's As the Wrench Turns Sal (voice) Episode: "Campaign"
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Selma Peters Episode: "Transitions"
2013–2015 Orange Is the New Black Miss Rosa 14 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2014 Girls Nurse Episode: "Flo"
Veep Diane Appleby Episode: "New Hampshire"
2015 Gotham Lidia Bicchieri 2 episodes
Benders Helga Episode: "Secrets and Lies"
Limitless Loretta Episode: "When Pirates Pirates Pirates"
2016 The Venture Bros. Battleaxe (voice) Episode: "Tanks for Nuthin"
2017 House of Cards Louise Talbert Episode: "Chapter 57"
2018 Homeland Attorney General Hoberman 2 episodes
The Looming Tower Elaine Kaufman 2 episodes
2018 The Bug Diaries Spider Mom (voice) Post-production

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2005 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories DJ Reni Wassulmaier
2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories Reni Wassulmaier
2015 Just Cause 3 Rosa Manuela
2018 Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Azanui Karu


  1. ^ a b c d Osterheldt, Jenee (14 June 2014). "Actress brings her dulcet voice to 'Orange Is the New Black,' to audiobooks and now to KC". Kansas City Star. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Porter, Mary Jean (19 April 1998). "She has quite a story to tell, hundreds in fact". The Pueblo Chieftain. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  3. ^ Furman, Phyllis (24 November 2008). "ADVICE THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU. - When picking a money coach, take into account your needs, goals & budget". New York Daily News. Retrieved 13 May 2019.

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