Rosa Blasi

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Rosa Blasi
Born (1972-12-19) December 19, 1972 (age 43)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Jim Finn (m. 2004; div. 2008) Todd William Harris (m. 2014)
Children 1

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), and also known for her role as Barb Thunderman in the Nickelodeon TV show The Thundermans (2013–present).

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]


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 currently plays Barb Thunderman on Nickelodeon's The Thundermans, as well as a recurring character on General Hospital. 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 Kaia Finn, on September 20, 2006. The couple divorced in 2008.

On May 3, 2014, Blasi remarried to mortgage broker Todd William Harris. They married 16 months after they first connected on She has a stepdaughter Ryan (from Harris' previous relationship).[4]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Noriega: God's Favorite Vicky Amador
2002 Making Changes Deanna
2004 The Grudge Maria
2004 Lesser Of Three Evils Woman in Black
2008 Memories of Murder N/A
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1996 The Bold and the Beautiful Shelly Recurring role
1996 High Tide N/A Episodes: "University Blues: Parts 1 & 2"
1997 Married... with Children Woman #1 Episode: "Breaking Up Is Easy To Do: Part 2"
1997 Hitz April Beane Main role, 10 episodes
1998 Frasier The waitress Episode: "Secret Admirer"
1998 Becker Carmen Episode: "Sex In The Inner City"
1998 Caroline in the City Lana Episode: "Caroline And The Booby Trap"
1999 Holding the Baby Wendy Episode: "Make Room For Da-Da" (unaired)
1999 Sons of Thunder Marita Cortez Episode: "Moment Of Truth"
1999 Beverly Hills, 90210 Clara Covington Episode: "Withdrawal
1999 Grown Ups Carla Episode: "The Out Of Work-Out"
1999 The Drew Carey Show Isabel Episode: "Drew Cam"
2000 V.I.P. Cassandra Episode: "New Val'd Order"
2000–2006 Strong Medicine Dr. Luisa "Lu" Delgado Main role, 131 episodes
2005 CSI: Miami Ana Garcia Episode: "Shootout"
2006 Inseparable Lois Unsold television pilot
2007 Eight Days a Week Randi Rome Failed television pilot;[5] main role
2009–2012 Make It or Break It Ronnie Cruz Recurring role
2010 General Hospital Fernanda DeLarosa 1 episode
2010 Lone Star Blake Thatcher Recurring role
2012 Hot in Cleveland Jessica Episode: "What's Behind the Door"
2012 Teenage Bank Heist FBI Agent Christine Mendoza Television movie
2013–present The Thundermans Barb Thunderman/Electress Main role
2014 The Haunted Hathaways Barb Thunderman/Electress Crossover episode: "The Haunted Thundermans"


  1. ^ a b c "Rosa Blasi Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  2. ^ "Rosa Blasi Biography". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  3. ^ "Rosa Blasi Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  4. ^ Allison Takeda (May 8, 2014). "Rosa Blasi Marries Todd William Harris: See Her Wedding Photo". Us Weekly. 
  5. ^ "Development Update: Week of February 11-15". The Futon Critic. February 15, 2008. Retrieved 2016-10-14. ...the midseason entry "Eight Days a Week." That project has been in limbo since the WGA strike as only the original pilot has been completed thus far. 

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