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December 19, 1972 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jim Finn (m. 2004; div. 2008) Todd William Harris (m. 2014)|
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).
Blasi was born in Chicago, Illinois to Rocco and Joyce Blasi. Blasi is classically trained as a mezzo soprano. 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).
Blasi's television debut was a recurring role on the CBS soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. 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.
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. 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.
On May 3, 2014, Blasi remarried to mortgage broker Todd William Harris. They married 16 months after they first connected on Match.com. She has a stepdaughter Ryan (from Harris' previous relationship).
|2000||Noriega: God's Favorite||Vicky Amador|
|2004||Lesser Of Three Evils||Woman in Black|
|2008||Memories of Murder||N/A|
|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; 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"|
- "Rosa Blasi Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
- "Rosa Blasi Biography". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
- "Rosa Blasi Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
- Allison Takeda (May 8, 2014). "Rosa Blasi Marries Todd William Harris: See Her Wedding Photo". Us Weekly.
- "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.