Rosa Salazar

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Rosa Salazar
Rosa WIKI.jpg
Salazar in 2016
Born Rosa Bianca Salazar
(1985-07-16) July 16, 1985 (age 33)
Washington, D.C.[1]
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
New York City, U.S
Occupation Actress
Years active 2010–present

Rosa Bianca Salazar (/ˈsæləzɑːr/; born July 16, 1985) is an American actress. She began performing in New York City and moved to Los Angeles, California in 2009 to pursue acting. She appeared in several CollegeHumor sketches. She is known for the NBC series Parenthood, and the FX anthology series American Horror Story: Murder House. She has appeared in the films The Divergent Series: Insurgent as Lynn, and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Maze Runner: The Death Cure, as Brenda. She stars in the upcoming film Alita: Battle Angel as Alita, and will appear in Undone, an adult animation comedy-drama web television series on Amazon set to premiere in 2019.

Life and career[edit]

Salazar was born in Washington, D.C..[1] and raised in Greenbelt, Maryland.[citation needed] She is of Cuban descent.[2] She was an entertainer at the age of 15 and became serious about becoming an actress after moving to New York City as a young adult, where she worked with CollegeHumor. She has been appearing in several sketches. Shortly after relocating to Los Angeles in 2009, Salazar landed recurring roles on two hit TV series, American Horror Story: Murder House and Parenthood.[3]

In 2015, Salazar co-starred in the sequels The Divergent Series: Insurgent, as Lynn,[4] and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, as Brenda.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Looper: Baldness Anxiety Short film
Fortunate Son Elisa Short film
Plan B Steph Short film
2014 Jamesy Boy Crystal
Search Party Pocahontas
2015 The Divergent Series: Insurgent Lynn
Night Owls Madeline Nominated – Hill Country Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Won – Twin Cities Film Fest Breakthrough Achievement Award for Performance
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Brenda
2016 Good Crazy Rosa Short film; also director and writer
Nominated – Sundance Film Festival Short Film Grand Jury Prize
Submerged Amanda
2017 CHiPs Ava Perez
2018 The Kindergarten Teacher Jimmy Roy's nanny
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Brenda
Bird Box Post-production
2019 Alita: Battle Angel Alita Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Old Friends Dog walker Web series
Episode: "Cleaning Up"
2010–12 CollegeHumor Various characters Web series
13 episodes
2011 Law & Order: LA Yolanda Episode: "Zuma Canyon"
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Nurse Maria 4 episodes
2011 Little Brother Odetta Television film
2011–12 Parenthood Zoe DeHaven 13 episodes
2012 Stevie TV Various characters Unknown episodes
2012 Car-Jumper Agent Mindy Web series short
Episode #1.1
2012 Ben and Kate Molly Episode: "21st Birthday"
2013 Sketchy Web series
Episode: "Birth Control on the Bottom"
2013 Hello Ladies Heaven Episode: "Pool Party"
2013 Boomerang Olive Chatsworth Television film
2013 Body of Proof Ramona Delgado Episode: "Eye for an Eye"
2013 Nuclear Family Rebecca Web series short
2014 The Pro Jamie Schoonmaker Unaired pilot
2015 Wrestling Isn't Wrestling Girl watching GoT Video documentary short
2015 China, IL Barb (voice) Episode: "Magical Pet"[6]
2015 Hunt the Truth Bostwick Podcast series
6 episodes
2015 Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories Lucy Episode: "Tornado"
2016 Man Seeking Woman Rosa 6 episodes
2016 Comedy Bang! Bang! Camper Episode: "Gillian Jacobs Wears a Gray Checkered Suit and a Red Bow Tie"
2017 Big Mouth Ms. Benitez (voice) 2 episodes
2019 Undone (voice) Main

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Batman: Arkham Origins Copperhead / Train Hostage Voice


  1. ^ a b Lamphier, Jason (April 30, 2015). "meet rosa salazar".
  2. ^ "Gina Rodriguez picks 'Divergent' actress Rosa Salazar for diversity campaign". Fox News. 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  3. ^ Ross Carey (November 30, 2011). "Episode 53: Featuring Rosa Salazar". Conversations with Ross (Podcast). Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  4. ^ "Rosa Salazar Joins 'Insurgent' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. September 30, 2014.
  5. ^ "Rosa Salazar Nabs Key Female Role in 'Maze Runner' Sequel (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. September 30, 2014.
  6. ^ "China, IL's Musical Season Finale: We Talk to Brad Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld".

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