Rosa Bianca Salazar
July 16, 1985
British Columbia, Canada
Rosa Bianca Salazar (//; born July 16, 1985) is a Canadian-American actress. She had roles in the NBC series Parenthood (2011–2012) and the FX anthology series American Horror Story: Murder House (2011). She made her breakthrough as the title character of the film Alita: Battle Angel (2019) and is best known for starring in the series Brand New Cherry Flavor, which she also co-produced.
Salazar appeared in The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015), Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015), and Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) and also appeared in the Netflix films The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) and Bird Box (2018). She stars in the Amazon series Undone (2019–present).
Rosa Bianca Salazar was born on July 16, 1985, in British Columbia, Canada to Luis and Marilynne Salazar. Her father is Peruvian and her mother is French-Canadian. She grew up in Washington, D.C. and nearby Greenbelt, Maryland. Salazar attended Greenbelt Middle School and Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt. Salazar was active in her high school theatre program. She went on to Prince George's Community College, where she studied drama. Salazar then continued drama studies at Upright Citizens Brigade, where she practiced method acting, improvising, and performing.
Salazar enjoyed entertaining others from the age of fifteen and became serious about becoming an actress after moving to New York City as a young adult. There she appeared in several CollegeHumor sketches. Shortly after relocating to Los Angeles in 2009, the actress appeared in the role of Crystal in her debut movie, Jamesy Boy, written and directed by Trevor White. Salazar then landed recurring roles on two hit TV series: American Horror Story: Murder House and Parenthood. In 2015, Salazar co-starred in various sequels: The Divergent Series: Insurgent as Lynn, and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials as Brenda.
In 2016, Salazar directed and starred in the short film Good Crazy. The production is a story of a social crusader and was nominated for a Short Film Grand Jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
In 2018, Salazar reprised her role as Brenda in Maze Runner: The Death Cure.
In 2019, Salazar made her major studio lead debut with the film Alita: Battle Angel. The film is an adaptation of the manga Gunnm and was directed by Robert Rodriguez. Alita: Battle Angel won Salazar numerous awards including "Best Visual Effects or Animated Performance" from the Hollywood Critics Association and "Best Voice or Motion Capture Performance" from the Association of Latin Entertainment Critics.  In the same year, it was announced that Salazar would appear in a main role on the Netflix horror drama miniseries Brand New Cherry Flavor. The miniseries was released on August 13, 2021.
|2012||Looper: Baldness Anxiety||Short film|
|Epic||Roller Derby Girl
|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
|2018||Maze Runner: The Death Cure||Brenda|
|The Kindergarten Teacher||Becca|
|2019||Alita: Battle Angel||Alita||Nominated – Imagen Award for Best Actress - Feature Film|
|2020||Pink Skies Ahead||Addie|
|Marcel the Shell with Shoes On||Larissa|
|2010||Old Friends||Dog walker||Web series|
Episode: "Cleaning Up"
|2010–2012||CollegeHumor||Various characters||Web series|
|2011||Law & Order: LA||Yolanda||Episode: "Zuma Canyon"|
|American Horror Story: Murder House||Nurse Maria||4 episodes|
|Little Brother||Odetta||Television film|
|2011–2012||Parenthood||Zoe DeHaven||13 episodes|
|2012||Stevie TV||Various characters||Unknown episodes|
|Car-Jumper||Agent Mindy||Web series short|
|Ben and Kate||Molly||Episode: "21st Birthday"|
Episode: "Birth Control on the Bottom"
|Hello Ladies||Heaven||Episode: "Pool Party"|
|Boomerang||Olive Chatsworth||Television film|
|Body of Proof||Ramona Delgado||Episode: "Eye for an Eye"|
|Nuclear Family||Rebecca||Web series short|
|2014||The Pro||Jamie Schoonmaker||Unaired pilot|
|2015||Wrestling Isn't Wrestling||Girl watching GoT||Video documentary short|
|China, IL||Barb (voice)||Episode: "Magical Pet"|
|Hunt the Truth||Bostwick||Podcast series|
|Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories||Lucy||Episode: "Tornado"|
|2016||Man Seeking Woman||Rosa/Bosa||6 episodes|
|Comedy Bang! Bang!||Camper||Episode: "Gillian Jacobs Wears a Gray Checkered Suit and a Red Bow Tie"|
|2017–2019||Big Mouth||Ms. Benitez (voice)||4 episodes|
|2019–present||Undone||Alma Winograd-Diaz||Main role|
|2019||Star Trek: Short Treks||Captain Lynne Lucero||Episode: "The Trouble with Edward"|
|2021||B Positive||Adriana||Episodes: "Miss Diagnosis" and "Vermont, Switzerland and Connecticut"|
|Brand New Cherry Flavor||Lisa Nova||Main role; limited series; 8 episodes|
|2022||Wedding Season||Katie||Main Role|
|2013||Batman: Arkham Origins||Copperhead,
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