Rosa Bianca Salazar
July 16, 1985
British Columbia, Canada
Rosa Bianca Salazar (//; born July 16, 1985) is a Canadian-born 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 and is best known for portraying the title character in the film Alita: Battle Angel (2019).
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 is currently starring in the Amazon Prime series Undone (2019–present).
Rosa Bianca Salazar was born on July 16, 1985, in British Columbia, Canada. Her father is Peruvian and her mother is French-Canadian. She grew up in Washington, D.C. and nearby Greenbelt, Maryland. Salazar attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, and was active in the school theatre program.
Salazar enjoyed entertaining others since 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 appeared 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. In 2015, Salazar co-starred in various sequels: The Divergent Series: Insurgent as Lynn, and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials as Brenda.
In 2018, Salazar reprised her role as Brenda in Maze Runner: The Death Cure.
|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|
|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||Episode: "Miss Diagnosis"|
|TBA||Brand New Cherry Flavor||Lisa Nova||Main role|
|2013||Batman: Arkham Origins||Copperhead,
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