Rosa Salazar

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This article is about the American actress. For the Mexican actress and screenwriter, see Rosa Salazar Arenas.
Rosa Salazar
Rosa Salazar by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Rosa Salazar at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born Rosa Bianca Salazar
(1985-07-16) July 16, 1985 (age 30)
British Columbia, Canada

Los Angeles, California, U.S.

New York City, U.S
Occupation Actress
Years active 2010–present

Rosa Bianca Salazar (born July 16, 1985) is a Canadian actress. She was raised in Greenbelt, Maryland. She began performing in New York and moved to Los Angeles, California in 2009 to pursue acting. She appeared in several CollegeHumor sketches. She is best known for her roles as Zoe DeHaven on the NBC series Parenthood, and Nurse Maria in the FX anthology series American Horror Story: Murder House. She appeared in the 2015 films The Divergent Series: Insurgent, as Lynn, and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, as Brenda.

Life and career[edit]

Salazar was born in British Columbia, Canada, and raised in Greenbelt, Maryland. 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, having 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.[1]

In 2015, Salazar co-starred in the sequels The Divergent Series: Insurgent, as Lynn,[2] and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, as Brenda.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Fortunate Son Elisa Short film
2013 Epic Roller Derby Girl Voice
2013 Plan B Steph Short film
2013 May the Best Man Win Unknown
2014 Jamesy Boy Crystal
2014 Search Party Pocahontas
2015 The Divergent Series: Insurgent Lynn
2015 Night Owls Madeline Pending — Indiana Film Journalist Association Award for Best Actress
2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Brenda
2015 Submerged TBA Filming
2016 CHiPs Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2010–12 CollegeHumor Originals Various characters 13 episodes
2011 Law & Order: LA Yolanda Episode: "Zuma Canyon"
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Nurse Maria 4 episodes
2011 Little Brother Odetta TV movie
2011–12 Parenthood Zoe DeHaven 13 episodes
2012 Stevie TV Various characters Unknown episodes
2012 Ben and Kate Molly Episode: "21st Birthday"
2013 Hello Ladies Heaven Episode: "Pool Party"
2013 Boomerang Olive Chatsworth TV movie
2013 Body of Proof Ramona Delgado Episode: "Eye for an Eye"
2014 The Pro Jamie Schoonmaker Unaired pilot
2015 China, IL Barb Voice; Episode: "Magical Pet"[4]

Video games[edit]

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


  1. ^ Ross Carey (November 30, 2011). "Episode 53: Featuring Rosa Salazar". Conversations with Ross (Podcast). Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rosa Salazar Joins 'Insurgent' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. September 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Rosa Salazar Nabs Key Female Role in 'Maze Runner' Sequel (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. September 30, 2014. 
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