Yvonne DeLaRosa

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Yvonne DeLaRosa
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DeLaRosa at the Imagen Awards in August 2012.
Los Angeles
OccupationActress, writer, filmmaker
Years active1998 – present

Yvonne DeLaRosa is an American actress, best known for her role on the Imagen award-winning series Los Americans, Yvonne has appeared in films such as Helter Skelter, Mystery Woman: Snapshot, and The Sorrow, in addition to landing roles on TV shows, including How I Met Your Mother, NCIS (TV series), Weeds, and The King of Queens. She has been heralded as 'The face of the new wave of Latino talent' by Jimmy Smits. She is also a serial entrepreneur of two successive cannabis dispensaries.

Personal life[edit]

Born to a Colombian mother and Native American father, DeLaRosa began studying theater at the age of five.[1] After graduating from the Performing Arts School at Hollywood High, she studied film at UCLA while continuing to flourish under legendary acting coach Jeff Corey. Yvonne dedicates her time to environmental causes and animal rights activism. She currently lives in Malibu with her husband, award winning film maker Sam Boyer, and their entourage of rescued animals.


DeLaRosa first came to attention after comedy director Betty Thomas discovered her and cast her as the series lead in the 2003 FOX series, Senor White.[2] DeLaRosa then appeared in hit TV shows such as NYPD Blue, Judging Amy, The King of Queens, The Closer, Weeds, Eli Stone and How I Met Your Mother.[2] DeLaRosa appears in the 2010 film, Oscar Night.[citation needed] She accepted the Imagen Award in 2009 for the play 8 Ways to Say I Love My Life & Mean It. Most recently, Yvonne is the lead actress opposite Latin Icon Esai Morales in the Imagen nominated series Los Americans. The series, written by Dennis Leoni and produced by Robert Townsend, is the story of a modern, affluent, suburban Mexican-American family living in the United States.

In 2011 DeLaRosa, also within his acting career had the opportunity to work on the Los Americans web series, sharing sets with well-known actors such as Esai Morales, JC Gonzalez and Lupe Ontiveros.

Cannabis Entrepreneurship[edit]

Along with her husband Boyer, DeLaRosa started the 99 High Art Collective, a combination visionary art gallery and medical cannabis dispensary in Venice, CA's Abbot Kinney district. It garnered a LA Weekly Best of 2010 designation[3] and press in Rolling Stone and High Times before closing in 2011. They later reopened in 2015 as 99 High Tide Collective on 27755 Pacitic Coast Highway in Malibu on 420, landing Tommy Chong as the first official patient.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Strong Medicine Emily Encerrado
Navy: NCIS Exchange Clerk The Immortals
2005 Judging Amy Secretary Nancy Fitzgerald
The King of Queens Carmen Episode "Ice Cubed"
The Closer Carmen Alvarez
Weeds Serena
2006 Crossing Jordan Noemi Alvarez
CSI: Miami Clarisa
2008 Eli Stone Blanca Ramirez
How I Met Your Mother Charna Episode "The Bracket"
2011 Los Americans Alma Valenzuela/Alma
Law & Order: LA Maria Alcazar


Year Film Role Notes
1998 Truly Actress
2003 Senor White TV Movie
2004 Helter Skelter Katheryn "Gypsy" Share TV Movie
Scrambled Eggs Sasha
2005 Junior Pilot Maria
Blue Sombrero Priquita
2006 Desolation Canyon Alejandra Kendrick TV Movie
2007 Memoirs Delia Reyes TV Movie
2008 Circulation Ana
2009 Benny Bliss and the Disciples of Greatness Maria
2012 The Sorrow Maria Hazzard


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