Hollywood is a treasure trove of fascinating characters but the modern audience is more interested in authenticity and rawness, they crave for actors and actresses who can pull off the veil and let fans and the world into their real selves. These guys are the ones commanding huge digital following which in turn translates to endorsement deals, massive wealth, and what have you. One of such stars is Rosa Salazar, an American actress whose career has seen a recent rise in trajectory; let’s catch up with her…
Who Is Rosa Salazar?
There are conflicting reports on the birthplace of Rosa Salazar, while her wiki page says she was born in Washington D.C, an MTV dossier says she was born in Canada. There is, however, a consensus on when she was born and where she was raised. She was birthed on the 16th of July 1985 and brought up in Greenbelt, Maryland. There is currently no information about her birth parents but we know she is of Cuban descent, suggesting her parents or one of them is Cuban.
Rosa has always had an affinity with the arts, especially acting while she was growing up. As a child, Rosa was hyperactive and turned to whatever form of expression she could find to expel her built-in energy.
She became an entertainer when she was 15 and as she progressed and became more confident in her talents, she took her career in acting a lot more seriously. In her conviction, she moved to New York City where she met with the producers of CollegeHumor. She worked on several sketches with the CollegeHumor team before she moved to Los Angeles in 2009.
In Los Angeles, Rosa Salazar’s opportunities for roles began to open up and she secured her debut role in a television project in 2011, appearing in an episode of Law & Order: LA as Yolanda. After Law & Order, Rosa appeared in American Horror Story: Murder House, in a recurring role as Nurse Maria.
Her television career grew further after American Horror Story when she was cast in Parenthood as Zoe DeHaven. She was a cast member of the show for a year, appearing in 13 episodes.
Since her appearance in Parenthood in 2012, her profile increased both in Hollywood and among television fans. Leveraging on this, she has appeared on several other shows such as Body of Proof and Ben and Kate.
In the film department, Rosa Salazar saw her biggest profile boost from appearing on the young adult adventure film, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials as Brenda. Before she got her big screen break in Maze Runner, she had appeared in other projects like The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Night Owls for which she was nominated for two awards by Hill Country Film Festival and Twin Cities Film Festival. She was also a cast member in Search Party and Jamesy Boy.
Since Maze Runner, she has starred in other films like Submerged, CHiPs, and the third film in the Maze Runner trilogy, Maze Runner: The Death Cure. She is due in appear in Alita: Battle Angel in 2019.
So far in her career which began in 2010, she has appeared in 15 films and 23 television shows, including web series and TV films.
Interesting Facts About The Actress
1. She used to be homeless
Everyone likes a grass to grace story, and Rosa can certainly share one. During a period of her life after she moved to New York, Salazar was homeless. She later found a job as a concession staff. Ultimately, she went from being a popcorn cleaner for other people’s movies to starring in those movies.
2. Rosa has embraced Los Angeles
Many actors and actresses who grew up in the more conservative parts of the country find it difficult to live in Los Angeles, but that hasn’t been the experience of Rosa Salazar who has embraced life in the City of Angels and currently resides there.
3. She loves jeans
Being a fashion icon is one of the attributes expected of Hollywood stars, but Rosa Salazar has decided to take another route. She is often seen wearing jeans and any random top of her choosing. She says clothing is about comfort for her first before anything.
4. Rosa Salazar is an attractive actress
Rosa Salazar has a body that is attractive, to say the least. At 5 feet and 6 inches tall and a body measurement of 33-25-35, Rosa Salazar is one of the most attractive women of modern Hollywood.
5. She incredible talented in voice acting
Rosa is definitely a beautiful woman who is a delight to see on screen, she does, however, possess an incredible voice acting talent that has lent to characters like Ms. Benitez in Netflix’s Big Mouth and Copperhead in Batman: Arkham Origins.