Rosa Salazar

Rosa Salazar

Highest Rated: 100% Night Owls (2015)

Lowest Rated: 10% Search Party (2014)

Birthday: Jul 16, 1985

Birthplace: British Columbia, Canada

American actress Rosa Salazar was a wry and understated presence in numerous television projects like "Parenthood" (NBC, 2010-15) before vaulting into screen stardom in major feature films like "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" (2015), "CHiPs" (2017) and "Alita: Battle Angel" (2018). Born Rosa Bianca Salazar on July 16, 1985 in British Columbia, Canada, she was raised in Greenbelt, Maryland, but left as a teenager to break into the entertainment industry in New York City. She endured a challenging period of homelessness before falling in with the CollegeHumor comedy web series circles, which cast her in various roles between 2010 and 2012. The exposure afforded by the short comic projects led to minor roles in features, though television provided her with a more substantive showcase, thanks to appearances on "American Horror Story: Murder House" (FX, 2011) as the ghost of a murder victim and on "Parenthood" as a young pregnant girl who enters into a tenuous adoptive relationship with marrieds Erika Christensen and Sam Jaeger. In 2012, Salazar was cast as Lynn, a fearless young woman in "The Divergent Series: Insurgent," which preceded a supporting turn in another dystopian science fiction franchise, "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" (2012). However, Salazar also maintained a foothold in the comedy world, earning critical praise as a damaged young woman who becomes a millstone and eventual love interest for hapless workaholic Adam Pally in "Night Owls" (2015), while also earning guest roles on sitcoms like "Ben and Kate" (Fox, 2012-13) and edgier material like Stephen Merchant's "Hello Ladies" (HBO, 2013-14). Salazar made her directorial debut with the short film "Good Crazy" before launching into a year of high-profile film projects, including a no-nonsense, motorcycle-loving cop in Dax Shepard's big-screen spoof of "CHiPS" (2017) and the title role in "Alita: Battle Angel," a live-action adaptation of a popular Japanese manga about a warrior cyborg from director Robert Rodriguez and producer James Cameron.

Highest rated movies

Night Owls
No Future
The Kindergarten Teacher
Pink Skies Ahead
Bird Box Alita: Battle Angel Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Maze Runner: The Death Cure

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet Marcel the Shell with Shoes On Unknown (Voice) - 2021
91% No Score Yet No Future Unknown (Character) - 2020
82% 43% Pink Skies Ahead Addie (Character) - 2020
61% 92% Alita: Battle Angel Alita (Character) $85.8M 2019
90% 68% The Kindergarten Teacher Becca (Character) - 2018
63% 57% Bird Box Lucy (Character) - 2018
43% 58% Maze Runner: The Death Cure Brenda (Character) $57.4M 2018
18% 45% CHIPS Ava Perez (Character) $18.6M 2017
25% 21% Submerged Amanda (Character) - 2015
28% 58% The Divergent Series: Insurgent Lynn (Character) $130.1M 2015
48% 54% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Brenda (Character) $81.7M 2015
100% 56% Night Owls Madeline (Character) - 2015
26% 57% Jamesy Boy Crystal (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jerked Unknown (Character) - 2014
10% 31% Search Party Pocahontas (Character) $3.1K 2014

TV

Credit
81% 80% Brand New Cherry Flavor Lisa Nova (Character) 2021
84% 60% B Positive Adriana (Guest Star) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star Trek: Short Treks Captain Lynne Lucero (Character) 2019
98% 93% Undone Alma Winograd-Diaz (Voice) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Doug With High Guest 2017
76% 69% Body of Proof Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
73% 45% Ben and Kate Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
88% 95% Parenthood Unknown (Guest Star) 2011-2012
79% 72% American Horror Story Maria (Guest Star) 2011