25 Interesting Facts About the Cubana ‘Bird Box’ Star Rosa Salazar
If you’re a keen fan of the Divergent series then chances are, a beautiful young actress called Lynn has caught your eye. A look at the film credits will confirm that her name is Rosa Salazar, a talented actress who’s also starred in shows such as Parenthood and American Horror Story. She’s also lent her talents to the film series Maze Runner. Her performances have earned her legions of fans who are eager to know more about her. If you happen to be one of them then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s everything you need to know about Rosa Salazar.
1. She Was Born in Canada, but Raised in Maryland
Rosa Salazar was born on the 16th of July, 1985 in Canada. She was, however, raised in Greenbelt, Maryland. While there isn’t much information regarding her birth parents, what’s known is that they are of Cuban descent.
2. She’s Always Been an Entertainer
Rosa’s fascination with artistic expression started at a young age. She was a very hyperactive child who sought to expel that energy in whatever medium she could find. By the age of 15 her dazzling performances made her realize that acting was what she wanted to pursue professionally.
3. Her Career Beginnings Were In New York
Once she’d made up her mind to pursue acting, Rosa made a daring move to New York to begin her career. The courage in doing so demonstrated the confidence she had in her talents and it wasn’t long before things started looking up. She landed her first role in College Humor where she appeared in multiple sketches until her move to Los Angeles in 2009.
4. She Was Homeless at Some Point
Rosa Salazar was alone and self-sufficient from the age of 15. She earned a living by working at food establishments such as dominoes but this mode of living proved difficult over time. Up until she got her first significant acting gig in New York, she was practically homeless.
5. She Moved to Los Angeles in 2009
The move to Los Angeles in 2009 gave her more opportunities. By 2011 she’d began getting small roles in large productions. These included shows such as Law and Order: LA as well as American Horror Story: Murder House where she appeared as Yolanda and Nurse Maria respectively.
6. Her Career Took Off After Being Cast in ‘Parenthood’
Rosa Salazar became a more visible face in Hollywood after being cast in the role of Zoe DeHaven in Parenthood. The increased visibility led to opportunities in shows like Ben and Kate and Body of Proof.
7. Her Role in The Divergent Series Is Her Biggest Yet
It wasn’t long before Rosa was getting roles in films. A big boost came after being cast as Brenda in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. But the biggest role she’s had to date is Lynn in The Divergent Series. A role that garnered two awards at the Twin Cities Film Festival and the Hill Country Film Festival.
8. She’s Currently One of Hollywood’s Leading Stars
Rosa is currently part of an elite group of stars that are cast for the best roles. Since the beginning of her career, she’s been cast in 23 TV shows and 15 films. That’s an impressive CV to have.
9. She Loves Living in Los Angeles
Many leading Hollywood starts find it hard living in Los Angeles due the pressures that come with being in the limelight. While other actors were moving to more remote parts of the country, she chose to remain in the city.
10. She Was Practicing to Express Different Emotions
Rosa was always trying out to express various emotions as a child. She would try sadness at one instant and anger the next. It was once she realized that she had a knack for doing so that she started taking a keen interest in acting.
11. She Loves the Series “Friends”
When asked which show she loves the most, Rosa admitted to always watching ‘Friends’. Given the cult following the show has developed over the years, Rosa is bound to attract more fans with that revelation.
12. Sleep Is Her Favorite Hobby
Rosa loves to sleep. This comes as no surprise when you consider the long hours actors usually have to spend on set. She claims she can sleep anywhere at any hour of the day.
13. She Admits to Being a Tomboy
Rosa regularly wears make-up and dresses in glamorously feminine clothing but maintains that she’s a tomboy. The tomboy side of her can be seen in her love of sports, her choice of clothing and in the clothing she chooses to wear when she’s not gracing a red carpet somewhere.
14. She Loves Eating Healthy
Rosa loves healthy snack food and juices with an enthusiasm bordering on the fanatical. She also loves introducing others to healthy eating. She regularly takes snacks and juice to her co-workers whenever she can.
15. Sporting A Mohawk Brings Out Her Badass Side
Her role in the divergent series required that she sport a Mohawk. A move that she says, made her feel badass in a way she’d never experienced before.
16. Adam Pally Is Her ‘Work Husband’
Rosa declared in an interview that the actor Adam Pally is her work husband. The two collaborated in the movie ‘Night Owls’ and developed a great connection. Adam, as it turns out, is super hilarious.
17. She Loves Comfy Dressing
The money that Rosa makes from her films allows her to wear fancy clothes every day. Nevertheless, she prefers comfortable wear. That means lots of jeans.
18. She Attracts People With the Name Angie
Over the course of her career in Los Angeles, Rosa has noticed that she has a magnetic effect on people who have the name ‘Angela’. The same holds true for the people she attracts.
19. She Learned How To Handle Weaponry Through Acting
The roles Rosa has taken over the years usually required her to know how to handle guns. As a consequence, she eventually learned how to do so in order to act out her scenes better.
20. She’s a Talented Voice Actor
Many people don’t know Rosa’s talent for Voice Acting. This ability has enabled her to snag roles in Batman: Arkham Origins and Big Mouth.
21. She’s Very Beautiful
Rosa is one of the most beautiful women working in Hollywood. A quality that is a welcome addition to her acting talent.
22. She Makes a Strong First Impression
Everybody who meets her for the first time is obliged to ask, “Who is that woman?” One journalist commented on how she showed up to an interview dressed as Pocahontas. Rosa is a person you don’t easily forget.
23. She Loves Posting Tweets
Not only is she in love with twitter, she also quite good at it. This quality has enabled her to easily connect with her rapidly increasing legion of fans.
24. She Recently Had Her First Taste of Caviar
Rosa was an alien to the world of Caviar until recently when she tried it out and loved it immensely. We have Giancarlo Esposito to thank for that.
25. Her Body Measurements
Rosa’s measurements are a modest 33-25-35. She has a height of 5 feet 6 inches and a weight of 54 kilograms.
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