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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Netflix Is Turning Gabriel García Márquez’s Classic ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ Into A Series

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Netflix Is Turning Gabriel García Márquez’s Classic ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ Into A Series

Fans of magical realism rejoice. On Wednesday, Netflix announced it acquired the rights to Gabriel García Márquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and will be turning the literary masterpiece into a Spanish-language series.

This is the first time the 1967 novel, considered “one of the most significant works of the 20th Century,” will be adapted for screen. For years, the author, who died in 2014, refused to sell the film rights, believing the story could not be done justice through a two-hour project, according to Deadline.

Rodrigo Garcia and Gonzalo García Barcha, García Márquez’s sons, who are serving as executive producers on the show, believe a series is an appropriate approach to the book.

“For decades, our father was reluctant to sell the film rights to Cien Años de Soledad. He believed that it could not be made under the time constraints of a feature film, or that producing it in a language other than Spanish would not do it justice,” Rodrigo Garcia told BuzzFeed News, adding that the “current golden age of series,” with “the level of talented writing and directing, the cinematic quality of content,” changed the family’s mind.

“The time could not be better to bring an adaptation to the extraordinary global viewership that Netflix provides,” he continued.

The series will be filmed in Colombia.

“One Hundred Years of Solitude” tells the story of the multi-generational Buendia family, whose patriarch Jose Arcadio Buendia founded Macondo, a fictional town in the South American country.

The book has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into 46 languages.

In a statement, Francisco Ramos, Netflix’s vice president of Spanish-language content, said, “We know our members around the world love watching Spanish-language films and series and we feel this will be a perfect match of project and our platform.”

He’s right. Since announcing the adaptation, fans of the magical realism novel have been celebrating the news.

There’s no word yet on when the series will debut and who will star in it.

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This Film About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is At The Center Of The Most Expensive Sundance Documentary Deal Of All Time

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This Film About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is At The Center Of The Most Expensive Sundance Documentary Deal Of All Time

Since winning her congressional election in 2018, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is everywhere. And now, she’s headed to Netflix.

On Thursday, the streaming service announced that it acquired the rights to “Knock Down the House,” a film profiling four women vying for office during the 2018 midterm elections, including AOC.

The documentary, which won the “Festival Favorite Award” at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival — beating out 121 other films to land the highest number of audience votes — allegedly cost Netflix $10 million. According to TechCrunch, if this price tag is correct, it’s the most expensive Sundance documentary deal of all time.

“Knock Down the House,” which raised money via a Kickstarter campaign last year, was produced by New York’s Jubilee Films. The movie follows the campaigns of Las Vegas businesswoman Amy Vilela, Saint Louis nurse Cori Bush, West Virginian coal miner’s daughter Paula Jean Swearengin and Ocasio-Cortez. The women were all first-time candidates who gained attention for taking on powerful incumbents in an effort to create systemic change. Of them, only Ocasio-Cortez made it to Washington.

“It is a transcendent moment when skilled filmmakers are able to train their lens on a major transformation,” Lisa Nishimura, VP of Original Documentaries for Netflix, said in a statement. “With intimacy and immediacy, [filmmakers] Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnik, bring viewers to the front lines of a movement, as four women find their voice, their power and their purpose, allowing all of us to witness the promise of true democracy in action.”

There is no word yet on when the film will hit Netflix.

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