Saturday, February 10, 2018

Happy Birthday to 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Star Stephanie Beatriz

Stephanie Beatriz was born today, February 10, 1981. She is an Argentine-born American actress best known for playing Detective Rosa Diaz in the comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Jessica in the acclaimed independent drama Short Term 12 (2013).

Beatriz was born in Neuquén, Neuquén Province, Argentina. With her parents and a younger sister, she arrived in the United States at the age of 3. She grew up in Webster, Texas and attended Clear Brook High School. She graduated from Stephens College in 2002 and moved to New York City to pursue acting. In 2010, she moved to Los Angeles, where she currently resides.

The distinguishing scar on her right eyebrow came when she tripped on a Lego brick when she was 10.

Beatriz had minor roles in the police procedural television series The Closer and Southland, as well a recurring role as Gloria's sister Sonia in the ABC comedy Modern Family. She appeared in the 2013 independent film Short Term 12. Since 2013, she has portrayed Detective Rosa Diaz in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, an action comedy series based around the members of a Brooklyn police precinct.

Beatriz stars as Bonnie in the independent feature film, The Light of the Moon, which premiered at the 2017 South by Southwest film festival (SXSW), where it won the Audience Award for Narrative Feature Competition. It was positively reviewed in The Hollywood Reporter, which stated that "Beatriz offers a powerful... unflinching, authentic performance."

In July 2016, Beatriz revealed via Twitter that she is bisexual. In October 2017, Beatriz announced her engagement to Brad Hoss.

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