• Haskiri Velazquez is an American actress born in Manhattan, New York City on 10 September 1997
• She learned acting at Urban Arts Partnership while attending High School of Fashion Industries at age 12
• She started her acting career in 2011 with a TV series and feature film in 2019
• She won a 2021 Imagen Foundation Award for Best Supporting Actress • Television (Comedy)
• She is in a long-term relationship with social media star Nate Ortiz and has an estimated net worth of $500,000
Who is Haskiri Velazquez?
American actress Haskiri Velazquez was born in Manhattan, New York City USA, on 10 September 1997, under the zodiac sign of Virgo. She’s appeared in 15 movies and TV series, and is perhaps best known for her portrayal of the lead character Daisy Jimenez in the popular comedy “Saved by the Bell”, created by Sam Bobrick and Tracey Wigfield, and which also starred Mitchell Hoog and Josie Totah. It follows several low-income teenagers who’ve been transferred to Bayside High, the series aired in 2020 and 2021 and won two of its 10 award nominations.
Education and early life
Haskiri was raised alongside her brothers FouReign Rich and Roderick MrRove in New York City, by their mother Marlene Latsunami Rodriguez, and father whose name remains undisclosed; not a lot about her family is known, because Haskiri respects their privacy.
She fell in love with acting at a very early age, but her parents weren’t able to afford acting lessons for her. Haskiri thus learned about free acting lessons at Urban Arts Partnership, which she took while attending High School of Fashion Industries.
She was 12 when she began attending auditions, and was 13 when she made her debut TV series appearance, playing Teen Ballplayer in the 2011 episode “Prodigal Son Returns” of the comedy “East WillyB”. The following year saw Haskiri play Tatiana Garcia in the episode “Thugs and Lovers” of the crime series “NYC 22”, created by Richard Price, and which starred Adam Goldberg, Leelee Sobieski and Stark Sands. It follows six police officers as they’re patrolling Manhattan streets.
Haskiri matriculated in 2016, and then chose to pursue acting rather than a college degree.
Roles in movies
Haskiri’s debut film appearance was in the 2015 short drama “Aleah”, and the same year saw her star as Olga in the short drama “The Trade”, written and directed by Michael A. Pinckney, and which also starred Paris Adkins, Mayte Hernandez and Claire Hsu; it tells a story of the world of sex trafficking.
Haskiri’s following role came in 2019, when she was cast to play Michelle in her first feature film: the drama “The Last Nazi”. It was written and directed by Jeff Lipsky, starred Rebecca Schull, Jill Durso and Aj Cedeno, and follows the matriarch of a Jewish family who’s revealed that she’s not Jewish, and was a member of the Nazi Party during the Second World War.
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Haskiri played Rosa in the 2020 comedy drama “The Forty-Year-Old Version”, which won 23 of its 67 award nominations, and the same year saw her play Sprint Trainee in the mystery crime drama “Lost Girls”, and Marley in the mystery science fiction horror “What Lies Below”.
In 2021, she played Ava, one of the main characters in the thriller “The Girl in the Window”, directed by Rachel Annette Helson, and which also starred Nicky Whelan and Cleo Anthony. It follows pregnant Ava who’s just run away from her abusive boyfriend, and has now been saved from a car accident by a strange couple.
Most recently, in 2022, she starred as Zoe in the short comedy drama “Merit x Zoe”, while she’s currently shooting for the upcoming romantic musical “Intermedium”.
Roles in TV series
Haskiri played Shyvon Stevens in the 2016 episode “Making a Rapist” of the mystery crime drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, and in 2019, she was Charlotte in the fantasy horror drama “The Birch”; it starred Xaria Dotson, Brady Romberg and Dempsey Bryk, and follows a teenager who’s seeking the help of a woods monster. The series was nominated for a Casting Society of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Casting – Short Form Series.
Haskiri’s appeared in only one other series, as Melissa Rodriguez in the 2020 episode “Reckless” of the mystery crime drama “Blue Bloods”, which Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess created, and which stars Will Estes, Bridget Moynahan and Donnie Wahlberg. It follows a family of police officers, the series has been airing since 2010, and has won four of its 21 awards.
Haskiri competed in the 2022 episode “Salt-N-Pepa vs. The Proud Family and Bel-Air vs. Saved by the Bell” of the game-show “Celebrity Family Feud”.
She could’ve been seen making a guest appearance in the talk-shows “Today”, “Entertainment Tonight” and “In Creative Company”, amongst a couple of others.
Awards and nominations
Haskiri was nominated for a 2021 Imagen Foundation Award for Best Supporting Actress – Television (Comedy), for her performance in “Saved by the Bell”.
Relationships and boyfriend
Haskiri’s quite open when it comes to talking about her love life, and it’s widely known that she’s today in a long-term relationship with social media star Nate Ortiz.
The two met in January 2015, and went on their first date on 9 February of the same year. Nate’s followed by more than 10,000 people on Instagram and over 250,000 on TikTok, while his YouTube channel “Be Great With Nate” is today subscribed to by nearly 5,000 people.
Haskiri and Nate launched their collaborative YouTube channel “LoveAcrosstheHudson” on 27 February 2016, and it’s today subscribed to by more than 1,500 people.
In December 2020, Haskiri and Nate bought an apartment together in Los Angeles, California.
Haskiri hasn’t mentioned the boys whom she might had dated prior to meeting Nate, whom she’s in a long-term relationship with, as of September 2022, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Haskiri’s been passionate about dancing since she was four, and has taken club and hip hop dancing lessons.
She played soccer on a daily basis while attending high school, rarely plays it nowadays, but some of her hobbies include rollerblading, swimming and boxing.
Haskiri works out at the gym three to four times every week, mostly because her acting career requires her to stay in shape.
She’s followed by more than 35,000 people on Instagram, and has posted over 160 pictures onto the social media network.
Haskiri’s favorite actresses are Emma Watson and Sigourney Weaver, and some of her favorite movies are the franchise “Harry Potter”, “Alien Resurrection” and “Working Girl”.
Height, eyes and net worth
Haskiri’s age is 25. Her hair’s black and eyes are brown, her height’s 5ft 1in (1.55m) and her weight is about 110lbs (50kgs).
Haskiri’s net worth’s been estimated at over $500,000, as of September 2022.