• Canadian-born American actress
• Known for "Maze Runner" (2015-2018) and "Alita: Battle Angel" (2019)
• Of Peruvian and French-Canadian ancestry
• Worked on CollegeHumor sketches (2010) and "Old Friends" TV series (2011)
• Primetime Emmy Award-nominated series "Parenthood" (2011-2012)
• Big break with "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" (2015)
• "Maze Runner: The Death Cure" (2018) and "Alita: Battle Angel" (2019)
• Current projects include "Undone" (2019-2021) and "No Future" (2020)
Who is Rosa Salazar?
Rosa Salazar is a Canadian-born American actress, perhaps best known to the world as Brenda in the film franchise “Maze Runner” (2015-2018), and as Alita in the film “Alita: Battle Angel” (2019), in addition to several other notable roles that she’s secured in her career.
Rosa Salazar Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Rosa Bianca Salazar was born on 16 July 1985 under the Cancer zodiac sign, in British Columbia, Canada, the daughter of Luis Salazar and his wife Marilynne Salazar. Of Peruvian and French-Canadian ancestry, Rosa grew up in Washington D.C., and Greenbelt, Maryland, USA.
Rosa went to Greenbelt Middle School, and later Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, where she became interested in the school’s theatre program. After matriculation, she studied drama at Prince George’s Community College, then furthered her studies with the Upright Citizens Brigade, where she practiced method acting, improvisation and performing.
Rosa had become interested in becoming an actress since the age of 15, as she enjoyed entertaining others. Once she moved to New York City as a young adult, she started working on her desire to become an professional actress.
Rosa featured in a few CollegeHumor sketches in 2010, and after she moved to Los Angeles, Rosa made her on-screen debut in the TV series “Old Friends”.
The following year, Rosa made her first major breakthrough with the role of Nurse Maria in the anthology horror series “American Horror Story: Murder House”, and the same year, Rosa was selected for the part of Zoe DeHaven in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated comedy-drama series “Parenthood”, starring Peter Krause, Lauren Graham and Dax Shepard, appearing in 13 episodes of the popular series between 2011 and 2012, which earned her national recognition.
Rise to Stardom
Rosa was improving as an actress and becoming more popular. In 2014 she made her film debut as Crystal in the crime-drama film “Jamesy Boy”, starring Spencer Rocco Lofranco, Mary-Louise Parker and Ving Rhames.
The same year, she appeared in two more projects, the comedy film “Jerked” and then the adventure comedy film “Search Party”, with Adam Pally, T.J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch.
Rosa continued her career in stunning fashion, portraying Lynn in the award-winning sci-fi action-adventure film “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” (2015), starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Theo James, and the same year was Brenda in the sci-fi action-adventure film “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”, with Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario and Thomas Brodie-Sangster in the lead roles.
Next, she starred in the action thriller film “Submerged” (2016) alongside Jonathan Bennett and Talulah Riley, then joined the main cast of the TV fantasy-romance series “Men Seeking Women”, with Jay Baruchel, Eric Andre and Britt Lower in the lead roles.
In 2017, Rosa featured in the action comedy film “CHIPs”, with Michael Pena, Dax Shepard, and Vincent D’Onofrio in the lead roles, then the following year, she reprised the role of Brenda in the sequel “Maze Runner: The Death Cure”, and then starring as Lucy in the sci-fi horror film “Bird Box”, co-starring Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes and John Malkovich.
In 2019, Rosa was chosen for the lead role of Alita, a deactivated cyborg, in the sci-fi action-adventure film “Alita: Battle Angel”.
The film became both a commercial and critical success, grossing more than $400 million at the box office, and winning a number of prestigious awards, including Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature. Rosa earned international stardom thanks to the film’s success, and continued her career even more successfully.
She was chosen for the part of Alma Winograd-Diaz in the TV fantasy series “Undone” (2019-2021), co-starring Angelique Cabral and Constance Marie, while in 2020, she appeared in the comedy-drama film “Pink Skies Ahead”, written and directed by Kelly Oxford, and starring Jessica Barden, Michael McKean and Marcia Gay Harden.
To speak further of her accomplishments, Rosa played the character Adriana in the TV series “B Positive” in 2021, and the same year starred as Becca in the romantic drama film “No Future”, alongside Catherine Keener and Charlie Heaton.
Moreover, she portrayed Lisa Nova in the TV mini-series “Brand New Cherry Flavor”, while she is now working on the film “Chariot”, scheduled for release late in 2022.
As of mid- 2022, Rosa Salazar’s net worth has been estimated to be around $4 million, earned through her successful career, during which she’s appeared in over 45 film and TV titles.
Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Single?
Rosa doesn’t like to speak about her personal life, but a few details have surfaced since she has obtained international fame. She was in a highly-publicized romance with musician Sam Setzer, but the affair ended badly, as she received a restraining order prohibiting her from coming within 100 yards of him.
Their relationship lasted only a month, and after their breakup, she began terrorizing him, sending him messages, calling him, and even showing up at his house around midnight. She rang his doorbell and released a scream that woke up his neighbors. She threatened to call the police and say that Sam hit her, but he called the cops first and eventually filed for a restraining order.
She was later linked to a man named Isaac Hiller, but there is no information about their relationship.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The prominent actress has black hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at the height of 5ft 4ins (1.63m), weighs approximately 115lbs (52kgs), with vital statistics of 34-24-34, bra size 36B.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Rosa is a huge tattoo fan and has one on her right hand. Her tomboyish look has helped her win a number of roles in her career. She is pretty active physically, as she enjoys boxing and cycling in her free time. Moreover, she’s stated that acting is yet another way for her to expel that extra energy.
At 15 years old, Rosa was on her own in New York, homeless, jobless, and without a specific plan for the future. She found a job at Domino’s for a while, before she started traveling the USA, during which she realized that acting is her true calling.