Rosa Salazar biographyRosa Salazar is a Canadian and American actress, who became popular thanks to the roles in the TV series Parenthood, American Horror Story: Murder House, in the films of the franchise The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Net worth: $4 million.
Childhood and youthRosa Bianca Salazar was born on July 16, 1985, in British Columbia (Canada). Rosa spent her childhood in the small American town of Greenbelt, Maryland. She is of Cuban descent.
In the family, I was the child whom the parents put on the table and watched how she danced, saying, “Oh, our child is over-talented.” In my room, I rehearsed emotions in front of the mirror all the time: I’m angry, I’m crying, I’m worried, I want to sleep.At the age of 15, Salazar left her parents: she lived on her own, worked as a waitress at a pizzeria, and almost did not appear at school. The actress does not like to talk about the reasons for this act, and only notes that in those years she made a series of wrong decisions.
Rosa Salazar in the filmsSoon after moving to the City of Angels, Salazar first appeared in a movie, although in a tiny bit part in the comedy series Parenthood. Then her contract was extended to three episodes, and then to eighteen ones. After that there was a bit part in the episode of the criminal saga Law & Order: Los Angeles and then ‒ a more significant one in several episodes of the first season of American Horror Story: Murder House. Her character was Nurse Maria killed by a maniac in 1968 and embodied as a ghost.
In 2014, the actress starred in the crime drama Jamesy Boy (dir. Trevor White) and the comedy Search Party (dir. Scot Armstrong). However, Salazar’s most successful roles were ahead.
According to Zoomboola.com, in 2015, the actress was approved for the part of Lynn, born in Fearlessness, Uriah (Keiynan Lonsdale), and Marlene’s (Suki Waterhouse) close friend in the dystopian movie The Divergent Series: Insurgent.
The work in this project allowed Rosa to meet such famous actors as Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Ansel Elgort , and Zoe Kravitz.
The old version of me, as well as my characters in Night Owls, The Divergent Series: Insurgent and Maze Runner are nothing but the open wounds. They are like angry Pit Bulls that bark at people and bite, but if they meet a person who makes a little effort to understand them, they turn into loyal pets.Soon, the girl was offered the lead role in the comedy Night Owls (dir. Charles Hood), and then the actress appeared in the dystopian film Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (dir. Wes Ball) as Brenda, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) savior. Her character appeared in the fourth part of this super-popular youth franchise that appeared on screens in early 2018.
In the same year, one of the characters of the animated series Big Mouth spoke with Rosa’s voice, and soon Salazar released her debut short film Good Crazy, in which she performed one of the leading roles.
In 2017, Salazar worked with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Gael Garcia Bernal on Sara Colangelo’s drama The Kindergarten Teacher, which was awarded by the Sundance Film Festival jury.