Stephanie Beatriz

Argentine-born American actress and model

In this Spanish name, the first or paternal surname is Bischoff and the second or maternal family name is Alvizuri.

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

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Early life

Beatriz was born in Neuquén, Argentina, the daughter of a Colombian father and a Bolivian mother. She arrived in the United States at the age of two with her parents and a younger sister. She grew up in Webster, Texas, outside Houston, and attended Clear Brook High School. She became interested in acting after taking speech and debate as an elective, which allowed her to appear in plays. She became a United States citizen at 18.

She attended the all-women's Stephens College in Missouri, graduating in 2002. She then moved to New York City to pursue acting. She has lived in Los Angeles since 2010.

Career

Beatriz had minor roles in the police procedural television series The Closer and Southland, and a recurring role as Gloria's sister Sonia in the ABC comedy series Modern Family. She has had numerous stage appearances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Theatreworks USA, The Old Globe Theatre, and Yale Repertory Theatre. Her first feature film role was Jessica in the acclaimed independent drama Short Term 12 (2013).

In 2013, she began portraying Detective Rosa Diaz in the Fox and ...read more

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