Stephanie Beatriz is a Latina actress best known for her leading role in the comedy cop show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. This Stephanie Beatriz bio will let the actress tell her story in her own words.

Stephanie Beatriz Bio: Age, Heritage, Early Life

Stephanie Beatriz was born on February 10, 1981 (Stephanie Beatriz age: 42) in Neuquén, Neuquén Province, Argentina. Her father is of Columbia and Bolivian heritage. Her family moved to the United States when she was a toddler. Her love of acting began in junior high, where she was given the chance to take one of three electives, choir, art, or speech and debate. After being told she couldn’t sing, and finding the art elective too expensive, she joined speech and debate. The first play she participated in was in the eighth grade where she cross-dressed as a mustached male villain. Beatriz fell in love with acting ever since. “I was chasing that feeling of— I can be other people. I don’t have to be my awkward little self. I can slide into other people’s bodies and tell other people’s stories,” she told uInterview exclusively.  “And I was hooked after that.”

Stephanie Beatriz Bio: Career

Stephanie Beatriz’s breakthrough role was as detective Rosa Diaz on the Fox show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Before landing the role she had practiced on cop shows like  The Closer and Southland. Beatriz also had a minor role in the show Modern Family. The actress told uInterview that part of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s success is the dynamic relationships the cast has had with one another ever since the start of filming.

“We were all sitting in craft services… We had coffee and tea, and it was kind of cold. We were joking around and talking about who we had dated or weird experiences in college,” Beatriz told us, reflecting on when the cast was filming the pilot. “We were just sitting there making each other laugh, and then Andy [Samberg] said, ‘I hope this goes because you guys are really fun to hang out with. It’d be fun to go work with each other every day.’ And all of us looked at each other like ‘yea, it would really be fun to go with each other every day.’ And we still talk about that to this day because it still is…I think it shows in the work that we create. Because we’re sort of a tight-knit work family in real life, we’ve become a tight-knit family on the show too.

Beatriz’s first film appearance was as a supporting actress in Short Term 12. She also appeared in You’re Not You and Pee-wee’s Big Holiday and voice acts in Ice Age: Collision Course.    

She was slated to appear in two 2017 films. She starred as Bonnie in Light of the Moon; in her own words, Beatriz describes her character as “who you get to be after a traumatic event like that happens to you. Are you just a rape survivor… How does it affect your relationships? How does it affect your boyfriend? Do you tell your parents? Do you tell everyone at work? Like how do you live in the world after something like that has happened to you?”  For her, the film brings a new perspective to the table. “I’ve just never seen a story that was so much about the survivor. Not just the act but what happens after,” she told uInterview.

She also appeared in the comedy movie Half Magic.

More recently, Beatriz starred in the 2021 film In The Heights, which was based on the screenplay by Lin Manuel Miranda and put a musical twist on the experiences of the LatinX community in Washington Heights, New York. The film allowed her to showcase her singing talents.

Beatriz also lent her voice to the 2021 Pixar film Encanto and to a few episodes of the critically acclaimed animated series, BoJack Horseman. 

Stephanie Beatriz Bio: Dating, Sexuality, Bisexual, Personal Life

In 2016, Stephanie Beatriz came out as bisexual through Twitter. She tweeted an Advocate interview in which actress Aubrey Plaza  stated “I fall in love with girls and guys. I can’t help it,” and replied with “Yup.” Beatriz then went on social media to clarify her own sexuality.

“Erasure is causing people harm and diminishing self-esteem and putting people in harm’s way,” she told Motto. “It’s a real need. I want people to know that it’s OK, [bisexuality] is valid, and their stories matter.”

While not much is known about the actress’s personal relationships she has recently started to host a love and relationship podcast titled  Reality Bytes. 

In 208, Beatriz married actor Brad Hoss. The two welcomed a daughter in 2021, Rosaline.

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