Mini Bio (1)
Latin American beauty, DeLaRosa first hit Hollywood radar when famed comedy director, Betty Thomas, saw her and cast her as the series regular lead in the 20th Century Fox/Regency pilot Senor White (2003) for the FOX network, beating out every other Latina and Star name in Hollywood.
In just a few years, Yvonne Delarosa has risen to be one of the most sought-after Latina actresses in Hollywood. Jimmy Smits heralded her as part of "the new wave of Latino artists" when she was awarded the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Scholarship by Esai Morales, Jimmy Smits, and Sonia Braga.
Delarosa is truly a heart stopping vision. Her visage and style has been compared to that of Salma Hayek, Sonia Braga and Catherine Zeta-Jones. But, DeLaRosa is not only a classic beauty, she also embodies the essence of a true Hollywood movie star. Her stand-out performances have garnered her an Emmy buzz on more than one occasion, making her the IT Latina girl when it comes to comedy or drama.
Since her breakout role in Senor White (2003), DeLaRosa has starred in several feature films including CBS' Movie Event of the year, Helter Skelter (2004), opposite _Jeremy Davies (I)_, the Hallmark Feature Desolation Canyon (2006), opposite Stacy Keach, the comedy features Blue Sombrero (2005), opposite Cylk Cozart and Joaquim de Almeida, Final Approach (2005), opposite Eric Roberts and Larry Miller, and most recently in Sunset Pictures' Benny Bliss and the Disciples of Greatness (2009) opposite Courtney Gains.
Yvonne has also been heating up the small screen, guest leading and guest-starring on all of the major networks and cable. Her performance on the CBS hit series The King of Queens (1998) had CBS executives heralding DeLaRosa as "The Latina Lucy! ".
Her impressive television credits include, the award winning, Showtime series Weeds (2005), The hit CBS series Shark (2006), ABC's Crossing Jordan (2001), CBS' CSI: Miami (2002), TNT's hit The Closer (2005), CBS' The King of Queens (1998), CBS' NCIS (2003), Lifetime's Strong Medicine (2000), Hallmark's Mystery Woman: Snapshot (2005), CBS' Judging Amy (1999) and ABC's NYPD Blue (1993).
Delarosa began studying theater at age 5, graduated from Hollywood Performing Arts High School and received her B.A. degree in directing from UCLA's film school as well as just recently earning her Masters degree in screen writing from UCLA. She has studied acting with high profile acting teachers including the renowned, Jeff Corey, film and television actor famed for being one of the top acting teachers in America, whose A-list of actors included James Dean, Jack Nicholson, Robin Williams and Cher to name a few.
From the silver screen to the small screen and on stage, Yvonne DeLaRosa is a true thespian in all aspects whose rising star continues to climb.
DeLaRosa lives in Malibu, California.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Huntington S. IV