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Rosie Perez

Rosie Perez was born in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City to Lydia Perez and Ismael Serrano, a merchant marine. She is of Puerto Rican descent. Rosie attended Grover Cleveland High School located in Ridgewood, Queens, New York, and later enrolled at Los Angeles City College in Los Angeles, California. Rosie Perez was in her second year of college,... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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White Men Can't Jump
White Men Can't Jump Gloria Clemente
Fearless Carla Rodrigo
Untamed Heart


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 2018 Rise (TV Series)
Tracey Wolfe
 2016-2018 Elena of Avalor (TV Series)
 2017 Bounty Hunters (TV Series)
Nina Morales
 2017 Active Adults
 2014-2017 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (TV Series)
Aunt Rose
 2017 Pure (TV Series)
Phoebe O'Reilly
 2017 Nightcap (TV Series)
Rosie Perez
 2016 Search Party (TV Series)
Lorraine De Coss
 2015 Puerto Ricans in Paris
 2015 Pitch Perfect 2
The View Host
 2014 Fugly!
 2014 The Hero of Color City
Red (voice)
 2014 An American Education (TV Movie)
Rita Gomez
 2013 Gods Behaving Badly
 2013 The Counselor
 2012-2013 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
 2012 Falcón (TV Mini-Series)
Madeleine Flowers
 2012 Won't Back Down
Breena Harper
 2012 Nurse Jackie (TV Series)
 2012 Small Apartments
Ms. Baker
 2011 Da Brick (TV Movie)
 2005-2011 Go, Diego! Go! (TV Series)
 2010 Lies in Plain Sight (TV Movie)
Marisol Reyes
 2010 Pete Smalls Is Dead
 2010 Dora the Explorer (TV Series)
La Bruja
 2010 The Other Guys
Rosie Perez
 2009 Exit 19 (TV Movie)
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Eva Banks
 2008-2009 Lipstick Jungle (TV Series)
Dahlia Morales
 2008 Pineapple Express
Carol / Female Cop
 2008 Diego's Moonlight Rescue (TV Series)
 2007 The Take
Marina De La Pena
 2006 Lolo's Cafe (TV Movie)
Maria (voice)
 2006 Just Like the Son
Mrs. Ponders
 2005 All the Invisible Children
Ruthie (segment "Jesus Children of America")
 2005 Jesus Children of America (Short)
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
 2004 Copshop (TV Movie)
 1995-2004 Frasier (TV Series)
Lizbeth / Francesca
 2004 Exactly (Short)
 2003 From the 104th Floor (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2002 Widows (TV Mini-Series)
Linda Pirelli
 2001 Riding in Cars with Boys
Shirley Perro
 2001 Human Nature
 2001 We Deliver (TV Series)
 2000 King of the Jungle
 1995-2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Robinita Hood / Thumbelina / Witch
 2000 The Road to El Dorado
Chel (voice)
 1999 Little Bill (TV Series)
 1999 The 24 Hour Woman
Grace Santos
 1998 Louis & Frank
 1997 Perdita Durango
Perdita Durango
 1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie)
The Girl (segment "Love on the A Train")
 1997 A Brother's Kiss
 1994 Somebody to Love
 1994 It Could Happen to You
Muriel Lang
 1993 Fearless
Carla Rodrigo
 1993 Untamed Heart
 1992 White Men Can't Jump
Gloria Clemente
 1991 Night on Earth
 1990-1991 WIOU (TV Series)
Lucy Hernandez
 1990 In Living Color (TV Series)
Spike's Joint Customer
 1990 Criminal Justice (TV Movie)
Denise Moore
 1990 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Rosie Martinez
 1989 Do the Right Thing
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Other Works:

The 24 Hour Plays 2008 (2008). Special/benefit. See more »

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3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Rorry Perez


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[on her on- and off-camera feud with Don Cornelius, who was Soul Train (1971)'s original host]: That was a clue that I needed help. I thought, "I'm so together. I'm in college. I'm going for my major in biochemistry. I'm fantastic," you know? "I'm on 'Soul Train.'" And if you just pressed the wrong button, it was, like, just a nuclear explosion would occur in me. That's what happened with Don ... See more »


Attended and graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, Queens, New York. See more »


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