Birth Date: March 14, 1970 / Age: 44
Birth Place: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Biography: Roselyn Sanchez (born March 14, 1970 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is the first person to play a hispanic character in one of the most important soap operas in the U.S..
Roselyn SanchezRoselyn is the youngest of four siblings - having three older brothers. She received her primary education in San Juan. At a young age she showed an interest in both dancing and acting and would put on shows for her family. Roselyn enrolled in the University of Puerto Rico, where like her father and brothers she was to study marketing. However, this was not her calling and after three years she left the course.
In 1991, at the age of 21, Roselyn moved to New York City, where she took classes in dancing, acting and singing. She returned to Puerto Rico and in 1992, she made her movie debut, having landed a small part as an island girl in the movie "Captain Ron", which was partly filmed on the island, starring Martin Short and Kurt Russell.
In 1993, Roselyn won the Miss Puerto Rico Petite contest and in 1994 she won the international title of Miss America Petite. In Puerto Rico, she gained public attention as a dancer and co-host of the island's #1 variety show, at that time, "Que Vacilon".
Roselyn returned to New York and landed her first English speaking role in the CBS soap opera, "As The World Turns". She became the first hispanic to play a Latina character, when she played the role of "Pilar Domingo", a role that she played 1996 until 1997.
In 2001, Roselyn was cast as "Isabella Molina", a secret customs agent who was Jackie Chan's love interest in the movie Rush Hour 2. In 2003, she played the role of "Lorena" in the movie "Chasing Papi" starring alongside Jaci Velasquez and Sofia Vergara.
Roselyn Sanchez has already acted in 16 movies and it is planned that she will be cast in the role of "Maria" in the Hollywood production "Edison", which will be out in 2005. She is also in the process of composing a musical about a singer/dancer/actress who leaves Puerto Rico to hit the big time in New York, in this she is going to play the principal part. In 2005, her first musical recording "Borinqueña" will out in the market.