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Roselyn Sanchez

Real name: Roselyn Sanchez
Birthdate: April 2, 1970
Status: N/A
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Roselyn Sanchez (born April 2, 1973 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Latin Grammy Award-nominated singer, model and film/television actress.

Roselyn 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.

In 1991, at the age of 18, 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.

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 Puerto Rico, she gained public attention as a dancer and co-host of an island's variety show called Que Vacilon. At that time, in 1993, Roselyn won the Miss Puerto Rico Petite contest and in 1994 she won the international title of Miss America Petite. The contest rose Sanchez to international fame.

Roselyn returned to New York and landed her first English speaking role in the CBS soap opera, As The World Turns. She played the role of "Pilar Domingo" from 1996 until 1997.

In 2001, Roselyn was cast as "Isabella Molina", an undercover United States Secret Service agent who was Jackie Chan's love interest in the hit 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 20 movies, including the role of Maria in Edison as well as the role of Karen Lopez in Underclassman. She also starred in the Puerto Rican film Cayo released in 2005.

She is 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. She is preparing for her role in The Perfect Sleep, a neo-noir drama, where she is co-staring with Patrick Bauchau, Tony Amendola, Isaac Singleton, and Peter Lucas.

In 2007, she released the film Yellow. Also in 2007, she acted as Monique, Peyton's ballet teacher in The Game Plan.

In 2005, her first musical recording Borinqueña was released. The album first single "Amor Amor" gained a lot of attention as well as a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Music Video.

Sánchez was married to actor Gary Stretch from 1999 to 2001. After her divorce, she started a relationship with Puerto Rican salsa singer, Víctor Manuelle. However, in December 2005, she announced that she had ended their relationship. The separation was amicable. Currently, she has been dating actor Eric Winter for over a year.

Roselyn is a supporter of animal rights and active member of PETA. She recently appeared nude in a PETA ad in support of anti-fur campaign efforts.

''Borinqueña 500,000
- Released: 2003
- Label: BMG
- Singles: "Amor Amor" feat Tego calderon, Una noche de verano feat Victor manuelle



 


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