Stephanie Beatriz, born on February 10, 1981, in Neuquén, Argentina, is an Argentine actress who is perhaps best known for her role as Detective Rosa Diaz on the formerly-Fox and now-NBC comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Jessica in the independent drama Short Term 12 alongside Academy Award winner Brie Larson.
In 1981, Beatriz was born in Argentina as Stephanie Beatriz Bischoff Alvizuri to a Colombian father and a Bolivian mother. When she was three-years-old, Beatriz and her family moved to the United States, where she was subsequently raised in Webster, Texas. For school, Beatriz attended Clear Brook High School in Harris County.
After graduating from Stephen’s College — a women’s school — in Columbia, Missouri, in 2002, she moved to New York City to begin her pursuit of an acting career.
Beatriz moved to Los Angeles, California, in 2010 and landed her first professional acting role as Camila Santiago in the TV series The Closer.
Her big break came in 2013, as she had a three-episode arc as Sonia in the ABC sitcom Modern Family and starred in the independent drama Short Term 12 alongside Brie Larson, who would go on to win an Academy Award for Best Actress a few years later.
However, 2013 was most notable for Beatriz because that was the year that she was cast as Detective Rosa Diaz in the Andy Samberg-led Fox police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Beatriz has remained a part of the main cast for the entirety of the show’s run.