ROSELYN SANCHEZ is a rising,
multi-talented young performer who has already established herself as a leading
actress in Hollywood. Sanchez recently was seen in New Line's blockbuster hit Rush
Hour 2 starring opposite Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, playing the character
Isabella Molina, an undercover Secret Service agent. She received an ALMA Award
nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.
Sanchez will next be seen starring
opposite John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Giovanni Ribisi in Basic
for director John McTiernan. This is a Phoenix Pictures/Intermedia production in
which Sanchez plays an elite soldier for the U.S. Army Rangers. Her role in this
action/adventure was written for a man; however, after seeing Rush Hour 2,
McTiernan was intent on Sanchez playing the part.
Immediately following the release of Basic,
Sanchez will hit the big screen in the Forest Whitaker-produced film Chasing
Papi for Fox 2000.
At the age of 19, the San Juan beauty
was part of Puerto Rico's number one comedy/variety show, "Que Vacilon."
When she turned 21, Sanchez took the biggest risk of her life, leaving her
family and blossoming career behind to make her way to New York. She arrived
barely speaking English, fueled only by her love of movies, theater, dance, and
Once in New York, Sanchez immediately
starred in two Spanish musicals, landed a role in the CBS soap opera "As
the World Turns," and wrote and preformed her own one-woman show, Out
Here On My Own. She also auditioned for the television show "Fame
L.A.," and landed the lead role of dancer Lili Arguelo (which subsequently
moved her to Los Angeles). Roselyn tackled the role with a passion and purpose
that made her the show's most popular character.
Other projects include a starring role
in the Trimark release, Held Up, opposite Jamie Foxx and Nia Long, and a
police officer in the F. Gary Gray-produced series "Ryan Caulfield: Year
One" for Fox. Sanchez is also the new spokesperson for the Pepsi brand
Sierra Mist. The print/radio/commercial campaign is being released in both
Spanish and English markets.
Sanchez recently completed production
on the independent film Nightstalker, which is loosely based on the
Richard Ramirez killings in California during the 1980s.
Sanchez currently resides in Los
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