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Roselyn Sánchez
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Sánchez in 2013
Roselyn Milagros Sánchez Rodríguez

(1973-04-02) April 2, 1973 (age 48)
OccupationActress, producer, writer, singer-songwriter, model
Years active1992-present
(m. 1998; div. 2001)

(m. 2008)

Roselyn Milagros Sánchez Rodríguez (born April 2, 1973) is a Puerto Rican singer/songwriter, dancer, model, actress, producer and writer. On television, she is best known for her roles as Elena Delgado on the CBS police procedural Without a Trace (2005-09), and as Carmen Luna on the Lifetime comedy-drama Devious Maids (2013-16). In film, Sánchez has appeared in Rush Hour 2 (2001), Boat Trip (2002), The Game Plan (2007), and Act of Valor (2012).

Early life

Sánchez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico,[1] and 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. Sánchez enrolled in the University of Puerto Rico, where like her father and brothers she was to study marketing.[2] However, after three years she left the course. In 1991, at the age of 18, Sánchez moved to New York City, where she took classes in dancing, acting and singing.[3] 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 in Puerto Rico.


In Puerto Rico, Sánchez gained public attention as a dancer and as co-host of a variety show called Qué Vacilón. At that time, in 1993, Sánchez won the Miss Puerto Rico Petite contest, and in 1994 she won the international title of Miss American Petite, bringing her international fame. Sánchez has been named in numerous annual lists of beautiful women including Maxim Magazines "Hot 100" in 2001, 2002 and 2006;'s "Top 99 Most Desirable Women" in 2005 and 2006; and FHMs "100 Sexiest Women" in 2005 and 2006.[4]

In 2001, Sánchez 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. Sánchez has acted in some 20 movies, including as Maria in Edison and as Karen Lopez in Underclassman. She starred in the Puerto Rican film Cayo, released in 2005.

In 2003, her first musical recording, Borinqueña, was released. The album's first single, "Amor Amor", gained a lot of attention as well as a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Music Video. She appeared in Craig David's music videos "Hidden Agenda" and "Personal" and in the Fabolous video for the song "Make Me Better".

In the fall of 2005, Sánchez joined the cast of the CBS television series Without a Trace, where she played Agent Elena Delgado to 2009. She composed the musical Yellow, about a singer/dancer/actress who leaves Puerto Rico to hit the big time in New York, in which she played the principal part. The movie was filmed in 2005 and released in 2007. Also in 2007, she acted as Monique, the ballet teacher, in The Game Plan, and in 2009, starred in The Perfect Sleep, a neo-noir drama, co-starring Patrick Bauchau, Tony Amendola, Isaac Singleton, and Peter Lucas. In 2011, Sánchez made a guest appearance on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles, playing villainous attorney Valerie Delgado.

Sánchez attending a Devious Maids screening (2013)

In 2012, Sánchez was cast opposite Ana Ortiz of ABC comedy-drama pilot Devious Maids, created by Marc Cherry. On May 14, 2012, the pilot was not picked to series by ABC for the 2012-13 United States network schedule.[5] However, on June 22, 2012, Lifetime picked up the pilot with a thirteen-episode order.[6] The series premiered June 23, 2013, on Lifetime.[7]

Personal life

Sánchez was married from August 9, 1998, to April 15, 2001, to the English actor, former boxer and former model Gary Stretch. 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.

Sanchez became engaged to actor Eric Winter in December 2007 after two years of dating[8][9] and they married on 29 November 2008, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[10] The couple have two children together: a daughter, Sebella (born January 2012),[11] and a son, Dylan (born November 2017).[12]

Sánchez is the spokesperson of the Fundación de Niños San Jorge, which assists sick children from poor families.[13]



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Captain Ron Clarise, Island Girl
1999 Held Up Trina
2001 Rush Hour 2 Isabella Molina
2002 Boat Trip Gabriella
2002 Nightstalker Gabriella Martinez
2003 Basic Nunez
2003 Chasing Papi Lorena
2004 Larceny Angela
2005 State Property 2 D.A.
2005 Underclassman Karen Lopez
2005 Cayo Young Julia
2005 Edison Maria
2005 Shooting Gallery Jezebel Black Direct-to-video
2006 Yellow Amaryllis Campos Also writer and producer
2007 The Game Plan Monique Vasquez
2007 Rush Hour 3 Isabella Molina Cameo in deleted scene from DVD[14]
2009 The Perfect Sleep Porphyria
2010 Venus & Vegas Kristen
2012 Act of Valor Morales
2016 Mothers and Daughters Jessica
2018 Traffik Malia [15]


Year Title Role Notes
1996-1997 As the World Turns Pilar Domingo Recurring role
1997-1998 Fame L.A. Lili Arguelo Series regular, 21 episodes
1999 Ryan Caulfield: Year One Kim Veras 2 episodes
2000 Nash Bridges Belinda Cruz 2 episodes
2002 Miss Miami Unknown role Pilot
2002 In-Laws Dani Episode: "If You Can't Stand the Heat"
2002 The Drew Carey Show Maria Episode: "Drew Tries Hot Salsa"
2003-2004 L.A. Dragnet Det. Elana Macias 3 episodes
2005 Kojak ADA Carmen Warrick Series regular, 10 episodes
2005-2009 Without a Trace Elena Delgado Series regular, 89 episodes
2009 Royal Pains Sofia Santos Episode: "Crazy Love"
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Assistant District Attorney Valerie Delgado Episode: "Can I Get a Witness?"
2012 Desperate Housewives Carmen Luna Episode: "Finishing the Hat" (cameo)
2013-2016 Devious Maids Carmen Luna Series regular, 49 episodes
2014 Familia En Venta Lili Series regular
2016 Telenovela Reporter Episode: "The Harricane" (cameo)
2016 Death of a Vegas Showgirl Debbie Flores-Narvaez
(actual 2010 murder victim)[16]
TV movie
2019 A Taste of Summer Hallmark Channel Television Movie[17]
2019 Grand Hotel Gigi Mendoza[18] Series regular; 13 episodes
2020 The Rookie Valerie Castillo Episode: "The Overnight"



Year Single Peak chart positions[19] Album(s)
U.S. Hot 100 U.S.
U.S. Latin Pop
2003 "Amor Amor" (feat. Tego Calderón) -- 38 -- 6 32 Borinqueña
"Noche De Verano" (feat. Víctor Manuelle) -- -- -- -- --


Year Association Category Work Result
1998 ALMA Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Nationally Syndicated Drama Series Fame L.A. (1997) Nominated
2002 ALMA Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Rush Hour 2 Nominated
2004 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Actress Nightstalker Nominated
2006 Black Reel Awards Black Reel Award for Best Actress - Television Kojak Nominated
2007 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Without a Trace Nominated
2007 ALMA Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress - Television Series Without a Trace Nominated
2008 Outstanding Actress in a Drama Television Series Without a Trace Won
2009 Year in TV Drama Actress Without a Trace Nominated
2012 ALMA Awards ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actress - Drama/Adventure Act of Valor Nominated
2014 Imagen Award Imagen Award for Best Actress - Television Devious Maids Nominated
2015 Imagen Award Imagen Award for Best Actress - Television Devious Maids Nominated
2018 Raul Julia Foundation Awards Contribution Achievement Award N/A Won

See also


  1. ^ Roselyn Sánchez
  2. ^ Roselyn Sanchez Movies
  3. ^ "Roselyn Sanchez bio". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "". FHM Magazine 100 Sexiest Women 2005. Archived from the original on February 12, 2007. Retrieved 2006.
  5. ^ "Devious Maids Canceled, Fall 2012 TV Show with Latina Cast Not Picked Up". May 16, 2012. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ Valby, Karen (April 10, 2013). "Eva Longoria's 'Devious Maids' on Lifetime | Inside TV |". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Devious Maids - Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "'Without a Trace' star engaged". CNN. January 1, 2008. Archived from the original on January 3, 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  9. ^ "Instyle Celebrity Weddings: Roselyn Sanchez and Eric Winter". Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "PR Actress Sanchez Marries Eric Winter". USA Today. Associated Press. November 29, 2008. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ Raftery, Liz (January 4, 2012). "Roselyn Sanchez, Eric Winter Welcome Daughter Sebella Rose". People. Retrieved 2012.
  12. ^ Juneau, Jen (November 7, 2017). "Roselyn Sanchez and Eric Winter Welcome Son Dylan Gabriel". People. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ Acosta, Mariela Fullana (July 2, 2008). "Lista para casarse con un "hombre maravilloso"". Primera Hora. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ Rush Hour 3 - Alternative Ending (Deleted Scene)
  15. ^ Edwards, Shawn (April 20, 2018). "Human trafficking is the backdrop of "Traffik" starring Roselyn Sanchez". Fox 4.
  16. ^ "Ex-boyfriend convicted of murdering Las Vegas dancer". CBS News. Associated Press. 2014-05-23. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "2019 Summer Nights Movie Guide". Hallmark Channel. Retrieved .
  18. ^
  19. ^ US Chart History. allmusic. Accessed July 20, 2010.

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