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ROSELYN SANCHEZ

as Elena Roarke

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Most recently, Roselyn Sanchez has appeared on the popular Spanish-language reality show “Mira Quien Baila” and starred as “Gigi Mendoza” in the television drama “Grand Hotel,” executive-produced by Eva Longoria. She will make her feature-length directorial debut on “Diario, Mujer y Café,” which shoots in her homeland of Puerto Rico. Sanchez made her directorial debut with the short film “Satos,” which won an award at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. In November, she launched a podcast on iHeart radio, “He Said, Ella Dijo,” with her husband, actor Eric Winter.

Sanchez starred in Marc Cherry’s hit cable series “Devious Maids,” in which she played “Carmen Luna,” a sensual and conniving maid to a Latin pop star looking to establish her place in the music industry as a professional singer. Produced by Eva Longoria, the show completed its fourth and final season.

In 2014, Sanchez starred in the hit Fox International Colombian series “Familia En Venta.”  She also had a major role as “Elena Delgado” on the hit television series “Without a Trace,” from 2005 till 2009. This led to her first ALMA award win in 2008.

On film, Sanchez first wowed audiences in the 2001 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 also starred in the indie thriller “Traffik,” alongside Paula Patton, Omar Epps and William Fichtner. She played the lead in “Death of a Vegas Showgirl,” a cable movie released in 2016 which she produced. In 2012, Sanchez was featured in the action thriller “Actor if Valor,” which opened at #1. She appeared opposite Dwayne Johnson in “The Game Plan,” which also opened at #1 in 2007. Earlier that year, Sanchez played the lead, opposite Bill Duke, in “Yellow,” a passion project that she also wrote and produced.

Sanchez’s other films include: starring opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. in the romantic comedy “Boat Trip”; starring opposite John Travolta, Sam Jackson and Giovanni Ribisi in “Basic,” directed by John Mc Tiernan; and the Forest Whitaker-produced romantic comedy “Chasing Papi.” She also starred in the independent film “Nightstalker”; “Underclassman,” starring opposite Nick Cannon; and “Edison,” starring opposite Justin Timberlake, Morgan Freeman and LL Cool J.

In 2003, Sanchez released her debut album “Borinqueńa.” She was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Music Video for the single “Amor Amor,” which she performed at the 2004 Latin Grammy ceremony. Sanchez was a co-host at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards, as well as a presenter at the 2014 Latin Grammys.

Sanchez is a business partner and spokesperson for the PETA organization participating in their highly successful “I’d Rather Go Naked Then Wear Fur”campaign. The ad was released in both Spanish and English markets. In addition, she is the first Hispanic ambassador for Operation Smile.

Sanchez devotes her time to charity work, organizing a unique scavenger-hunt competition benefitting PETSOS, a non-profit to end the suffering of displaced dogs and cats in Puerto Rico. A couple years ago Sanchez organized Triathlon For A Smile, that benefitted the San Jorge Children’s Foundation and the Fundacion Caritas Alegres. Both events took place in Puerto Rico and were attended and supported by many of her celebrity friends.

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Most recently, Roselyn Sanchez has appeared on the popular Spanish-language reality show “Mira Quien Baila” and starred as “Gigi Mendoza” in the television drama “Grand Hotel,” executive-produced by Eva Longoria. She will make her feature-length directorial debut on “Diario, Mujer y Café,” which shoots in her homeland of Puerto Rico. Sanchez made her directorial debut with the short film “Satos,” which won an award at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. In November, she launched a podcast on iHeart radio, “He Said, Ella Dijo,” with her husband, actor Eric Winter.

Sanchez starred in Marc Cherry’s hit cable series “Devious Maids,” in which she played “Carmen Luna,” a sensual and conniving maid to a Latin pop star looking to establish her place in the music industry as a professional singer. Produced by Eva Longoria, the show completed its fourth and final season.

In 2014, Sanchez starred in the hit Fox International Colombian series “Familia En Venta.”  She also had a major role as “Elena Delgado” on the hit television series “Without a Trace,” from 2005 till 2009. This led to her first ALMA award win in 2008.

On film, Sanchez first wowed audiences in the 2001 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 also starred in the indie thriller “Traffik,” alongside Paula Patton, Omar Epps and William Fichtner. She played the lead in “Death of a Vegas Showgirl,” a cable movie released in 2016 which she produced. In 2012, Sanchez was featured in the action thriller “Actor if Valor,” which opened at #1. She appeared opposite Dwayne Johnson in “The Game Plan,” which also opened at #1 in 2007. Earlier that year, Sanchez played the lead, opposite Bill Duke, in “Yellow,” a passion project that she also wrote and produced.

Sanchez’s other films include: starring opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. in the romantic comedy “Boat Trip”; starring opposite John Travolta, Sam Jackson and Giovanni Ribisi in “Basic,” directed by John Mc Tiernan; and the Forest Whitaker-produced romantic comedy “Chasing Papi.” She also starred in the independent film “Nightstalker”; “Underclassman,” starring opposite Nick Cannon; and “Edison,” starring opposite Justin Timberlake, Morgan Freeman and LL Cool J.

In 2003, Sanchez released her debut album “Borinqueńa.” She was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Music Video for the single “Amor Amor,” which she performed at the 2004 Latin Grammy ceremony. Sanchez was a co-host at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards, as well as a presenter at the 2014 Latin Grammys.

Sanchez is a business partner and spokesperson for the PETA organization participating in their highly successful “I’d Rather Go Naked Then Wear Fur”campaign. The ad was released in both Spanish and English markets. In addition, she is the first Hispanic ambassador for Operation Smile.

Sanchez devotes her time to charity work, organizing a unique scavenger-hunt competition benefitting PETSOS, a non-profit to end the suffering of displaced dogs and cats in Puerto Rico. A couple years ago Sanchez organized Triathlon For A Smile, that benefitted the San Jorge Children’s Foundation and the Fundacion Caritas Alegres. Both events took place in Puerto Rico and were attended and supported by many of her celebrity friends.