Blasi, Rosa 1972–

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Blasi, Rosa 1972–

PERSONAL

Full name, Rosa Blasi Finn; born December 19, 1972, in Chicago, IL; married Jim Finn (a professional football player), February 14, 2004; children: Kaia Jane. Education: Attended Columbia College, Chicago, IL, Northern Illinois University, and the University of Kansas; trained with Second City Conservatory, Chicago, IL, the Piven Performance Company, and Marsha Pauldons Touring Company; also studied voice.

Addresses: Agent—Bresler, Kelly and Associates, 11500 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 352, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Manager—Evan Hainey, Untitled Entertainment, 331 North Maple Dr., Third Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actress. Performed in a tour of North American cities with Kenny Rogers, beginning 1995; performed voice work for television and radio commercials. Participated in beauty contests. 609 Maple Street Productions (production company), founder. Signed a recording contract. Volunteer at an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico.

Awards, Honors: Named Miss Arlington Heights, c. 1990; named Miss Chicago, 1994; also named the runner-up in the Miss Illinois pageant; ALMA Award nomination, outstanding actress in a television series, American Latin Media Arts awards, 2002, Imagen Award, best actress in a television drama, Imagen Foundation, 2004, Imagen Award nomination, best television actress, 2005, and Gracie Allen Award, best actress in a drama, Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television, all for Strong Medicine; also recipient of other awards, including a Shine Award, Spirit Award, Epic Award, and a Prism Award.

CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

April Beane, Hitz, UPN, 1997.

Dr. Luisa "Lu" Delgado, Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2000–2006.

Appeared in a recurring role in The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Glamour, Rags, Top Models, and Belleza y poder), CBS; and appeared in Paulie Dodge, CBS.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Vicky Amador, Noriega: God's Favorite, Showtime, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"University Blues: Parts 1 & 2," High Tide, syndicated, 1996.

First woman, "Breaking Up Is Easy to Do: Part 2," Married … with Children (also known as Not the Cosbys), Fox, 1997.

Dawn, Lost on Earth, USA Network, 1997.

Carmen, "Sex in the Inner City," Becker, CBS, 1998.

Lana, "Caroline and the Booby Trap," Caroline in the City (also known as Caroline), NBC, 1998.

Waitress, "Secret Admirer," Frasier (also known as Dr. Frasier Crane), NBC, 1998.

Carla, "The Out of Work-Out," Grown Ups, UPN, 1999.

Clara Covington, "Withdrawal," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1999.

Isabel, "Drew Cam," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1999.

Marita Cortez, "Moment of Truth," Sons of Thunder, CBS, 1999.

Guest host, "She Loves Him, Loves Him Not," Rendez-View, syndicated, 2001.

Herself, The Test, FX Channel, 2001.

Herself, Pyramid, syndicated, 2002 (multiple episodes), 2003, 2004.

Herself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2004.

Herself, The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2004.

Ana Garcia, "Shootout," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2005.

Judge, Pet Star, Animal Planet, 2005.

Herself, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2005.

Appeared in episodes of other series, including Badlands, Fox; and Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl), ABC. appeared as a guest in episodes of E! Celebrity Homes, E! Entertainment Television; Holding the Baby, Fox; Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated; Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC; The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, syndicated; Loveline, MTV; Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, syndicated; The Other Half, NBC; Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher (also known as Politically Incorrect), Comedy Central and ABC; and The View, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

April Beane, Hitz, UPN, 1997.

Carolina Marquez, Avalon: Beyond the Abyss (also known as Avalon, Adventures of the Abyss), UPN, 1999.

Thicker Than Water, NBC, 1999.

Dr. Luisa "Lu" Delgado, Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2000.

Lois, Inseparable, CBS, c. 2007.

Also appeared in The Clique, syndicated; and Rock, Paper, Scissors, Fox.

Film Appearances:

Deanna, Making Changes (short film), 2004.

Maria Kirk, The Grudge (also known as The Juon), Columbia, 2004.

Some sources cite an appearance as the woman in black in Lesser of Three Evils.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared as Val, A Chorus Line (musical), and as Anita, West Side Story (musical), both Pheasant Run Theater, St. Charles, IL; in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, O'Donnell Theatre; as Pandora, Pandora's Box, Piven Performance Company, Chicago, IL; as Madde, Tony n' Tina's Wedding (musical), Piper's Alley, Chicago, IL, and other venues; and in a production of The Vagina Monologues, Apollo Theater, Chicago, IL.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Herself, A Powerful Rage: Behind "The Grudge," Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

People Weekly, August 5, 2002, p. 67.

Electronic:

Rosablasi.com, http://www.rosablasi.com, April 14, 2006.