Stephanie Beatriz Bischoff Alvizuri (born 10 February 1981) is an American actress and singer. She is known for playing Detective Rosa Diaz in the Fox/NBC comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Jessica in the independent drama Short Term 12 (2013), Carla in the 2021 film adaptation of the musical In the Heights, and voicing protagonist Mirabel Madrigal in the Disney film Encanto.
Early Life and Career
Beatriz was born in Neuquén, Argentina, to a Colombian father and a Bolivian mother, both of German descent. She arrived in the United States at the age of two with her parents and a younger sister. Beatriz grew up in Webster, Texas, outside Houston, and attended Clear Brook High School. She became interested in acting after taking speech and debate as an elective, which allowed her to appear in plays. She became a United States citizen at 18.
Beatriz attended the all-women’s Stephens College in Missouri. After graduating in 2002, she moved to New York City to pursue acting. She has lived in Los Angeles since 2010.
Beatriz had minor roles in the police procedural television series The Closer and Southland, and a recurring role as Gloria’s sister Sonia in the ABC comedy series Modern Family.
In 2013, she began portraying Detective Rosa Diaz in the Fox and NBC series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, an action comedy series based around the members of a Brooklyn police precinct. In 2019, she directed the season 6 episode “He Said, She Said.” The show ran for eight seasons.
Beatriz starred as Bonnie in the independent feature film The Light of the Moon, written and directed by Jessica M. Thompson. The film premiered at the 2017 South by Southwest Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Narrative Feature Competition. She received highly positive reviews for her performance, with The Hollywood Reporter stating that “Beatriz offers a powerful … unflinching, authentic performance,” while Variety noted that the film was “harrowingly effective” and Beatriz’s performance was “expertly balanced and judged.” From 2018 to 2019, she voiced the character Gina Cazador on BoJack Horseman.
It was announced in 2019 she would be appearing in the 2021 film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights. She also voiced Mirabel Madrigal, the main character in the Disney animated film Encanto, making it her second collaboration with Miranda of the year.
In 2019, Beatriz and her Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-star Melissa Fumero were the masters of ceremonies at the National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Awards.
in 2022, Stephanie Beatriz was featured in The Bob’s Burgers Movie.
Husband and Children
In October 2017, she announced her engagement to actor Brad Hoss. They married on October 6, 2018. In June 2021, she announced her pregnancy, and her daughter was born in August 2021.
Beatriz has severe astigmatism and requires glasses to see. She does not wear them in many of her roles, and her eyes are sensitive to contact lenses, and therefore has difficulty hitting her marks while on camera.
She has described herself as suffering from disordered eating, which she developed during college.
Beatriz first realized that she was bisexual around age 12 or 13. She experienced biphobia and bisexual erasure from family and friends. In June 2016, she publicly came out.
Stephanie Beatriz’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $3.5 million – $1 million.