Who is Rosa Blasi?
Rosa Blasi is an actress who is probably currently best known for appearing in the leading role of Barb Thunderman in “The Thundermans” TV series. She is also widely recognized for portraying Dr. Luisa Delgado in the “Strong Medicine” TV series, and for appearing in the horror movie “The Grudge” (2004).
Rosa Blasi’s Early Life, Childhood and EducationRosa was born on the 19th December 1972 in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is one of five children of Joyce and Rocco Blasi, with sisters Marina and Tasha, as well as brothers Rocky and Michael. Apart from American, she is also of mixed Hispanic, Italian and Irish ancestry. Interested in acting from a very early age, Rosa dived into the world of acting at the age of eight, when she joined the prestigious Piven Theatre Workshop in Evanston, Illinois. During her youth, she was also a member of an improvisational comedy troupe, The Second City. Apart from all these, Rosa also attended singing lessons for 13 years, and is a classically trained mezzo soprano. She also attended dancing lessons for five years, as well as piano classes, also for five years. From early childhood, she honed her skills in over 40 theatre productions and musicals, as well as through touring with the Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Kenny Rogers. With such a high-profiled theatrical background, it is no wonder that Rosa Blasi has managed to become a successful actress. In 1993, Rosa was appointed as Miss Rockford, while in 2014 she earned the Miss Chicago title.
Before Fame – Rosa Blasi’s Early Career
Rosa’s on-camera debut occurred in 1996, when she appeared in the “High Tide” TV series, which was followed by a support role in the “Married with Children” TV series a year later. In 1997 she was cast for the recurring role of April Beane in the comedy TV series “Hitz”, which led her to appearing in other popular series, including “Frasier”, “Beverly Hills, 90210”, “Grown Ups” and “V.I.P.”.
However, the breakthrough in Rosa Blasi’s acting career occurred in 2000 when she was cast for the recurring role of Dr. Luisa Delgado in TV medical drama series “Strong Medicine”. She reprised this role through the show’s six seasons ’til 2006, appearing in over 130 episodes which gained her a huge dose of popularity. Meantime, her debut big screen appearance came in 2004, when she was cast for the role of Maria in Takashi Shimizu’s mystery horror movie “The Grudge”.
In the course of the next several years, Rosa added several movie and television appearances to her portfolio, including “Eight Days a Week” (2007) and “Next Stop Murder” (2010), and TV series “Lone Star” and “The Whole Truth”. Between 2009 and 2012, Rosa portrayed Ronnie Cruz in the TV sports drama series “Make It or Break It” which was followed by appearing in an episode of the “Hot in Cleveland” series.
Rosa Blasi and “The Thundermans”Rosa’s acting career was set on the rising path in 2013, when she was cast as one of the main characters, the recurring role of Barb Thunderman in “The Thundermans” TV series. The show, based in a fictional town of Hiddenville, pictures the everyday life of the Thundermans family members, blessed with superpowers but who are trying to live a normal life. Rosa has since appeared in 100 episodes of the show which is currently in its fourth season. The show has been honored with several accolades, including the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for the Favorite TV show in 2016, which has certainly helped Rosa Blasi to increase her popularity, and net worth.
Happy Birthday TV daughter @kirakosarin! I ❤️ that this is our fifth birthday on set we get to celebrate together. I still remember you blowing the candles out on your 15th cake while we filmed the first episode of #THUNDERMANS ⚡️ You somehow get funnier, smarter, taller ? and more beautiful (inside and out) every year. For God sakes share the wealth ? and have your best year yet ! Photo by @dannykosarin
Apart from those already mentioned, Rosa also appeared in “The Vagina Monologues” stage play at the Apollo Theater in New York City’s neighborhood of Harlem, and served as a voice-over actor in various radio shows. She also participated in the charity concert for “What a Pair” in order to raise awareness of breast cancer. On several occasions, Rosa Blasi appeared in popular TV shows including “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn” and “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher”.
In 2010, Rosa Blasi published her first book, entitled “Jock Itch: Misadventures of a Retired Jersey Chaser” – a comedic memoir about her 10-year long relationship with a professional athlete.
You miiiiiiight say I'm addicted to GoGirl sugar-free energy drinks that give to breast cancer research 365 a year! pic.twitter.com/Q4STbvsg
— Rosa Blasi (@rosablasi) October 31, 2012
Rosa Blasi’s Net Worth
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this talented American actress has accumulated so far? How rich Rosa Blasi is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Rosa Blasi’s net worth, as of mid-2018, revolves around the sum of $1.5 million, acquired primarily through her on-camera professional acting career that has been active since 1996.
Rosa Blasi’s Personal Appearance and Social Media presence
Rosa sports a slim and toned body, measuring 34″ – 24″ -35″, which in addition to her height of 5 ft 2″ and weight of around 120 lbs makes her appearance quite alluring. It appears that her bra size is 34D while her shoe size is US 4. This 45-year old actress is also quite active on several social media networks, such as Twitter as well as Instagram on which she has amassed more than 880,000 fans altogether.
Is Rosa Blasi Married? More about her Personal Life
Yes – since May 2014, Rosa has been married to Todd Williams Harris, who is a mortgage broker and who she met through dating site Match.com. Prior to this relationship, Rosa was married to a former American Football player, the New York Giants’ fullback Jim Finn between 2004 and 2008, with whom she welcomed one child, daughter Kaia born in 2006.