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Short Info

Net Worth$1.5 million
Date Of BirthDecember 19, 1972
SpouseTodd William Harris, Jim Finn
FactHer ethnic background is Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish.


Early life, family, educational background

American actress Rosa Blasi was born on 19 December 1972, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, to Joyce and Rocco Blasi; they are of Hispanic, Italian, and Irish descent. She has two sisters, Tasha and Marina, and two brothers, Rocky and Michael. She took dancing and piano classes for five years and vocal training for 13 years.

Rosa is best known for her roles in “Strong Medicine” as Dr. Luisa Delgado and “The Thundermans” as Barb Thunderman. She is a classically trained mezzo-soprano and has participated in theatre from the age of eight.

Thus far, over the course of her career, she has performed in over 40 productions; her professional theater debut was in the titular role “Annie”. She has also toured with singer Kenny Rogers and even sang on his 1995 Christmas concert tour, on which she also befriended Sean Hayes, singer, and actor famous for his role as Jack McFarland in “Will & Grace.”

When Teen’s Weekly Insider asked her why she decided to leave music and pursue acting, Rosa responded ‘I was very young when I knew I was going to do this for the rest of my life, and I didn’t have anyone telling me I couldn’t, or it would be difficult.’ She credited her parents as the reason she followed her dream, for giving her the confidence to do so and never telling her the odds were against her.

She subsequently earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in 2019, and registered as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in recovery and addiction.

Career

Television

In 1996 she played the recurring role of Shelly in the CBS soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful,” which role was her television debut. The following year she starred as April Beane in “Hitz,” an MTV/UPN sitcom.

She then appeared in single episodes of several series, including “Frasier” and “Caroline in the City” both in 1998, and “V.I.P.” and “Beverly Hills, 90210” in 2000.

Rosa’s breakout role was in “Strong Medicine”, a Lifetime medical drama aired from 2000-2006 starring as Dr. Luisa “Lu” Delgado alongside Patricia Richardson and Janine Turner.

Rosa Blasi

The show focuses on class conflict, feminist politics, and health issues. Whoopi Goldberg co-created and produced the show with Tammy Ader, and also occasionally cameoed in the show. In 2001, the show was rated the best original drama, particularly on basic cable.

In 2005 Rosa appeared in an episode of “CSI: Miami” entitled “Shootout,” from 2009-2012 she played Ronnie Cruz in “Make It or Break It,” and from 2013-2018, she played a lead role in “The Thundermans” as Barb Thunderman/Electress.

Film

In 2000, Rosa played Vicky Amador in the drama “Noriega: God’s Favorite,” directed by Roger Spottiswoode, co-starring Bob Hoskins. Her first significant film role was in “The Grudge” as Bill Pullman’s character’s wife, starring alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Other

On stage, Rosa performed at the Apollo Theater, Chicago in “The Vagina Monologues”, and consistently performs at the “What a Pair” benefit concert in support of breast cancer research. Rosa has also voiced several television characters in shows such as “American Dad!”, and recorded radio voice-overs. She has also written articles for noted websites and printed media, including “The Huffington Post.”

Rosa was a regular guest on “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher” – in one episode she was being interviewed along with Rev. Jerry Falwell, and when asked if her boobs are real, she exclaimed, ‘No. My boobs aren’t real – they’re real paid for, though! No debt collectors trying to repo my boobs!’

In 2011 HarperCollins published Rosa’s comedic memoir entitled “Jock Itch: Misadventures of a Retired Jersey Chaser.” In the book, she discusses her 10 years of being in serious relationships with athletes, and why she eventually chose to seek ‘athlete sobriety.’ She hilariously details the various aspects of their relationships, including their bedroom history, even though she [purposely] does a poor job of masking their identities.

She has performed stand-up comedy in Los Angeles at the Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store, and during 2017 and ‘18 she co-hosted “The Chick Show” podcast with fellow actress and comedian Lisa Ann Walter.

Personal life

In 1993 Rosa won Miss Rockford, and Miss Chicago in 1994 singing “I’d give my life for you” from the musical “Miss Saigon”, and in both years she was in the Miss Illinois pageant and reached the finals without winning.

On 14 February 2004, she married Jim Finn, a New York Giants American Football fullback, in Maui, Hawaii, and gave birth to their first child, daughter Kaia Finn, on 20 September 2006, 2 weeks prematurely, but Rosa and Jim divorced two years later.

In a 2011 interview with RadarOnline.com, she spoke about her memoir in which she very obviously wrote about her ex-husband and baby-daddy, giving him the alias ‘Jim Fish’ in the book.

She said that the former Indianapolis Colts fullback was upset about the memoir – ‘I knew he was into prescription drugs and gambling when we were together,’ Rosa continued, and shockingly added that there were other problems she didn’t know about. Such issues included, ‘… his Craigslist hookers… he also slept with my best friend on our wedding day. That was news to me too.’ She claimed that what she wrote ‘It’s all fair game,’ and even though she changed the names, it does not take a genius to figure out who she wrote about; she also included photos of Jim, only blacking out his eyes. Rosa added that she has received hate for blatantly including him in her book, ‘… but at the end of the day the joke is on me.’

She said that it is a ‘self-deprecating read’, and anybody who reads the book will realize that it details instances of getting herself into stupid situations by making bad mistakes and choices. She wanted to laugh at them by writing a book. Rosa agreed that Jim was not happy, but ‘Nothing surprises me with him. This guy will sue a parakeet for squawking. But I have proof of all the things I claim, and he isn’t saying that any of this stuff isn’t true.’

Rosa said she learned her lesson, and will never date another athlete, but she still dished on some memorable hook-ups. She called A-Rod an ‘A-hole’ and claimed that she mistook a hockey player’s body part for a rolling pin.

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She married mortgage broker Todd William Harris on 3 May 2014, after meeting on Match.com and dating for 16 months. She is the stepmother to Ryan’s daughter from a previous relationship.

Rosa is close friends with fellow actors Lisa Vidal, Lisa Ann Walters and Sean Hayes, who attended her wedding to Jim.

In her free time, she interns at Miriam’s House, a sober living house for single mothers and their children.

Appearance

She has dark brown hair, brown eyes, is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall, and weighs about 120lbs (54kgs).

Net worth and salary

As of late 2020, Rosa’s net worth is authoritatively estimated at $1.5 million.

General Info

Full NameRosa Blasi
Net Worth$1.5 million
Date Of BirthDecember 19, 1972
Height1.57 m
ProfessionActor
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseTodd William Harris, Jim Finn
ParentsRocco Blasi, Joyce Blasi
SiblingsMarina Blasi, Tasha Blasi, Rocky Blasi, Michael Blasi

Accomplishments

NominationsALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Series
MoviesThe Grudge, Next Stop Murder, Inseparable, Deception
TV ShowsI Hate My Teenage Daughter, Make It Or Break It, Strong Medicine, Hitz, The Thundermans, Eight Days a Week

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1"When I'm not listening to rap I like Broadway. Does that make me bipolar?" - "my personal style" (magazine unknown)
2I question those guys who get their daily dose of SportsCenter. I think that's weirder than guys watching Lifetime. We have hot girls on Lifetime. If men like women, they're going to like Lifetime. - Stuff Magazine

Facts

#Fact
1Has a step-daughter named Ryan Harris (b.2007).
2(May 3, 2014) Married for the 2nd time her boyfriend of 16 months Todd William Harris.
3Gave birth to her 1st child at age 33, a daughter Kaia Finn on September 20, 2006. Kaia was born 2 weeks premature. Child's father is her now ex-1st husband, Jim Finn.
4Rosa wrote a comedic memoir published by Harper Collins on 3/29/11 titled Jock Itch: Misadventures of A Retired Jersey Chaser. The book details the 10 years she spent in serious relationships with professional athletes and the hilarious events that caused her to seek "athlete sobriety".
5Rosa has written several articles for the Huffington Post.
6Rosa has had piano classes for 5 years, dancing classes for 5 years, and voice training for 13 years.
7She was Miss Rockford 1993 (Swimsuit Preliminary) and Miss Chicago 1994, and a finalist in the Miss Illinois pageants of both years. Her talent for the Miss Chicago 1994 pageant was singing "I'd give my life for you" from Miss Saigon. A clip can be found at her website.
8Married NY Giants fullback Jim Finn on February 14, 2004 in Maui.
9Close friends with actor Sean Hayes, who attended her wedding on February 14, 2004, and Lisa Vidal.
10Has the same birth date as Alyssa Milano.
11Her ethnic background is Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish.
12Speaks fluent Italian and is a classically trained mezzo soprano.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Thundermans2013-2017TV SeriesBarb Thunderman
Haunted Hathaways2014TV SeriesBarb Thunderman
Second Shot2013TV SeriesJulia Rivas
Teenage Bank Heist2012TV MovieAgent Christine Mendoza
Hot in Cleveland2012TV SeriesJessica
Make It or Break It2009-2012TV SeriesRonnie Cruz
The Whole Truth2010-2011TV SeriesDani
Mr. Sunshine2011TV SeriesJessica
Lone Star2010TV SeriesBlake Thatcher
Next Stop Murder2010TV MovieHeather
General Hospital2010TV SeriesFernanda
American Dad!2010TV SeriesJeanine Winthrop
Friends of Dorothy2009ShortCameron Lagares
Melrose Place2009TV SeriesNicolette Sarling
Eight Days a Week2007TV MovieRandi
Fist of the Warrior2007Woman in Black
Inseparable2006TV Movie
Strong Medicine2000-2006TV SeriesDr. Luisa 'Lu' Delgado
CSI: Miami2005TV SeriesAna Garcia
The Grudge2004Maria
Making Changes2004ShortDeanna
Rendez-View2001TV SeriesGuest Host
Noriega: God's Favorite2000TV MovieVicky Amador
V.I.P.2000TV SeriesCassandra
The Drew Carey Show1999TV SeriesIsabel
Avalon: Beyond the Abyss1999TV MovieCarolina Marquez
Grown Ups1999TV SeriesCarla
Sons of Thunder1999TV SeriesMarita Cortez
Beverly Hills, 902101999TV SeriesClara Covington
Caroline in the City1998TV SeriesLana
Becker1998TV SeriesCarmen
Frasier1998TV SeriesWaitress
Holding the Baby1998TV SeriesWendy
Hitz1997TV SeriesApril Beane
Lost on Earth1997TV SeriesDawn
Married with Children1997TV SeriesWoman #1
High Tide1996TV Series

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quiet on the Set2014TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin2011TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Daily Habit2011TV SeriesHerself
Undateable2010TV Mini-Series documentary
Secrets of the Hollywood Body2009TV MovieHerself
TMZ on TV2008TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHerself
Pet Star2005TV Series documentaryCelebrity Judge #3
A Powerful Rage: Behind 'The Grudge'2005Video documentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Pyramid2002-2004TV SeriesHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHerself
SoapTalk2003TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHerself
The View2002TV SeriesHerself
2002 ALMA Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Hollywood Squares2001TV SeriesHerself
Politically Incorrect2001TV SeriesHerself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2004Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actress in a Television DramaStrong Medicine (2000)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2006Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actress - TelevisionStrong Medicine (2000)
2006Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Drama Series EpisodeStrong Medicine (2000)
2005Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actress - TelevisionStrong Medicine (2000)
2005Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Dramatic PerformanceStrong Medicine (2000)
2002ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television SeriesStrong Medicine (2000)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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