Revealing Facts About Rosanny Zayas From The L Word: Generation Q

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Rosanny Zayas – born May 14, 1990, is 34 years old.

For The L Word fans all over the world, it was like a dream come true when it was announced that their favorite series was set for a comeback. The show which initially had its run from 2004 to 2009 was all about a group of LA lesbian residents. The show’s reboot The L Word: Generation Q, began airing in 2019, and was met with a high level of excitement from fans, including a lot of positive reviews. Newcomer Rosanny Zayas who portrays the character of Sophie Suarez happens to be one of the reasons for all the fuss. Her character is young, vibrant, smart, and funny. Besides, Zayas is already on the right track to becoming a fan favorite.

But many don’t know the story behind the woman called Rosanny Zayas. A graduate of one of the prestigious schools of arts in the United States, the actress has a lot of interesting facts about her that her roles on TV wouldn’t reveal.

Profile summary of Rosanny Zayas
  • Name: Rosanny Zayas
  • Date of birth: May 14, 1990
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Place of birth: New York, New York, United States
  • Nationality: American, Dominican
  • Education: Queens College Ney York, The Juilliard School
  • Parents: NA
  • Height: NA
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 2013–present
  • Net worth: $150 thousand (estimated)

Zayas has Dominican roots but was born and raised in New York

Born on the 14th of May 1990 in Brooklyn, New York, The L Word: Generation Q alum spent her growing up years within the Ozone Park region. There is a dearth of information about her family, but according to the actress, they hail from the Dominican Republic and had to split their time between their home country and New York but later settled in Queens. Zayas also mentioned that her family is not an affluent one, thus, growing up was a bit hard. First off, she didn’t have a lot at her disposal, and the little she did get, Zayas had to work for it and she also got help by asking.

Proud of her Dominican heritage, Zayas is representing her ancestors in the L Word TV series. She is, in fact, the first Dominican-American character to appear on the show. In portraying a Dominican family, she hopes to send a positive message to her community, to make them see the extent they can go to achieve their goals.

She caught the acting bug in college

It was while she was a high school student at the senior level that Rosanny Zayas first watched the American-Canadian television series L Word and later discovered her love for the performing arts at Queens College after taking a theater course. She gives her former teacher, Claudia Feldstein the credit for unlocking her zeal for acting. Zayas said the women made her feel like she could do it and that was how it all started.

Having triggered the hunger to entertain, Zayas left college with a mission to thrive in her career. As a result, she sought to further hone her skills in a prestigious school of performing arts.

Rosanny Zayas is a Julliard graduate

She may come across as a newbie in the field but with the educational background she gathered, Zayas was already a professional before her first career role. After she was done with undergrad, the New Yorker sought admission into Juilliard where she completed grad school. According to the actress, she spent her time there doing different programs from time to time. Thus when she eventually surfaced on the acting scene, Zayas was no newcomer to the performing arts as she already acquired a lot of professional training in the field.

Zayas joined the second class in the institution to graduate with a Master’s and after that, she confidently joined the flow of talented individuals striving for a breakthrough in the very competitive industry.

She commenced her acting career on stage before her screen debut in Three of One Kind

Done with her academic pursuits and ready to grace the screens with her becoming presence, the American-Dominican actress made her debut on the stage which led to a role in the 2013 movie Three of One Kind. The film, where she portrayed the character of Barbara, marked her debut credited on-screen role. Three of One Kind may not be popular, but the impression she created in the movie helped the actress in scoring a role in Instinct, playing Naomi in 2018. This is recorded as her first key role in television series. The previous year, she had a stage role in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in New York City.

The year 2018 appeared to be a prolific one for Rosanny Zayas as she landed three more roles as Valentina Duran in the TV series Elementary, as Mom Dom in Bonding (another television series), and Neak on the set of Adventure Capital. Landing onscreen roles it would seem didn’t douse Zayas’s love for the stage one bit, The L Word: Generation Q alum has maintained her love for the stage.

She was part of Orange Is The New Black

More often than not, people consider Orange Is The New Black as the series that laid the strong foundation enjoyed by other Netflix series today. The show, which had its run for a period of six years from 2013 to 2019, thrust a lot of newcomers into fame. Although Zayas is not part of the select few who caught their big break on the set of OITNB, the New Yorker did appear on the series in the second episode of its concluding season in 2019.

On the show, Rossany Zayas gave expression to the character of Daisy, a friend of Diane Guerrero’s character named Maritza. Her other 2019 roles include Valentina Cruz in the Code, as well as depicting Rebecca in Otherhood. In the latter, she appeared alongside Patricia Arquette.

The L Word: Generation Q marked her big break

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The actress was still a high school student when she saw the show The L Word for the first time and just fell in love with it. Thus, it was the answer to a prayer when in 2019, Zayas became the first Dominican-American to be cast in The L Word: Generation Q and the prospect of bringing an additional level of diversity into the popular show became a major source of excitement to the actress.

Being proud of her Dominican roots, the New Yorker is of the belief that representation is of utmost value. She joined the series with the hope that her Sophie Suarez character can offer some elucidation on the importance of wiping away discrimination from our society. In her interview with The New York Post, Rosanny Zayas said she was really excited to join the show, especially to depict unique features of her culture on television, especially the food, and language, portraying a typical Dominican family, and other fine details like the hair and its texture. She mentioned that her role would lend a hand in pushing Dominican history forward which adds to the excitement. She also likened it to a dream come true which has been her major preoccupation for the past decade.

Rosanny Zayas had a say on how her L Word: Generation Q character should be depicted

Zayas’s role in the L Word was a bit different from what she is used to as they allowed her to bring in some imputes. What is normal is for actors to score roles in both TV and movies to work with whatever is already on the ground. However, fortunately for Sophie Suarez’s role, things were a bit flexible. Zayas was lucky to bring in some ideas on the best way to portray her character. Thanks to this, Rossany felt a bit more connected to the plot as she tells Sophie’s story.

The entertainer’s most recent gig is a production that is already completed; she acted in the role of Alicia Vasquez in the movie Modern Persuasion (2020). Rosanny Zayas has one project in the post-production stage, the mini-series Angelyne which is expected to be released in 2020. The youngster has also shared the screen with Hollywood greats like Lucy Lui and Angela Bassett, in addition to other A-listers she worked with on Showtime’s The L Word: Generation Q.

Read Also: Jon Barinholtz, Bio, Ethnicity, Relationship With Ike Bariholtz

Complete list of Rosanny Zayas movies and TV shows


  • Otherhood (2019)
  • A Modern Persuasion (2020)
  • Adventure Capital
  • Three of One Kind

TV Shows

  • The L Word: Generation Q (since 2019)
  • Słowo na L: Generacja Q
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