Happy birthday, Roselyn Sanchez! The stunning Puerto Rican actress turns 41 today (and she doesn't look a day over 25). In honor of Roselyn's birthday, we're taking a look back at the path that eventually led her to starring as aspiring singer Carmen Luna in Lifetime's Devious Maids:
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the gorgeous actress got her start in the business in the early 90’s as a dancer and co-host on a variety show called Qué Vacilón.
In 1993, Roselyn won the Miss Puerto Rico Petite contest. Then in 1994, she went on to win the international title of Miss American Petite. The title brought her international recognition, and in 1996, she went on to star as Pilar Domingo in the soap opera, As the World Turns. After wrapping up on the soap, Roselyn went on to play Lili Arguelo in the TV series Fame L.A. This role landed her an ALMA Award nomination for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Nationally Syndicated Drama Series.
3. Rush Hour 2
After doing some TV, Roselyn went on to be cast in films such as Held Up (1999) and Rush Hour 2 (2001). Her role as undercover agent and Jackie Chan’s love interest, Isabella Molina, went on to earn her an ALMA Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.
4. Chasing Papi
In 2003, she played the role of Lorena in Chasing Papi, starring opposite fellow Latina bellezas Sofia Vergara and Jaci Velasquez.
The same year Roselyn starred in Chasing Papi (2003), she released her first album, Borinqueña. The album's first single, "Amor Amor," landed her a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Music Video.
Roselyn starred opposite Mariah Carey's esposo, Nick Cannon, as Karen Lopez in the 2005 film Underclassmen.
7. Without a Trace
After appearing in Underclassmen, Roselyn went on to appear as a series regular in the TV series Kojak. She played Assistant District Attorney Carmen Warrick for 10 episodes and the role landed her a nomination for Black Reel Award for Best Actress in Television. Shortly after, she landed the part many say she is best recognized for: Elena Delgado in Without a Trace. Roselyn starred as the FBI agent from 2005-2009 and her portrayl earned her an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Television Series in 2008; an ALMA Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Television Series in 2007and 2009; and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series nomination in 2007.
8. Act of Valor
Before making her way to Devious Maids, Roselyn starred as Lisa Morales in 2012's Act of Valor. The role ultimately landed her an ALMA Award nomination for Favorite Movie Actress -- Drama/Adventure.