Who Is Rosanny Zayas From ‘The L Word: Generation Q’ and Where Is She From?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Sophie and Dani will have wedding drama

Rosanny Zayas is a scene stealer among the many new forged of The L Word: Generation Q. As Sophie Suarez, she works for Alice (Leisha Hailey) and has her personal engagement drama occurring with Dani (Arienne Mandi). After 4 episodes of The L Word: Generation Q, followers need to know extra about this new star.

Sophie and Dani will have wedding drama
(L-R) Arienne Mandi and Rosanny Zayas | Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/SHOWTIME

Zayas has been working steadily since 2018. The L Word: Generation Q is her first collection lead position. When Zayas spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet in regards to the present in December, she crammed us in on her performing and household background. The L Word: Generation Q airs Sunday nights on Showtime.

Rosanny Zayas was worldwide as a baby

Rosanny Zayas comes from a Dominican household, however she herself is a New Yorker. Growing up, the Zayas household divided their time.

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(L-R) Laura Patalano and Rosanny Zayas | Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/SHOWTIME

“My family was born in Dominican Republic,” Zayas mentioned. “I was born in New York so we would go back and forth from the Dominican Republic to New York and we ended up in Queens. I’m just so glad that I get to play a Dominican character on TV now and really help push that history forward.”

Rosanny Zayas studied performing for 10 years earlier than ‘The L Word: Generation Q’

Rosanny Zayas was no in a single day sensation. She put within the work learning, first as an performing and Latin American research main at Queens College. Then she bought her Masters in performing on the prestigious Juilliard. 

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Rosanny Zayas | Kharen Hill/SHOWTIME.

“Even in college, a group of friends of mine started our own theater company,” Zayas mentioned. “The goal in that was to put up as many Latin American plays and Latin American people on stage because I felt like there wasn’t much of that. And then a part of that was also learning about my own history because I always felt in school my history wasn’t taught. It was kind of always disregarded. So college was the time to learn more about my background and my history and then to try and put that on stage or use it to continue my acting work.”

Rosanny Zayas supported herself the entire time

Queens College and Juilliard aren’t free, so Rosanny Zayas labored to place herself via the coaching. It’s paying off with The L Word: Generation Q.

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Rosanny Zayas in The L Word: Generation Q | | Jennifer Clasen/SHOWTIME

“I’ve been training my whole life to get to a moment like this and it’s really hard coming all the way up, especially [since] I didn’t have much opportunity growing up,” Zayas mentioned. “I don’t come from a wealthy family. I didn’t have a lot at my disposal. A lot of the things that I had that I got for myself, it was through asking for help but also working as hard as I possibly could to get it, to get that. So it kind of feels it’s another dream come true that I’ve been working towards this for over 10 years I’d say.”

That doesn’t imply she will relaxation after The L Word: Generation Q.

“And it doesn’t stop,” Zayas mentioned. “I know the work doesn’t stop and I’m going to continue to try and keep working and to become a better actor.”

You might have seen her on ‘Orange is the New Black’

Rosanny Zayas’s position previous to The L Word: Generation Q was on an episode of Orange is the New Black of their ultimate season.

“That last season was so important,” Zayas mentioned. “On top of that they also shed light on the immigration story and to also be around all these beautiful women of color and all these seasoned actresses and trained actresses and amazing writers and all those people is truly, truly an honor. To be able to just have been part of that for even an episode, I was so grateful for. I learned so much.”

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