She's sexy, she's no stranger to acting and she's from Houston. Stephanie Beatriz will star as Detective Rosa Diaz in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which is set to premiere Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. on Fox.
Emmy Award-winning writer/producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur, who also wrote Parks and Recreation, have teamed up once again for this new sitcom. The ensemble comedy stars Samberg (Saturday Night Live) and Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age, Homicide: Life on the Street).
The show focuses on what happens when a detective (Samberg), who has a carefree attitude, gets a new captain who has a lot to prove.
Beatriz's character is strong, tough and opinionated.
"I have been dreaming of playing a detective for a long time, and to be surrounded by such talent and to be working with such amazing scripted material is fantastic," Beatriz tells CultureMap.
Samberg's character, Jake Peralta, is a good cop, but he's a screwball who likes to have fun at work. All of that changes when there's a new boss, Ray Holt (Braugher), who is much stricter.
"Andy is very funny and very friendly," Beatriz says. "He's amazingly sharp witted and also very silly. He's a really honest comedian and actor — someone who is extremely easy to be around."