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Rose Portillo

ROSE PORTILLO is an accomplished actor/writer/director/educator and visual artist whose stage and film career began with a lead role in Luis Valdez's ZOOT SUIT, (original LA production, Broadway, Film). And proudly played the role of the Mother in the critically acclaimed 2017 revival starring Demian Bichir. She was Associate Director of About Productions, now celebrating 24 years of creating original theaterworks and founded the company's Young Theaterworks which serves students in Continuation/Options High Schools primarily in East Los Angeles. Since appearing in Theresa Chavez's solo play, L.A. Real, she has directly partnered with Chavez, the company's Artistic Director, on more than nine critically acclaimed productions. As an actor, Rose has extensive credits in regional theater, film and television. Some personal highlights include starring in the award winning film by Severo Perez, And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him, based on Tomas Rivera's groundbreaking novel; a recurring role on the television series Resurrection Blvd; series regular on Allan Burn's Eisenhower & Lutz; playing Sonia in the Anteaus Company's production of Chekov's The Wood Demon at the Mark Taper Forum, Death and the Maiden at San Diego Rep, Other People's Money at The Mixed Blood, and, of course, Zoot Suit. She has directed in Los Angeles and at the Mixed Blood Theater in Mpls, and recently, directed an adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest for Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles' award-winning Will Power to Youth. Rose has received writing commissions from Center Theatre Group's P.L.A.Y., Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, and California Institute of the Arts' Community Arts Program, and has been Writer-in-Residence at the William Inge Center for the Arts. A respected educator, Rose is Faculty member at Pomona College in Claremont, where she directs "Theater for (and with) Young Audiences". Along with Theresa Chavez, Rose has been honored by Playwrights' Arena with the Lee Melville Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Los Angeles Theatre Community.

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Nov 7, 1953 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Police Story 1973-03-20
Latest Project:
Series Vida 2018-05-06

1 win & 1 nomination.

Known For
Poster of Sliders
Poster of NYPD Blue
Vida Unknown 2018-05-06
Major Crimes Unknown 2012-08-13
Numb3rs Unknown 2005
Once and Again Unknown 1999-09-21
Sliders Unknown 1995-03-22
Party of Five Unknown 1994-09-12
Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
NYPD Blue Unknown 1993-09-21
Home Improvement Unknown 1991-09-17
Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Newhart Unknown 1982-10-25
Cagney & Lacey Unknown 1981-10-08
Austin City Limits 1 episode, 2002 1975
Chico and the Man Unknown 1974-09-13
Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20