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Occupation
  
Actress

Ex-spouse
  
Role
  
Actress

Name
  
Rosanna DeSoto

Years active
  
1972–present


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Born
  
September 2, 1950 (age 73) (
1950-09-02
)

Children
  
Sylvana Bonifacia Soto-Ward, Joaquin Atwood

Movies
  
La Bamba, Stand and Deliver, Star Trek VI: The Undiscov, Family Business, About Last Night

Similar People
  
Danielle von Zerneck, Luis Valdez, Esai Morales, Ramon Menendez, Elizabeth Pena

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Rosanna DeSoto (born September 2, 1950) is a Mexican-American actress who has performed in films and television. She is best known for her roles in Stand and Deliver, for which she won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, and in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country as Azetbur, the daughter of Klingon Chancellor Gorkon.

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Her other film roles include La Bamba (1987) as Ritchie Valens' mother Connie Valenzuela; and Family Business (1989) as the wife of Vito McMullen (Dustin Hoffman).

DeSoto's first television role was in the series A.E.S. Hudson Street (1978) as Nurse Rosa Santiago. She starred in the short-lived series The Redd Foxx Show (1986). She has made guest appearances on many television series, including Cannon, Kung Fu, Barnaby Jones, Barney Miller, Melrose Place, Murder, She Wrote, The Bold and the Beautiful and Law & Order.

Early life and education

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DeSoto was born in San Jose, California on September 2, 1950. Both of her parents were Mexican immigrants from Michoacán DeSoto had four brothers and four sisters, making her one of nine siblings. She spent her early years handpicking fruit, particularly apples.

DeSoto graduated from San Jose State University, double majoring in Spanish literature and drama. During her tenure at SJSU, DeSoto rehearsed and performed with the Light Opera Company.

Career

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DeSoto made her film debut in 1979 with The In-Laws. She appeared opposite Nick Nolte and Debra Winger in Cannery Row (1982). DeSoto won the Golden Eagle Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1983). In 1986, she appeared opposite Rob Lowe and Demi Moore in About Last Night, playing Mrs. Lyons. That same year, she portrayed waitress Diana Olmos in the short-lived sitcom, The Redd Foxx Show.

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In 1987, DeSoto appeared in the biographic film La Bamba. In that film, she portrayed Connie Valenzuela, the mother of Ritchie Valens, played by Lou Diamond Phillips. The next year, DeSoto collaborated with Phillips again in the 1988 biopic Stand and Deliver, where she portrayed Fabiola Escalante, the wife of Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos). Her performance garnered her an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female.

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In 1989, she played the wife of Dustin Hoffman's character in Family Business. That same year, she landed the principal role in Face of the Enemy. She also played Azetbur in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). DeSoto portrayed Linda in The 24 Hour Woman (1999). She has also acted in the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful.

DeSoto wrote and appeared in “A Woman in Progress/Canto de Oro, Cuento de Mujer” that was produced by the Intar Theater group in New York in 2005.

Personal life

From 1974 to 1978, DeSoto was married to Jonathan Taplin. They have one daughter, Daniela (born June 1976).

DeSoto has been married to David S. Ward since September 20, 1980. They have a daughter, Sylvana Ward Durrett (born 1981).

DeSoto is also the aunt of Ken Ramoz, who appeared in such films as Gettysburg (1993) and Getting Even with Dad (1994).

Filmography

Actress
2018
The Phantom Menace (Short) as
Rosanna DeSoto
2005
Once Upon a Wedding as
Sonia
2001
The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series) as
Liliana Dominguez
- Episode #1.3685 (2001) - Liliana Dominguez
- Episode #1.3684 (2001) - Liliana Dominguez
- Episode #1.3683 (2001) - Liliana Dominguez
- Episode #1.3682 (2001) - Liliana Dominguez
- Episode #1.3681 (2001) - Liliana Dominguez
- Episode #1.3680 (2001) - Liliana Dominguez
2001
Wooly Boys as
Martinez
2001
Strong Medicine (TV Series) as
Dr. Elena Gomez
- History (2001) - Dr. Elena Gomez (as Rosana DeSoto)
2000
Mambo Café as
Carmen
2000
Chicago Hope (TV Series) as
Lulu
- Devoted Attachment (2000) - Lulu (as Rosana DeSoto)
1999
The 24 Hour Woman as
Linda
1998
Thicker Than Blood (TV Movie) as
Señora
1997
Invasion (TV Mini Series) as
Nancy Ochoa
- Episode #1.2 (1997) - Nancy Ochoa (as Rosana DeSoto)
- Episode #1.1 (1997) - Nancy Ochoa (as Rosana DeSoto)
1997
Now and Again (Short) as
Eva
1996
Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series) as
Cora Reynolds
- A Silent Cry (1996) - Cora Reynolds
1988
Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) as
Iza Decalde / Maria Galvan / Consuela Schaeffer
- Death Goes Double Platinum (1996) - Iza Decalde (as Rosana Desoto)
- Double Jeopardy (1993) - Maria Galvan (as Rosanna Desoto)
- Showdown in Saskatchewan (1988) - Consuela Schaeffer (as Rosana De Soto)
1995
Picture Windows (TV Series) as
Layla
- Soir Bleu (1995) - Layla
1995
Kissing Miranda (TV Movie) as
Carmen Ortega
1993
Quantum Leap (TV Series) as
Fiddler
- Revenge of the Evil Leaper - September 16, 1987 (1993) - Fiddler (as Rosana DeSoto)
1992
Law & Order (TV Series) as
Mrs. Ortega
- Prince of Darkness (1992) - Mrs. Ortega (as Rosana De Soto)
1992
Child of Rage (TV Movie) as
Doris
1992
Melrose Place (TV Series) as
Delia Saldana
- Lost & Found (1992) - Delia Saldana (as Rosana De Soto)
- Friends & Lovers (1992) - Delia Saldana (as Rosana De Soto)
1992
Diego Rivera: I Paint What I See (Documentary) as
Frida Kahlo
1992
The Boys of Twilight (TV Series)
- A Bend in the River (1992)
1991
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country as
Azetbur (as Rosana DeSoto)
1991
San Juan Story (Short) as
Olga Torres
1991
The Antagonists (TV Series)
- Unnatural Acts (1991)
1989
Face of the Enemy as
Neiloufar Mobbasser
1989
Family Business as
Elaine (as Rosana DeSoto)
1988
Stand and Deliver as
Fabiola Escalante (as Rosana De Soto)
1985
Miami Vice (TV Series) as
Maria Lupe Cruz / Erendira
- God's Work (1987) - Maria Lupe Cruz
- Bushido (1985) - Erendira (as Rosana De Soto)
1987
La Bamba as
Connie Valenzuela (as Rosana De Soto)
1986
Jackals as
Manuela
1986
About Last Night as
Mrs. Lyons (as Rosana De Soto)
1986
Joe Bash (TV Series) as
Maria
- Romance (1986) - Maria
1986
The Redd Foxx Show (TV Series) as
Diana Olmos
- Old Buddies (1986) - Diana Olmos
- Al's First Date (1986) - Diana Olmos
- The Good Samaritan (1986) - Diana Olmos
- My Funny Valentine (1986) - Diana Olmos
- High Blood Pressure (1986) - Diana Olmos
- High School Blues (1986) - Diana Olmos
- Pilot (1986) - Diana Olmos
1985
Punky Brewster (TV Series) as
Rita
- Fenster Hall: Part 2 (1985) - Rita
- Fenster Hall: Part 1 (1985) - Rita
1983
Women of San Quentin (TV Movie) as
Adela Reynosa
1983
Condo (TV Series)
- That's Entertainment (1983) - (as Rosana DeSoto)
1982
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez as
Carlota Munoz
1982
American Playhouse (TV Series) as
Carlota Muñoz
- The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982) - Carlota Muñoz
1982
Cannery Row as
Ellen Sedgewick (as Rosana DiSoto)
1981
300 Miles for Stephanie (TV Movie) as
Lydia
1980
Serial as
Maria (as Rosana Soto)
1975
Barney Miller (TV Series) as
Elena Elezando / Teresa Tasco / Miss del Fuego
- Strip Joint (1979) - Teresa Tasco (as Rosana Soto)
- Eviction: Part 2 (1978) - Elena Elezando (as Rosana Soto)
- Eviction: Part 1 (1978) - Elena Elezando (as Rosana Soto)
- The Courtesans (1975) - Miss del Fuego (as Rosana Soto)
1979
Paris (TV Series) as
Marisa Gomez
- Friends and Enemies (1979) - Marisa Gomez (as Rosana Soto)
1979
Lou Grant (TV Series) as
Angel Carriaga
- Slammer (1979) - Angel Carriaga (as Rosana Soto)
1979
The In-Laws as
Evita (as Rosana Soto)
1979
Angie (TV Series) as
Nurse Alonzo
- The Check Up (1979) - Nurse Alonzo
1978
The White Shadow (TV Series) as
Spanish Teacher
- The Offer (1978) - Spanish Teacher (as Rosana Soto)
1978
Rhoda (TV Series) as
Receptionist
- Rhoda vs. Ida (1978) - Receptionist (as Rosana Soto)
1978
A.E.S. Hudson Street (TV Series) as
Nurse Rosa Santiago
- Dr. Friedman (1978) - Nurse Rosa Santiago
- Diagnosis: Dead, Prognosis: Good (1978) - Nurse Rosa Santiago
- Shut Down (1978) - Nurse Rosa Santiago
- In the Black (1978) - Nurse Rosa Santiago
- Dr. No-No (1978) - Nurse Rosa Santiago
1976
The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series) as
Angie
- The Honorable Profession (1976) - Angie (as Rosana Soto)
1975
McMillan & Wife (TV Series) as
Katina
- Aftershock (1975) - Katina (as Rosana Soto)
1975
Harry O (TV Series) as
Edwina
- APB Harry Orwell (1975) - Edwina (as Rosanna Soto)
1973
Kung Fu (TV Series) as
Kiona
- The Squawman (1973) - Kiona (as Rosana Soto)
1973
Mod Squad (TV Series) as
Dolores
- Don't Kill My Child (1973) - Dolores (as Rosana Soto)
1972
Cannon (TV Series) as
Elena Duran
- A Long Way Down (1972) - Elena Duran (as Rosana Soto)
Self
2019
Discover Indie Film (TV Series short) as
Self (A Bad Feeling / The Phantom Menace)
- A Bad Feeling & Chirp, Buzz, and Other Sensations (2019) - Self (A Bad Feeling / The Phantom Menace)
2001
Remembering Ritchie (Video documentary short) as
Self
1991
Futures (TV Series) as
Self
- Math, Who Needs It? (1991) - Self

References

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