Rose Portillo

Rose Portillo

actress, writer, additional crew

Rose Portillo was born on Nov 07, 1953 in USA. Rose Portillo's big-screen debut came with Exorcist II: The Heretic directed by John Boorman in 1977. Rose Portillo is known for Encanto directed by Jared Bush, Stephanie Beatriz stars as Mirabel and María Cecilia Botero as Abuela Alma. Rose Portillo has got 1 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award Rose Portillo achieved is ALMA Awards. The upcoming new tvshow Rose Portillo plays is Zootopia+ - Season 1 which will be released on Nov 09, 2022.

Rose Portillo is an accomplished American actress/writer/director/educator and visual artist whose stage and film career began with a lead role in Luis Valdez's 'Zoot Suit' (original L.A. and Broadway productions and the film). She played the role of Mother in the critically acclaimed 2017 revival, starring Demián 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 at least 10 critically acclaimed productions.As an actress, Portillo has extensive credits in regional theater, film and television. Some personal highlights include starring in the award winning film, And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994) (by Severo Perez and based on Tomas Rivera's groundbreaking novel); recurring or regular roles on such television series as Vida (2018) and Eisenhower & Lutz (1988); playing Sonia in the Antaeus Company's production of Anton Chekhov's 'The Wood Demon' at the Mark Taper Forum; 'Death and the Maiden' at San Diego Rep; and 'Other People's Money' at The Mixed Blood. She has directed in Los Angeles and at the Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis, and recently, directed an adaptation of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' for the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles.Portillo earned 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, Portillo is Faculty member at Pomona College in Claremont, where she directs "Theater for (and with) Young Audiences". Theresa Chavez and Rose Portillo were honored by Playwrights' Arena with the Lee Melville Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Los Angeles theatre community.

  • Birthday

    Nov 07, 1953
  • Place of Birth

    Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Also known


Known For


1 wins & 1 nominations

ALMA Awards
Outstanding Latino/a Cast in a Made-for-Television Movie or Mini-Series
Winner - ALMA Award
Foto Novelas: In the Mirror (1997)

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows