Rene Rosado, is a Puerto Rican actor, that was born in San Juan and raised in Galateo, a small town in the city of Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. Growing up with very culturally centered parents, Rene and his older sister became fluent in their native spanish speaking language early on but also adapted quickly to American living with time being spent between their homebase and Meridian, Connecticut. While childhood summers were rooted in the barrio of Galateo, it was in Meridian that Rene eventually found himself becoming immersed into the American culture and having his dreams realized. A dream, that for him, meant simply being a counselor and helping others.
As a result of strong mentorship from his teachers, his volunteer and community work, Rene was accepted into the University of Connecticut. It was while attending college that he came across his passion for acting when he decided to go to an open modeling call being held in New York City. After completing college through the Upward Bound Program, Rene graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Human Rights. However, Rene still wanted to pursue acting and within a few years of consistent auditioning in New York, he went from small speaking parts on The Sopranos to gaining substantial roles on television shows such as Bones, 90210, ER, Bodies of Work, Criminal Minds, Incidentals, and Rizzoli & Isles.
Deciding to go full fledged into his new career, Rene moved to Los Angeles to continue work in television and film. It was then that he went on to star alongside Gina Rodriguez in Filly Brown and worked with J.J. Abrams in Star Trek: Into Darkness. In his spare time, he stays true to his heart in humanitarianism, and focuses his energy on his non-profit organization, A.I.M. (Artistic Inspiration and Mentoring). This program brings different artists to speak to inner city students, in the hopes that they will be inspired to become whoever they aspire to be.
Currently Rene can be seen starring in TNT’s Major Crimes.