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  • First NameRosanna
  • Last NameDeSoto
  • Date of Birth08 February, 1950

Rosanna Desoto is an American actress who is very famous for her portrayal in the Stand and Deliver for which she was able to win the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female. Also, she is best known for appearing as Azetbur, the daughter of Klingon Chancellor Gorkon in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Born and Raised in San Jose, California

Rosanna Desoto was born on September 2, 1950, in San Jose, California. She was raised alongside her nine siblings: four sisters and four brothers. Growing up in a large family, she used to help her family in summer by picking fruits.

Talking about her education, she has a double degree in Spanish literature and drama from San Jose State University.

Career In Brief!!!

Rosanna Desoto started acting at the age of seven after she played the role of animated daisy. While she was in college days, she used to appear in various plays performing with the Light Opera Company. Later on, when she was 22, she started working as an actress at Improvisational Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center.

Actress, Rosanna DeSoto

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She made her professional debut by appearing in the TV series named Cannon as Elena Duran in the year 1972. Following this, she appeared in several TV series such as Mod Squad, Kung Fu, Harry O, McMillan & Wife, The Streets of San Francisco, A.E.S. Hudson Street (TV Series), Rhoda, The White Shadow, Angie.

After all, in the above-mentioned TV project, she made her big-screen debut in 1979 after appearing in the movie named The In-Laws. In 1982, she was part of the movie named The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez which helped her to bag the best actress award at Golden Eagle. 

Some of her other notable TV and movie works include Once Upon a Wedding, Mambo Café, The 24 Hour Woman, Invasion, Murder, She Wrote, Kissing Miranda, Law & Order, Child of Rage, Family Business, Miami Vice, About Last Night, The Redd Foxx Show.

How Much is Her Net Worth?

Starting a career as an actress in the early ’70s, Rosanna Desoto has spent more than four-decade of her career and still going on. To this date, she has more than 50 acting credits and mostly she appears in the TV series. From her longtime successful career, she has an estimated net worth of $0.5 million.

On average, an actor in the USA is getting paid around $56,980, so she also might be getting her salary in the same range.

Rosanna Desoto Married Life With David S. Ward

The 69 yaers old actress is in a longtime marital relationship with the film director and screenwriter, David S. Ward. They shared the wedding vows on September 20, 1980, after a few years of a dating relationship. Together they have shared two kids: Sylvana Ward Durrett, born on 1981, and son, Joaquin Atwood.

Previously she was married to writer and film producer Jonathan Taplin on May 3, 1975. They welcomed a daughter, Daniela Taplin Lundberg on June 1976. However, they seperated on May 30, 1979.

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