One of the stars of Fox's Emmy award-winning comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine in the role of Detective Rosa Diaz. She was also featured in the critically-acclaimed independent film Short Term 12. She voiced Mirabel Madrigal in the 2021 hit movie Encanto.
She moved to New York City to pursue acting after graduating from Stephens College in 2002. She moved to Los Angeles 8 years later.
She was born to a Colombian father and Bolivian mother in Neuquén, Neuquén Province, Argentina. She arrived in the US when she was 3 years old along with her younger sister. In 2018, she married Brad Hoss. They welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Rosaline, in 2021.
She stars opposite Andy Samberg in Brooklyn Nine-Nine.