Date of Birth
21 December 1990, Pasadena, California, USA
Christian Marie Bernardi
5' 7" (1.7 m)
Christian Marie Serratos (born September 21, 1990) is an American actress who plays Rosita Espinosa in AMC's The Walking Dead TV series, based on the comic book of the same name. She is also known for playing Suzie Crabgrass in the Nickelodeon series Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide and Angela Weber in The Twilight Saga series.
Serratos was born in Pasadena, California and raised in Burbank, California. Her mother is a jewelry designer, and public relations and marketing agent at ACSPR and is of Mexican descent. Her father is a set construction worker of Italian descent. She began figure skating when she was 3 and continued competitively, saying, "My coaches were talking about the Olympics and it was really crazy. Now, I just do it for fun." At the age of 7, she signed with the Ford Modeling Agency.
Serratos played Suzie Crabgrass in the Nickelodeon series Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, which debuted in 2004 and ended in 2007 after three seasons.
Serratos' role as Angela Weber in Twilight won her the "Young Supporting Actress" award in the Best Performance in a Feature Film category at the 30th Young Artist Awards. Serratos reprized the role in Twilight's sequels The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. In 2011, she appeared in The Black Keys video for their song "Howlin' for You".
She played the recurring character of Rosita Espinosa in the fourth season of AMC's series The Walking Dead, making her first appearance at the end of the tenth episode, "Inmates". For her character Rosita, she was upped to series regular in the fifth season, and was added to the series' main credits in the seventh season.
She ranked at No. 65 on Maxim's "Hot 100" list for 2010. In the March 2015 issue of Playboy magazine, Serratos was featured in the "After Hours" section.
Serratos is an animal activist. She has posed for a number of PETA campaigns promoting a vegan lifestyle. In March 2017, Serratos revealed that she is expecting her first child with her longtime boyfriend, New Politics singer David Boyd. On Mother's Day 2017, Serratos announced that she'd welcomed her first child, a baby girl, whose name she later revealed to be Wolfgang Serratos Boyd.
She does competitive figure skating.
She started as a model at age 7 and moved onto acting and commercial work at age 8.
An avid animal lover.
Her mini poodles Johnny Cash and Gigi had four pups Polar and Gibson who have found homes with her friends. Uffie (named after the singer), and Gorrilla stayed with Gigi and Cash.
Favorite movies are Tristan + Isolde (2006), A Little Princess (1995), Practical Magic (1998) and The House of Yes (1997).
Trained in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido.
Has a miniature poodle named 'Gigi' named after the cat in 'Kiki's Delivery Service'.
Is a fan of Jayne Mansfield.
Trained in dance: ballet, jazz, hip hop.
One of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People 2009.
Ranked #65 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2010 list.
She is of Italian and Mexican ancestry.
In a relationship with David Boyd since 2014. They have a daughter together, Wolfgang Serratos Boyd (b. May 2017).
2008 - 29th Young Artist Awards - Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actress (Nominated).
2009 - 30th Young Artist Awards - Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress - Twilight (Won).
We've been programmed to think meat is protein and you need meat. No, we are not cavemen. There are plenty other ways.
Twilight (2008) has been a great opportunity, and it's been great fun. Hey, if I'm 50, and someone still wants an autograph for "Twilight", OK, cool.
It'd be fun to do a comedy with someone like Sandra Bullock.
I've always been opposed to slaughtering, eating and wearing carcasses.
I make a fabulous tofurkey for Thanksgiving. My Mexican-Italian family can't tell the difference.
I know a lot of people who don't wash their makeup off of their face at night, and I think that's the worst thing ever. So my thing is, if you ever have a day that you get dolled up, you have to wash all of that makeup off.
I have little weird things that aren't really specific but are just kind of odd. I write my 5's backwards, and I don't know if anyone would even care, at all.
I have a terrible, terrible fear of knives. I only buy food that I don't need to cut . . . I haven't cut my food in years! Like, I won't even touch a plastic knife or anything sharp. And if I'm in a kitchen and somebody picks up a knife, I leave.
I have a lot of Twilight (2008) gear. I love the hoodies that say "vampires" and "werewolves" but I refuse to get one because I can't choose; I have to have them both. I have the Team Edward T-shirt, but I also have Team Jacob.
Dia de Los Muertos is a holiday that pays tribute to the dead and also celebrates life. So I thought, what better of an idea to bring it in with PETA and let people know how we can respect the living and the dead. Going vegetarian could be an incredible option for people if they would just educate themselves.
I'm not a really big comic book person. I know the typical ones--"Spider-Man" and "Wonder Woman" and "Storm" and that stuff. But don't quiz me, because I'm not good at things like that.
I'd love to play someone who's insane or something, just so I can go flake out. I like a superhero. I know that's ironic. That's where we are, but seriously, it'd be really cool to play a superhero.
I was a serious competitive figure skater and still ice-skate as much as I can. Anyway, I once brought a date to the rink to have him experience what I was into. So all is going fine, and then--bam!--he bit it extremely hard! Skate time was over. His bruises were scary. I felt so bad.
I usually go to Lush for hair products. I had no idea that this existed, but they have a shampoo rock, and it looks like a bar of soap, and I was tripping out when they told me it was a shampoo, so that's pretty sweet.
I listen to The Mars Volta and Fiona Apple every day. I feel if you do write music, you write what you listen to, and you couldn't possibly write in another genre. So those are the two that I usually use.
You can get fake fur, which, if that's what you want--if you want that fur look--it looks just the same. It's really unnecessary to skin an animal when you can get something that looks just the same without hurting anything.
When I stopped eating meat, I noticed that it was easier for me to focus, and I was really proud of myself for being green also... I had a plethora of reasons for going vegetarian.
Some days, I know beauty techniques like it's my job, and other days I can't do my makeup for the life of me. So I find it easiest to just put on mineral veil and a little mascara and call it a day. I use Physician's Formula and Bare Minerals every day of my life.
My first on-screen kiss was lame: Nickelodeon. But my first real-life kiss was super cute and nice, but still very awkward. It was with this hot skateboarder with dreadlocks. He was my little Rasta man.
I've been designing my own pieces for a long time. My mother's a jewelry designer, so we knew at some point we were going to do a line and dive into the fashion world.