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, Californiaand raised in Burbank, California. Her mother is a jewelry designer of Italian and Mexican descent; while her father was a set construction worker of Italian and Irish 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 reprised 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 10th episode, “Inmates”.
She continued the role in the series’ fifth and sixth season, being promoted to a series regular.
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.