Jamaican-born Actress Returns In Season Two of HBO “Ballers”

Jamaican-born actress and producer, Stacy Rose returns as neurologist Dr. Robbins in season two of  HBO “Ballers”
Stacy Rose
Stacy Rose

MIAMI – Stacy Rose was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica and performed all over the island as a child in her church’s drama group and while attending St. Hugh High School.

Rose was also a competitor and national winner of the JCDC Speech Festival Competition.

After migrating to the States and attending college in Miami, she continued her theatrical pursuits while making her way into radio. For the past decade, she has hosted a Caribbean gospel music show,” Island Praise”, and can be heard every Saturday on the popular South Florida Caribbean music show “Love Doc’n GIRL Power Radio Show” on WAVS 1170AM .

Ballers is the hit comedy-drama series on HBO starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, as Spencer Strasmore, a former football superstar, now retired from the NFL and finding his place as a financial manager and mentor for current players.

In an effort to create the same success he experienced as a star player for the Miami Dolphins, Spencer builds a client base of young superstars and veteran players, but finds his role in their personal and professional lives far exceeds management of their financial portfolios as he helps them navigate the many pitfalls often experienced by big-time “ballers”.

In Season 1, which began its 10-episode run in June 2015, we are introduced to the character of Dr. Robbins, played by Stacy Rose.

While mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of business of football, Spencer Strasmore is also trying to get his own life back on track in retirement, which includes dealing with the physical pain that remains after his long successful football career.

hbos ballers with Stacy Rose and Dwayne JohnsonHe sees Dr. Robbins, a neurologist who has been prescribing pain killers for some time and warns that she will not continue to do it forever and advises him to see a therapist, a suggestion he is not prepared to accept. Rose is seen in other episodes later in the season, as Dr. Robbins continues to help Spencer work through his issues.

Rose has since landed a spot in Season 2 of “Ballers”, which premiered on July 17th and will be seen playing Dr. Robbins in episode 15, which can be seen on August 14th.

“Ballers” is HBO’s most watched comedy in six years, averaging 9 million viewers and season two’s first episode drew in over 5 million viewers.  The President of HBO Programming, Casey Bloys recently announced at the end of July that “Ballers” has been signed on for a third season.

Created and executive produced by Steve Levinson and executive produced by Mark Wahlberg (“Entourage”) and co-starring Andy Garcia, Rob Corddry, Omar Miller and John David Washington, “Ballers” can be seen on HBO on Sundays at 10pm EST as well as on demand on HBOGo and HBONow.

In addition to her role as a Neurologist-turned-Counselor helping a retired football player navigate a series of medical concerns, Rose is a multi-talented artist whose filmography includes acting, voiceover and producer credits in past projects such as Dolphin Tale (2011), The Glades (2010), Burn Notice (2007), Hoot (2006) and Aquaman (2006) among many others.

Currently in post-production is her most recent project, a film entitled “Break the Stage” which is the story of a troubled and self-centered teen who must earn the respect of her step team before she can lead them to the National Championship. Rose produced and starred in the film, which is scheduled for a 2017 release.



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