Rose Bianco is an American actress born and raised in Chicago. Best known as Yaya, Miguel’s doting grandmother on Cobra Kai (Netflix), Rose Bianco is a classically trained actress. A few of her other notable small screen credits include a recurring role on Being Mary Jane, guest spot on the premiere episode of New Amsterdam, and appearing in the reboot of Amazing Stories On Apple+tv.
On the big screen, Rose was most recently seen in Capone, with Tom Hardy. She will next be seen in Greenland, a Gerard Butler film, and a Netflix original movie Project Power, with Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Rose made her acting debut at the Victory Gardens Theatre and shortly after went to DePaul University as a Speech and Drama major. She also studied acting for two years with Ted Liss. She worked with the theater company Les Nickelettes in San Francisco and originated the role of “Crystal Glitz” in The Didi Glitz Story: I’d Rather Be Doing Something Else based on the underground comix character created by Diane Noomin. She gained her Equity card appearing in the premiere of Ed Bullins’ City Preacher at the Magic Theatre. After relocating to New York, Rose studied with Julie Bovasso and Bill Hickey, and appeared in various showcases including a New Dramatist production, Public Transportation. After taking time away from the spotlight to fulfill her most important roles as a wife and mother, she returned to show business in Atlanta just as the city became known as the “Hollywood of the South.”