A Jamaican-born actress who is currently on the HBO hit series “Ballers,” is set to help lead off this year’s Miami Broward Caribbean Carnival – that is if Hurricane Matthew does not force the event to the canned.
Stacy-Ann Rose(left), who plays Dr. Robbins, a neurologist turned therapist and close friend of lead star of ‘Ballers’ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is set to join thousands of masqueraders at the Miami Broward Carnival on October 9, 2016 at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds as this year’s Celebrity Grand Marshall.
“Although I’ve never been to a Caribbean carnival, just knowing how exciting and inviting the Caribbean culture is, I know it will be a life-changing experience,” Rose recently commented.
Rose was born in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to South Florida at age of 15 to join her parents who had gone ahead years prior to pave the way for her and her younger brother Andrew to have every chance at realizing the American Dream. She went on to attend Miami Dade Community College and Florida State University where she obtained a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in International Business and Marketing and began pursuing acting immediately after.
Rose has previously appeared in TV and film roles in “Dolphin Tale,” “Hoot” and “Burn Notice.” The actress has also taken her talents behind the camera as a producer on her second full length feature film, “Break The Stage,” which profiles a young girl coming to terms with personal challenges in life while leading her step team to a national championship. This film will hit screens in 2017.
The Miami-Broward Carnival, now in its 32nd year, is set to go on despite Hurricane Matthew. It will wrap up on Sunday with a Grand Parade and Concert. The Kings/Queens and Individual panorama competition is set for Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 3 -11 p.m. at Central Broward Regional Park (3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311) while the MBC J’ouvert is set for October 8, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Performers this year include Kes the Band, Edwin Yearwood and Alison Hinds.