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Stephanie Beatriz, star of Peacock’s ‘Twisted Metal,’ named Indy 500 grand marshal

Indy 500 marshal Beatriz
Indy 500 marshal Beatriz

Stephanie Beatriz, the star of Peacock’s “Twisted Metal,” has been named as the grand marshal of the 107th Indy 500.

As grand marshal, Beatriz will give the traditional command for drivers to report to their cars during the official pre-race ceremonies and will walk the Indy 500 red carpet.

The command will be shown live on NBC’s Race Day broadcast, which kicks off at 11 a.m. ET and runs all the way through the Indy 500 checkered flag on NBC and Peacock (which also will have an exclusive prerace show from 9-11 a.m. ET).

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Beatriz stars opposite Anthony Mackie in “Twisted Metal,” Peacock’s new action-comedy series based on the classic PlayStation game series. All 10 episodes of “Twisted Metal” will make their debut exclusively on Peacock on July 27, 2023.

“Stephanie has starred in dozens of popular shows and movies in recent years, and we’re anticipating the release of “Twisted Metal” later this summer on Peacock,” IMS president Doug Boles said. “Stephanie brings a fresh energy and excitement to prerace ceremonies that both spectators at the track and everyone watching on NBC and Peacock will appreciate.”

Beatriz starred as ‘Mirabel’ in Disney & Lin-Manuel Miranda’s runaway hit feature film “Encanto,” which won Best Animated Feature film at the 94th Oscars. Beatriz and the cast performed the hit “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” during the award show. She recently reprised her role of ‘Mirabel’ on stage at the Hollywood Bowl for “Encanto Live,” the film-to-concert experience for Disney Plus.

Beatriz starred on stage in London’s West End in Matthew Dunster’s hit theatrical production “2:22: A Ghost Story.” She played ‘Carla’ in Warner Bros. film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “In the Heights.”

Beatriz played fan favorite ‘Detective Rosa Diaz’ on the Golden Globe Award-winning NBC comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Over eight seasons, her standout performance earned rave reviews & awards, including the 2018 Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series and a 2015 SAG Nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

As a bisexual Latina, Beatriz is passionate about advocacy of LGBTQ+ rights & the visibility and celebration of Latinos in the entertainment industry. She was recently honored in New York City by the Hispanic Federation. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

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