Rosario Dawson Biography
Rosario Dawson was born on May 9, 1979 in New York City. Her mother, Isabel Celeste, of Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban descent, is a singer, and her stepfather, who raised her, Greg Dawson, of Irish descent, is a construction laborer.
Her parents, who married when both were teenagers, eventually divorced. Rosario and her younger brother, Clay Dawson, had it hard while growing up, and were cared for by family members, most of whom were poverty-stricken, and some of whom were HIV-positive.
Rosario Dawson Movie Career
The career of Rosario Dawson actually started as a child when she made a minor showing on the children’s show, Sesame Street 1969. As the story goes, she was “discovered” as an adolescent on her front porch step by two photographers.
One of them, Harmony Korine, was an aspiring screenwriter who thought the inexperienced sixteen-year-old was ideal for the controversial cult film Kids 1995, in which she would portray a sexually active adolescent.
Reflecting New York’s tougher, tawdrier side as assorted streetwalkers, homeless mothers, drug addicts, etc., her film highlights have included Light It Up1999, Edward Burns’ Sidewalks of New York 2001, Spike Lee’s 25th Hour 2002 and Shattered Glass 2003.
For Oliver Stone, she portrayed the duped bride of Colin Farrell’s famed B.C. Macedonian warrior, Alexander2004 (as in “…the Great”), which featured a notoriously violent-tinged nude/sex scene.
Expanding her horizons beyond film, she has always expressed interest in singing. She hooked up with Prince for the re-release of his 1980s hit “1999” and appeared in The Chemical Brothers’ video for the song “Out of Control” from the album “Surrender”.
She is also featured on the Outkast track, “She Lives in My Lap”. On stage, she co-starred as Julia in a revival of “Two Gentlemen of Verona” at the Public Theater’s “Shakespeare in the Park” and appeared in “The Vagina Monologues”.
Rosario Dawson lucked into and got to show off her singing chops in the film adaptation of the hit New York musical Rent 2005, when Daphne Rubin-Vega, the original Mimi, became pregnant and was unable to reprise her exotic dancer role.
Rosario also appeared as a prostitute in the adaptation of the graphic novel Sin City 2005. Of late, she has turned to producing. One of those, Descent 2007, had her playing a college coed who is brutally attacked and raped by a fellow student.
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Her more popular ventures have thus far included the role of Valerie Brown in the live-action version of the comic strip Josie and the Pussycats 2001, the Will Smith starrer Men in Black II 2002, Eagle Eye 2008 with Shia LaBeouf and Seven Pounds 2008, again with Smith, in which she offered one of her more tender-hearted performances as a woman with a potentially fatal heart condition.
Rosario Dawson Husband
So far nothing has been said or brought to public about Rosario Dawso’s Husband.
Rosario Dawson Children
As of September 2017 the award-winning, beautiful and talented actress, Rosario Dawson has no children.
Rosario Dawson Awards
Rosario Dawson has won numerous awards which include:ALMA Awards American Black Film Festival BET Awards Black Reel Awards and several others.