Rosario Dawson Biography
Rosario Dawson (Rosario Isabel Dawson) is an American actress, producer, singer, comic book writer, and political activist. Rosario made her her feature film debut in the 1995 independent drama Kids.Her following film roles include He Got Game (1998), Josie and the Pussycats (2001), Men in Black II (2002), 25th Hour (2002), Rent (2005), Sin City (2005), Death Proof (2007), Seven Pounds (2008), Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), Unstoppable (2010), and Top Five (2014).
She has also provided voice-over work for Disney and DC.
Rosario Dawson Age | How Old Is Rosario Dawson?
Rosario Isabel Dawson was born on May 9, 1979 in New York City, New York, U.S. She is 39 years old as of 2018.
Rosario Dawson Nationality
Rosario is of American Nationality.
Rosario Dawson Ethnicity | Is Rosario Dawson Black?
She has a unique ethnicity with a mix of Afro-Cuban, Puerto Rican, Irish and Native American.
Rosario Dawson Parents | Rosario Dawson Family | Rosario Dawson Father | Rosario Dawson Mother
She was born to Isabel Celeste, a writer and singer of Puerto Rican and Cuban ancestry. Her mother was 16 years old when Rosario was born but she never married Rosario’s biological father, Patrick C. Harris. When she was a year old, Her mother got married to Greg Dawson, a construction worker, Rosario stated, “He’s always been my dad.” She has a younger half-brother, Clay.
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Rosario and comedian Eric Andre confirmed they were dating in February 2017. She shared that she and Eric were still together and he also supported her during surgery due to a ruptured ovarian cyst and internal bleeding. The couple then separated as of November 2017.
Rosario Dawson Husband | Rosario Dawson Married
Rosario is not yet married.
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In 2014, Dawson adopted a 12-year-old girl.
Rosario Dawson Career
Rosario made a brief appearance on Sesame Street as a child. She was finally discovered on her front-porch step by photographer Larry Clark and Harmony Korine at the age of 15, where Korine lauded her as being perfect for a part he had written in his screenplay that would become the controversial 1995 film Kids. She then went on to star in varied roles, ranging from independent films to big budget blockbusters including Rent, He Got Game, and Men in Black II.
Rosario teamed up with Prince for the re-release of his 1980s hit “1999” in 1998. The new remixed version featured the actress in an introductory voice over, offering commentary on the state of the world in the year before the new millennium. Dawson appeared in The Chemical Brothers’ video for the song “Out of Control” from the album Surrender the following year. Dawson is also featured on the track “She Lives In My Lap” from the second disc of the OutKast album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, in which she speaks the intro and a brief interlude towards the end.
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Rosario appeared in the movie, Josie and the Pussycats as band member Valerie Brown in 2001.
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She starred as Naturelle Rivera, the love interest of a convicted drug dealer played by Edward Norton, in the 2002 Spike Lee film drama, 25th Hour. She played the bride of Alexander the Great in the 2002 Oliver Stone film Alexander . In the autumn of 2005, Dawson appeared on stage as Julia in the Public Theater’s “Shakespeare in the Park” revival of Two Gentlemen of Verona. This was her first appearance on stage.
She then played the exotic dancer Mimi Marquez, replacing Daphne Rubin-Vega, who was pregnant and unable to play the part in the film adaptation of the musical Rent in 2005. Rosario also appeared in the adaptation of the graphic novel Sin City, co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and also Frank Miller, portraying Gail, a prostitute-dominatrix. Also in that year, She also appeared in a graphically violent scene in the Rob Zombie film The Devil’s Rejects also in that year.
Dawson starred as Becky in 2006’s Clerks II, and mentioned in Back to the Well, the making-of documentary, that the donkey show sequence was what made her decide to take the role. Dawson, an avid comic book fan, co-created and co-wrote the comic book miniseries Occult Crimes Taskforce in May of the same year. Rosario was at the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con to promote the comic. She then co-starred with former Rent alum Tracie Thoms in 2007 in the Quentin Tarantino throwback movie Death Proof, part of the Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double feature Grindhouse. Rosario teamed up with friend Talia Lugacy, whom she met at the Lee Strasberg Academy, to produce and star in Descent. She presented at the American leg of Live Earth on July 7, 2007.
Rosario starred with Will Smith in Seven Pounds and in Eagle Eye, produced by Steven Spielberg in 2008. She then starred in Gemini Division, an online science fiction series beginning. Dawson voiced the character Officer Delondre Baines in the computer animated series Afterworld. Dawson hosted Saturday Night Live on January 17, 2009. She then voiced Artemis of Bana-Mighdall in the animated film Wonder Woman later in the year.
She performed in The People Speak in 2009, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. Rosario also voiced the character of Velvet Von Black in Rob Zombie’s animated feature in 2009, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. Dawson is featured singing on the track “West Ryder Silver Bullet” for the Kasabian album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum.
She also starred in the movies Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, as Persephone, and Unstoppable, as railway yardmaster Connie in 2010. Rosario played Apple’s mother in the independent film Gimme Shelter in 2013. She reprised her role as Gail in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For the following year. She then played Claire Temple in the Netflix web television series Daredevil, a role which she reprised in Jessica Jones and Luke Cage in 2015. Her likeness was also used in the Jessica Jones tie-in comic as her character on both shows. She has continued this role in 2017 in Iron Fist and The Defenders.
Rosario Dawson Pregnant
Rosario Dawson had a fake baby belly on the Beverly Hills while filming flick Unforgettable.
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.
Rosario Dawson Height | How Tall Is Rosario Dawson?
Rosario is 5 ft 7 in or (1.7 m) tall.
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