Rosario Dawson Biography
Rosario Dawson is an American actress, singer, producer, comic book writer, and political activist 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.
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 Age
Rosario Dawson Height
Rosario is 5 ft 7 in or (1.7 m) tall.
Rosario Dawson Parents
Rosario Dawson father, Patrick Harris, is of Irish and Native American ancestry, while her mother, Isabel Celeste, is a writer and singer of Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban ethnicity.
Rosario Dawson Husband
So far nothing has been said or brought to public about Rosario Dawso’s Husband.
Rosario Dawson Boyfriend
Dawson and comedian Eric Andre confirmed in February 2017 that they were in a relationship and on September 2017 she confirmed that they were still together and he supported her during surgery due to a ruptured ovarian cyst and internal bleeding. As of November 2017, the couple had separated.
Rosario Dawson Children – Rosario Dawson Kids
As of September 2017 the award-winning, beautiful and talented actress, Rosario Dawson has no children.
Rosario Dawson Daughter
Dawson and her daughter whom she adopted in 2014 as a 12-year-old girl.
Rosario Dawson Pregnant
Rosario Dawson had a fake baby belly on the Beverly Hills while while filming flick Unforgettable.
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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.
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Rosario Dawson Movies and TV Shows
Rosario Dawson Movies
|1997||Girls’ Night Out|
|1998||He Got Game|
|1999||Light It Up|
|2000||Down to You|
|King of the Jungle|
|2001||Josie and the Pussycats|
|Sidewalks of New York|
|The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest|
|Men in Black II|
|The Adventures of Pluto Nash|
|Love in the Time of Money|
|2003||V-Day: Until the Violence Stops|
|This Girl’s Life|
|Little Black Dress|
|A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints|
|The Haunted World of El Superbeasto|
|The People Speak|
|Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief|
|Girl Walks into a Bar|
|2012||Fire with Fire|
|Parts per Billion|
|2014||Sin City: A Dame to Kill For|
|The Ever After|
|2015||Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast|
|Justice League: Throne of Atlantis|
|Puerto Ricans in Paris|
|2016||Justice League vs. Teen Titans|
|Ratchet & Clank|
|2017||Justice League Dark|
|The Lego Batman Movie|
Rosario Dawson TV Shows
|2009||Saturday Night Live|
|2016- present||Luke Cage|
|2017- present||Iron Fist|
|2018||Jane the Virgin|
Rosario Dawson News
Rosario Dawson shares her story as abuse survivor
Updated: 27 Jan 2018
In an interview with the Morado Lens podcast in the US, the Rent and Marvel series star discussed her support for the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements and the campaign against sexual abuse, assault and harassment in the workplace.
“These things are just sort of insidious kind of, ‘This is just the way that it is’,” she told hosts Cindy Rodriguez and Nathalie Farfan.
“And then we don’t really question it and then we don’t recognise how many other places it shows up in our lives, where we discount ourselves or we don’t speak up for ourselves or for each other.”
“The interesting thing, I find, especially in all this big sexual harassment stuff, is all the people who were also complicit like, ‘I knew he was bad, but I didn’t say anything’,” she continued.
“For me, it’s like, I grew up and I was raped and molested as a child, so for me, the world was like that since I was a child,” said Dawson.
“So when I saw it in the workplace, it wasn’t foreign to me. It was like, ‘Well, that even happens within family. It happens with people that are supposed to take care of you when you’re a child’.”
Dawson said “a major reckoning” and “cultural shift” was now taking place.
“I have over many years [raised issues] but I never really made it personal because so often it wasn’t about me it was more about, ‘Let’s look at this insidious problem that we have everywhere’, but also recognising that again it would potentially probably have to continue to be compartmentalised because there’s certain ways that this industry and all these different industries keep pushing that agenda.”
“But now we’re in a place where it’s finally, like, ‘No. We don’t have to keep passing this on’,” she said.
“This is archaic and terrible and destructive and let’s look at it. And it’s beautiful. I’m so ready for this moment.”