Name: Rosario Dawson
Born place: New York City, New York, U.S
Born date: May 9, 1979
Actual residence: Los Angeles
Parents: The mother Isabel Dawson and the father Greg Dawson
Brothers/Sisters: A younger brother, Clay Dawson
Eye color: Brown - Dark
Hair color: Black
Height: 5' 8" (173 cm)
Spouse: No husband, she dated Jason Lewis for two years, Joshua Jackson
Children: No children
Occupation: Actress, Singer, writer
Years active: 1995 - present
Studies: University Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute
Biography and Career :
Rosario Dawson was born on May 9, 1979 in New York
, United States. Rosario Dawson's ethinicity is of Afro-Cuban,
& Native American descent.
Rosario Dawson was raised in a Manhattan tenement building by her Bronx-born mother, a professional vocalist, and her father, who worked in construction.
Rosario Dawson attended an alternative school in downtown Manhattan, where she harbored aspirations of one day becoming a marine biologist. When she reached age 15, however, Rosario Dawson's career plans unexpectedly changed.
Rosario Dawson was literally cast off the street for the role of Ruby in the 1995 indie production Kids, after director Larry Clark spotted her on the stoop of her apartment building. Kids went on to become a controversial hit, and Dawson opted out of her college plans, choosing instead to attend the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.
The training Rosario Dawson received at the Strasberg Institute complemented the publicity that Kids had earned her, and it wasn't long before she received her second casting call, this time from Spike Lee for his 1998 film, He Got Game. That same year she appeared in Side Streets, which features a series of vignettes depicting life throughout New York City.
Over the course of the next few years, Rosario Dawson appeared in three more small-time films: as an honor student held hostage in Light It Up, a pothead in Down to You and a bully in King of the Jungle. Although none of these projects were box-office hits, they provided Rosario Dawson with the exposure crucial to a young actress, and the jobs kept coming. Her next role was as bassist Valerie Brown in 2001's feature film, Josie and the Pussycats.
Despite the slew of publicity Josie and the Pussycats enjoyed preceding its release, the movie was a disappointment both critically and popularly. Nonetheless, the mass marketing of the film translated well for Rosario Dawson , who soon found herself on the "hot new faces" lists of entertainment publications throughout the country. Before the end of 2001, she managed to appear in three more movies: Sidewalks of New York, Trigger Happy and Chelsea Walls, an Ethan Hawke production.
Rosario Dawson's career has continued to burgeon throughout 2002. Rosario Dawson has demonstrated her versatility as an actress through equally strong performances in a variety of genres, from independent art-house films such as Love In the Time of Money and multi-million dollar blockbusters like Men in Black II (starring Will Smith
) and The Adventures of Pluto Nash.
Rosario Dawson will round out her resume further with appearances in a number of films slated for release in 2002, including the gangster flick Ash Wednesday and Spike Lee's The 25th Hour, wherein she'll play the girlfriend of a convicted felon. Rosario Dawson has also been penned in for two 2003 films: Shattered Glass and opposite The Rock in Helldorado.
Rosario Dawson was one of those promising young stars who was literally "discovered" while sitting on the stoop of her Manhattan home, by director Larry Clark, who at the time was making the controversial documentary Kids, about the sexual exploits of inner city youth.
Why is Rosario Dawson famous?
Rosario Dawson is famous because she is a great actress and singer too and she appeared in many important movies. She is appreciated and admired by a lot of fans from the entire world. Rosario Dawson is one of the most wanted black actresses and singers from the movie industry.
Why do we love Rosario Dawson?
We love Rosario Dawson because she is a talented actress and she plays very good all her roles. Also, we love her because she helped a lot of singers to release their albums, singers like Prince or members of the Chemical Brothers band which we love them. That's way we love this lady!
- She has been described by fans and staff as being extremely 'kind' and 'down to earth', and is noted for her 'friendly' and 'sociable' attitude during public appearances. She is currently dating former Sex and the City star Jason Lewis.
- Between films, Rosario Dawson juggles a relationship with Dawson's Creek star Joshua Jackson and a growing proficiency at guitar, which has been aided by lessons from one-time co-star Eddie Murphy
- "You start watching me with multiple partners in films and you start going, "Well, who's she dating in real life?" That's a lot of men. But damn, people in Hollywood don't have that much sex, or at least I don't."
- Vinyl (2005)
- Rent (2005)
- My Life in Idlewild (2005)
- Sin City (2005)
- The Devil's Rejects (2005)
- This Revolution (2004)
- Alexander (2004) as Roxanne
- Punk'd (2003) as herself Episode #1.8, May 5, 2003
- Shattered Glass (2003)
- This Girl's Life (2003) as "Martine"
- The Rundown (2003) as "Mariana"
- The 25th Hour (2002) as "Naturelle"
- The First $20 Million (2002) as "Alisa"
- The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) as "Dina"
- Men In Black 2 (2002) as "Laura Vasquez"
- Love in the Time of Money (2002) as "Anna"
- Ash Wednesday (2001) as "Grace Quinonez"
- Josie & the Pussycats (2001) as "Valerie"
- Backstage Pass-Making of "Josie" (2001) as Herself
- Chelsea Walls (2001) as "Audrey"
- Trigger Happy (2001) as "Dee"
- Sidewalks of New York (2001) as "Maria Tedesco"
- King of the Jungle (2000) as "Veronica"
- Down to You (2000) as "Lana"
- Light It Up (1999) as "Stephanie Williams"
- He Got Game (1998) as "Lala Bonilla"
- Girls Night Out (1997)
- Side Streets (1997) as "Marisol Hidalgo"
- Kids (1995) as "Ruby".
Rosario Dawson's Dates :
Larry Clark (1995)
Wilmer Valderrama (2002)
Joshua Jackson (2002 - 2003)
Colin Farrell (2003)
Robert Deniro (2004)
Robert Rodriguez (2004)
Jason Lewis (2004 - 2006)
Bob Weinstein (2005)
Quentin Tarantino (2006)
Salman Rushdie (2006)
Eli Roth (2007)
Andrea Boccaletti (2007 - now)
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