Rosario Dawson

American actress, singer and writer Rosario Dawson

Rosario Isabel Dawson is an American actress, singer, and writer. She has appeared in films such as Kids, Men in Black II, 25th Hour, Sin City, Clerks II, Rent, Death Proof, The Rundown, Eagle Eye, Alexander, Seven Pounds, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Unstoppable.
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09 May 1979
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Rosario Dawson Opens Up About Being Raped And Molested As A Child
Huffington Post - about 1 month
The actress also discussed the aftermath of her cousin's tragic death last year.
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Deadlocked: Being Female In America
Huffington Post - 8 months
I don’t know what it’s like to be black. I don’t know what it’s like to be gay. I don’t know what it’s like to be Muslim, Mexican, African, or Jewish. To be terrorized, tyrannized, marginalized, or oppressed. I don’t know what it’s like to be shot in my car, hung from a tree, bombed in my bed, or whipped in the town square. I don’t know the hardship of backbreaking labor that affords little but poverty while being denigrated for my immigration status. I don’t know the anguish of putting my child in a rickety boat to sail a treacherous sea to be turned away by those terrified of our ethnicity. I don’t know what it’s like to be judged harshly for my skin color, the shape of my eyes, the letters in my name, the gender of my lover, or the religion I believe. What I do know? I know what it’s like to be a woman. Specifically, a woman in America. While the assignation may not typically engender tragedies like the above, it does come with its own list of degradati...
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Rosario Dawson Finds 26-Year-Old Cousin Dead Inside Her Home
Huffington Post - 9 months
Rosario Dawson’s cousin died last week after being found unresponsive by the actress in her Los Angeles home. Dawson returned to her Venice Beach apartment on Thursday to find Vaneza Ines Vasquez unconscious downstairs and immediately called the paramedics, who attempted to resuscitate her, TMZ reports. Vasquez was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, People confirmed.  The 26-year-old, who was working for the actress at the time of her death, reportedly was experiencing migraines and hypertension. An early autopsy report indicates that her death was due to natural causes, according to TMZ, but a toxicology report has yet to be released.  Dawson has yet to make a public statement, but Vasquez’s mother, Lisa Centeno, shared a touching memorial to her daughter on Facebook Monday.  “Vaneza, my sweet, sweet beautiful baby — your passing has left me destroyed forever but I know you are at peace in Paradise,” she wrote alongside a photo of her family ...
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Why Rosario Dawson Is Backing A Home Compost Campaign
Huffington Post - 10 months
She's lending her star power to Alison Teal's video showing how easy it is to start your own compost bin at home.
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‘Unforgettable’ Will Actually Make You Like Katherine Heigl Again
Huffington Post - 10 months
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Review: ‘Unforgettable’ Serves Up Yet Another Crazy Ex
NYTimes - 10 months
Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl star in a thriller that works a wearyingly familiar formula.
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There Are No Words To Describe How Good Viola Davis Looked Last Night
Huffington Post - about 1 year
We’d love to tell you all about how absolutely stunning our national treasure Viola Davis looked at the 8th Annual Oscars Sistahs Soiree in Beverly Hills Wednesday night. Unfortunately, we can’t. Because there are no words that could do her and her dress justice. We could say the perfectly form-fitting, plunging black dress looked great on her figure, and that still wouldn’t sum it up. We could explain how the edgy cut-outs are a welcome departure from Davis’ typically classic style, and bask in how good she looks from every angle. Yet, that still wouldn’t be enough to express our many feelings. We might even try to capture through written word how beautiful some of the other attendees ― including Octavia Spencer, Ruth Negga, Rosario Dawson and Tracee Ellis Ross ― looked in fringe, bold patterns and sheer outfits.   Unfortunately, we’re too busy trying to emulate their magic to do it. So, in lieu of all that, here are a few more photos to swoon over. You’r...
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'Lego Batman' Fights Off 'Fifty Shades' And 'The Great Wall' At The Box Office
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Best new artist: Some celebrities wrote their first checks to candidates in 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Alec Baldwin (right) won a Golden Globe in 2007 for his work on "30 Rock" and posed with Donald Trump, actress Tina Fey and Melania Trump. Nine years later Baldwin played Trump on Saturday Night Live -- but he contributed to no presidential candidates. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) BY: Andrew Mayersohn The Hollywood liberal has been a stock figure in American politics for decades. Conservative politicians have long denounced or mocked the alleged political influence of musicians, TV stars, and Golden Globe recipients. While the entertainment industry does indeed lean well to the left, though, most of that money comes from producers and media magnates, not the people you see on screen. The only household names in the entertainment industry to make our list of top 100 donors in 2016 were Jeffrey Katzenberg of Dreamworks and the conservative McMahons of the WWE (and, now, the Small Business Administration). In terms of the "talent," though, the same handful of politically aware cele...
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11 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - about 1 year
It’s finally Star Wars week, which means you’re probably going to see  Rogue One this weekend. The first reviews are already in for the movie, and we’re looking at another Disney hit here. But with Rogue One now in theaters it means it’s time to start waiting for other hot movies to hit cinemas. Here’s this week’s trailers collection! Alone in Berlin Dunkirk may be one of the hottest World War 2 movies to watch next year, but you should also keep an eye out for Alone in Berlin . It’s the real story of a German couple, played by Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson, who started opposing the Nazis in Berlin in the 1940s in a very unusual and clever way soon after they learned their boy died on the front. Alone in Berlin launches on January 13th. Arsenal Nicholas Cage, John Cusack, and Adrian Grenier play in this mobster movie. Arsenal is about a mob guy who’s looking to save his kidnapped brother and hits theaters on January 6th. https://www.youtu...
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'Luke Cage' Is 'Kick Ass, Wu-Tang Blackness With A Marvel Twist'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Marvel’s latest Netflix series, “Luke Cage,” can only be described as “unadulterated, bulletproof, kick ass, Wu-Tang blackness, with a Marvel twist,” says the show’s creator Cheo Hodari Coker.  Adapted from the 1970s Marvel comic book character of the same name, the Netflix action-drama series ― which stars Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, Rosario Dawson and Alfre Woodard ― is set in Harlem, New York. It tells the story of a wrongly convicted man, Luke Cage (played by Colter), who escapes prison after gaining super strength through an experiment before becoming a hero for hire. Similar to other revised Marvel adapted television shows, “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” Coker ― who is known for his work on “Notorious,” “Ray Donovan,” and “Southland”― said it was imperative for him to take a modern-day approach to the story by incorporating current social themes, while maintaining entertaining elements from the original comic.    ”We were able to do a hip-hop, Blaxp...
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Fashion Diary: The Stars Come Out for Opening Ceremony’s Fashion Week Agitprop
NYTimes - over 1 year
Natasha Lyonne, Rashida Jones, Rosario Dawson and Rowan Blanchard back the designers in their promotion of “loud and proud“ American voices.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rosario Dawson
  • 2016
    Age 36
    On April 15, 2016, Dawson was among the protesters arrested during Democracy Spring in Washington, D.C..
  • 2015
    Age 35
    In 2015, she played Claire Temple in the TV series Daredevil, a role which she reprised in Jessica Jones.
  • 2013
    Age 33
    In 2013, she played Apple's mother in the independent film Gimme Shelter.
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  • 2012
    Age 32
    In 2012 Dawson partnered with SodaStream International in launching the first annual Unbottle the World Day, a campaign conceived in an effort to raise awareness to the impact of cans and plastic bottles on the environment.
    Dawson endorsed Barack Obama for re-election in 2012, and Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 Democratic Party primaries.
    She started dating director Danny Boyle in 2012, after having been cast in his 2013 film Trance. The couple split in March 2013.
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  • 2010
    Age 30
    In 2010, she starred in the movies Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, as Persephone, and Unstoppable, as railway yardmaster Connie.
  • 2009
    Age 29
    In 2009, Dawson also voiced the character of Velvet Von Black in Rob Zombie's animated feature, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.
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    In 2009, Dawson performed in The People Speak, 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.
    On January 17, 2009, Dawson hosted Saturday Night Live.
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  • 2008
    Age 28
    In 2008, Dawson starred with Will Smith in Seven Pounds and in Eagle Eye, produced by Steven Spielberg.
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  • 2007
    Age 27
    On July 7, 2007, Dawson presented at the American leg of Live Earth.
    She co-starred with former Rent alum Tracie Thoms in the Quentin Tarantino throwback movie Death Proof in 2007, part of the Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double feature Grindhouse.
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    She was at the 2007 Comic-Con to promote the comic.
  • 2006
    Age 26
    She 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.
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  • 2005
    Age 25
    In the film adaptation of the popular musical Rent in 2005, she played the exotic dancer Mimi Marquez, replacing Daphne Rubin-Vega, who was pregnant and unable to play the part.
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    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 24
    Dawson was arrested in 2004, while protesting against president George W. Bush.
    In the 2004 Oliver Stone film Alexander, she played the bride of Alexander the Great.
  • 2002
    Age 22
    Dawson 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.
  • 2001
    Age 21
    In 2001, she appeared in the movie, Josie and the Pussycats.
    Isabel and Greg divorced in 2001.
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  • 1999
    Age 19
    In 1999, Dawson teamed up with Prince for the re-release of his 1980s hit "1999".
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  • 1995
    Age 15
    As a child, Dawson made a brief appearance on Sesame Street. At the age of 15, she was subsequently discovered on her front porch step by photographer Larry Clark and Harmony Korine, where Korine lauded her as being perfect for a part he had written in his screenplay that would become the controversial 1995 film Kids.
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    She made her film debut in the 1995 controversial teen drama Kids.
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  • 1979
    Born on May 9, 1979.
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