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Rosario Isabel Dawson is an American actress, singer, and writer born May 9, 1979. 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, Unstoppable and Trance.

 Early life

Dawson was born in New York City. Her mother, Isabel Celeste, is a writer and singer who is of Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban descent. Isabel was sixteen years old when Rosario was born; she never married Rosario's biological father, Patrick C. Harris.When Rosario was one year old, her mother married Greg Dawson, a construction worker, who "loved and raised Rosario as his own daughter"[2] (Dawson has stated that "He's always been my dad").[3] Dawson has a half-brother, Clay, who is four years younger. Isabel and Greg divorced in 2006.
At the age of 21, Isabel moved the family into an abandoned building squat on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where she and her husband renovated an apartment and installed the plumbing and electrical wiring for the building, creating affordable housing where Rosario and Clay would grow up. Dawson has cited this part of her history when explaining how she learned that "If you wanted something better, you had to do it all yourself."

 Career

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 Harmony lauded her as being perfect for a part he had written in his screenplay that would become the controversial 1995 film Kids. She 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.
In 1999, Dawson teamed up with Prince for the re-release of his 1980s hit "1999."[12] 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.[13] The same year, she appeared in The Chemical Brothers' video for the song "Out of Control" from the album Surrender.[14] She 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. In 2001, she appeared in the movie, Josie and the Pussycats.

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. In the 2004 Oliver Stone film Alexander, she played the bride of Alexander the Great. 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.[15] It was her first appearance on stage. “That park is so beautiful,” she said of New York's Central Park.[16]
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. She also appeared in the adaptation of the graphic novel Sin City, co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, portraying Gail, a prostitute-dominatrix. Also in that year, she appeared in a graphically violent scene in the Rob Zombie film The Devil's Rejects. Though the scene was cut from the final film, it is available in the deleted scenes on the DVD release.

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. In May of the same year, Dawson, an avid comic book fan, co-created the comic book miniseries Occult Crimes Taskforce.[17] She was at the 2007 Comic-Con to promote the comic. 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 Grind House. She teamed up with friend Talia Lugacy, whom she met at the Lee Strasberg Academy, to produce and star in Descent.[18] On July 7, 2007, Dawson presented at the American leg of Live Earth.
In 2008, Dawson starred with Will Smith in Seven Pounds and in the Steven Spielberg produced Eagle Eye. Beginning in August, she starred in Gemini Division, an online TV series. In the computer animated series Afterworld she voiced the character Officer Delondre Baines.[19] On January 17, 2009, Dawson hosted Saturday Night Live. Later in the year, she voiced Artemis of Bana-Mighdall in the animated film Wonder Woman.[20]
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.[21]
In 2009, Dawson also voiced the character of Velvet Von Black in Rob Zombie's animated feature, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.
For the Kasabian album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, she is featured singing on the track "West Ryder Silver Bullet".
In 2010, she starred in the movies Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, as Persephone, and Unstoppable, as railway yardmaster Connie.
 Personal life

Dawson dated former Sex and the City star Jason Lewis for two years. They lived together in Los Angeles until they separated in November 2006.She started dating director Danny Boyle in 2012, after having been cast in his upcoming movie Trance.

Dawson is involved with the Lower East Side Girls Club[25][26] and supports other charities such as environmental group Global Cool, the ONE Campaign, Oxfam, Amnesty International, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Stay Close.org (a poster and public service ad campaign for PFLAG where she is featured with her uncle Frank Jump),[27] International Rescue Committee, and Voto Latino,[28][28][29] and she participated in the Vagina Monologues. She is on the V-Day Board. She attended both the Democratic National Convention (in 2008) as well as the Republican National Convention (also in 2008). In October 2008, Dawson became a spokeswoman for TripAdvisor.com’s philanthropy program, More Than Footprints,[30][31] involving Conservation International, Doctors Without Borders, National Geographic Society, The Nature Conservancy, and Save The Children. Also in October 2008, she lent her voice to the RESPECT! Campaign,[32] a movement aimed at preventing domestic violence. She recorded a voice message for the Giverespect.org Web site stressing the importance of respect in helping stop domestic violence. 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.[33]
 Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Kids Ruby
1997 Girls' Night Out Girl Short film
1998 He Got Game Lala Bonilla
Side Streets Marisol Hidalgo
1999 Light It Up Stephanie Williams
2000 Down to You Lana
King of the Jungle Veronica
2001 Josie and the Pussycats Valerie Brown
Sidewalks of New York Maria Tedesko
Trigger Happy Dee
Chelsea Walls Audrey
2002 Ash Wednesday Grace Quinonez
The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest Alisa
Men in Black II Laura Vasquez
The Adventures of Pluto Nash Dina Lake
Love in the Time of Money Anna
25th Hour Naturelle Riviera
2003 V-Day: Until the Violence Stops Herself Documentary film
This Girl's Life Martine
Shattered Glass Andy Fox
The Rundown Mariana
2004 Alexander Roxana
2005 This Revolution Tina Santiago
Sin City Gail
Little Black Dress Haley Short film
Rent Mimi Marquez
2006 Clerks II Rebecca "Becky" Scott
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Laurie
2007 Grindhouse: Death Proof Abernathy Ross
Descent Maya Also Producer
2008 Explicit Ills Babo's Mom
Eagle Eye Zoe Perez
Killshot Donna
Seven Pounds Emily Posa NAACP Image Award For Best Actress
2009 Wonder Woman Artemis Voice role
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Velvet Von Black
The People Speak Herself Documentary film
2010 Awake Robin Short film
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Persephone
Unstoppable Connie Hooper
2011 Miss Representation Herself Documentary film
Girl Walks Into a Bar June
Zookeeper Kate Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Female Movie Star
Ten Year Mary
Five Lili TV film
2012
Fire with Fire Talia Durham
2013 Trance Elizabeth The Spy Babysitter
Gimme Shelter June Bailey
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Gail
Chavez Dolores Huerta [34]
Parts Per Billion Mia
Famous Carolyn Shaw Pre-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Punk'd Herself (season 1: episode 8)
2007 Robot Chicken Clara Palmer / Dean's Girlfriend / Woman "More Blood, More Chocolate" (season 3: episode 8)
2008 Gemini Division Anna Diaz Web series; 50 episodes; executive producer
2009 Saturday Night Live Herself "Rosario Dawson/Fleet Foxes" (season 34: episode 13)
SpongeBob SquarePants Herself "Truth or Square" (season 6: episode 23-24)
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Marc EckĊ's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure Tina Voice role
2012 Syndicate Lily Drawl
 Awards and nominations

ALMA Awards
2006, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Rent) Nominated
American Black Film Festival
2004, Rising Star Award Won
Black Movie Awards
2006, Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Rent) Nominated
Black Reel Awards
2006, Best Actress (Rent) Nominated
2006, Best Ensemble (Rent) Nominated
2006, Best Supporting Actress (Sin City) Nominated
2003, Best Supporting Actress (25th Hour) Nominated
2000, Best Actress (Light It Up) Nominated
Broadcast Film Critics
2006, Best Song (Rent) "Seasons of Love" Nominated
Image Awards
2009, Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (Seven Pounds) Won
2006, Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (Rent) Nominated
2000, Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (Light It Up) Nominated
MTV Movie Awards
2006, Best Kiss (Sin City) Nominated
Satellite Awards
2006, Best Supporting Actress Comedy or Musical (Rent) Won
Spike Video Game Awards
2006, Gamer's Choice: Breakthrough Performance Won
Streamy Awards
2009, Best Female Actor in a Dramatic Web Series Won
Teen Choice Awards
2001, Film – Choice Breakout Performance (Josie and the Pussycats) Nominated
2010, Choice Movie Actress: Fantasy (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) Nominated[35]

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