Rosario Dawson | TVBuzer
Played episodes: 166
Height: 5' 7"
Birth Name: Rosario Dawson
Date Of Birth: May 09, 1979 (40 years)
Place of Birth:  New York City, New York,  New York City
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This stunning and resourceful actress has been primarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself up more to doing television (the series Gemini Division (2008), which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's beauty may owe to her diverse lineage, which includes Afro-Cuban, Puerto Rican, North American and Irish, yet it is her gritty, powerhouse talent that stands out even more in edgy, urban filming that dates back to 1995 when she was only sixteen.A rags-to-riches article entitled "Rosario Dawson: From Tenement to Tinseltown" probably says it all. Born in New York City on May 9, 1979, the daughter of Isabel Celeste (Puerto Rican/Afro-Cuban), a singer, and Greg Dawson (North American/Irish), 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 was cared for by family members, most of whom were poverty-stricken and some of whom were HIV-positive.Her career 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. It took time for Rosario's film career to kick in after that, but by the late 1990s, she had nabbed several independent films. Since then, she has moved into main-stream hits (and misses) and has surprised viewers with her earthy, provocative, uninhibited approach to her roles.Reflecting New York's tougher, tawdrier side as assorted streetwalkers, homeless mothers, drug addicts, etc., her film highlights have included Light It Up (1999), 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, Alexander (2004) (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".She 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.Off-camera, the still-single Dawson is highly active in political, social and environmental causes and has been involved with such organizations/charities/campaigns as the Lower East Side Girls Club, Global Cool, the O.N.E. Campaign, Oxfam, Amnesty International, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Control Arms, International Rescue Committee, Voto Latino (which she founded), Conservation International, Doctors Without Borders, National Geographic Society, The Nature Conservancy and Save the Children. In October 2008, she lent her voice to the RESPECT! Campaign, a movement aimed at preventing domestic violence. moreless


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It's Pony: Season 1, Episode 17

Aired: Mar 14, 2020

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Rosario Dawson to Play Ahsoka Tano in 'The Mandalorian' Season 2

Rosario Dawson has joined season 2 of “The Mandalorian” in a role which will have “Clone Wars” fans brimming with excitement. The “Briarpatch” star has been cast in the guest starring role of Ahsoka Tano, Variety has confirmed. Tano is Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice and one of the central characters in the popular animated “Star Wars” series. This will mark the character’s first live-action appea... more

USA's Briarpatch Moving to Mondays, Leading Out of WWE Raw

After two quiet airings, USA Network’s freshman drama Briarpatch is on the move — from Thursdays at 10/9c to Mondays at 11 pm, where it will lead out of the cabler’s well-watched WWE Raw programming block. Showrunner Andy Greenwald announced the move via Twitter (see below), indicating that USA sees an opportunity to bolster the show’s soft numbers by leading it out of three hours of Raw. Starring Rosari... more

Rosario Dawson Cast in HBO Max Ava DuVernay Pilot 'Dmz'

Rosario Dawson has been cast as the lead in the upcoming HBO Max pilot “DMZ,” which has Ava DuVernay on board as a director and Roberto Patino in place as writer-showrunner. The prospective series, which is based on the DC comic books of the same name, is described a futuristic drama set in an American civil war. Filming on the Warner Bros. Television pilot is set to begin in soon. In the near future, the aforementioned c... more

TVLine Items: Daredevil Vet's DC Gig, Billy Eichner to Play Drudge and More

Rosario Dawson is switching comic book allegiances: The Daredevil and Luke Cage vet will star in Ava DuVernay’s HBO Max pilot DMZ, based on the DC Comics series by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, our sister site Deadline reports. The futuristic drama is set in America during a second civil war, which has turned Manhattan into a demilitarized zone (DMZ), destroyed and isolated from the rest of the world. Dawson — who next headlines the USA Netwo... more

'Briarpatch' Stars Discuss USA Network's Upcoming Murder Mystery Series

“Briarpatch” follows Allegra Drill (Rosario Dawson), who works to uncover her assassinated sister’s murderers. It’s a murder mystery — simple enough — but it’s also a show where giraffes, kangaroos, and other zoo animals roam the streets while an increasingly eccentric cadre of characters butt heads with the no-nonsense heroine. It’s pretty strange, and the “Briarpatch” cast is keenly aware of that. Dawson joined “Bri... more


Rosario Dawson AWARDS

  • 2014 (2)

    Won or Nominated
      • Black Reel Awards Trance(2013)
        Nominated Black Reel
      • Imagen Foundation Awards Cesar Chavez(2014)
        Nominated Imagen Award
  • 2013 (1)

    Won or Nominated
      • ALMA Awards
        Won Community Service Award
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