Rosario Dawson biography

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Rosario Dawson

Date of Birth: May 9, 1979

Born in New York, Dawson was discovered while hanging out on the stoop in front of her New York City building. Filmmaker Larry Clark was making the independent film Kids when he was immediately captivated by her and urged her to audition. Dawson did, and landed the role of troubled Ruby.

Her work led her to more roles in other independent films, Side Streets, and Girls Night Out. Indies led to big budget films and in 1998 she landed a supporting role in Spike Lee's He Got Game , playing the girlfriend of basketball player Jesus Shuttlesworth. Following major roles in Light It Up and Down To You , she took another step up in her career, landing starring roles in big films, The Adventures Of Pluto Nash (2002) opposite Eddie Murphy, Shattered Glass (2003) with Hayden Christensen, Alexander (2004) with Colin Farrell, Sin City (2005) with Bruce Willis, and Unstoppable (2010) with Denzel Washington.

In 2009 she won an Image award for her work in the critically-acclaimed Seven Pounds opposite Will Smith.

Rosario's latest credits include Gimme Shelter (2013), The Ever After (2014), the series Daredevil, the animated action adventures Ratchet & Clank (2016) and The LEGO Batman Movie (2017), and the thriller Unforgettable (2017) with Katherine Heigl.

Besides acting, Dawson has a deep interest in music and played a role in the film version of the musical Rent (2005), for which she won a Satellite Award for Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role.

Rosario Dawson Filmography

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The Rundown

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Comedy
Running Time:  104 min.
Release Date: September 26, 2003
DVD: March 23, 2004

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Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken, Rosario Dawson, Ewen Bremner, Jon Gries, William Lucking, Ernie Reyes, Jr.