Rosario Dawson

First Name: Rosario
Last Name: Dawson
Nationality: American
Full Name: Isabel Rosario Dawson
Date of Birth: 09 May 1979
Birthplace: New York City, New York USA
Height: 5'7 (171cm)
Measurements: 34C-25-35
Eye Color: Brown - Dark
Hair Color: Black
Star Sign: Taurus

Occupation: Actress


  • 2012 The Blind Bastard Club
  • 2013 Trance
  • 2012 Fire with Fire 
  • 2012 Gimme Shelter
  • 2011 Five
  • 2011 Ten Year
  • 2011 Der Zoowärter
  • 2011 Girl Walks Into a Bar
  • 2010 Unstoppable - Ausser Kontrolle
  • 2010 Percy Jackson - Diebe im Olymp
  • 2009 The Haunted World of El Superbeasto
  • 2009 Wonder Woman
  • 2008 Sieben Leben
  • 2008 Killshot
  • 2008 Gemini Division
  • 2008 Eagle Eye - Außer Kontrolle
  • 2008 Explicit Ills
  • 2007 Robot Chicken
  • 2007 Death Proof - Todsicher
  • 2007 Descent
  • 2007 Grindhouse
  • 2006 Clerks II
  • 2006 A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
  • 2005 Rent
  • 2005 Sin City
  • 2005 This Revolution
  • 2004 Alexander
  • 2003 Welcome to the Jungle 
  • 2003 Lüge und Wahrheit - Shattered Glass
  • 2003 This Girl's Life - Mein Leben als Pornostar
  • 2002 25 Stunden
  • 2002 Pluto Nash - Im Kampf gegen die Mondmafia
  • 2002 Men in Black 2
  • 2002 The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest
  • 2002 Ash Wednesday
  • 2002 Love in the Time of Money
  • 2001 Chelsea Walls
  • 2001 Trigger Happy
  • 2001 Seitensprünge in New York
  • 2001 Josie and the Pussycats
  • 2000 Den Einen oder keinen
  • 1999 Light It Up
  • 1999 King of the Jungle
  • 1998 Side Streets
  • 1998 Spiel des Lebens
  • 1995 Kids

Rosario Dawson was born May 9, 1979, in New York City. She was raised in a Manhattan tenement building by her Bronx-born mother, a professional vocalist, and her father, who worked in construction. Although Rosario's parents separated when she was still young, they continued to live in the same building, allowing Rosario and her brother to remain close to them.Dawson attended an alternative school in downtown Manhattan, where she harboured aspirations of one day becoming a marine biologist. When she reached age 15, however, Dawson's career plans unexpectedly changed. She was literally cast off the street for the role of Ruby in the 1995 production Kids, after director Larry Clark spotted her on the stoop of her apartment building. Kids depicts 24 hours in the life of a group of New York street kids and the havoc that runs through their lives.

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 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, Dawson appeared in three more small-time films: as an honour 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 Dawson with the exposure crucial to a young actress, and the jobs kept coming.