Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson is an American actress and producer. Her career began in 1995, when director Larry Clarke spotted her on a Manhattan street. She then participated in his film Kids, whose success led her to enroll in the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute to train as an actress. She is revealed in 1998 in the film He Got Game by Spike Lee. She went on to play roles in independent films and more mainstream comedies, and participated in recording projects, including the 1999 album The New Master by Prince.

In 2002, she made her international breakthrough with the blockbuster Men in Black 2, and in 2003, she reunited with Spike Lee in the film The 25th Hour (24 Hours Before Dark). She confirmed her popularity in 2005 by joining the cast of the famous blockbuster Sin City. New confirmation in 2007 when she participated in the film Boulevard of Death by Tarantino. Her performances in Seven Lives and The Eye of Evil are greeted by a double nomination as Best Actress at the 2009 BET Awards. In 2010, she participated in the blockbuster Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief in a secondary role.

At the same time, she lends her voice to several animated films and chains less noticed projects. In 2019, she takes the lead role in the series Briarpatch and makes her return to the cinema in Return to Zombieland and Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. In 2020, she joins the hit series The Mandalorian as Ahsoka Tano, a well-known character from the Star Wars universe.

In 2020, she is co-executive producer of the documentary Split at the Root. A documentary about the journey of mothers separated from their children at the American border. The "Immigrant Families Together" movement stems from these stories and is working to reunite these families.

Rosario Dawson supports many charities such as Oxfam, Amnesty International, the environmental group Global Cool, and the ONE campaign that fights extreme poverty and preventable diseases in Africa.

She also advocates for the rights of the lgbtqia+ community and supports the Voto Latino collective, which encourages Hispanic and Latino youth to vote and get more involved in politics.

In 2008, she became a spokesperson for several organizations such as TripAdvisor's philanthropy program, but also More Than Footprints, Conservation International, Doctors Without Borders, National Geographic Society, The Nature Conservancy and Save The Children.

She also lends her voice to RESPECT! a movement to prevent domestic violence, and participates in The Vagina Monologues for the board of V-Day, a global movement that raises funds against violence against women.

In 2012, she launched the first annual Unbottle the World Day in association with SodaStream International to raise awareness about the impact of plastic cans and bottles on the environment

Her strong commitment to various causes was recognized at the Women Film Critics Circle ceremony in 2014. 

 

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