Rosario Isabel Dawson was born on 9 May 1979 in New York City, USA of mixed American, Cuban, Irish and Puerto Rican decent. She is currently aged 39 and is an actress, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Mimi Marquez in the musical drama film “Rent” (2005), playing Anna Diaz in the NBC sci-fi series “Gemini Division” (2008) and as Chelsea Brown in the comedy film “Top Five” (2014).
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Rosario Dawson Net Worth
Her career started in 1995, and she has been an active member of the entertainment industry ever since, primarly known as a professional actress. So, if you ever wondered how rich Rosario Dawson is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $16 million, accumulated through her successful career. Another source of her wealth is coming from her owning a production company called Trybe.
Early Life and Parents
Concerning her early life, Rosario spent her childhood in Manhattan, New York City, where she was raised alongside her half-brother Clay by her mother, Isabel Celeste, a famous singer and writer, and her stepfather Greg Dawson, a construction worker. Her biological father is Patrick C. Harris. When she was a baby, her mother married Greg, who adopted and raised her as his own daughter, giving her his surname.
Regarding her education, Rosario attended an alternative school in Manhattan, after which she matriculated from Garland High School in Garland, Texas. Moreover, she attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in West Hollywood, California, alongside such actors as Julia Roberts, Dennis Hopper and Scarlett Johansson. Rosario originally wanted to become a marine biologist, until her life completely changed in 1995, when she was spotted on her front-porch step by photographer Larry Clark and film director Harmony Korine, who offered her a role.
The Late 1990s: Career Beginnings
So, Rosario’s acting career began in 1995, when she accepted the offer and made her debut appearance in the role of Ruby in Larry Clark’s drama coming-of-age film “Kids”. Two years later, she appeared in the short film “Girls Night Out”, which was followed by her portrayals of Lala Bonilla in the sports drama “He Got Game”, starring next to Denzel Washington, and Marisol Hidalgo in the comedy film “Side Streets”, both in 1998, which established an increase of her wealth. By the end of the 1990s, she was also cast as Stephanie Williams in the 1999 crime teen drama “Light It Up”, which led her to win a NAACP Image Award nomination, played Lana in the romantic comedy “Down To You”, and featured as Veronica in the drama film “King Of The Jungle”, both in 2000.
The Early 2000s
In the early 2000s, Rosario started pursuing more serious acting roles, so she appeared as Valerie Brown in the 2001 musical comedy film “Josie And The Pussycats”, followed by her portrayals of Laura Vasquez in the sci-fi action comedy “Men In Black II”, starring alongside Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, and Naturelle Rivera in Spike Lee’s drama film “25th Hour”, for which she was nominated for the 2003 Black Reel Award in the Best Supporting Actress category. All of these roles helped add a considerable amount to her net worth.
The Mid-2000s: Rise to Fame
In 2004, Rosario was chosen to play Roxana, the Sogdian princess of Bactria and wife of Alexander the Great, in the epic historical drama film “Alexander”, directed by Oliver Stone, in which she starred next to such actors as Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell. Her next major roles came in the following year, when she featured as Gail in the neo-noir crime anthology film “Sin City”, and portrayed Mimi Marquez in the musical drama “Rent”, for which she was rewarded with the 2006 Satellite Award and the 2007 ShoWest Convention Award, as well an NAACP Image Award nomination, a Critics’ Choice Movie Award nomination, among many others, all of which increased further her net worth. In 2006, she filmed the drama “A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints” as Laurie, and appeared in the role of Maya in another drama entitled “Descent” (2007), which she also produced.
The Late 2000s
In 2008, Rosario played Zoe Perez in the action thriller “Eagle Eye”, directed by D. J. Caruso, and then starred as Anna Diaz in the NBC sci-fi series “Gemini Division”, for which she won the 2009 Streamy Award, and portrayed Emily in the drama “Seven Pounds”, starring next to Will Smith and winning the 2009 NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture category. By the end of the decade, Rosario has done a voice-over in the animated superhero film “Wonder Woman”, appeared in the role of Persephone, the daughter of Zeus and Demeter in Chris Columbus’ fantasy “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief”, and played Connie in the action thriller “Unstoppable”, next to Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. All of these roles also contributed a lot to her wealth.
The Early 2010s
With the beginning of the next decade, Rosario continued to line up successes, as she was selected to play Kate in the fantasy comedy “Zoekeeper” (2011), and then she was cast as Lili in the Lifetime comedy-drama “Five”, in the same year. In the following years she was quite busy, as she landed the roles of Sevilla in the 2012 crime film “Hotel Noir”, directed by Sebastian Gutierrez, Dolores Huerta in the Mexican-American biographical film “Cesar Chavez” (2013), and Chelsea Brown in the comedy “Top Five” (2014), after which she reprised the role of Gail in the sequel “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For”, the same year.
The Mid-2010s: Superhero Series and Films
To speak further about her acting career, Rosario was chosen to play Claire Temple in such Marvel Cinematic Universe’s web series as “Daredevil” (2015-2016), “Luke Cage” (2016-2018), and “Iron Fist” (2017). Concurrently, she also did several voice-overs in the “Justice League” film series, and in the DC Animated Movie Universe superhero film “The Lego Batman Movie” (2017), all of which increased her net worth by a large margin.
Moreover, Rosario has been portraying Jane Ramos in The CW’s comedy-drama series “Jane The Virgin” since 2018, while also providing her voice to Wonder Woman in the superhero films – “The Death Of Superman” (2018) and “Reign Of The Supermen” (2019). Most recently, it is announced that she will featured in such film titles as “Someone Great”, “Ouroboros” and “Zombieland: Double Tap”, so her net worth is certainly still rising.
When it comes to her personal life, Rosario Dawson adopted a 12-year-old girl named Lola in 2014. Regarding her dating life, she was in a relationship with actor Jason Lewis between 2004 and 2006, later dated film director Danny Boyle (2012-2013), after which she began her relationship with comedian Eric Andre in 2017, but it’s believed that she is currently still officially single. Her residence is in Los Angeles, California. Rosario is known for being a Trekkie, as she loves “Star Trek” – she even knows some words in Klingon language.
In her spare time, Rosario is highly active in collaborations with various charities, organizations and campaigns, including the Lower East Side Girls Club, the O.N.E. campaign, International Rescue Committee, National Geographic Society, Save the Children and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, among many others. Moreover, she established Voto Latino, a non-profit organization which helps Latino youth to become more politically involved, and participated in the RESPECT! Campaign in 2008. Rosario is also active on the Board of Directors of Scenarios USA.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Speaking about her appearance and physical attributes, Rosario is apparently a beautiful and attractive woman with long dark brown hair and dark brown colored eyes. She also has an amazing body with a height of 5ft 7ins (1.70m), while her weight is reputed to be around 132lbs (60kgs), and her vital statistics 35-26-35.
Social Media Presence
Rosario finds time to be active across many of the most popular social media sites, which she uses not only to promote her job but also to share various other contents with her fans. So, she runs her official Instagram account, having more than 1 million followers, as well as her official Twitter account, on which she has over 660,000 fans.