Swank, White to be SAG Awards presenters

Swank, White to be SAG Awards presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Rosario Dawson, Eva Longoria, Hilary Swank and Betty White have signed on to be presenters at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show in Los Angeles.
Dawson, Harmon to announce SAG Award noms

Dawson, Harmon to announce SAG Award noms

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. actresses Rosario Dawson and Angie Harmon have been tapped to announce the nominees for the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT said.
Rosario Dawson wants to join 'Trek' crew

Rosario Dawson wants to join 'Trek' crew

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Actress Rosario Dawson says she is playing it low-key as she stalks a role in the next "Star Trek" movie.
Organ donation group lauds 'Seven Pounds'

Organ donation group lauds 'Seven Pounds'

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- The organ donation advocacy group Donate Life Hollywood says it plans to honor the film "Seven Pounds" at its upcoming awards dinner.

Actresses oppose violence against women

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Movie stars Rosario Dawson and Kerry Washington said at a Beverly Hills, Calif., luncheon that violence against women worldwide should end.
Dawson producing SCI FI Channel pilot

Dawson producing SCI FI Channel pilot

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Rosario Dawson has signed on to executive produce "True Believer," a two-hour backdoor pilot for the SCI FI Channel.

Chiklis signs on for 'Eagle Eye' role

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Michael Chiklis has signed on for a role in "Eagle Eye," a thriller starring Billy Bob Thornton, Rosario Dawson and Shia LaBeouf.

Las Vegas CatHouse opens with Barton

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The CatHouse Loungerie has opened at Las Vegas' Luxor Hotel despite the notable absence of its scheduled host, actress Mischa Barton.

Thornton joins 'Eagle Eye' cast

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Billy Bob Thornton has reportedly signed on to star in the new big-screen thriller "Eagle Eye," opposite Rosario Dawson, Anthony Mackie and Shia LaBeouf.

Rosario Dawson not obsessed with diet

LONDON, May 4 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Rosario Dawson tells the British edition of Elle magazine women who starve themselves remind her of small, shivering dogs.

Rosario Dawson splits with boyfriend

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Rosario Dawson and boyfriend Jason Lewis, who have been dating since 2004, have reportedly broken up.

Rosario Dawson in 'Clerks II'

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- Actress Rosario Dawson is back in the new comedy "Clerks II," a sequel that takes place 10 years after the original 1994 "Clerks" film.

MTV to honor Jim Carrey, Spike Lee

NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- Actor Jim Carrey and director Spike Lee were announced Thursday as the recipients of special 2006 MTV Movie Awards.

Audience and jury agree at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The same two films won the grand jury and audience awards in both the dramatic and documentary competitions at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Rosario not always a fan of 'Rent'

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Rosario Dawson says high ticket prices and what she expected to be a romanticized view of poverty kept her away from the Broadway musical "Rent" for years.
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Rosario Dawson
Actress Rosario Dawson attends the premiere of the motion picture crime thriller "Public Enemies", in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on June 23, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Rosario Dawson (born May 9, 1979) is an American actress, singer, and writer. She has appeared in films such as Kids, Men in Black II, 25th Hour, Sin City, Clerks II, Rent, Death Proof, The Rundown, Eagle Eye, Alexander, Seven Pounds, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Unstoppable.

Dawson was born Isabel Rosario Dawson in New York City. Her mother, Isabel Celeste, is a writer and singer of Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban descent. She was seventeen years old when Rosario was born, and never married Rosario's biological father, Patrick C. Harris. When she was eighteen, she married Greg Dawson, a construction worker, who "loved and raised Rosario as his own daughter" (Dawson has stated that "He's always been my dad"). Rosario Dawson has one younger brother, Clay (b. 1983). Her parents divorced in 2006.

At the age of 26, Dawson's mother moved the family into an abandoned building squat on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where she and her husband gut renovated an apartment and installed the plumbing and electrical wiring for the building, creating affordable housing where their family and two children would grow up. Dawson has cited this when explaining how she learned "If you wanted something better, you had to do it yourself."

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