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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.

Rosario Dawson takes on Shakespearean role

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- Rosario Dawson has signed to play Julia in New York's Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park musical revival of "Two Gentlemen of Verona."

Dawson's disorderly conduct charge dropped

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- Charges of disorderly conduct against actress Rosario Dawson during last year's Republican National Convention were dropped because she was filming a movie.

Rosario Dawson stars in New York court

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- In a case of life imitating art -- or the other way around -- actress Rosario Dawson was arrested in New York for impersonating a protester.

Rosario Dawson in 'Rent' cast

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Rosario Dawson will star in the upcoming movie version of the Tony-winning Broadway show "Rent," The Hollywood Reporter said Monday.

Actress Rosario Dawson arrested at protest

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Actress Rosario Dawson was arrested while filming a movie against the backdrop of New York's huge anti-Bush protests because a scarf hid her identity.

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Video of the Week: Spike Lee's '25th Hour'

LOS ANGELES, May 18 (UPI) -- What would you do if your son had one day left before his 7-year prison term began? Or what if he were your oldest buddy? Your boyfriend? Your subordinate who c
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Film of the Week: Spike Lee's '25th Hour'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- What would you do if your son had one day left before his 7-year prison term began? Or what if he were your oldest buddy? Your boyfriend? Your subordinate who c
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Hollywood Analysis: Out with a whimper?

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. box office has provided one of the few bright spots during the long-running national economic slowdown, but there are signs that the movie business is
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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)
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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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