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Jennifer Lopez, Jason Bateman invited to join Academy

Jennifer Lopez, Jason Bateman invited to join Academy

HOLLYWOOD, June 29 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif., has invited 276 new members, including a larger number of women and minorities.
Jessica Alba wore double corset to reclaim shape post-pregnancy

Jessica Alba wore double corset to reclaim shape post-pregnancy

LOS ANGELES, April 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress-model Jessica Alba says she wore two girdles to return to her slender toned body following both of her pregnancies.
Golden Globes presenters list expanded

Golden Globes presenters list expanded

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Bradley Cooper, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx and Julia Roberts will join the list of presenters at the Golden Globe awards, event organizers in Hollywood said.
James, Dawson relish physical comedy of 'Zookeeper'

James, Dawson relish physical comedy of 'Zookeeper'

Hollywood actor, writer and producer Kevin James says he was thrilled to find his "Zookeeper" co-stars Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb as enthusiastic about doing physical comedy as he is.
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Sun, stars to shine at royal polo match

Sun, stars to shine at royal polo match

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 9 (UPI) -- Celebrities from both sides of the pond had tickets to join Kate Middleton in cheering on Prince William at a polo match Saturday in Southern California.
Rosario Dawson splits with boyfriend

Rosario Dawson splits with boyfriend

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Rosario Dawson and boyfriend Mathieu Schreyer have called it quits, sources told Us Magazine.
Kidman, Renner to be SAG Award presenters

Kidman, Renner to be SAG Award presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Jason Bateman, Jon Hamm, Nicole Kidman and Jeremy Renner are to be presenters Sunday at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show in Los Angeles.
Conway to present SAG Award to Borgnine

Conway to present SAG Award to Borgnine

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Comic icon Tim Conway will introduce the tribute to the Screen Actors Guild's 47th Life Achievement Award recipient, Ernest Borgnine, organizers said Wednesday.
Baldwin, Bridges to be SAG show presenters

Baldwin, Bridges to be SAG show presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Alec Baldwin, Jeff Bridges and Amy Poehler are to be presenters at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show in Los Angeles, organizers said Friday.
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.
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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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