Rosario Dawson Biography

Rosario Dawson is mostly known for being an actress. But she is actually a much more versatile personality than you would give her credit for. She is also a producer and does a lot of voiceover work as well. She is a singer and has also become a comic book writer recently with her first published book. Finally, she is also a political activist and a philanthropist.

Rosario Dawson displayed her acting ability when she was very young. She started her career at the age of 15. She had her debut role on a movie called “Kids” in 1995. She then had numerous roles in the later part of the 90s and started making a name for herself as a young actress. In 2001 she landed one of her first major roles as she appeared in “Josie and the Pussycats.” She continued with more new roles in 2002 when she stared in moves such as “Men in Black II,” alongside Will Smith, “The Adventures of Pluto Nash,” with Eddie Murphy, and “25th Hour,” directed by Spike Lee. Rosario Dawson continued on to have a prolific career and has stared in more than 30 roles. Among the most famous ones include movies such as “Alexander” (2004), “Sin City” (2005), “Clerks 2” (2006), “Death Proof” (2007), “Seven Pounds” (2008), “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” (2010), “Zookeeper” (2011), “Trance” (2013), “Sin City: A Dame to Kill for” (2014).


Rosario Dawson in “Seven Pounds”

In recent times, Rosario Dawson has found success on the small screen as well. People mostly know her for her movie roles, which brought her fame and success. But lately she is making it big on the Marvel Netflix TV shows, playing the character of Claire Temple, or the Night Nurse. She is actually the glue which keeps and connects all the shows together. She first appeared in the first season of “Daredevil.” Due to the popularity of her character and Rosario’s great acting and display she continued to appear in other tie in shows. Thus you can see her in “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist” and “The Defenders.”

Rosario Dawson is a great voiceover actor and she lent her voice in a number of shows, animated movies and even video games. You can hear her in “Robot Chicken” from time to time and she also appeared as herself on an episode of “SpongeBob SquarePants.” She also lends her voice to Wonder Woman or Princess Dianna in a number of DC’s animated movies. Finally, you can hear her speak in such videogames as “Syndicate,” “Ratchet and Clank,” “Dishonored 2” and “Dishonored: Death of the Outsider.”


Rosario Dawson and Clive Owen in “Sin City”

Rosario has also embarked on her writing career and has recently become a comic book writer. She co-created a series of books called “Occult Crime Taskforce,” which made its debut in San Diego Comic Con in 2007.

Rosario Dawson Net Worth and Salary

Rosario Dawson is certainly at her peak rich now. But she has been at that same peak for a very long period right now. She has accomplished herself as an actress and simply loves what she is doing. She enjoys every minute of every piece of work she embarks on currently. According to recent pools, she is worth well off 16 million dollars, ranking her among the richest female celebrities currently working. With the success of the Netflix shows that she stars in, her salary has increased even more. Although she now stars on TV, she is one of the highest paid actresses there.

Rosario Dawson Boyfriends

Rosario is currently not married and she never had been. But she has a very larger dating history behind her. She is the former girlfriend of rapper Jay-Z as they dated back in 2000. She was also romantically involved with Joshua Jackson in 2002, Jason Lewis in 2004, Mathieu Schreyer in 2008 and even director Dany Boyle in 2012. There have been rumors that she also used to date such prolific actors as Gerald Butler and Michael Fassbender, but these have not been confirmed and are mostly known to be rumors. Most recently, Rosario has confirmed her relationship with comedian Eric Andre. In fact they kept their relationship a secret for the better part of them being together. Unfortunately, towards the end of the year, it was confirmed that they split up.


Rosario Dawson and her ex-boyfriend Eric Andre

Rosario Dawson Age

Rosario Dawson was born in New York City on May 9, 1979. This means that she is now 38 years old. She grew up in poverty but has still managed to make it big thanks to her talent. Her mother is Isabel Celeste, who was a singer and writer herself. Her biological father is Patrick C. Harris, but Celeste never married Rosario’s biological father and instead got married to Greg Dawson. Greg became Rosario’s legal father and she bares his surname. He has always considered his daughter and she always viewed him as her own father. Unfortunately, Isabel and Greg divorced in 2001.

Height and Weight

People regard Rosario Dawson as one of the most beautiful woman in the industry. She may be getting closer to her 40s, but she has never looked better. In fact her healthy life style and her being constantly active is what has helped her stay fit all of these years. Combine that with her natural beauty, and you get Rosario Dawson. In terms of her body measurements, they amount to 35-26-35 in or 89-66-89 cm. She is 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm high and weighs 60 kg or 132 pounds.


Rosario Dawson in bikini

Rosario Dawson Politics

Not many people know that Rosario Dawson is politically active. She is known for being a movie star, a celebrity, a philanthropist and even a Trekie, as she confesses herself, but not a lot of people are familiar with her views on politics. Actually, back in 2004 Rosario was arrested for protesting against George W. Bush, the current president. She was also one of the protestors arrested in 2016 during the Democracy Spring in Washington D.C. She was an avid supporter of Barack Obama for the re-election and also gave her vote to Bernie Sanders. But, during the most recent presidential election she stated that she could not support either Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton. Thus she endorse Jill Stein, the US Green Party Presidential Candidate.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Rosario Dawson was born in America and has inherited her US nationality that way. But in terms of her ethnic background, she is multiethnical. You can say that she is Afro-Cuban, but it is much more difficult than that. Her mother is actually Cuban but also has Puerto Rican roots, while her father was African American.


Rosario Dawson

Biography & Facts
Born: May 9 1979
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: multiethnical
Religion: N/A
Profession: Actress
Net Worth: $16 million
Salary: N/A
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
Weight: 60 kg or 132 lbs
Married to: No
Affair with: N/A
Children: No
Birth Sign: Taurus
Education: N/A