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Rosario Dawson

Rosario Isabel 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 in New York City. Her mother, Isabel Celeste, is a writer and singer who is of Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban descent. Isabel was sixteen years old when Rosario was born; she never married Rosario's biological father, Patrick C. Harris. When Rosario was one year old, her mother 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"). Dawson has a brother, Clay, who is four years younger. Isabel and Greg divorced in 2006. At the age of 21, Isabel moved the family into an abandoned building squat on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where she and her husband renovated an apartment and installed the plumbing and electrical wiring for the building, creating affordable housing where Rosario and Clay would grow up. Dawson has cited this part of her history when explaining how she

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Rosario Dawson -- Causes Star Trek Nerdgasm with Her Tongue

Rosario Dawson
Causes Star Trek Nerdgasm ... With Her Tongue

Rosario Dawson must be tired ... 'cause she's running around the heads of millions of Trekkies now -- after showing off her Klingon language skills.Yes, it's an actual thing ... and yes, we're… READ MORE >

Rosario Dawson -- The Hottest Woman to Speak Klingon Ever

Rosario Dawson
The Hottest Woman to Speak Klingon Ever

It was only one word, but noted "Star Trek" fan Rosario Dawson busted out a little Klingon for us last night ... thus becoming the hottest woman to do so in recorded history.Dawson has never… READ MORE >

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Rosario Dawson -- PLANKS For the Inspiration

Rosario Dawson -- PLANKS For the Inspiration

Rosario Dawson's already joined the worldwide "planking" craze -- and a run-in with her led to TMZ's very first newsroom attempt at it ... whether our victim planker liked it or not. Check out TMZ… READ MORE >

- 1172 days ago
Rosario vs. Vanessa: Who'd You Rather?

Rosario vs. Vanessa
Who'd You Rather?

Exotic brunette beauties Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens both shined at the same event in Cannes on Thursday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1226 days ago
Rosario Dawson Pops Beaucoup Bottles in Cannes

Rosario Dawson Pops Beaucoup Bottles in Cannes

Rosario Dawson was really thirsty for champagne last night.The 32-year-old partied it up surrounded by 60 bottles of bub in Cannes on Thursday.Santé! READ MORE >

- 1226 days ago
Carla vs. Rosario: Who'd You Rather?

Carla vs. Rosario
Who'd You Rather?

"Sin City" stars Carla Gugino, 38, and Rosario Dawson, 31, reunited their faces at the same event in Hollywood on Thursday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1506 days ago
Rosario vs. Hayden: Who'd You Rather?

Rosario vs. Hayden
Who'd You Rather?

Brunette babes Rosario Dawson and Hayden Panettiere both showed up to the same fashion show in NYC on Thursday.Question is ... See also Carol Brady vs. Mrs. C: Who'd You Rather? Bridge &… READ MORE >

- 1671 days ago
Pap to Rosario's Man: It Ain't Your Looks

Pap to Rosario's Man: It Ain't Your Looks

Our guy couldn't figure out how Mathieu Shreyer tricked Rosario Dawson into dating him -- and Mat seemed surprised himself. insertBCSinglePlayer(1684377700); See Also Rosario Dawson Takes a Selfie… READ MORE >

- 2250 days ago
Grindhouse Girls Reunite in Sin City

Grindhouse Girls
Reunite in Sin City

Rosario Dawson and Rose McGowan partied it up over in Las Vegas and took time to chill with some powerful Hollywood types.TMZ spotted the movie hotties out early in the night at Cathouse in the… READ MORE >

- 2405 days ago
Rosario's Vegas Gamble

Rosario's Vegas Gamble

Rosario Dawson says she's moving to Las Vegas -- for the politics. Sure, there's a lot of reasons to move to Sin City -- the gambling, the glitz, the girls. But the "Clerks II" actress says she's… READ MORE >

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