An American actress and film producer, Rosario Dawson rose to prominence for her role as Ruby in the drama, Kids in 1995. In early 2000, she played in movies like He Got Game, Josie and the Pussycats, Men in Black II, and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. She portrayed the role of Ahsoka Tano in the series, The Mandalorian in 2020. She landed a recurring role in the Dwayne Johnson autobiographical, Young Rock in 2021.
Early Life of Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson was born Rosario Isabel Dawson on May 9, 1979, in New York, New York, United States. She is 44 years old as of 2023. Her zodiac sign is Taurus and cuts her birthday cake in the presence of their close ones on the 9th of May. She was born as the daughter of Isabel Celeste (mother) and Patrick C. Harris (father).
Her mother gave birth to Rosario without getting married at the age of 17. Her mother married, Greg Dawson, a construction worker when she was one year old. She refers to Greg as her real father. She has half-siblings named Clay Dawson.
Her maternal grandmother is Isabel Quiñones. Rosario is an American citizen and is of Puerto Rican, Cuban, African, and Taíno ethnicity. She is an agnostic. Rosario graduated from Garland High School. She also studied at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.
Rosario Dawson Came Out Queer
She came out as queer in February 2020. She doesn’t refer to herself as gay or bisexual. Rosario is a part of the LGBTQ community and calls herself queer. Previously, she revealed her sexuality in a Pride Month Instagram post in 2018. She posted a song with a message of love to LGBTQ+ homies in 2018.
Rosario Dawson’s Relationship With Nnamdi Okafor
She is in a relationship with Nnamdi Okafor, a writer. They met at a bar in the Southern California city. The mutual feeling of philanthropy and club-going habit made them fall in love and started dating each other in 2022. They announced their relationship officially by sharing pictures at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo on Instagram in August 2022.
Previously, she was in a relationship with Cory Booker, a senator. They dated from 2018 to 2022. From 2016 to 2017, she was in a relationship with Eric André, a comedian. She was also rumored with Tracie Thoms in 2006. She dated Jason Lewis, an actor in 2004. During their relationship, they lived together in Los Angles and dated until 2006.
Her Past Relationships
She dated Danny Boyle, a British film director. Danny cast her for a movie, Trance, and dated from July 2012 until March 2013. She had an affair with Mathieu Schreyer, French DJ. They were spotted together in Southern California’s shopping mall in January 2008. They were also rumored of being negged but separated in May 2011.
She and Canadian actor, Joshua Jackson got engaged. They dated from 2002 to 2003. She was rumored with an American rapper, Jay-Z in 2000. In 2013, she was rumored with Michael Fassbender and was also rumored with Otis Ferry in 2011. She was linked with Gerard Butler in 2007. In 2004, she encountered Colin Farrell.
Rosario Dawson, Mother of a Daughter
She is a mother of a daughter. Rosario adopted a daughter named Lola aka Isabella Dawson. She brought Isabella in 2015 and she is 21 years old as of now.
Rosario Dawson’s Net Worth
As of 2023, Dawson earned a net worth of $8 million throughout her professional career. Dawson earned $1 million from the movie, The Rent. She has an endorsement of Lexus CT 200h Funny Car. Dawson sold her LA Home at $2.28 million in 2020.
Rosario Dawson was Arrested a Few Times
Rosario was shooting for a film about political protests but she got arrested at the scene. She protested for the Republican National Convention in New York City. Due to this, she was arrested in 2004. She was again arrested in charge of making crowds, obstructing, and crossing police lines in 2016.
Her house help, Dedrek Finley who is a trans man filed a case against her and her family for discrimination, verbal abuse, misgendering, and physical assault. Rosario’s attorney refers to it as a fake allegation.
Her Weight Loss Journey
She lost weight after consuming a plant-based diet. Rosario consumes oatmeal with seaweed and protein- and fiber-packed grain in her breakfast. She follows a keto diet and eats food that is full of turmeric and a lot of ginger. She avoids using alcohol and marijuana. In her fitness routine, she prefers outdoor exercise. She doesn’t go to the gym. She goes walking, camping, and hiking.
Professional Career of Rosario Dawson
- Rosario was only 15 years old when she played in the movie, Kids in 1995.
- She also appeared as a guest on the show, Sesame Street.
- Then, she appeared in movies like He Got Game, Men in Black II, and Rent.
- She played in the documentary, The People Speak in 2009.
- Rosario appeared as a voice actor for the character, Velvet Von Black in The Haunted World of El Superbeasto in 2009.
- She sang the song, West Ryder Silver Bullet for the album, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum.
- She played the role of Persephone in the movie, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief in 2010.
- As a philanthropist, she is an active member of foundations like Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, the Lower East Side Girls Club, Amnesty International, Oxfam, etc.
- Besides, Rosario also released audiobooks like Artemis and Batman: The Audio Adventures.
Movies & TV Shows
She acted in hit movies like Girls’ Night Out, King of the Jungle, The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, Josie and the Pussycats, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, V-Day: Until the Violence Stops, etc. She is a member of shows like SpongeBob SquarePants, Saturday Night Live, The Last Kids on Earth, The Mandalorian, Love, Death & Robots, and so on.
Awards & Nominations
- She received nominations for the ALMA Awards, American Black Film Festival, BET Awards, Black Movie Awards, Black Reel Awards, and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
- In 2009, she won the criteria of Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture at NAACP Image Award for Steven Pounds.
- She won Satellite Awards in the nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Rent.
- In 2006, she won a nomination for Dramatic, Dor the Ensemble Cast at Sundance Film Festival.
FAQs of Rosario Dawson
How tall is Rosario Dawson?
Rosario has a tall height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 54kg. Her body measurement is 35-24-35 inches. Rosario has dark-brown eyes and hair. Her dress and shoe size is 8 (US).
Does Rosario Dawson speak Spanish?
Rosario can speak Spanish. She is not a fluent speaker. Rosario can cook Spanish food with recipes.
What happened to Rosario Dawson’s family?
Her cousin, Vaneza Ines Vasquez died in Rosario’s house in May 2017. Even though Rosario performed CPR and dialed 911, she couldn’t save her. Vaneza died due to Heart disease and Class III obesity in Venice, California.
Why did Rosario Dawson leave Daredevil?
She left Daredevil because of her scheduling conflict. Rosario appeared for the last time in Season 2 of Luke Cage.
Is Rosario Dawson a Vegan?
Yes, Rosario is a vegan. She started consuming a plant-based diet in 2019. She chose a plant-based diet when her father died due to pancreatic cancer.
Is Rosario Dawson Hispanic?
Yes, Rosario is a Hispanic. Her mother is of Cuban and Puerto Rica ethnicity.
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