She is beautiful, creative, multi-talented, highly desirable, and can look back on a flourishing career that spanned two productive decades and still counts. Meet Rosario Dawson, one of Hollywood’s top actresses with over sixty films, three music video appearances, six video game projects, an audiobook release, and numerous television series that bear her name.
Rosario Dawson Biography
The superstar of the 25th Hour was born on May 9, 1979, in New York City. She was born as Rosario Isabel Dawson and is the biological daughter of Patrick C. Harris and Isabel Celeste, a renowned singer, and writer with Cuban and Puerto Rican roots. At the time of Rosario’s birth, her mother Isabel was sixteen years old and not married to Patrick – she never was, although she was a daughter of Patrick C. Harris. Instead, she entered into the covenant with a construction worker named Greg Dawson. Isabel’s marriage to Greg took place when Rosario was one year old.
Greg would adopt Rosario and raise her as his own daughter. To this day the actress still considers him her father. Not long after their marriage Isabel and her family moved to an abandoned apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. With her husband’s help, she was able to bring the building into shape by installing some basic facilities in it. Rosario and his stepbrother Clay grew up in the same apartment.
Dawson has been in the spotlight for many years. Since childhood, she has always wanted to be heard and never failed to show the world her innate acting abilities. Perhaps this could be the reason why she was given the opportunity to act in the American educational children’s TV series “Sesame Street” as a child in 1969. Years later Dawson made a comeback in the film industry and has remained relevant ever since.
After her return to the industry at the age of 15, the actress was given a leading role in the controversial teen drama series “Kids”. The film is still considered her breakout film today and remains one of the biggest projects she has ever tackled in the course of her career. As a phenomenal screen star, Rosario boasts a strong fan base and a rapidly growing international audience that loves her talent, her creativity on-screen, and her commendable contributions to the film industry and the entertainment industry in general.
Her rare acting skills have earned her roles in several independent films as well as high budget blockbusters such as Men in Black, Rent and He Got Game. She has also starred in several movies and television series alongside Hollywood elites like Will Smith and many others.
Besides her love of acting, Dawson also has a penchant for politics. She has taken part in numerous political activities on several occasions, including protesting against President George W. Bush in 2004, which led to her arrest that same year. The actress is said to have supported Bernie Sander’s nomination in the Democratic Party primaries in 2016. She also supported Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012, but Dawson dropped Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for the US Green Party candidate Jill Stein during the 2016 presidential election.
Net Worth – How Rich Is She?
As an accomplished actress, it is safe to say that Rosario Dawson has a considerable net worth. In her flourishing career, she has accumulated an impressive fortune of 16 million dollars.
Her Husband and Kids
At the time of writing this article, Rosario Dawson has no one to call her husband. She has never been married but has been involved with several high-profile personalities within and outside the entertainment industry. Rosario has been associated with stars like Gerard Butler, Jay-Z, and Colin Farell. She is said to have dated Jay-Z in 2000, Farell in 2004, and Butler in 2007.
On her list are also Danny Boyle and director Quentin Tarantino. She dated the former from 2012 – 2013 and the latter in 2006, and currently, she is not in a serious relationship.
Rosario has an adopted daughter named Lola. The actress’ decision to adopt Lola in 2014 was inspired by her stepfather, who raised her like his biological daughter.