Birth Name: Rosario Dawson
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Born on May 9, 1979 in New York, NY, Dawson was raised by her father, Greg, a construction worker and her mother, Isabelle, a professional vocalist. Her upbringing, however, was anything but conventional. When she was six, her parents became squatters in an empty building which they spent years transforming into a habitable living space by rewiring the electricity and drawing water from a nearby fire hydrant. Some years later, while hanging out with friends on the stoop of her building, Dawson attracted the attention of screenwriter Harmony Korinne and controversial director Larry Clark, who had heard the 15-year-old laughing uproariously. Almost on the spot, she was cast in "Kids" (1995), C...
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