Rosario Isabel Dawson (born May 9, 1979) is an American actress, voice actress, producer, and activist. She made her feature film debut in the 1995 independent drama Kids. Her subsequent film roles include He Got Game (1998), Josie and the Pussycats (2001), Men in Black II (2002), Rent (2005), Sin City (2005), Clerks II (2006), Death Proof (2007), Seven Pounds (2008), Unstoppable (2010) and Top Five (2014). Dawson has also provided voice-over work for Disney/Marvel, Warner Bros./DC Comics, and ViacomCBS's Nickelodeon unit.For her role in Rent, Dawson won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture; for her role in Top Five, she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy.Dawson is also known for having several roles in comic book adaptations. These include Gail in Sin City (2005) and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), providing the voices of Diana Prince / Wonder Woman in the DC Animated Movie Universe and Barbara Gordon / Batgirl in The Lego Batman Movie, as well as her portrayal of Claire Temple in five of the Marvel/Netflix series (2015–2018). In 2020, she portrayed Ahsoka Tano in the second season of The Mandalorian, and will star in the upcoming Disney+ original series Ahsoka.
Dawson is a self-professed Trekkie who mentioned both her and her brother's love of Star Trek in an interview with Conan O'Brien, and also demonstrated her knowledge of several Klingon words.Dawson briefly dated writer and actor Jason Sudeikis in 2010.Dawson was in a relationship with director Danny Boyle during shooting of the film Trance, which he directed and she starred in, in 2013.Dawson adopted a 12-year-old girl in 2014.From 2016 to 2017, Dawson dated comedian and television host Eric Andre.In March 2019, Dawson confirmed that she is in a relationship with United States senator Cory Booker.In October 2019 Dedrek Finley, a trans man, filed a case in Los Angeles against Dawson and her family for alleged incidents involving discrimination, verbal abuse, misgendering and physical assault. Finley had been employed as a handyman, living with the family and had known them for decades. Through their attorney, the Dawson family said that they are "saddened and disappointed by these false and baseless allegations." In August 2020, 18 of the 20 accusations, including those against Dawson herself, were voluntarily dropped by the plaintiff.In 2018, Dawson made a post to Instagram which was widely perceived as her coming out; when asked about this in a 2020 interview, she stated that this had not been her intention, and further specified that although "it's not inaccurate", she had never "had a relationship in that space."
Dawson was born on May 9, 1979, in New York City. Her mother, Isabel Celeste, is of Cuban and Puerto Rican ancestry. Isabel was 16 years old when Rosario was born; she never married Rosario's biological father, Patrick C. Harris. When Rosario was a year old, her mother married Greg Dawson, a construction worker. Dawson has a step-brother, Clay, who is four years younger.Isabel and Greg sublet their apartment and moved their family into 544 East 13th Street, a reclaimed building, after being approved by the residents as members of an affordable housing plan. During that time Rosario and Clay would also grow up in Texas. Dawson has cited this part of her history when explaining how she learned that, "If you wanted something better, you had to do it all yourself."
Movies & TV shows
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The Water Man
Gunner and his mother share a special bond. She supports his daydreaming and artistic pursuits, while his frequently-on-the-road father, Amos, with whom Gunner shares a strained relationship, has othe...
The story of a group of strangers whose lives are thrown into disarray in the lead-up to an apocalyptic event is told through a series of phone conversations.
The program celebrates daring acts alongside personal, behind-the-scenes stories from the challengers as they battle head-to-head to impress the judges and advance to the finale's ultimate $100,000 pr...
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Kiss the Ground
There is an alternative approach to farming calledgenerative agriculture that could balance our climate, replenish our water supplies, and feed the world.
The Rocky Horror Show
This live stream benefiting the Democratic Party of Wisconsin features with Curry, Barry Bostwick, Wilmer Valderrama, Colleen Ballinger, Lance Bass, Rosario Dawson, Jason George, Nell Campbell, Seth G...
Find Your Groove
In this uplifitng documentary, stars and musicians from across the industry speak to the power and importance of music in society. Here we examine how close we came to not having many of the incredibl...
Guardians of Life
This environmental short subject was made in collaboration of the protest group, Extinction Rebellion.
Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Mandalorian
Jon Favreau, the executive producer of The Mandalorian, invited the cast and crew to see the making of the series. Through interviews, never-before-seen footage, and roundtable conversations hosted by...
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War
Darkseid has destroyed the Justice League in a poorly executed war with the DC Super Heroes. The remaining bastions of good must regroup and take the war to Darkseid in order to save the planet and it...
Magnum Dopus: The Making of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
There is a behind the scenes look at the making of Jay & Silent Bob Reboot.
After her sister was murdered, Allegra returned to her border-town Texas home. A search for a killer turns into a fight to bring her hometown to its knees.
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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
Jay and Silent Bob embark on a cross-country mission to stop Hollywood from rebooting the film based on their comic book counterparts Bluntman and Chronic.
The Death and Return of Superman
There is an over two-hour unabridged and seamless animated feature called The Death of Superman and the Supermen. The battle between the Justice League and the unstoppable alien force known as Doomsda...
A Little Late with Lilly Singh
Lilly Singh is a comedian, actress, social media sensation, producer and author of "How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life." She hosts celebrity interviews, talks current events, performs music...
This Changes Everything
An investigative look and analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executives and artists in the Industry.
Lawlessness has spread throughout the universe after the fall of the Galactic Empire. A gunfighter is trying to make a living as a bounty hunter.
The Deported follows four long term residents of the United States, each with an Order of Deportation over their head, and their families as they have to make critical decisions that will either keep ...
Set in the not-too-distant future, this comedy anthology explores the issues of everyday life in the metropolis of Weird — stories that can only be told through the prism of sci-fi and comedy.
LA Woman Rising
Executive produced by Rosario Dawson, LA WOMAN RISING presents 50 Los Angeles women revealing their truth, what motivates them to wake up each morning. Director Nana Ghana gracefully captures the morn...
The Last Kids on Earth
Young teenager Jack Sullivan and a group of friends live in a tree house, playing video games, eating candy, and fighting zombies after a monster apocalypse.
The Need to Grow
With only sixty years of farmable soil left on Earth, and the increased threats of climate change, the need to rethink how we use earth’s natural resources has never been more important. The Need to ...
An aspiring music journalist lands her dream job and is about to move to San Francisco when her boyfriend calls it quits nine years after they met. She and her two best friends are going on a last adv...
Reign of the Supermen
In the wake of The Death of Supermen, the world is still mourning the loss of the Man of Steel following his fatal battle with the monster Doomsday. However, no sooner as his body been laid to rest th...
Zombieland: Double Tap
As they face off against zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of a makeshift family in the American heartland, they moved to the American heartland.
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines
Diana of Themyscira will change her world when she saves fighter pilot Steve Trevor. Diana earned the name Wonder Woman from the gracious people of Earth. She is determined to help a troubled and embi...
The Death of Superman
The monster was stopped by the Justice League. The monster can only be defeated by Superman.
Battlescar - Punk was invented by Girls
BattleScar follows a year in the life of Lupe, a Puerto Rican-American living in late 1970’s New York City. The film utilises Lupe’s handwritten journal to guide us through her experiences spanning ac...
A new recruit is assigned to a motley crew of blue-collar workers. Hank must break his "risk nothing" code to save the boy he befriended, even if it means becoming the one thing he has always avoided....
Sorry to Bother You
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, a black telemarketer named Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success.
New York City, 1978: When Lupe, a Puerto Rican-American teen, meets fellow runaway Debbie, the Bowery's punk scene and the Lower East Side is their playground.
A young man living in a sheltered life develops a crush on a stripper and joins her Alcoholics Anonymous group just so he can be in the same room with her.
Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain
Hacktivist and blockchain expert Lauri Love fights extradition in TRUST MACHINE—his computer skills a threat to the US government. Tech innovators strike a raw nerve as banks and network pundits rush ...
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Julia moves in with David, but his ex-wife and her own haunting past join forces to rock her quiet suburban existence.
Justice League Dark
Beings with supernatural powers are fighting.
The Lego Batman Movie
A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule the city, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wants to be his sidekick.
Marvel's Iron Fist
Danny was presumed dead for 15 years. He wants to fulfill his destiny now that he has the power of the Iron Fist.
Marvel's The Defenders
As a sinister conspiracy threatens New York City, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist join forces to take on their enemies.
One Brick at a Time: Making the LEGO Batman Movie
There is a documentary about the Lego Batman Movie.
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Marvel's Luke Cage
A wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire after a sabotaged experiment gave him super strength and resilience.
Justice League vs. Teen Titans
Batman sent Robin to work with the Teen TITANS after he messed up the Justice League mission. The TITANS need to step up after he threatens to conquer the world.
It is not her first talk show, but it is the first of its kind. She is interested in ideas, people and places.
The docu-series features narratives about inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system. The show follows high-profile correspondents as they investiga...
Ratchet & Clank
The story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet is told by Ratchet and Clank. When the two stumbled upon a dangerous weapon that...
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Daredevil uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell's Kitchen.
Marvel's Jessica Jones
After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilit...
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Craig Ferguson will not be on The Late Late Show. The show interviews people. James Corden is the host.
Puerto Ricans in Paris
NYPD detectives Luis and Eddie visit Paris to help gorgeous French designer Colette catch the black market thief who's ripped off her new handbag design. While Luis' girlfriend Vanessa and Eddie's wif...
The Ever After
The good life, complete with a child and a lovely home in Los Angeles, but something is missing. While Thomas' job as a fashion photographer puts him in dangerous situations, he has put his acting car...
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
After the events of Justice League: War, Ocean Master and Black Manta declared a war against the surface. Queen Atlanna wants her other son, Ocean Master's half-brother Arthur Curry, who has no knowle...
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Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast
An ancient myth of a massive creature sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell and her good friend Fawn, an animal fairy who is not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. The scout fairies ar...
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Some of the most hard-boiled citizens in Sin City cross paths with some of the more reviled inhabitants.
There are some disturbing incidents that seem to indicate that she is still alive eight years later. The police, her parents, and herself will solve the mystery of her disappearance.
Jane the Virgin
A comedy-drama following a chaste young woman who is accidentally impregnated by artificial insemination as she struggles to inform her religious family and make the right choices about her child. The...
Parts Per Billion
In the face of a disastrous war, three couples are forced to make life-changing decisions. The flawed and beautiful people who are facing this disaster are often blinded by their love.
The best actors of the year have intimate encounters.
A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancée talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her show.
Cesar Chavez was an activist. Cesar Chavez tells the story of the birth of a modern American labour movement that was torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a l...
They Die by Dawn
Four outlaws with a bounty on their heads set a date for a gunfight in Oklahoma. The collective bounty is taken by the last man. There is violence and chaos.
She was kidnapped and forced to fight other women for spectators. When the game is over, only one warrior will remain.
After running away from her abusive mother, a streetwise teen seeks refuge with her father, but he rejects her when he learns that she's pregnant.
A violent gang enlisted the help of a hypnotist in an attempt to locate a painting which mysteriously vanished in the middle of a robbery.
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Ten years after graduating high school, a group of friends get together.
Comic Book Men
The show is for boys. Kevin Smith's comic shop Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash is where the show is set. There are disagreements about the technical accuracy of the ship's blueprints.
Fire with Fire
A man who was ordered to testify against another man after he was held up at a convenience store is threatening to kill a fireman.
A detective is holed up in a hotel in Los Angeles waiting for his killers to show up. The truth of how he came to be in his current situation will be revealed during the course of one night when he wi...
One of the best-loved caretakers at the Franklin Park Zoo is a kindhearted man, but since he is more comfortable with the animals than with females of his own species, his love life is lacking. When i...
According to the film MISS REPRESENTATION, American youth are being sold the idea that women and girls' value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality. The film challenges the under-representation of...
Girl Walks Into a Bar
A sharp-witted comedy that follows a group of apparent strangers in interlocking stories taking place in ten different bars during the course of one evening throughout Los Angeles.
The impact of breast cancer on people's lives is explored in an anthology of short films.
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O'Brien hosted the show.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
The son of Poseidon is needed when Zeus' lightning is stolen. In order to prevent a war between the Gods, Percy must master his new skills.
The idea of God and World Peace is explored through Religion, Spirituality, History, Science, Politics and Arts.
Brave New Voices 2010
The excitement and poetry of the Brave New Voices 2010 National Slam team championships is captured in this special.
A runaway train that is transporting deadly, toxic chemicals is unstoppable until a veteran engineer and young conductor risk their lives to try and stop it with a switch engine.
We Are One With President-Elect Barack Obama
A public celebration of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America at the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall in Washington DC, on January 18, 2009.
On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a daughter of untold beauty, grace and strength: Princess Diana. Diana accompanies the Army fighter pilot b...
SpongeBob's Truth or Square
The cast look back on major events in their lives; Patchy hosts a star-studded anniversary special.
The People Speak
America's struggles with war, class, race and women's rights are examined. "A People's History of the United States" is a book.
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto
The film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto has elements of horror and thrillers. It is based on the comic book series created by Rob Zombie that follows the character of El Superbeasto and his sexy ...
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Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are thrown into turmoil by a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, the unseen caller uses everyday technology to control their actions and push ...
The five-to-seven minute long episodes of the American science fiction series were created by Electric Farm Entertainment. The online series is based on an original story. NBC.com broadcasts the show ...
The film follows four inter-connecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia
Carmen Colson and her husband Wayne were placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an incident. They are targeted by a hit man and a killer thinking they are safe.
An IRS agent with a fateful secret embark on an extraordinary journey of redemption that will change the lives of seven strangers.
A college co-ed is brutally raped and struggles alone to rebuild her life, but when the chance for revenge comes she as a victim sinks lower than her predator.
Robert Rodriguez wrote and directed two horror movies. There are fake movie trailers.
Jungle Julia, Austin's hottest DJ, sets out into the night to have fun with her two friends. A scarred rebel who is behind the wheel of his muscle car is watching their moves and is just feet away.
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An annual award show dedicated to the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres of feature films and television.
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Dito Montiel, a successful author, received a call from his mother who asked him to return home and visit his ailing father. Antonio, Giuseppe, Nerf, and Mike were raised with Dito.
Dante and Randall's shops are at Mooby's.
No Day But Today: The Story of 'Rent'
Feature length documentary about Jonathan Larson and "Rent"'s journey from Broadway to the screen. Featuring director Chris Columbus, the entire cast, and dozens of friends and family of Jonathan Lars...
Back to the Well: 'Clerks II'
A documentary about the making of Clerks II.
It's great to meet you in Sin City. The town beckons to those who are tough, corrupt, and brokenhearted. Some people call it hard-boiled. Some of the people who call it home are crooked cops. Some are...
The story of a year in the life of a group of bohemians is told in a rock opera. Mark and Roger live together. While a tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark attempts to capture it through his atte...
God Sleeps in Rwanda
A powerful documentary about five women whose lives have been irrevocably altered by the Rwandan genocide. With the country left nearly 70% female in the wake of the massacres, "God Sleeps In Rwanda" ...
Jake Cassevetes is a world renowned shooter just back from being embedded during the U.S. invasion of Iraq. As a well-paid stringer for the networks, Jake does not buy into the currently vogue, left-w...
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The Tony Danza Show
The Tony Danza Show was a daytime variety talk show that premiered on September 13, 2004 in syndication and was distributed by Buena Vista Television.
Alexander is in charge of his army. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army all the way to India.
This Girl's Life
"Slice of life" take on life of international porn celebrity, Moon, and her musings on modern life, love and loss.
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The celebrity friends were pranked by the actor.
The true story of Washington, D.C. Stephen Glass became a staff writer at The New Republic after becoming a journalist in his 20s. Glass was looking for a short cut to fame, but his deception did not ...
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC.
When Travis, the mouthy son of a criminal, disappears in the Amazon in search of a treasured artifact, his father sends in Beck, who becomes Travis's rival for the affections of Mariana, a mysterious ...
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A pair of Irish-American brothers are involved in a conflict with the Irish Mob in the 1980's.
Icons was a documentary TV show on G4 that originally focused on significant people, companies, products, history, and milestones in world of video games. It was relaunched in 2006 and focused entirel...
In New York City in the days after 9/11, a convicted drug dealer is about to start a seven-year prison sentence, and his final hours of freedom are devoted to hanging out with his closest friends and ...
Love in the Time of Money
A cast of characters in New York include a woman who makes awkward moves on a man who renovated her SoHo loft, a sleazy artist, and a phone psychic.
Men in Black II
Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIB's untarnished mission statement – protecting Earth...
The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest
Andy, a successful marketing guy quits his job, gets a new job at a research facility, makes a powerful enemy who makes him volunteer for a nearly impossible project: The $99 PC. The only available gu...
The movie tells five stories in one day at a New York City hotel with an ensemble cast of over 30 people.
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
There is a moon in the sky. The owner of the hottest nightclub in the world, Pluto Nash, finds himself in trouble when he refuses to sell his club to Mogan, who just happens to be helping the mysterio...
Sidewalks of New York
The film follows the lives of three men and three women as they form a web of relationships. Interspersing "man on the street" interviews with scenes from the six characters' lives, the film weaves a ...
Josie and the Pussycats
Three small-town girls are determined to take their rock band out of their garage and straight to the top, while remaining true to their look, style and sound. They are pawns of two people who want to...
Down to You
The son of a celebrity chef and a talented artist meet at a bar and fall in love. It is not easy to be happy. Outside forces, including a predatory porn star who wants to lure Al into her bed, threate...
King of the Jungle
A man with a child. He likes to sneak out for cigarettes with his mother. Life's simple pleasures were torn from him when he witnessed his mother being killed. He has to overcome the child in order to...
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The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn
Craig Kilborn hosted this zany talk show, which followed David Letterman's show, from 1999 until 2004. Kilborn left The Daily Show in 1999 to be this show's host after Tom Synder retired. The segment ...
Light It Up
On a winter day in a southside Queens high school, events collide and six students are in an armed standoff with the NYPD. The school has little resources for teachers.
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Total Request Live was a television series on MTV that featured popular music videos. TRL was MTV's prime outlet for music videos as the network continued to concentrate on reality-based programming. ...
He Got Game
A basketball player's father is trying to convince him to attend college so he can get a shorter sentence.
In 24 hours, 5 worlds collide in the forgotten neighborhoods of New York City.
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The show covers movies, TV shows, comic books, collectibles and gadgets. The show was created and executive produced by host Victor Lucas and has been on the air for over a decade.
On ABC daytime's morning chat fest, the most exciting events of the day are being discussed. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are...
1 TV show
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are discussed by The World's Fakest News Team.
The portrayal of teens in New York City exposes a very disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The story of a boy named Telly is told in the film. Jenny, a girl who only had sex once, knows she c...
1 TV show
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...
1 TV show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. The fourth incarn...
1 TV show
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan
A morning talk show with A-list celebrity guests, top-notch performances and one-of-a-kind segments are unparalleled on daytime television.
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Girls Night Out
An unexpected and intimate exchange of secrets, dreams, and regrets takes place between strangers after a Manhattan gallery owner invites them up to his loft to see his Max Ernst work.
The series looks into the epicenter of America's struggle with opiate addiction, taking viewers from a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA, and to the opulence of "one per...
After a civil war leaves Manhattan a demilitarized zone and isolated from the rest of the world, a fierce medic sets out on a harrowing journey to find her missing son. The leader of one of the most p...
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