Daphne Rubin-Vega
Daphne Rubin-Vega
General Information
Birth Date November 18, 1969
Gender Female
Nationality Latino
Role in Rent Mimi Márquez
Productions New York Theatre Workshop production (1994)

Original Broadway Cast (1996)

Daphne Rubin-Vega (born November 18, 1969 in Panama City, is a dancer, singer and actress. She is best known for originating the role of Mimi Marquez in the Broadway musical Rent.


  • won the Theatre World Award in 1996 for Rent.
  • Was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in Rent as Best Actress in a Musical.
  • her castmate Wilson Jermaine Heredia, also starred along side her in the 1999 film Flawless.
  • Rubin-Vega did not participate in the film adaptation of Rent, as she was pregnant at the time of the movie's casting and filming. The role was subsequently given to Rosario Dawson.

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