Rosario Dawson
General Information
Birth Date May 9, 1979
Gender Female
Nationality Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban
Role in Rent Mimi Márquez
Productions Film Adaption
Rosario Isabel Dawson (born May 9, 1979) is an American actress, singer, and writer. In the film adaptation of the popular musical Rent in 2005, she played the exotic dancer Mimi Márquez, replacing Daphne Rubin-Vega, who was pregnant and unable to play the part.


  • Much like Mimi, Rosario grew up in abandoned building squat on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
  • Rosario Dawson has said she choreographed an elaborate routine for her audition song, "Out Tonight." During her actual screen test, she was so nervous she could barely move. Convinced she'd blown her audition, she left the room disappointed. Director Chris Columbus was so impressed, however, he ran after her and cast her on the spot.

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