Rosario Dawson has garnered praise for her numerous leading roles with today’s hottest film actors and directors, making her one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses. At the age of 14, she made her big-screen debut in the critically acclaimed “Kids.” In 2007, Dawson was honored at ShoWest, where she received the award for Supporting Actress of the Year. She was also awarded the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Award at the 2009 NAACP Image Awards for her performance in “Seven Pounds,” and the “Half-Life” Award at the 2008 Cine Vegas International Film Festival. Most recently, Dawson was seen in the romantic comedy “Zookeeper,” opposite Kevin James. This summer, she begins filming “Fire with Fire,” alongside Bruce Willis and Josh Duhamel. Dawson will also reprise her role as Gail in the highly anticipated sequel “Sin City 2.”
Among Dawson’s numerous films are “Unstoppable,” alongside Denzel Washington and Chris Pine; “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” opposite Uma Thurman; “Seven Pounds,” with Will Smith; “Eagle Eye,” opposite Shia LaBeouf; “Explicit Ills;” Quentin Tarantino’s “Grindhouse” and “Death Proof”; Kevin Smith’s “Clerks 2”; “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints,” which won a Special Jury Prize for a Dramatic Film at the Sundance Film Festival; “Rent,” Chris Columbus’ film adaptation of the award-winning Broadway play; the film noir “Sin City”; Oliver Stone’s epic “Alexander”; “The Rundown”; “Shattered Glass”; “This Girl’s Life”; “Men in Black II”; “The Adventures of Pluto Nash”; “Chelsea Walls”; “Sidewalks of New York”; “The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest”; “Ash Wednesday”; “Love in the Time of Money”; Spike Lee’s “He Got Game” and “25th Hour”; “Light It Up”; “Down to You” and “Josie and the Pussycats.”
Dawson starred in and produced the film “Descent,” which premiered to rave reviews at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. She also produced the short film “Bliss Virus,” written and directed by Talia Lugacy.
Dawson currently resides in Los Angeles
"Lili", directed by Alicia Keys and written by Jill Gordon, follows Lili, a fiercely independent, career-minded woman (Rosario Dawson), who recruits her sister (Tracee Ellis Ross) to help tell their hard-nosed mother (Jenifer Lewis) that she has breast cancer. As they work through their past issues, Lili’s mother and sister ultimately become her strongest allies when she needs her family the most. "Lili" also stars Jeffrey Tambor as a male patient diagnosed with breast cancer.