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Rosario Dawson          

Actress Known for "Daredevil" & "Rent;" Activist, Co-Founder & Chairwoman of Voto Latino

Actress Rosario Dawson has starred in a wide spectrum of independent and feature films, including Sin City, Rent and Grindhouse. Also an outspoken activist for various causes, Dawson co-founded Voto Latino to encourage Latinos to register and vote.

Dawson's upbringing was anything but traditional. At the age of 6, her family became squatters in an empty building because they couldn't afford rent, and this living situation would continue for years for the future actress and her family. At the age of 15, Dawson was hanging out with friends in front of her building when she caught the attention of director Larry Clark. He cast her in his controversial movie, Kids.

Dawson's unique multicultural background and acting talent, along with training from the Lee Strasberg Institute, helped her from being typecast in Hollywood. Six years after Kids, Dawson landed her first feature-film role in Josie and the Pussycats, based on the popular 1970s cartoon of the same name. More roles followed in bigger productions, including Men In Black II, Sin City, Eagle Eye and Unstoppable. Between making movies, the actress has dabbled in television, and has also found a niche in animated work, providing the voice for Wonder Woman in multiple "Justice League" projects and Batgirl in The Lego Batman Movie. In early 2019 it was revealed she was joining the cast of "Zombieland 2," scheduled for release later in the year.

In addition to acting, Dawson is known as a passionate political activist, devoting her time to making a difference in the world. She has helped fundraise for the Lower Eastside Girls Club (located where she grew up) and launched Voto Latino to get the Latino youth active in the political process. Dawson also spoke at the 2009 National Conference on the Primary Prevention of Men's Violence Against Women in Washington, D.C., and served as honorary host of the fourth annual "Our Voices: Celebrating Diversity in Media" event at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2013.

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Rosario Dawson Attends Latino Voter Registration Initiative

mitu, the largest digital media brand for Latino millennials, launched a nationwide initiative to get ONE MILLION Latinos registered to vote in November’s election with the T.A.C.O. Challenge: Take Action. Commit Others..

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