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Rosie Perez          

Actress, Choreographer, Activist & Former Co-Host of "The View"

Rosa Perez is an American actress, choreographer and community activist. Her film breakthrough performance was her portrayal of Tina in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing (1989), which she followed with White Men Can't Jump (1992). Among many honors, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Fearless (1993) as well as three Emmy Awards for her work as a choreographer on "In Living Color" (1990–1994). Perez has also performed in stage plays on Broadway, such as The Ritz, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, and Fish in the Dark. In addition, she was a co-host on the ABC talk show "The View" during the series' 18th season.

Speech Topics

Education & the Arts

Empowering All Women of All Cultures

Pa'que tu lo sepas!: Activism for Women's Health

AIDS Activism: Get the Message Out!

Yo Soy Boricua

After trying to respond every time somebody made an ignorant remark about Puerto Rico and her people, Rosie Perez decided it was time to educate the world about the rich and important history of her homeland. This led to the creation of the documentary Yo Soy Boricua, Pa' Que Tu Lo Sepas! (I'm Boricua, Just So You Know!)

Featuring Perez (who is director and executive producer), her family and friends, Yo Soy Boricua, is both broad history lesson and personal tale. In fact, a lot of it feels like a home movie about a little girl who grew up beyond poor in Bushwick but learned self-respect from the aunt who never let her forget where she came from. Featuring historical footage and interviews with leading Puerto Rican leaders, educators and artists, Perez has captured the intricate, often conflicted, but enduring relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico.


Rosie Perez joins cast of CBC's new Mennonite mob drama Pure
CBC has added actress Rosie Perez to the cast of its upcoming Mennonite mob drama Pure.
Actress Rosie Perez: Hillary Clinton Ready 'On Day One' - NBC News
Rosie Perez was in Washington, D.C. for the LULAC conference and spoke to NBC News Latino about her support for Hillary Clinton.

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