Rosario Dawson ninth of May, 1979 in New York. Her mother, Isabel Celeste - from a family of Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban, and his stepfather, Greg Dawson - Irish. Despite the fact that Dawson - not the biological father, Rosario has always loved him like a brother. She also has a younger brother, Clay.
Rosario debut in film was the picture of Larry Clark's "Kids". The young actress at the time of invitation to the shooting was only 15 years old. After the first successful roles Dawson decided to enroll in the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.
Since 1998, Rocario shot annually. With it came movies like "Alexander", "Sin City," "Eagle Eye," "Men in Black 2" and many others. Taking off in big-budget films, she has not stopped playing and in independent films, such as "Love in the Time of money" or "24 hours".
In 1999, Dawson has created a duet with a famous musician for Prince of reissues of his hits of the 1980s. In the same year she starred in the video group The Chemical Brothers for the song Out of Control.
In his free time filming Rosario improving their musical skills by playing the guitar. The first lessons taught actress partner in the film "The Adventures of Pluto Nash" Eddie Murphy.
Rosario met with businessmen and rapper Jay-Z and actor Joshua Jackson. Then, in the period from 2004 to 2006, the actress had an affair with the star of the TV series "Sex and the City" by Jason Lewis. In December 2008, Rosario announced that her heart goes DJ Matthew Schreyer, whom she met in a French cafe. However, in spring 2011 the couple parted.
The actress is very active in public life, she was a member of many organizations, including the Lower East Side Girls Club, ONE Campaign, Oxfam, Amnesty International, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Stay Close.