ROSARIO DAWSON (Kate) 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 leading ladies. Dawson received a Satellite Award for her
performance as Mimi Marquez in the film Rent. She was honored again in 2007 at ShoWest, where she was named Supporting Actress of the Year.
Dawson was also awarded as Best Actress in a Motion Picture at the 2009 NAACP
Image Awards for her performance in Seven Pounds (opposite Will Smith) and the
Half-Life Award at the 2008 Cine Vegas International Film Festival alongside Don
Cheadle, Viggo Mortensen and Sam Rockwell.
Dawson most recently starred opposite Denzel Washington in the action film
Unstoppable. Prior to that, she re-teamed with Rent director Chris Columbus for
the fantasy comedy Percy Jackson, in which she stars opposite Uma Thurman,
Catherine Keener, and Pierce Brosnan. The film grossed over $225 million
worldwide. She also co-starred in the thriller Eagle Eye with Shia LaBeouf and
Billy Bob Thornton for Paramount/Dreamworks, and starred in John Madden's
Killshot, based on the best-selling crime novel alongside Mickey Rourke, Diane
Lane and Johnny Knoxville.
In 2008, Dawson starred in the political drama Explicit Ills, which premiered at
SXSW Film Festival. The film received praise from critics as well as three
awards including the Audience Award at the festival.
Dawson worked with Quentin Tarantino on Grindhouse, a joint venture consisting
of two feature films, one directed by Tarantino and the other by Robert
Rodriguez. Death Proof, Quentin Tarantino's half of the double feature, was
chosen as an in competition film for the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and has
continued its success overseas.
Dawson starred in and produced Descent for director Talia Lugacy. This was
Dawson's first self produced feature film under her production banner, Trybe
Films. Descent premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival to rave reviews.
Other credits include Kevin Smith's Clerks 2, Dito Montiel's A Guide to
Recognizing Your Saints, Oliver Stone's epic Alexander (as part of an all-star
cast including Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, and Jared Leto),
the action-comedy Rundown, the dramas Shattered Glass and Chelsea Walls, the
indies This Girl's Life and Love in the Time of Money, Spike Lee's 25th Hour and
He Got Game, Men in Black 2, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Ed Burns' Sidewalks
of New York and Ash Wednesday, The First $20 Million is Always the Hardest,
Light it Up, Down to You, Josie and the Pussycats, and her motion picture debut
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