ROSARIO DAWSON (Chelsea Brown) made her film debut at the age of 14, in the
highly acclaimed and controversial indie hit Kids, directed by photographer
Larry Clark from a script by Harmony Korine. Starring a cast of young faces cast
directly from the city streets, Kids depicted 24 hours in the life of a group of
New York City skateboarders.
Dawson recently starred in Diego Luna's Cesar Chavez, a biopic on the civil
rights activist and labor organizer; and in Atom Egoyan's thriller, The Captive,
which premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. In August 2014, she reprised
her role as Gale in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.
Other film credits include Danny Boyle's Trance; Zookeeper; Tony Scott's
Unstoppable; Seven Pounds; Eagle Eye; Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof segment of
Grindhouse; Kevin Smith's Clerks II; Dito Montiel's A Guide to Recognizing Your
Saints; Chris Columbus' Rent, in which she played Mimi Valdez in the film
adaptation of the famed Broadway play; Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin
City; Oliver Stone's Alexander; Peter Berg's The Rundown; Spike Lee's The 25th
Hour; Barry Sonnenfeld's Men in Black II; Ethan Hawke's Chelsea Walls; Billy
Ray's Shattered Glass; Spike Lee's He's Got Game; Down to You; and Josie and the
Under her Trybe Films production banner, Dawson starred in and produced Descent,
for director Talia Lugacy, which premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.
She made her small-screen debut in the Lifetime original movie, "Project Five,"
directed by Alicia Keys.