Rosario Dawson 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. At the age of 14, Dawson debuted in the critically acclaimed KIDS and went on to gain accolades in roles such as ‘Mimi Marquez’ in the film RENT. She was honored in 2007 at the esteemed ShoWest where she received the award for “Supporting Actress of the Year.” Dawson was awarded the “Best Actress in a Motion Picture” Award at the 2009 NAACP Image Awards for her performance in SEVEN POUNDS and the “Half-Life” Award at the 2008 Cine Vegas International Film Festival alongside Don Cheadle, Viggo Mortensen and Sam Rockwell.
Most recently, Dawson wrapped filming Diego Luna’s CHAVEZ, a biopic on the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Dawson will play Dolores Huerta and stars alongside Michael Pena and America Ferrera.
Dawson will also be seen in the Danny Boyle thriller TRANCE alongside James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel. The film is centered on a failed art heist that pits two men against one another, though they both develop unusual relationships with the same woman.
A perennially diverse actress and producer, Dawson has amassed an impressive list of credits in her still growing career. Collaborating with a who’s who of the film community, Dawson has worked with everyone from Quentin Tarantino (GRINDHOUSE PRESENTS DEATH PROOF), Oliver Stone (ALEXANDER), Spike Lee (HE GOT GAME), and Chris Columbus (RENT) among numerous others.
Understanding the importance of balancing a busy professional life with one of philanthropy, something very near and dear to her heart, Dawson also lends her time to a range of influential organizations including Voto Latino, a movement that gives a voice and platform to the growing Latino population in the world of politics, which Dawson co-founded in 2004. Dawson also actively participates in V-Day, The Lower Eastside Girls Club and the Environmental Media Association among others. Dawson’s tireless humanitarian work was recently rewarded with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her valuable contributions to the community and encouragement in getting others involved.
Dawson currently resides in Los Angeles.
"On behalf of GE’s Hispanic Forum, we want to thank you for your participation as a speaker at our inaugural Executive Leadership Conference. Your message of commitment to bring about positive change is truly inspiring and resonated with our audience. Your participation helped us to deliver a world-class event, and we are pleased to have received such positive feedback and accolades from those in attendance."- National Executive Co-Chairs, GE Hispanic Forum