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"You only live once. You don't want your tombstone to read: 'Played it Safe'."

Rosario Isabel Dawson (born May 9, 1979 in New York City, New York) is an American actress, singer, writer, and activist.

Dawson made her film debut with the controversial 1995 teen drama Kids. Her subsequent film roles include Men in Black II, Sin City, Clerks II, Death Proof, Alexander, The Rundown, and RENT.

She joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Claire Temple, who appears in all of the franchise's Netflix series (minus The Punisher, and not for a lack of trying), in roles ranging from a single episode of Jessica Jones to a major cast member in Luke Cage. Her other famous live-action television role is the adult version of Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars since Season 2 of The Mandalorian.

Dawson was in a relationship with U.S. Senator (and one-time Presidential candidate) Cory Booker from 2019 to 2022.

Not to be confused with either a rosario-wearing vampire or a certain creek.


Dawson's work contains examples of:

  • Ascended Fancast: She has stated that being a popular fancast for the role of Ahsoka Tano helped her get the role in The Mandalorian.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Most of her roles either focus on her sexiness or have her appear without her clothes on, including Sin City, Alexander, Death Proof and Trance (where she appeared with full-frontal nudity, along with two sex scenes). This led her friend Ralph Garman to dub her "Hottie McChocolateSkin".
  • Plays Great Ethnics: Her ethnic ambiguity has led to her diverse roles that span the world, from Brazilian in The Rundown to Bactrian (modern-day Afghanistan) in Alexander.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Due to her roles, some would even go so far as to call her the Pam Grier of her generation. Due to her mixed heritage, she doubles up as a Spicy Latina.

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