Kicking off her film career as Ruby in the hugely controversial Kids, Rosario has come a long way since 1995, with early roles in Josie and The Pussycats and Men In Black II, through craft-building turns in Alexander and Sin City, to musical performances in Rent, to major roles in Seven Pounds and now FIRE WITH FIRE. To celebrate the upcoming release of her most recent film FIRE WITH FIRE (out March 8), we take a look back at Rosario Dawson’s accomplished roles revealing the beginnings and the foundations for an even stronger career to come.
JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS (2001)
Rosario Dawson’s breakthrough performance shined in this comedy film as Valerie Brown, one of the three all girl rock band performers, alongside actresses Tara Reid and Rachael Leigh Cook. The three band members stick together through the triumphs and struggles that travelling to New York City unravel for them.
MEN IN BLACK 2 (2002)
Laura Vasquez, played by Rosario, finds herself standing in the middle of an extraterrestrial war between MIB Agent J to protect the planet Earth. Based on the Marvel comic book, after being held hostage Laura is the bridge to humanity, turning into Agent J’s mission throughout this comedic, action-packed, science fiction journey.
Based on the true-life story of Alexander the Great, from youth hood to his last breathe, Rosario Dawson plays the role of his stunning wife Roxana. Amidst grand triumphs, ferocious defeats and overwhelming battles, Roxana fights a battle herself with the private relationships that stand between their marriage and bond.
Portraying a more sexual tone, Rosario Dawson’s takes full advantage of her exotic quality as she plays the role as a prostitute-dominatrix facing a street war. The film is broken down into several stories involving nothing less of crime and thrills.
This popular Broadway musical turned blockbuster exposes Rosario Dawson as Mimi Marquez, an exotic dancer facing the everyday life struggles living among the shadow of AIDS. As Mimi and her group of friends cope with life, they learn to stick close together and find support within each other.
SEVEN POUNDS (2008)
Rosario Dawson and Will Smith come together again in their second film. The actress plays the complicated role of Emily Posa, who comes across a forbidden love whose mission is to save her life while he battles to change those of six others.
FIRE WITH FIRE (2013)
Taking on the responsibility as Deputy United States Marshal, Talia (Rosario’s character) is assigned to protect the life of Jeremy Coleman (co-star Josh Duhamel) after being put into witness protection. Amidst falling in love with each other, things take a chaotic turn for the two when Talia is almost killed guarding him.
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FIRE WITH FIRE is released in UK cinemas on 8 March