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Rosie Perez

Actress, Choreographer, Activist and Talk Show Host

Rosie Perez, a actress, community activist, talk show host, author, dancer, and choreographer. Her film breakthrough was in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989). She followed this with White Men Can’t Jump (1992), and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Fearless (1993). She was also nominated…

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Rosie Perez, a actress, community activist, talk show host, author, dancer, and choreographer.

Her film breakthrough was in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989). She followed this with White Men Can’t Jump (1992), and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Fearless (1993). She was also nominated for three Emmy Awards for her work as a choreographer on In Living Color. In 2007, Perez starred on Broadway as Googie Gomez in a revival of The Ritz, and she was nominated for an Indie Spirit Award for her performance in The Take.

She has been a regular host on The View and in 2015 she returned to Broadway to star in Fish in the Dark, a new play written by Larry David.

Perez received critical acclaim for her directorial debut, Yo Soy Boricua Pa’que Tu Lo Sepas!, a documentary which celebrates Puerto Rican pride.

Throughout her career, Perez has been a vocal activist for a number of causes and serves as the Artistic Board Chair for Urban Arts Partnership. Rosie details her childhood upbringing and career in her book, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair).

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