What Is Rosario Dawson’s Net Worth and What Is She Most Famous For?

Rosario Dawson was born May 9, 1979. Her mother was a singer and her father was out of the picture. She grew up in New York City and quickly discovered she had a knack for acting, landing her first film role at age 15.

Over the years, Dawson has played a diverse range of characters and has established herself as a vocal and active member of the Hollywood community. So just how much is Rosario Dawson worth and what is her most popular role to date?

The actress had a hard childhood

Things were not always easy for Dawson growing up. The New York native spent many years moving around trying to find a place to live. Dawson’s family had difficulty paying the rent so this meant the family often had to squat in empty buildings.

Dawson got her break at 15 when she was discovered by director Larry Clark. Dawson was hanging outside her building with some of her friends when she caught Clark’s attention. Clark cast her to play Ruby in his film Kids.

Dawson quickly moved on to bigger and better

Just six short years later, Dawson was cast as Valerie Brown in Josie and the Pussycats. At this point, the 21-year-old actress already had seven films under her belt. In the years that followed, Dawson appeared in Men in Black II, Sin City, and several other movies.

She landed her dream role in ‘Rent’

If there is one role that Dawson continues to get recognized for it is arguably the film adaptation of the musical Rent. Dawson starred as Mimi, and HIV positive stripper, in the Broadway classic. Dawson told MTV that there was no way she was letting anyone else win the part, joking, “If anyone else had gotten that role, she would be missing in action right now,” Dawson joked. “I grew up on the Lower East Side of New York. I grew up on Avenue B. I mean, there’s no one else who can play that role!”

The role made Dawson a household name and opened the door for numerous other projects. After Rent, the actress appeared in several other movies. In 2015, she landed the role of Claire Temple in the TV Series Jessica Jones. She has gone on to play the character in several other Marvel movies and shows.

What is Rosario Dawson’s net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rosario Dawson is worth an estimated $16 million. The actress has been in the business for over 20 years now and has over 90 acting credits to her name. Dawson most recently voiced Wonder Woman in Reign of the Superman. She can be seen in Someone Great and Zombieland: Double Tap later this year.

She is also a political activist

TMZ recently joked with Dawson that fans have been wanting her to get into politics for a long time now. The actress has long been an activist for many causes, including Vote Latino and the Me Too movement. Dawson has never held back in her fight for justice. In 2016, the actress was arrested after participating in a week-long demonstration for Democracy Spring.

Dawson just confirmed she’s dating presidential hopeful Cory Booker

Could Dawson’s biggest role be still to come? The Rent actress just confirmed to TMZ that she is indeed dating New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. Rumors have been swirling for months that Dawson and Booker were dating, so Dawson’s confirmation comes as no surprise to most. When asked about Booker, the actress said, “I think he’s an amazing human being.”

Booker announced his candidacy for the Democratic nominee for the president of the United States on February 1, 2019. If Booker wins in 2020 he would be the first unmarried man to be elected president since Grover Cleveland won in 1886. That is of course unless he ties the knot with Dawson before he gets sworn in.