|Birth Date||May 9, 1979|
|Nationality||Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban|
|Role in Rent||Mimi Márquez|
- Much like Mimi, Rosario grew up in abandoned building squat on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
- Rosario Dawson has said she choreographed an elaborate routine for her audition song, "Out Tonight." During her actual screen test, she was so nervous she could barely move. Convinced she'd blown her audition, she left the room disappointed. Director Chris Columbus was so impressed, however, he ran after her and cast her on the spot.