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10 Things You Didn't Know About Rosario Dawson

All there is to know about the woman nobody is calling Night Nurse...

A classic rags-to-riches story, Rosario Dawson began her career penniless, with no hopes of ever being an actor. Basically homeless, she was discovered on the streets and cast in her first film at the age of 15. She enjoyed the experience so much that she used her pay to take acting classes, and that's how she ended up playing Night Nurse in Daredevil. Her accomplishments sound a little less impressive when you put it like that, but Dawson's performance as Claire Temple in Netflix's first Marvel series was one of the highlights of that show. It was just the latest in a long line of great, complex and diverse roles she's played over the years, starring in everything from Oliver Stone's ill-fated Alexander to Rent. Over the course of her career Dawson has played a death-defying make-up artist in Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, the love interest of both Will Smith and Eddie Murphy in the same year (in Men In Black II and The Adventures Of Pluto Nash, respectively), and even Persephone, goddess of springtime and wife of Hades, in the first Percy Jackson. Despite appearing in any number of big-profile blockbusters alongside her smaller dramatic roles, she's managed to avoid much of the spotlight that gets cast on other actors of her stature. Good for her and all, but there's a lot of cool stuff you never imagined about her €“ early Muppet-centric roles, for one €“ amongst these ten facts you never knew about Rosario Dawson.
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