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Rosie Perez

Full / Real Name: Rosa María Pérez
Born: 06 September 1964 (55 years old)
Gender: Female

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Rosie Perez is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, director and community activist best known for her roles in the feature films White Men Can't Jump (1992), Untamed Heart (1993), Fearless (1993) and Perdita Durango (1997).

Perez was born in Brooklyn, New York and began her stage dance career on Soul Train in the late 1980s. She also choreographed music videos for top artists such as LL Cool J, Bobby Brown, Diana Ross and more.

She choreographed The Fly Girls dance crew on In Living Color and launched the career of Jennifer Lopez.

In 1989 director Spike Lee discovered Perez and cast her in Do the Right Thing. She has since acted in such films as White Men Can't Jump, It Could Happen to You, Riding in Cars with Boys, and Pineapple Express.

She also provides the voices of Click the camera on Nick Jr.'s Go Diego Go!, and Chel in the animated film The Road to El Dorado.

In addition to her film career, Perez is an activist for Puerto Rican rights. Her film Yo Soy Boricu! Pa' Que tu Lo Sepas! (I'm Puerto Rican, Just So You Know!) documents her activism.


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