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Rosario Dawson

"I’m thrilled to share that I will be joining the National Hispanic Media Coalition and a group of esteemed colleagues for its first ever Visionary Alliance. I’m looking forward to celebrating and amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities as we combat the lack of representation that plagues the entertainment industry. I feel ignited and supported alongside the NHMC in helping build a diverse and inclusive Hollywood we can all be proud of."

Rosario Dawson has starred in a range of films including UNFORGETTABLE, TOP FIVE, TRANCE, UNSTOPPABLE, RENT, THE 25th HOUR, MEN IN BLACK II, KIDS and the SIN CITY franchise. She is the voice of Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE and voices Wonder Woman in several DC Animated films. For her performance in SEVEN POUNDS, Dawson won Best Actress in a Motion Picture Award at the 2009 NAACP Image Awards. She also starred in ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP opposite Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Zoey Deutch.

On the small screen, Dawson starred as ‘Allegra Dill’ in the BRIARPATCH, ‘Alma Ortega’ in HBO Max’s DMZ, ‘Jane Ramos’ in JANE THE VIRGIN and 'Claire Temple' in the Netflix adaptation of the Marvel comic book series DAREDEVIL, LUKE CAGE, IRON FIST, JESSICA JONES and THE DEFENDERS. Her latest TV project, Hulu's DOPESICK, earned critical acclaim with 14 Emmy nominations and 2 Emmys. Most recently, she starred in the latest installment of the fan-favorite franchise CLERKS III as beloved character ‘Becky Scott’, which released this past September to rave reviews. She has also recently co-produced and co-starred in the scripted series NORMAL AIN’T NORMAL, which also started streaming this past fall.

Rosario can next be seen reprising her role in the beloved STAR WARS franchise as 'Ahsoka Tano' in Disney+'s AHSOKA, which is the highly anticipated spin-off series of THE MANDALORIAN. She is also set to star in Disney's remake of HAUNTED MANSION alongside Jamie Lee Curtis, Owen Wilson and Jared Leto, which will be released later this year.

Aside from her acting credits, Rosario has produced several passion projects such as Talia Lugacy’s DESCENT, THIS IS NOT A WAR FILM and THE NEED TO GROW which highlights innovators healing our broken food systems and the need for soil regeneration to capture carbon and reverse climate change. Rosario was a co-host, editor and producer of THE ASSEMBLY for Free Speech television on the subjects of hate, protest and the future featuring scholars, activists and artists in 2018. Recently, Rosario directed her first short film BOUNDLESS for the Power/On Series as part of the Straight Up Films anthology to encourage girls in S.T.E.A.M. in partnership with YouTube and Google.

In 2013, Rosario founded Studio One Eighty Nine (Studio 189) with Abrima Erwiah, a fashion and media lifestyle brand made in Africa that produces African and African-inspired content and clothing. Studio 189 was recently the recipient of the prestigious CFDA Lexus Sustainable Fashion Initiative prize and of various other awards including the Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice award from UPenn in 2015, the MOCADA Social Justice award in 2016, the Design Miami Visionary award in 2017, the Filming On Italy Social Justice award in 2018 and more.

Dawson is an activist lending her time to a range of influential organizations, most notably Voto Latino, which she co-founded in 2004 to help empower Latino millennials to vote and influence change in government. Dawson is an active board member of V-Day, The Lower East Side Girls Club, Operation USA and the Environmental Media Association. She was also honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her valuable contributions to the community.

National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a woman-led 501(c)(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward the Latino communities.
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