Award-winning Actress, Choreographer and AIDS Activist
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Rosie Perez is an Academy Award nominated actress and Emmy nominated choreographer. She has starred in both comedic and dramatic roles in a range of films including Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, The Road to El Dorado, White Men Can’t Jump and Somebody to Love.
She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film Fearless. In addition to her work as a film producer, director and choreographer, Perez has also been a star on stage, with a major role in the hit revival of Terence McNally’s Frankie & Johnnie in the Clair de Lune.
Throughout her career, Perez has been an activist for a number of causes, especially those related to AIDS, inner city youth and Puerto Rican rights.