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Rosie Perez
Birth name Rosa Maria Perez
Born September 6, 1964 (1964-09-06) (age 43)
Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City Flag of the United States
Years active 1989 – present
Spouse(s) Seth Zvi Rosenfeld (separated)

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Early life

Perez was born in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick to Puerto Rican parents. She started her career as a dancer on Soul Train and has choreographed music videos by Bobby Brown, Diana Ross, LL Cool J and The Boys[disambiguation needed]. She was the choreographer for the dancing group, the Fly Girls, (and in one case three female members of the show's cast during a sketch that involved them taking over as the show's dance troupe after they had tied up, gagged, and thrown the real Fly Girls into a closet) who were featured on every performance of In Living Color, a 1990s television variety series. For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Bushwick is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA. Founded in 1661 by Governor Peter Stuyvesant as Boswijck, it is the site of some of the earliest settlements in Brooklyn that date to the middle of the 17th century. ... Soul Train is a long-running music-related syndicated television program. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... This article is about the R&B singer. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... LL Cool J (born James Todd Smith III on January 14, 1968 in New York, New York) is a legendary American hip hop artist and actor. ... The Boys may refer to: The Boys (band), an American band The Boys (film), an Australian drama film This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... In Living Color is a sketch comedy television series which ran on the FOX Network from April 15, 1990 to May 19, 1994. ...


Perez was noticed in a dance club by Spike Lee, who hired her for her first acting role in Lee's Do the Right Thing. Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award - winning, and Academy Award - nominated American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with controversial social and political issues. ... This article is about the 1989 film. ...

Perez is recognized for her nasal voice and thick Brooklyn accent, which often is emphasized in her films. Her normal speaking voice is much clearer, although her accent remains strong. The New York dialect of the English language is spoken by most European Americans who were raised in New York City and much of its metropolitan area including the lower Hudson Valley, western Long Island, and in northeastern New Jersey. ...

In 1999, Perez married filmmaker Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, but they separated in 2001. She made her Broadway debut in Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune and appeared opposite Jeff Bridges in Peter Weir's 1993 film Fearless, for which Perez was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Terrence McNally (born November 3, 1939), is an American playwright. ... Poster for the off-Broadway production Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune is a two-character play by Terrence McNally. ... Peter Lindsay Weir (born August 21, 1944) is an Australian film director. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...

She currently co-stars as "Click, the camera" on Nick Jr.'s Go, Diego, Go!. Nick Jr. ... Go, Diego, Go!, an animated series for preschool-aged children, is a spin-off of Dora the Explorer. ...

Perez is a Puerto Rican activist who fights for Puerto Rican rights from America. Her 2006 film Yo Soy Boricua! Pa' Que Tu Lo Sepas! (I'm Boricua, Just So You Know!) is about this fight.

In Fall 2006, Perez starred in and directed the Spanish AIDS PSA campaign "Join the Fight" for Cable Positive and Kismet Films. The campaign featured actor Wilmer Valderrama, BET's Julissa Bermudez, Telenovela actor Erick Elias, singer/actress Lorena Rojas, 2006-2007 Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera, and actress Judy Marte. An English-language campaign was directed by Liev Schreiber. For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ... Conveniently located 3000 miles from Hollywood, Kismet Films is a New York-based feature film and commercial production company. ... Wilmer Valderrama (born January 30, 1980) is a Venezuelan-American comic actor best known for the role of Fez in the sitcom That 70s Show and as the host of the MTV series Yo Momma. ... Black Entertainment Television is an American cable network based in Washington, D.C. targeted toward African-American and urban audiences in the United States. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Erick Elias (born June 23, 1980 in Guadalajara, Jalisco) is a Jewish Mexican actor, model and singer. ... Lorena Rojas (born Seydi Lorena Rojas Gonzalez on 10 February 1972) is a Mexican actress and singer best known for her leading roles in popular soap operas. ... Miss Universe is an annual international female beauty contest, and the title for the winner of the contest, founded in 1952 by California clothing company Pacific Mills. ... Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza (born October 3, 1987 in Cayey, Puerto Rico, and raised in Salinas, Puerto Rico) is a beauty queen who has held the titles Miss Puerto Rico Universe and Miss Universe 2006. ... Judy Marte is a Dominican American actress who can be seen in films such as Raising Victor Vargas and On The Outs External links IMDb listing Categories: | | ... Liev Schreiber (born October 4, 1967) is a Tony Award-winning American actor. ...

Selected filmography


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  • Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground (1997)
  • The 24 Hour Woman (1999)


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  • Yo Soy Boricua! Pa' Que Tu Lo Sepas! (I'm Boricua, Just So You Know!) (2005)


  • She helped nurture the career of another Latina "Fly Girl" who went on to become a superstar in her own right: Jennifer Lopez.
  • She was impersonated by Amy Poehler on a pretaped sketch Saturday Night Live called "New York Stories."
  • On the Family Guy episode "Da Boom", Peter mentions that he gave elocution lessons to Rosie Perez as mayor of New Quahog. When he is told that "that's nothing to be proud of", Peter responds, imitating Perez: "Don' be stupid, she speak good an' everythin'".[1]
  • On the Veronica Mars episode "An Echolls Family Christmas", it is said that Logan Echolls was in love with Rosie Perez as a small child; at the request of his movie star father, Aaron Echolls, she came to his ninth birthday party, and having misheard his name as Lauren, brought him a purse.
  • She practices Kung-Fu.
  • Perez has a twin sister named Carmen.
  • She is referenced in rapper Jay-Z's song "Blueprint 2" ("And I'm sorry Miss Rosie Perez, I call a spade a spade, it just is what it is"). Perez says the line is a response to her "dissing" Jay-Z for talking about Nas's ex-girlfriend during their high-profile feud.
  • She attended school in Los Angeles for a brief time.
  • She is referenced in rapper Kanye West's song "Good Morning" ("You got D's motherfucker, D's, Rosie Perez.")
  • Said Nas is her first favorite rapper, 2nd Rakim, and 3rd Jay Z

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See also

This list of Puerto Ricans includes people who were born in Puerto Rico, people who are of Puerto Rican ancestry, and many long-term residents and/or immigrants whove made Puerto Rico their home, who are significantly notable for their life and/or work. ... This article details the performances of Puerto Rican actors, actresses, and films that have either been submitted or nominated for, or have won, an Academy Award. ...

External links

  Results from FactBites:
Rosie Perez - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (251 words)
Rosa Maria Perez (born September 6, 1964 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York) is an Oscar-nominated American actress, dancer, and choreographer based in New York City.
Perez was born in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick to Puerto Rican parents.
Perez was recently on Broadway in Craig Lucas's Reckless alongside Mary-Louise Parker.
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