The Root – a daily online magazine that provides thought-provoking commentary on today’s news from a variety of black perspectives – has listed Rosario Dawson on their 2010 The Root 100 list. The ROOT 100 recognizes emerging and established African-American leaders who are making extraordinary contributions. The ROOT 100 celebrates leadership, creativity, service, and, above all, excellence. Her name is listed as follows:
Claim to Fame
Actress and political activist
A star in movies such as Men in Black II and Sin City, Dawson boasts an impressive filmography. Born to a Native American father and an Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican mother, her first role was on Sesame Street as a child. In her teenage years, though, she got her big break. At 15, talent scouts approached Dawson on her front stoop and offered her a role in the film Kids. She’s been working ever since and is now a philanthropist and an activist, too. Dawson is the founder of Voto Latino, a voter-mobilization organization. For its cause, she has enlisted celebrities such as Eva Longoria Parker and Common.
Source: The Root