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Rosie Perez


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Birth Name: Rosie Perez
Born: 09/06/1964
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA

She was born Rosa Maria Perez in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick, NY on Sept. 6, 1964; her mother, Lydia, Perez, was a singer, while father Ismael Fontana was a member of the merchant marines. After graduating from Grover Cleveland High School in Queens, she lit out for the West Coast to study at Los Angeles City College. While there, she auditioned for various jobs as a dancer, eventually landing her first screen appearance as a background performer on the influential variety series "Soul Train" (syndicated, 1971-2006). While performing at a club in 1989, she caught the eye of director Spike Lee, who cast her as Tina, the highly animated girlfriend to his lead character, Mookie, in "D... Continue Bio >>


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