Rosie Perez

Rosa María Perez (born September 6, 1964) is an American actress, community activist, talk show host, author, dancer, and choreographer. Her film breakthrough performance was her portrayal of Tina in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing (1989), which she followed with White Men Can't Jump (1992). Among many honors, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Fearless (1993) as well as three Emmy Awards for her work as a choreographer on In Living Color (1990–1994). Perez has also performed in stage plays on Broadway, such as The Ritz, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, and Fish in the Dark. In addition, she was a co-host on the ABC talk show The View during the series' 18th season. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rosie Perez, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Do the Right Thing (1989)

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out, becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Ossie Davis  •  Danny Aiello  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Richard Edson

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out, becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Ossie Davis  •  Danny Aiello  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Richard Edson

Fearless (1993)

After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another survivor, Carla ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Isabella Rossellini  •  Rosie Perez  •  Tom Hulce

After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another survivor, Carla ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Isabella Rossellini  •  Rosie Perez  •  Tom Hulce

It Could Happen to You (1994)

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Charlie Lang is a simple, kindhearted New York City cop. When he realizes he has no money to tip waitress Yvonne Biasi, Lang offers her half the winnings of his lottery ticket. Amazingly, the ticket happens to be a winner, in the sum of $4 million. True to his word ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Rosie Perez  •  Wendell Pierce

Charlie Lang is a simple, kindhearted New York City cop. When he realizes he has no money to tip waitress Yvonne Biasi, Lang offers her half the winnings of his lottery ticket. Amazingly, the ticket happens to be a winner, in the sum of $4 million. True to his word ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Rosie Perez  •  Wendell Pierce

Night on Earth (1991)

An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Lisanne Falk  •  Alan Randolph Scott

An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Lisanne Falk  •  Alan Randolph Scott

Dance with the Devil (1997)

She's sexy, shameless and loves taking people to their limit. She's a dangerous young woman who dreams about a jaguar that licks her naked body and sleeps by her side. Her past is bathed in blood and weird passions. Now she's met the man of her wildest dreams. He's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Álex de la Iglesia
CAST:  Rosie Perez  •  Javier Bardem  •  Harley Cross  •  Aimee Graham

She's sexy, shameless and loves taking people to their limit. She's a dangerous young woman who dreams about a jaguar that licks her naked body and sleeps by her side. Her past is bathed in blood and weird passions. Now she's met the man of her wildest dreams. He's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Álex de la Iglesia
CAST:  Rosie Perez  •  Javier Bardem  •  Harley Cross  •  Aimee Graham

Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Steve Zahn  •  Adam Garcia  •  Brittany Murphy

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Steve Zahn  •  Adam Garcia  •  Brittany Murphy

Human Nature (2001)

A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - starting with table ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Tim Robbins  •  Miranda Otto  •  Hilary Duff

A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - starting with table ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Tim Robbins  •  Miranda Otto  •  Hilary Duff

The Road to El Dorado (2000)

After a failed swindle, two con-men end up with a map to El Dorado, the fabled "city of gold," and an unintended trip to the New World. Much to their surprise, the map does lead the pair to the mythical city, where the startled inhabitants promptly begin to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bibo Bergeron  •  Don Paul
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Kevin Kline  •  Rosie Perez  •  Armand Assante

After a failed swindle, two con-men end up with a map to El Dorado, the fabled "city of gold," and an unintended trip to the New World. Much to their surprise, the map does lead the pair to the mythical city, where the startled inhabitants promptly begin to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bibo Bergeron  •  Don Paul
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Kevin Kline  •  Rosie Perez  •  Armand Assante

Untamed Heart (1993)

Caroline, a young waitress who seems to have bad taste in men, is on her way home one night when thugs attempt to rape her. Adam, the mysterious busboy who works at the same diner, helps fight off the assailants, and she begins a relationship with him -- but not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Rosie Perez  •  Kyle Secor

Caroline, a young waitress who seems to have bad taste in men, is on her way home one night when thugs attempt to rape her. Adam, the mysterious busboy who works at the same diner, helps fight off the assailants, and she begins a relationship with him -- but not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Marisa Tomei  •  Rosie Perez  •  Kyle Secor

Pete Smalls Is Dead (2010)

Two old pals attend an old friends funeral and find there is more to his death than him being dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Peter Dinklage  •  Mark Boone Junior  •  Tim Roth  •  Rosie Perez

Two old pals attend an old friends funeral and find there is more to his death than him being dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Peter Dinklage  •  Mark Boone Junior  •  Tim Roth  •  Rosie Perez

The 24 Hour Woman (1999)

Grace tries to be the perfect mother and TV producer but finds trouble in juggling both.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Savoca
CAST:  Rosie Perez  •  Marianne Jean-Baptiste  •  Patti LuPone  •  Melissa Leo

Grace tries to be the perfect mother and TV producer but finds trouble in juggling both.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Savoca
CAST:  Rosie Perez  •  Marianne Jean-Baptiste  •  Patti LuPone  •  Melissa Leo

A Brother's Kiss (1997)

Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to sodomize Mick on the street, is living with his wife Debbie trying to make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
CAST:  Nick Chinlund  •  Michael Raynor  •  Justin Pierce  •  Joshua Danowsky

Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to sodomize Mick on the street, is living with his wife Debbie trying to make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
CAST:  Nick Chinlund  •  Michael Raynor  •  Justin Pierce  •  Joshua Danowsky

Lackawanna Blues (2005)

In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George C. Wolfe
CAST:  S. Epatha Merkerson  •  Marcus Carl Franklin  •  Yasiin Bey  •  Louis Gossett Jr.

In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George C. Wolfe
CAST:  S. Epatha Merkerson  •  Marcus Carl Franklin  •  Yasiin Bey  •  Louis Gossett Jr.

Won't Back Down (2012)

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Jamie Fitzpatrick and Nona Alberts are two women from opposites sides of the social and economic track, but they have one thing in common: a mission to fix their community's broken school and ensure a bright future for their children. The two women refuse to let ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Barnz
CAST:  Viola Davis  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Ving Rhames  •  Lance Reddick

Jamie Fitzpatrick and Nona Alberts are two women from opposites sides of the social and economic track, but they have one thing in common: a mission to fix their community's broken school and ensure a bright future for their children. The two women refuse to let ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Barnz
CAST:  Viola Davis  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Ving Rhames  •  Lance Reddick

Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

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The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name, and regain their status, the Bellas take ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elizabeth Banks
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Rebel Wilson  •  Brittany Snow  •  Hailee Steinfeld

The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name, and regain their status, the Bellas take ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elizabeth Banks
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Rebel Wilson  •  Brittany Snow  •  Hailee Steinfeld

The Counselor (2013)

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A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Javier Bardem  •  Cameron Diaz

A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Javier Bardem  •  Cameron Diaz

Fugly! (2014)

Fame proves elusive for comic Jesse Sanchez, who reflects on life from the bottom of a bathtub in this film based on John Leguizamo's one-man show. The story that unfolds has it all: love, loss, mistakes, adventure and redemption.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfredo De Villa
CAST:  John Leguizamo  •  Radha Mitchell  •  Rosie Perez  •  Griffin Dunne

Fame proves elusive for comic Jesse Sanchez, who reflects on life from the bottom of a bathtub in this film based on John Leguizamo's one-man show. The story that unfolds has it all: love, loss, mistakes, adventure and redemption.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfredo De Villa
CAST:  John Leguizamo  •  Radha Mitchell  •  Rosie Perez  •  Griffin Dunne

Gods Behaving Badly (2013)

Greek gods living in modern-day New York intervene in the lives of a young couple.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Turtletaub
CAST:  Sharon Stone  •  Alicia Silverstone  •  Christopher Walken  •  Rosie Perez

Greek gods living in modern-day New York intervene in the lives of a young couple.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Turtletaub
CAST:  Sharon Stone  •  Alicia Silverstone  •  Christopher Walken  •  Rosie Perez

Small Apartments (2012)

When a clumsy deadbeat accidentally kills his landlord, he must do everything in his power to hide the body, only to find that the distractions of lust, the death of his beloved brother, and a crew of misfit characters force him on a journey where a fortune awaits him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Åkerlund
CAST:  Matt Lucas  •  Juno Temple  •  James Caan  •  Dolph Lundgren

When a clumsy deadbeat accidentally kills his landlord, he must do everything in his power to hide the body, only to find that the distractions of lust, the death of his beloved brother, and a crew of misfit characters force him on a journey where a fortune awaits him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Åkerlund
CAST:  Matt Lucas  •  Juno Temple  •  James Caan  •  Dolph Lundgren

The Hero of Color City (2014)

An imaginative tale chronicling the adventures of a diverse band of crayons as they strive to protect not only their magical multihued homeland but the imagination of children everywhere from a terrifying monster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Gladstone
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Rosie Perez  •  Owen Wilson  •  Wayne Brady

An imaginative tale chronicling the adventures of a diverse band of crayons as they strive to protect not only their magical multihued homeland but the imagination of children everywhere from a terrifying monster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Gladstone
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Rosie Perez  •  Owen Wilson  •  Wayne Brady
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