Rosie Perez Biography
Rosie Perez started in the eighties when she was dancing for Soul Train. Her next career move was choreographing music videos for popular artists such as Bobby Brown, LL Cool J, and Diana Ross. She also choreographed the opening sequence for Do The Right Thing, and In Living Color. Rosie Perezs first film was White Men Cant Jump, in 1991. She has also starred in Night on Earth, Untamed Heart, Fearless, It Could Happen To You, and Somebody to Love. In 1994 she won a Special Mention Award at the Berlin International Film Festival for her role in Fearless. She also won a Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as a Chicago Film Critics Association Awards for Best Supporting Actress, all for her work on Fearless.
Rosie Perez has also acted on stage, in a Broadway show produced by Terrence McNally, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune. She married Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, in 1999, a filmmaker. Rosie Perez appeared in some of his films, including A Brothers Kiss, and King of the Jungle, in which she starred opposite John Leguizamo. Rosie Perez and Seth Zvi Rosenfeld divorced in 2001.
Rosie Perez is a staunch advocate of Puerto Rican rights, although in 2000 she got arrested in Manhattan for disorderly conduct. She wanted to protest the US Navy test bombings in a small island in Puerto Rico. Rosie Perez practices Kung Fu as well.