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Rosie Perez



Brooklyn-born actress/choreographer Rosie Perez attended Los Angeles City College before making the cattle-call rounds for dancing jobs. She worked a few seasons with the TV variety series Soul Train, then went on to perform at the LA club Funky Reggae. Here she was spotted by director Spike Lee, who cast her in a choice role in his 1989 film Do The Right Thing. She can also be seen dancing to the title tune under the opening credits. As a choreographer, Perez has staged shows for Diana Ross and Bobby Brown, and was Emmy-nominated for her work on the Fox comedy/variety series In Living Color (1990-94). She has been shown to best advantage on screen in explosive supporting roles, such as the Jeopardy-obsessed girlfriend of Woody Harrelson in White Men Can't Jump (1992) and the hilariously covetous wife of lottery winner Nicholas Cage in It Could Happen to You (1994). On a more sombre note, Perez was excellent as the troubled plane-crash survivor in Fearless (1993) and received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In 1997, Perez travelled to Spain to play the title role in Alex de Iglesia's wild Perdita Durango -- a semi-sequel to David Lynch's Wild at Heart that co-starred Oscar-winner Javier Bardim as a sexually adventurous practitioner of Santeria. Roles in The 24 Hour Woman and Lackawanna Blues followed, and in 2008 Perez turned up as a crooked cop in director David Gordon Green's stoner action comedy Pineapple Express. Additionally, Perez has lent her distinctice voice to such animated television shows as Go, Diego! Go! and Seth MacFarlane's The Cleveland Show.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Talk: Race in America
  • Actor
2017
26% Five Nights in Maine
  • Ann
2016
35% Puerto Ricans In Paris
  • Gloria
2016
66% Pitch Perfect 2
  • The View Host
2015
No Score Yet Fugly!
  • Zowie
2014
25% The Hero of Color City
  • Red
2014
35% The Counselor
  • Ruth
2013
No Score Yet Brooklyn Boheme
  • Actor
2013
33% Small Apartments
  • Ms. Baker
2013
33% Won't Back Down
  • Breena Harper
2012
No Score Yet Gods Behaving Badly
  • Persephone
2012
No Score Yet Pete Smalls is Dead
  • Julia Smalls
2011
78% The Other Guys
  • Herself
2010
No Score Yet Lies In Plain Sight
  • Marisol
2010
No Score Yet ITW Pathway
  • Actor
2010
68% Pineapple Express
  • Carol/Female Cop
2008
No Score Yet Go, Diego, Go! - Great Gorilla
  • Actor
2008
85% The Take
  • Marina de la Peña
2007
No Score Yet Go, Diego, Go! - Safari Rescue
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Go, Diego Go! - Moonlight Rescue
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Just Like The Son
  • Mrs. Ponders
2006
No Score Yet Yo Soy Boricua, Pa'que Tu Lo Sepas!
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Robinita Hood
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Go, Diego, Go! - The Great Jaguar Rescue!
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Go, Diego, Go! - Wolf Pup Rescue
  • Actor
2006
71% Lackawanna Blues
  • Bertha
2005
No Score Yet I'm Boricua, Just So You Know!
  • Director
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Go, Diego, Go! - The Great Dinosaur Rescue
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet In the Company of Women
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Until the Violence Stops
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet What I Want My Words to Do to You
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet P.O.V. - What I Want My Words to Do to You
  • Actor
2003
49% Human Nature
  • Louise
2002
No Score Yet Widows
  • Actor
2002
24% King of the Jungle
  • Joanne
2000
48% The Road to El Dorado
  • Chel
2000
47% Twenty-Four Hour Woman
  • Grace Santos
  • Producer
1999
No Score Yet Subway Stories
  • Actor
  • Executive Producer
1997
33% Perdita Durango
  • Perdita Durango
1997
100% A Brother's Kiss
  • Debbie
1996
No Score Yet Somebody to Love
  • Mercedes
1996
No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
  • Susana
1995
71% It Could Happen to You
  • Muriel Lang
1994
86% Fearless
  • Carla Rodrigo
1993
54% Untamed Heart
  • Cindy
1993
76% White Men Can't Jump
  • Gloria Clemente
1992
71% Night on Earth
  • Angela
1991
No Score Yet Criminal Justice
  • Denise Moore
1990
93% Do the Right Thing
  • Tina
1989

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
No Score Yet POV
1988
  • Performer
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Voice of Francesca Lizbeth
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet Nightcap
2016
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Eva Banks
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • Host
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
84% Nurse Jackie
2009-2015
  • Jules
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist

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