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Rosie Perez: Biography, Careers, Achievements and More

About Rosie Perez 

Rosie Perez is an American artist, social activist, and choreographer who earned a breakthrough with her performance as Tina in Spike Lee Do The Right thing. She has been nominated for the academy award for the best-supporting actress for the fearless movie in 1993. Perez got four primetime Emmy awards nominations, three for choreographing living color and one for her supporting role in Flight Attendant. She has acted in broadway stage plays like The Ritz, Frankie, and Johnny In The Blair De Lune and Fish In The dark. Rosie co-hosted the 18th season of The View series on ABC.

Quick Bio

Name Rosie Perez
Born6th September 1964 (57)
CountryUnited States of America
EducationLos Angeles city college 
Profile Twitter: @rosaperezbkyln
Net worth 12 million
Height 5ft 1in

The Early Life of Rosie Perez

Rosie Perez was born in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, Newyork city. She is the 10th child of her mother. From a young age, Perez was raised by her aunt with her siblings. Later Rosie with her siblings moved to a group of homes and foster care. At the age of 8, she lived in foster homes in New York and Peekskill. In 3rd grade, she learned she was an impediment. She had been brought up strictly as a catholic. She relocated with her parental aunt and attended Grover Cleveland high school in Ridgewood of Queens.

Acting career

How did Rosie start her career?

  • Rosie Perez’s career kick-started as a dancer on Soul Train. She was a student at Los Angeles city college. When a talent scout from Soul Train spotted her and asked her to appear on the show, she was not a professional dancer. Perez loved it so much that she dropped out of college. She is a choreographer who has choreographed dances for singers like Diana Ross and Bobby Brown. Perez was discovered by Spike Lee at a club that hired her for the first breakthrough acting role in her career in history.
  • She has done stage plays with movies like Perdita Durango, The 24-hour woman, lent her voice for an animation movie and featured in Pineapple express. Rosie appeared in the television show Law & Order: special victims units. Perez published her autobiography book named unpredictable life: how I survived sister Renata and my crazy mother and still came out smiling. She has featured in a musical series drama Rise. She portrayed Renee Montoya in the movie Bird of prey.

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Personal and relationship status

What is the current status of Rosie Perez?

  • Rosie and her other siblings went through abuse from their mother. As an outcome, she suffered from high anxiety, PTSD, and depression. With proper treatment and therapies, she is fine.
  • Rosie Perez married Eric haze- an artist September 2013 in las vegas. Her previous marriage with filmmaker and playwright Seth Zvi Rosenfeld in 1988 ended in divorce after living together for ten years.

Net worth

What is the net worth, Perez?

Rosie is unstoppable and worked in critically acclaimed movies. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rosie Perez’s estimated net worth is 12 million dollars.

Social activism 

Rosie Perez’s social interests.

Perez is a constant campaigner for Puerto rights. She starred and directed in the Spanish AIDS campaign Join The Fight: she was appointed as the advisory council on HIV/AIDS by then-president of the united states of America-Barack Obama. She was sworn in on 2nd February 2020. Rosie is a member of the artist board for urban arts, a non-profit art institute partnered with the schools of new york city which provides art integrated education programs to bridge the achievement gap.


  • Rosie Perez was raised in a catholic children’s home in New York.
  • She was discovered by director Spike Lee at a club in Los Angeles.
  • Rosie Perez almost didn’t get the part in  “White Men Can’t Jump” because of her Puerto Rican ethnicity.
  • Though she was raised catholic, Rosie doesn’t know she believes in god.
  • Rosie is a long-time AIDS activist.
  • She is a 2021 nominated Emmy outstanding supporting actress in a comedy tv series.
  • Perez suffered a neck injury while filming Law and Order tv-series and had to undergo surgery for a herniated disc.
  • In June 2013, at the international boxing parade of the hall of fame in Canastota, New York, Rosie Perez served as the grand marshal.

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