Rosie Perez - Famous Choreographer

Rosie Perez Net Worth


Although famous primarily for her acting roles, Rosie Perez is a well-known choreographer and also an American community activist. Her hard work and dedication with her talents have earned her a net worth of $12 million. Perez first caught the eye of director Spike Lee while in a dance class in Los Angeles and has since gone on to have a successful career in film and television while enhancing her net worth.

Key facts:

  • Rosie Perez is an accomplished actress, community activist, and talk show host.
  • Her career was launched when Spike Lee noticed her in a dance class, leading to her first film role in 'Do the Right Thing.'
  • She received critical acclaim for her performances in 'Untamed Heart' and 'Fearless,' for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
  • Perez also worked as a choreographer for music videos and concerts, including those for Janet Jackson, Bobby Brown, and LL Cool J, among others, as well as for the Fly Girls on 'In Living Color.'
  • On television, Perez appeared on 'In Living Color' as a choreographer and had roles in various shows including '21 Jump Street' and 'Frasier.'

Basic Information About Rosie Perez

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Film director, Dancer, Choreographer, Film Producer, Social activist, Television Director, Voice Actor
Net worth$12,000,000
Date of birth1964-09-06 (59 years old)
Place of birthBushwick
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksHeavy Brooklyn accent
Petite figure
Spouse15 September - Eric Hayes (Β 2013 - present)
Seth Zvi Rosenfeld - (10 JulyΒ 1999 - 2001)Β (divorced)
Height5 ft 1 in (1.562 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Rosie Perez win?


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Rosie Perez awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
CFCA Award - Best Supporting ActressNomineeWhite Men Can't Jump1993
CFCA Award - Most Promising ActressNomineeNight on Earth1993
Best Actress - WinnerPerdita Durango1998
Oscar - Best Actress in a Supporting RoleNomineeFearless1994
Felix - Best Supporting ActressNomineeFearless2014
ACCA - Best Actress in a Supporting RoleNomineeFearless1993
Special Mention - WinnerFearless1994
BSFC Award - Best Supporting ActressWinnerFearless1993
CFCA Award - Best Supporting ActressWinnerFearless1994
DFWFCA Award - Best Supporting ActressWinnerFearless1994
Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureNomineeFearless1994
LAFCA Award - Best Supporting ActressWinnerFearless1993
NYFCC Award - Best Supporting ActressNomineeFearless1993
NYFCC Award - Best Supporting ActressNomineeUntamed Heart1993
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Individual Achievement in ChoreographyNomineeIn Living Color1993
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Individual Achievement in ChoreographyNomineeIn Living Color1992
ALMA Award - Actress in Television - ComedyNomineeLipstick Jungle2009
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show HostNomineeThe View2016

Rosie Perez roles

Movie / Series Role
The Dead Don't DiePosie Juarez
Pitch Perfect 2The View Host
Pineapple ExpressCarol / Female Cop
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley QuinnRenee Montoya
The Other GuysRosie Perez
Do the Right ThingTina
The Last Thing He WantedAlma Guerrero
The Road to El DoradoChel (voice)
White Men Can't JumpGloria Clemente
The CounselorRuth
Night on EarthAngela (segment "New York")
Perdita DurangoPerdita Durango
Riding in Cars with BoysShirley Perro
It Could Happen to YouMuriel Lang
FearlessCarla Rodrigo
Clifford the Big Red DogLucille
Untamed HeartCindy
Have a Good Trip: Adventures in PsychedelicsSelf - Actress
RiseTracey Wolfe 10 episodes, 2018
She's Gotta Have ItDoΓ±a Lucy Christina 1 episode, 2019
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitEva Banks 1 episode, 2009
21 Jump StreetRosie Martinez 1 episode, 1990
Search PartyLorraine De Coss 4 episodes, 2016
Made in HollywoodSelf 1 episode, 2012
Dora the ExplorerLa Bruja 1 episode, 2010
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf - Guest 5 episodes, 2004-2013
FrasierFrancesca / ... 2 episodes, 1995-2004
Elena of AvalorDulce 4 episodes, 2016-2019
The Cleveland ShowChoni / ... 5 episodes, 2012-2013
In Living ColorDirector
In Living ColorSelf / ... 6 episodes, 1990-1993
Def Comedy JamSelf - Audience Member (uncredited) unknown episodes
Bounty HuntersNina Morales 7 episodes, 2017-2019
Lipstick JungleDahlia Morales 6 episodes, 2008-2009
High MaintenanceAdriana 1 episode, 2019
Nurse JackieJules 1 episode, 2012
NightcapRosie Perez 1 episode, 2017
The Daily ShowSelf / ... 4 episodes, 2003-2020
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Guest 12 episodes, 1993-2013
The Maury Povich ShowSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 1996-1999
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 5 episodes, 1997-2006

Rosie Perez's Quotes

  • Most of the criticism I got early in my career was from the Latin community. They used to take me out to lunch and tell me, "Can you go and take lessons to lessen your accent?". Or, "When you're on a talk show, can you not be so funny and loud?". People gave me so much crap about my voice, and I tried. I really did try to change, but it was the way I spoke. As I got older, the octaves dropped, thank God. Now I find it flattering if a sixteen-year-old comes up and starts imitating me.
  • Boxing is about pushing through your fears. It's more about fighting yourself. Floyd Mayweather could get punched - like clean shot down the middle to his face - and he wouldn't flinch. And I understand what he's doing.
  • [Who talked about Don Cornelius watching her dance]: Don Cornelius did not want to see how I really danced - I was doing hip-hop, and it was foreign to people out in California. They only knew about popping and locking, so they were not keen on hip-hop dancing. Don was like, "No, no, no. You're a girl." I was like, What? This is really weird. Then I had to dance in high heels, and I never danced in high heels before, and I had this little tiny short dress, and it's riding up my ass and I'm like, Oh my God. I couldn't move. As you can see from the tapes, I had absolutely no style whatsoever on that show. The first couple of times, I didn't know what the hell I was doing. I was just excited and nervous and scared and just elated. That was my style. A bunch of nerves just oozing out of my body.
  • [on her on- and off-camera feud with Don Cornelius, who was Soul Train (1971)'s original host]: That was a clue that I needed help. I thought, "I'm so together. I'm in college. I'm going for my major in biochemistry. I'm fantastic," you know? "I'm on 'Soul Train.'" And if you just pressed the wrong button, it was, like, just a nuclear explosion would occur in me. That's what happened with Don Cornelius. He touched me, and pulled me, and yanked me inappropriately. I freaked out, and I just started swinging, and started grabbing things. The first thing I grabbed was a two-piece Kentucky Fried Chicken. It was a low point. I was beyond embarrassed. I was still walking out with this pathetic bravado like, "So? I don't care. I don't care." By the time I get in the car, I start crying. I felt like an idiot.
  • [Of Don Cornelius]: Don Cornelius was very angry and he kept wanting me to go down the Soul Train Line just, you know, pumping my body, and I didn't want to. And it just got heated. Don got physical and I got physical back, and he's a very tall, strong man and the only way I could defend myself was to grab something and throw it at him. And the only thing I could grab was the two-piece Kentucky Fried Chicken dinner that they provided us as payment. And a greasy chicken wing hit him in the forehead and I was mortified.

Interesting Facts about Rosie Perez

  1. Later became a choreographer of music videos and stage shows for such performers as Bobby Brown, Diana Ross, LL Cool J, and The Boys.
  2. Practices kung fu.
  3. (January 6, 2000) Arrested for disorderly conduct in New York City following a rally to protest United States Navy bomb tests on Vieques, a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico.
  4. Jumped on stage during the second Technotronic performance when Fred Savage hosted Saturday Night Live (1975) (Season 15, Episode 14: 24 February 1990).
  5. Attended and graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, Queens, New York.
  6. Was a Soul Train (1971) dancer during the 1980s.
  7. Was appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS by President Barack Obama in 2010.
  8. Suffered serious neck and hip injuries while filming Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Hardwired (2009). She accepted an honor from President Barack Obama in a wheelchair and neck brace weeks after having surgery.
  9. Parents are Ismael Serraro and Lydia Perez.
  10. Cousin of Sixto Ramos.
  11. Has one half-sister: Carmen Perez.
  12. Friends with the late Tupac Shakur.
  13. Surrogate daughter of Don Cornelius.
  14. Best known by the public as one of the Fly Girls on In Living Color (1990).
  15. Her mentor was the late Don Cornelius.
  16. Had reconciled with Don Cornelius before his suicide.
  17. As of 2018, has never appeared in a film nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.
  18. She has struggled with anxiety, depression and PTSD as a result of emotional, physical and sexual abuse she suffered as a child from family and from the group home she was raised in.
  19. She is allergic to dairy products.

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