More Rosie Perez Bios & Profiles
Biography #2Rosie Perez received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe nomination for her work opposite Jeff Bridges in Peter Weir's Fearless. She was discovered by Spike Lee, who cast her as Tina in Do The Right Thing, and she subsequently starred in such films as Ron Shelton's White Men Can't Jump, Jim Jarmusch's Night on Earth, Tony Bill's Untamed Heart, Andrew Bergman's It Could Happen to You, Alexander Rockwell's Somebody to Love and Seth Rosenfeld's A Brother's Kiss. She will next be seen portraying the title character in Alex de la Iglesia's Perdita Durango.
Perez recently expanded her work into other areas of the entertainrnent industry. She produced her first series of television specials, Rosie Perez Presents Society's Ride, which ran in three parts on HBO. Most recently, she conceived and executive produced (with Jonathan Demme and Ed Saxon) Subway Stories, an anthology of short films by prominent and new directors, which aired on HBO in August 1997.
Bio courtesy Redeemable Pictures (08-May-2002)