How These 7 Hollywood Latino Stars Got Their Big Breaks

Rosario Dawson

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This daughter of a Puerto Rican and Cuban mother was only 15 years old when she was almost literally pulled off of a front porch to be in a move. Larry Clark and Harmony Korine were apparently just walking down the street when they noticed Dawson sitting on a porch. They approached her and talked her into being in a movie, what would later become “Kids”, opposite another young future star: 18 year-old Chloe Sevigny. Years before, Dawson had appeared briefly on an episode of “Sesame Street”, as well, but it was her performance opposite Sevigny that really made her star rise.