Rosario Dawson

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 9, 1979

Ethnicity:
*Puerto Rican, Cuban [including African] (mother)
*unclear (biological father)

Rosario Dawson is an American actress, singer, and writer.

Rosario’s mother, Isabel Celeste, is a writer and singer, and is of Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban descent. Rosario was raised by her mother and stepfather, Greg Dawson, who gave her his surname; Greg is said to be of Irish and Native American ancestry.

Rosario’s biological father is named Patrick Harris. It does not appear to be publicly known what Patrick’s ancestry is.

Rosario’s maternal grandmother was Isabel Quiñones (the daughter of Antonio Quiñones and Celestina Alvira y Torres). Isabel was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Antonio was the son of Ceferino Quiñones and Francisca Quiñones y Rivera. Celestina was the daughter of Eusebio Alvira y Rivera and Teresa Rexach y Torres.

Sources: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Genealogies of Rosario Dawson (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.wikitree.com
https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Rosario’s maternal grandmother, Isabel II (Quiñones) Stokilo – http://www.legacy.com

Rosario’s maternal great-grandfather, Antonio Quiñones, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Rosario’s maternal great-grandmother, Celestina Alvira y Torres, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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  1. andrew says:

    her maternal great-grandparents (the parents of her maternal grandmother) are listed as “mulatto” on Census records:

    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VWKT-6LN
    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VWKT-YJX

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