THR's 35 Hottest Young Latinos in Entertainment
The 33-year-old Afro-Cuban, Irish and Native American Dawson, raised on New York’s Lower East Side, made her film debut in 1995 with the gritty Gus Van Sant-produced Kids. Since then, she has played Mimi Marquez, an HIV-infected exotic dancer, in 2005’s Rent; Gail, a dominatrix, in 2005’s Sin City; and Will Smith’s terminally ill love interest in 2008’s Seven Pounds, which earned more than $168 million. She recently beat Scarlett Johansson and Zoe Saldana for the role of Elizabeth in Danny Boyle’s 2013 thriller Trance, in which she’ll play opposite James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel.
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