What is Rosario Dawson’s ethnicity? The actress’s multiracial upbringing
Rosario Dawson plays the lead role in her third appearance as Ahsoka Tano. She previously played Ahsoka in The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian and is currently starring as the fan-favorite character in the Disney+ miniseries Ahsoka. Rosario’s co-star in Ahsoka, Ray Stevenson, sadly died before the series premiered. Talking to People magazine, Rosario described Stevenson as a ‘Nordic kind of man’ with ‘the most gentle, brilliant, loving divine feminine spirit’.
Rosario Dawson was born on 9th May 1979 to Isabel Celeste and Patrick C. Harris. Celeste is of Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban descent; Harris is Native Indian and Irish.
In a tweet posted in June 2013, Rosario clarified her ethnicity, asserting she is multiracial, not biracial. “I’m not biracial,” Rosario tweeted. “I’m half Puerto Rican/Afro-Cuban & half Irish/Native Indian. #multiracial.”
Rosario was six when the family moved into a fire-damaged squatter’s apartment without electricity and running water. The residents restored the building and eventually gained ownership of the apartment block. Celeste, who briefly moved to the Dominican Republic after the September 11 attacks, said via the Adam Leitman Bailey law firm:
“I was told I could not be a homeowner. I was told I was a squatter and I was the lowest of the low. And I didn’t have a right to live in New York City, in Manhattan, in one of the greatest cities in the world. Because of the people around me, because of my belief – I believe in God. Because of the support of my family and friends and the expertise of Adam Leitman Bailey and his team, I became a homeowner.”