It is rare to find multi-talented celebrities who are as popular as other celebrities, which focus on only one art for a career. Rosie Perez is one such celebrity who has managed to win titles as an American actress, author, talk-show host, community activist and a dancer as well as choreographer. Now, let’s have a close look on Rosie Perez’s Net Worth in 2019.
As a child, Rosie Perez had to undergo severe complicated matters, which a child usually doesn’t go through. She was born out of a fling affair when her mother and father were married to different people. This led to her being brought up at different places, definitely not with either her mother or father. At the age of three, she was shifted to a foster home where she was often visited by her aunt and mother. Such a troubled childhood left her with a speech defect. However, the trouble almost went away when she was able to attend school at Grover Cleveland High School, Ridgewood.
While in school, she lived with her paternal aunt. After school, she attended the Los Angeles City College. It is said that Rosie Perez is of Puerto Rican origin, as both her parents were from Puerto Rico. As she lived with nuns for most of her life, she got used to strict catholic morals and upbringing. She was born at Green point Hospital near Brooklyn on 6 September, 1964.
When in college at Los Angeles, Rosie Perez used to visit nightclubs to counteract stress. She loved dancing so much so that she was ready to drop school for it at the age of 19. She was hired for performing at the show, “Soul Train” and gave in to it. Her next step forward was when she was spotted by Spike Lee who signed her for the film, “Do the Right Thing”. Acting introduced Rosie Perez to a whole new world of art.
Her versatility favored her at most during that phase. Choreography came naturally to her. She choreographed a number of music videos with “The Boys”, “LL Cool J”, “Janet Jackson” etc. Rosie Perez also worked as a choreographer for the “Fly Girls” dancer’s group. It is reported that she even worked as a segment producer for the Fox TV. Apart from acting, Rosie Perez stepped into Broadway Theatre with her debut, “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune” by Terrence McNally.
Rosie Perez did over 30 films all throughout her career. The most famous controversy revolved around the film, “Perdita Durango” which contained a lot of violence, sex and nudity. Despite everything, the film was released uncensored in Latin America. She gained a lot of appreciation for the film, “Fearless” which went well with the audience as well as with the critics.
If anything was left to explore, Rosie Perez decided to write an autobiography. The auto-biography titled “Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling…” was published in February 2014. Rosie Perez has been doing a lot of work as an activist all throughout her career.
Awards and Achievements
Due to versatility and will to prove herself, Rosie Perez has had some amazing performances in various roles. She has had a fair deal of appreciation, some of the awards that she won are: –
Berlin International Film Festival 1994: Special Mention for Outstanding Performance- Fearless (1993)
Boston Society of Film Critics’ Awards 1993: Best Supporting Actress-Fearless (1993)
CFCA Awards 1994: Best Supporting Actress-Fearless (1993)
DFWFCA Awards 1994: Best Supporting Actress-Fearless (1993), etc.
Net Worth of Rosie Perez
The current net worth of Rosie Perez is $12 million, thanks to her multi-faceted talents that she has wisely invested to entertain the audiences.
Although, she has had a troubled childhood with anxiety and depression, Rosie Perez has never let that reflect in her performance, be it acting, dancing, choreography etc. The reason why she has emerged out be different and is appreciated is because she has worked hard enough to deserve it.