Rosie Perez
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"Rosa Maria "Rosie" Perez" is an American actress, activist/community activist, talk show host, author, dancer, and choreographer. Her film breakthrough came in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing (1989). She followed this with White Men Can't Jump (1992) and was later nominated for the Academy Award for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress/Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Fearless (1993 film)/Fearless (1993). She was also nominated for three Emmy Awards for her work as a choreographer on In Living Color. She also starred in and is known for the films Night on Earth, It Could Happen to You, The Counselor, and Pineapple Express (film)/Pineapple Express.

She is currently a regular host on The View (U.S. TV series)/The View and in 2015 she will be returning to Broadway to star in Fish in the Dark, a new play written by Larry David.

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I said to her, 'I know you think I'm loud because of the press you read, but it's not true. I have the ability to do this -- all I need is the opportunity ... I want the lead and I want to produce. Here's my resume,' ... I just got tired of being offered this and that -- I was like 'I'm better than that.'

Certain people who care about me a lot have said 'You don't play the game, and if you don't play the game, you don't get picked for the team all the time.

They asked me to come in and read for them. My reading was horrible. I laughed through the whole thing. I couldn't get through one scene because the actor they had there was so bad. But then they called and said I got the part. I don't know. It's very strange.

It feels fantastic to be part of a classic.

As an actor, you may do things that aren't politically correct. Unless you're an actor who only does things for political reasons. I believe if we don't do the good, bad, and the ugly, we're not going to progress.

In my circle of friends, I've always been loud and funny and talkative. But as soon as I step out of that circle, I get very quiet and introspective. I don't want the spotlight on me.

As far as a Latin explosion, I'm sorry, I'm the only Latino who's going to say it, but there is no Latin explosion. I'm sorry. Four or five top box office people do not make it an explosion, and it's disgusting to me that people will perceive it that way.

Oh, the humor! It's hysterical. And it's smart and goofy at the same time, kind of like a Neil Simon play or a Mel Brooks movie. I read it over and over again, and it changed me in the way of storytelling, seeing things differently.

Why would someone be so arrogant and smug to think children would only want to learn one language?