Rosie Perez burst on the scene in Spike Lee’s groundbreaking 80s film Do the Right Thing and she has been entertaining us ever since. After countless films and other projects she now joins Whoopi Goldberg on The View, which means our daytime TV world just got a little sassier and a lot more awesome.
You may remember Rosie Perez as the Jeopardy whiz in White Men Can’t Jump but she’s so much more than any single role in her repertoire. She’s extremely talented, super smart and a strong female role model for Latin women anywhere. We love her for saying: “The racism, the sexism, I never let it be my problem. It’s their problem. If I see a door comin’ my way, I’m knockin’ it down. And if I can’t knock down the door, I’m sliding through the window. I’ll never let it stop me from what I wanna do.” Here are 15 more reasons why Rosie Perez is the bomb.
1. Ro-P From the Block
Rosie Perez was born in Bushwick (in Brooklyn, NY) back when being from Bushwick wasn’t so much of a cool, hipster rite of passage but more of an unfortunate upbringing. But despite her less than stellar beginning, Rosie worked hard and made it to Hollywood to pursue her career.
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