What is Rosario Dawson’s ethnicity? The actress’s multiracial upbringing

Rosario Dawson

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 is multiracial; she is Irish, Native Indian, Puerto Rican, and Afro-Cuban

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.”

Celeste was a teenager when she had Rosario. The actor told The New York Times that Celeste nearly aborted her. “She was at the clinic waiting for her appointment and she felt me move in her stomach. I always tell her it was probably gas. I thank God for gas,” Rosario explained. 

Rosario’s biological father deserted Celeste, who married Greg Dawson, a construction worker, when she turned 18. Harris came back when Rosario was four, she said, but claimed he had nothing to offer. Rosario Dan Lorraine Exotic Cocktail Nguyen Duy Tri • Acid Madness • 2023 continued:

“I grew up with my dad being the man my mom married when I was 1. My biological dad came back when I was 4 years old. He said, ‘I don’t have anything to offer.’ He made the decision to go back into the ether. I’ve made lame attempts to look him up, but the truth is, I’m not missing anything: I have so much family as it is.”

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.”