Rosario Dawson’s Moral Compass

In the new comedy Zookeeper (hitting theaters nationwide today), Rosario Dawson plays Kate, a sincere and compassionate zookeeper who is pining for fellow animal lover Griffin (Kevin James). Unfortunately, Griffin is too busy chasing his gold-digging ex-girlfriend, Stephanie (Leslie Bibb) to notice Kate — that is until a few animals start talking to Griffin in an attempt to show him who’s truly worthy of his love.

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It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Rosario is playing the moral center of this new movie; after all, the part-Cuban, part-Boricua actress has a heart of gold in real-life and is actively involved in a ton of philanthropic endeavors from the Lower East Side Girls Club to Voto Latino.

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"I’m proud to be a citizen of the United States of America and I want to give back in every way I can," she says of her passion to get involved. "I was raised community-based. I grew up in a spot in the lower east side where it was really obvious how poverty and low-down neighborhoods can affect people—not being able to have access to education and how that just sets people up for life to have less and less of choices."

Zookeper isn't the first role in which Rosario's sharp moral compass has been featured. Here are five great characters Dawson's played that had us rooting for her on the big screen.

 

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