Rosario Dawson’s Net Worth: Black Actresses Are Underpaid

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Best known for appearing in movies such as ‘Rent,’ ‘Grindhouse’ and ‘Sin City,’ Rosario Dawson has an estimated net worth of $16 million. However, in a 2015 interview with MTV News, she made clear that women aren’t paid enough.

Rosario Dawson has a net worth of $16 millionRosario Dawson has a net worth of $16 million

“I’ve worked on a lot of projects where the male lead or even the male and the female lead will get paid millions of dollars and then everyone else gets SAG minimum payment,” she said.

“You’re privileged to work with this director and these actors, but it’s a Catch-22. You need to make money so you need to have work, and to be able to get work you have to get to a place where your name means something and you make these sacrifices — like, ‘OK, I’ll do this for nothing, but hopefully the movie will do well and it will help me out later.’ So even talking about equity, there’s a lot that comes in between it”.

Rosario Dawson and Shannon Elizabeth at the "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot"Rosario Dawson and Shannon Elizabeth at the “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” Los Angeles Special Screening at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 14, 2019, in Hollywood, California

“If it was just women getting paid less than men then that would just be one thing, but even among women, especially according to race and privilege, there are a lot of women who are getting paid more than even some men are,” the actress noted.

“It’s a very complex situation when you think about what are black women making in comparison to white women, what are Latin women making, what are Asian women making in comparison, and it gets even more convoluted.”

Just one woman of color (Colombian-American actress Sofia Vergara) made Forbes’ 2019 list of the 10 highest-paid actresses.

In January 2019, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker’s girlfriend wore a random look from her own fashion label Studio One Eighty Nine (Studio 189) to the premiere of Miss Bala at Regal LA Live Stadium in Los Angeles.

Rosario Dawson's patterned denim duster over a paint-streaked dress and black patent leather shoesRosario Dawson’s patterned denim duster over a paint-streaked dress and black patent leather shoes at the premiere of Miss Bala at Regal LA Live Stadium in Los Angeles on January 30, 2019

On January 22, 2020, Deadline reported that Rosario Dawson will play the lead role of Alma in DMZ, a pilot from Warner Bros. Television for HBO Max. The series is based on the DC comic book series from Brian Wood and will be helmed by Ava DuVernay who will executive produce alongside showrunner and writer Roberto Patino.

Briarpatch cast members Kim Dickens, Andy Greenwald, Rosario Dawson, and Jay R FergusonBriarpatch cast members Kim Dickens, Andy Greenwald, Rosario Dawson, and Jay R Ferguson attend the 2020 NBC Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, California, on January 11, 2020

In November 2018, the Sundance Jury Prize winner also attended the Eva Longoria Foundation Dinner Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

Eva Longoria, Zoe Saldana, Gina Rodriguez, and Rosario Dawson attending the Eva Longoria Foundation Dinner GalaEva Longoria, Zoe Saldana, Gina Rodriguez, and Rosario Dawson attending the Eva Longoria Foundation Dinner Gala held at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, on November 8, 2018

Earlier the same year, she wore another Studio 189 dress and Forevermark diamonds to the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Rosario Dawson looked so chic while stepping out for the 2018 CFDA Fashion AwardsRosario Dawson looked so chic while stepping out for the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards held at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City on June 4, 2018

One of the highest-paid black actresses in the world, Rosario was reportedly paid $1 million for her portrayal of an HIV-positive heroin addict and stripper, Mimi Marquez, in the 2005 American musical drama “Rent”.

In April 2015, the American actress attended the premiere of Netflix’s Marvel’s Daredevil at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

Rosario Dawson at the premiere of Netflix’s ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles on April 2, 2015Rosario Dawson at the premiere of Netflix’s ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles on April 2, 2015

The then 35-year-old American actress, singer, and writer sported a colorful dress from the Roksanda Ilincic Spring 2015 collection.

Rosario Dawson's colorful dress from the Roksanda Ilincic Spring 2015 collectionRosario Dawson’s colorful dress from the Roksanda Ilincic Spring 2015 collection

Thinking that her outfit needed even more color, she styled the sleeveless crepe dress with a pair of “Tiger” sandals from Tamara Mellon

Rosario Dawson toted a clutch bagRosario Dawson toted a clutch bag

Would you have worn a different pair of shoes or do you like the double color blocking?

Rosario Dawson showed off her hot feet in Tamara Mellon shoesRosario Dawson showed off her hot feet in Tamara Mellon shoes

Was it all a bit too much or did she make it work? We have unfortunately not been able to find her sandals online, but we hope you’ll like this colorful alternative that we found at Shopbop featuring elastic straps and crackled metallic-leather trim.

Tamara Mellon Power Sandals, $695

Mesh and elastic lend a sporty feel to avant-garde Tamara Mellon sandals

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