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Daphne Rubin-Vega Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 18 November 1969Panama City, Panama
Height 5' 2½" (1.59 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Daphne Rubin-Vega was born on November 18, 1969 in Panama City, Panama. She is an actress, known for Wild Things (1998), Sex and the City (2008) and Flawless (1999). She has been married to Tommy Costanzo since September 2002. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Tommy Costanzo (September 2002 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

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Trivia (11)

The costumes that she wore in the Original Broadway Company of RENT were from her own closet. The clothes inspired a line of RENT-related clothes in Bloomingdales (1996). Still lives in the New York apartment that she has been in since before the RENT phenomenon.
Was born in Panama.
Was a member of the pop trio "Pajama Party" before heading to Broadway to star in "Rent". They scored a number one club hit with the song "Yo No Se".
Received the Theatre World Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Mimi in "Rent".
Has twice been nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: as Best Actress (Musical), in 1996 for her performance as Mimi in Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning "Rent;" and as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play), in 2004 for "Anna in the Tropics." .
It was her performance in Broadway's "Rent" that ultimately won her the role of Det. Gloria Perez in Wild Things (1998).
She and Fredi Walker (Joanne) were the only two original Broadway cast members who did not reprise their roles in the movie version of "Rent." Daphne did not reprise her role due to pregnancy and the role of Mimi was played on film by Rosario Dawson. Fredi refused the movie role because she thought she had aged beyond what the audience would believe; the role of Joanne in the movie was played by Tracie Thoms.
Studied acting at Michael Howard Studios in New York City.
Has a son, Luca Ariel Constanzo, born on December 5, 2004.
Playing Conchita in Nilo Cruz's "Anna In The Tropics" on Broadway.
Playing Magenta in Broadway's Rocky Horror Show Live

Personal Quotes (1)

We didn't want to go to Broadway to become Broadway stars; we went to kick the motherf***in' doors of Broadway open, because it's old-school and it's stodgy. We were invited there, and that was cool.

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