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She ended up living with her aunt instead of her mother and reconnected with her father.
Weir insisted on not hiring anyone else and reassured her it was going to be great.
The nun said something to her that became a turning point in Perez's life.
"I don't know if I believe in God but I believe in something, and she was a definite gift from that something.
But Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson fought to get her the part.
She wrote that she was "grateful that they put themselves out there like that," because "that's the only way things change -- when everyone joins the fight and you're not the only one rushing up the hill."In her memoir, Perez also writes for the first time that her half-brother sexually assaulted her twice during her childhood while she visited her mother's house.
Perez became a choreographer almost overnight after being offered a gig by A&R executive Louil Silas Jr.
to teach his then-new artist, Bobby Brown, hip-hop moves for music videos "Don't Be Cruel" and "My Prerogative." That led to working with Diana Ross, Heavy D & The Boyz and LL Cool J.
Tupac, who called her and heard her crying, told her he’d come pick her up, so the two ended up attending the show together.We looked at each other and I could tell she was embarrassed but just then she said, 'He, he, he' and we started laughing so hard," Perez told CNN. When she was older, Perez was invited to visit her mother in Brooklyn, but says she was always treated like "the other." Perez's hair, weight and resemblance to her father made her a target for teasing."That same day, one of the neighbors came over to eat, as they often did, and she cut that portion in half and gave it to them. The Brooklyn-native is perhaps best known for her role in Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" or starring alongside Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes in "White Men Can't Jump." But few are aware of her two nominations for best supporting actress as plane crash survivor Carla Rodrigo in "Fearless.""I knew deep inside that I could play this part with ease.Brooklyn-born actress Rosie Perez has appeared on Broadway, was nominated for an Oscar and is an activist for Puerto Rican rights.She started her career in the 1980s as a dancer on "Soul Train" and has choreographed music videos as well as the Fly Girls on "In Living Color." Look back at some of her most memorable movie roles since then.