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Daphne Rubin-Vega

Biography

Stage and display screen actress who have played Mimi in the initial Broadway ensemble of Lease and Lucy within the Off-Broadway creation of Jack Runs Boating. She started her career because the business lead singer to get a Latin group referred to as Pajama Party. In 2008, she got a small component within the Sex and the town movie. Her mom was a nurse and her dad was a carpenter. She was created in Panama Town, Panama. She made an appearance in Wild Issues, a film that also highlighted Kevin Bacon.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth November 18, 1969
Place Of Birth Panama City, Panama
Height 1.57 m
Profession Stage Actress
Nationality Panamanian
Spouse Tommy Costanzo
Children Luca Ariel Constanzo
Parents Daphine Vega, Jose Mercedes Vega
Awards Obie Award for Special Citations
Nominations Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Movies Wild Things, Jack Goes Boating, Sex and the City, Flawless, I Like It Like That, Union Square, Robinita Hood, Lotto Land, The Occultist, Virgin, Justice, Alchemy, Emoticon ;), Fall To Rise, Gone to the Dogs, F--K, Skeleton Woman
TV Shows Hey Joel
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1Playing Magenta in Broadway's Rocky Horror Show Live [2001]
2Playing Conchita in Nilo Cruz's "Anna In The Tropics" on Broadway. [2004]
3Has a son, Luca Ariel Constanzo, born on December 5, 2004.
4Studied acting at Michael Howard Studios in New York City.
5She 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.
6It was her performance in Broadway's "Rent" that ultimately won her the role of Det. Gloria Perez in Wild Things (1998).
7Has 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." .
8Received the Theatre World Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Mimi in "Rent".
9Was 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".
10Was born in Panama.
11The 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.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Holdouts2017TV Movie post-productionRachel
Conversion2016TV SeriesDaphne
The Curse of the Fuentes Women2015TV MovieRemelda
Emoticon ;)2014Anna
Fall to Rise2014Sheila
Hustling2011-2014TV SeriesRosa Juarez
Smash2013TV SeriesAgnes
Union Square2011Sara
Naked in a Fishbowl2011TV SeriesFanny
F--K2010ShortDaphne
Jack Goes Boating2010Lucy
Gone to the Dogs2008ShortWinnie
The Battery's Down2008TV SeriesDaphne Rubin-Vega
Rachel Getting Married2008Wedding Guest
Sex and the City2008Baby Voiced Woman
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2007TV SeriesCarmen Mendoza
Alchemy2005/IBelladonna Editor
Life on the Ledge2005Trisha
Freezer 52003ShortSue
Hey Joel2003TV SeriesMichelle Ipanima
Virgin2003Frances
Justice2003Roberta
Skeleton Woman2000Olya
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child2000TV SeriesLittle Juanita
Flawless1999Tia
Wild Things1998Gloria Perez
Spin City1997TV SeriesDaphne Rubin-Vega
New York Undercover1996TV SeriesLydia
Lotto Land1995Gloria
I Like It Like That1994Modeling School Receptionist
The Occultist1988Simone (as Daphne)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
So You Think You Can Dance2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards2008TV Special performer: "Seasons of Love"
The 55th Annual Tony Awards2001TV Special performer: "The Time Warp"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadway: The Next Generation2018Documentary filmingHerself
Cocktails & Classics2016TV SeriesHerself
Broadway.com #LiveatFive2016TV SeriesHerself
Live from Gramercy Park2016TV SeriesHerself
The Broadway.com Show2014TV SeriesHerself
We Love Soaps TV2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 2012 Annual Actors Fund Gala Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHerself
The New Independents2011ShortHerself
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Working in the Theatre1996-2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Show People with Paul Wontorek2011TV SeriesHerself
Moving Pictures Live!2010TV SeriesHerself
Rent: The Final Curtain Call2009Video documentary shortHerself
Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway2008TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
The Battery's Down2008TV SeriesHerself
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Performer
No Day But Today: The Story of 'Rent'2006Video documentaryHerself
The 58th Annual Tony Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Play
TV's Illest Minority Moments Presented by Ego Trip2004TV MovieHerself
Broadway's Best2002TV MovieHerself
The 55th Annual Tony Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Performer
In the Life2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1996TV MovieHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHerself - Cast of Rent
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Cast Collaboration AwardGen Art Film FestivalFeature FilmEmoticon ;) (2014)· Livia De Paolis (actor/director)
· Michael Cristofer (actor)
· Diane Guerrero (actor)
· Miles Chandler (actor)
· Sonia Braga (actor)
· Carol Kane (actor)
· Christine Ebersole (actor)
· Allie Gallerani (actor)
· Charlie Solis (actor)
· Jason Liebman (actor)
· Eric Nelsen (actor)
· Alexandra Socha (actor)
· Alejandro Rodriguez (actor)
· Gameela Wright (actor)
· Max Fried (actor)
· Luis Vega (actor)
· Alyson Lange (actor)
· Danelle Eliav (actor)
· Sydney Morton (actor)
2001Feature Film AwardNew York International Independent Film & Video FestivalBest ActressSkeleton Woman (2000)
1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actress - SuspenseWild Things (1998)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014ISAIndie Series AwardsBest Lead Actress - DramaHustling (2011)
2013ISAIndie Series AwardsBest Supporting Actress (Drama)Hustling (2011)
2011Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleJack Goes Boating (2010)
1999ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Feature FilmWild Things (1998)


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#Quote
1We 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.

#Trademark
1Glitter

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