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A Tribute to Brooklyn 'Homegirl' Rosie Perez

Film star Rosie Perez visits NPR's New York City studios.
John Guardo, NPR
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Film star Rosie Perez visits NPR's New York City studios.

Rosie Perez made a big splash with her big-screen debut in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. Now she's being honored by BAM Cinématek in her hometown of Brooklyn with a two-day tribute and screenings of her films since that 1989 breakthrough performance.

She talks about her struggles as a "non-traditional" Hollywood actress.

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