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A Tony-nominated actress and singer who launched her career on the dance-club charts, Daphne Rubin-Vega was born Nov. 18, 1969, in Panama City, Panama. Before becoming a solo artist, she was the lead vocalist for the Latin freestyle group Pajama Party.

Although Rubin-Vega is best known for originating the role of Mimi Marquez in the original Broadway production of "Rent" (1996-97), she was replaced by Rosario Dawson in the 2005 film version because of a pending pregnancy. In 2010, Rubin-Vega earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for reprising her stage role in Jack Goes Boating, a relationship-driven character study that also marked co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut.

Rubin-Vega's other notable theater credits include "Anna in the Tropics," "The House of Bernarda Alba" and "Les Misérables." She also appears briefly in Sex and the City: The Movie (2008).

Daphne Rubin-Vega in Sex and the City: The Movie

Sex and the City: The Movie

2008 NR

In this big-screen continuation of the hit series, Big proposes to Carrie, but the groom's cold feet threaten to ruin their relationship forever. Meanwhile, Miranda leaves Steve after he confesses to a fling, and Charlotte gets some big news.

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