actress, dancer, choreographer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Her career started when a Soul Train producer spotted dancing at a night club. She was later spotted in another club by Spike Lee, who cast her the film, Do The Right Thing (1989). As a choreographer, Perez has worked with the dancers from In Living Color, Bobby Brown and Diana Ross. Perez was nominated for an Oscar in 1993 for her performance in Fearless. Her other film credits include White Men Can't Jump (1992), It Could Happen To You (1994), and Subway Stories (1997). She starred in the 2002 television mini-series Widows.