A protege of Sonny Chiba and member of his Japan Action Club stunt team, Sue Shiomi starred in a number of genre films in the 1970s-80s including four Sister Street Fighter films as well as all three of the originalStreet Fighter series starring Chiba!
She retired from acting and stuntwork in 1986. Her daughter is actress Ayane Nagabuchi.
Noted for being one of the best female stunt / fight performers in the business, Sue also performed well in roles that required no action ability, like Esmeralida in Message from Space.
The multi-talented Tracie is a triple threat: actress / singer / producer!
A regular on a couple of previous tv series, she's currently featured on Cold Case, plus doing feature films, and even Broadway, between seasons!
She co-starred with noted genre actress Rosario Dawsontwice, in Rent (where she & Rosario were the only lead performers not from the Broadway version*)and GrindHouse presents: Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof / GrindHouse "Death Proof".
*Tracie later joined the Broadway production of Rent in 2008 for the show's final three months!
Genre appearances include... Wonder Woman  (Etta Candy) Liberty City: the American Dream aka C.R.E.A.M. the American Dream
(Ki Hassan /associate producer) Reapers (Nikki) Human Target "Dead Head" Cold Case (Det. Kat Miller) Warrior Class (Thelma) GrindHouse presents: Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof / GrindHouse "Death Proof" (Kim) WonderFalls (Mahandra McGinty)
Rosario Dawson straddles the line between being a fanboy dream goddess and being a fangirl herself with surprising ease. (And, no, I'm not going to make any obvious jokes...)
Why do we say she's a "fangirl"? Besides being a hardcore Trekker and comic book fan, Rosario is also the creator /co-writer of the comic book Occult Crimes TaskForce (the lead character Sophia Ortiz is illustrated in her image).
As for being a "fanboy dream goddess"...if you've seen Sin City,GrindHouse, or even Adventures of Pluto Nash (She and Pam Grier are the ONLY reasons to bother with that turkey!) you wouldn't be wondering about the designation...
Rosario is one of the more civic-minded performers in show-biz, devoting her time and her name to a wide variety of causes including voter registration, gay rights, preventing domestic violence, and conservation. Very cool! Trivia:
She co-starred with Tracie Thomstwice, in Rent (where she & Tracie were the only lead performers not from the Broadway version) and GrindHouse presents: Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof / GrindHouse "Death Proof".
Rosario performs her own singing in every film her on-screen persona sings in (Rent, Josie & the Pussycats, and Adventures of Pluto Nash) and she's on the soundtrack albums of all of them!
Genre appearances include... Trance (Elizabeth) Fire with Fire (Talia Durham) ZooKeeper (Kate) UnStoppable (Connie Hooper) Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief (Persephone) Haunted World of El SuperBeasto (Velvet Von Black) Wonder Woman  (Artemis) KillShot (Donna) Gemini Division [webisodes] (Anna Diaz, producer) Eagle Eye (Zoe Perez) Grindhouse Presents: Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof / Grind House "Death Proof" (Abernathy) Clerks II (Becky) Devil's Rejects [edited from film, scenes on DVD version] (Nurse Marcia) Sin City / Sin City: a Dame to Kill For (Gail) RunDown (Mariana) Adventures of Pluto Nash (Dina Lake / performer: "It's Alright") Men in Black II (Laura Vasquez) Josie & the Pussycats (Valerie Brown / performer on all "Pussycats" songs)