Dabei rutscht Simon immer mehr in eine Welt jenseits seines Bewusstseins ab und kann bald nicht mehr zwischen Realität und Fiktion unterscheiden.
She made her film debut in the 1995 controversial teen drama Kids.
Her subsequent film roles include He Got Game (1998), Men in Black II (2002), 25th Hour (2002), The Rundown (2003), Alexander (2004), Rent (2005), Sin City (2005), Clerks II (2006), Death Proof (2007), Eagle Eye (2008), Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), Unstoppable (2010), César Chávez (2013), Trance (2013), Top Five (2014) and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014).
For her role in Rent (2005), Dawson won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture; for her role in Top Five (2014), she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy.
Dawson currently portrays Claire Temple in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in five of the Marvel Television/Netflix series, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. Her mother, Isabel Celeste, is a writer and singer of Puerto Rican and Cuban ancestry.
Christina Applegate was ‘dating down’ when she hooked up with the then-unknown actor Brad Pitt in the late 1980s and brought him to the MTV Movie Awards.