Daphne Rubin-Vega

Daphne Rubin-Vega


11/18/1969, Panama City, Panama

Birth Name

Daphne Rubin



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Daphne Rubin-Vega was born in Panama City, Panama. She moved to NYC's Greenwich Village as a child and always wanted to be a singer. Her parents divorced when she was little and her dad stayed in Panama. Her mom remarried an Italian man, she died a few years…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Discography:

      Can't Live Without It
      Change - Single
      Faust - Original Off Broadway Cast Recording
      I Found It - Singe
      RENT - Original Broadway Cast Recording
      Rocketman - Single
      The Rocky Horror Show - Broadway Cast Recording
      Up All Night
      When You Love Someone - Single

    • Movie Credits:

      No Day But Today: The Story of RENT - Herself
      Life on the Ledge - Trisha
      Alchemy - Editor
      Virgin - Frances
      Justice - Roberta
      Skeleton Woman - Olya
      Flawless - Tia
      Wild Things - Det. Gloria Perez
      Lotto Land - Gloria
      I Like It Like That - Modeling School Receptionist

    • TV Credits:

      Hey Joel - Michele
      The 58th Annual Tony Awards - Herself
      Broadway's Best - Herself
      In The Life (Pride) - Herself
      Spin City (An Affair to Remember) - Herself
      New York Undercover (Brown Like Me) - Lydia
      The Rosie O'Donnell Show (6/21/1996) - Herself

    • Since appearing in a tanktop covered in glitter in RENT, Daphne's trademark is considered to be glittery clothing.

    • Daphne had given up in appearing in a RENT movie in 1997 because she knew that she would look too old to play a 19 year old character. However, she was angry when she was the only Original Broadway Cast member not approached for the film (Original Joanne - Fredi Walker declined the part) and does not beleive the only reason they did not cast her was because she was pregnant (She had had her baby at the time shooting started). She has not seen the movie, nor does she want to

    • Daphne's RENThead fans refer to her as DRV - confusing because this is also the name of her band!

    • Daphne narrates the audio books Finding Miracles by Julia Alvarez and Thirteen Senses by Victor Villasenor.

    • Daphne has appeared in Sesame Street and can be seen in the Sesame Street book Quiet Time.

    • Daphne and her band will be preforming at the Cutting Room on Thursday, June 15, 2006 at 7:30pm. Tickets cost $12-15 dollars.

    • The costumes that she wore in the Original Broadway Company of RENT were from her own closet. The clothes inspired a line of RENT-related clothes in Bloomingdales (1996).

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  • To call her talented would be an insult to her greatness

    Daphne, Dahpne, Daphne, where can I even start with her? Well, for one thing, she has the most untraditional, round, rock and roll, sexy voice I have ever heard. She created the role of Mimi in RENT, was there from the NWTW days onward, she and Adam Pascal (Roger) had the most amazing chemistry together. She was the only American Mimi who really got up onto that bar and moved around, alot, today most of them fool around a bit but stay prettty still. She's an amazing dancer as she showed during La Vie Boheme. Her stuff before and after RENT is amazing too and her CD is great fun to listen to.moreless