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
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
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
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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