Rosario Dawson will portray the first live-action version of "Ahsoka Tano" in Star Wars: The Mandalorian. The character joins the Disney+ Star Wars series for season 2. "Ahsoka" had previously only appeared in the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars series.

Star Wars: Rosario Dawson joins The Mandalorian

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The Mandalorian season 1 was the first of several Star Wars series to debut on Disney+. An "Obi-Wan Kenobi" series with Ewan McGregor is in production, as is a "Cassian Andor" series

The Mandalorian was very well-received by Star Wars fans and critics. Its events take place in between the storylines of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The series also gained viral attention for its inclusion of a "Baby Yoda" character.

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Rosario Dawson plays "Ahsoka Tano" in The Mandalorian season 2. It's so far unknown precisely how the character's backstory will fit into the new season. She apprenticed under "Anakin Skywalker" in the events seen in The Clone Wars.

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Dawson is known for roles in Sin CityRent, Clerks II, and Death Proof. She's been in a relationship with politician Cory Booker since 2019. See Dawson's Star Wars universe debut when The Mandalorian season 2 debuts in October 2020.