We all knew Dawson could act, but who knew she could sing? She proved herself as a multi-talented artist in 2005’s movie adaptation of Rent. As Mimi Marquez, Dawson faced the unique challenge of breathing life and compassion into the character of a young New Yorker who also happens to be an HIV-positive heroin junkie and nightclub dancer. 

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.