Mimi Marquez (Rosario Dawson) Quote: Without you, the stars gleam, the poets dream, the eagles fly, without you. The Earth turns, the sun burns, but I die, without you. HIV Exotic Dancer Heroin Junkie Roger’s Love Interest Ex of Benny 9 May, 1979 Discovered sitting in her front porch in NYC “ Kids” 1995 “ Josie and the Pussycats” as Valerie Brown 2001 Soon “Sin City 2”
Maureen Johnson (Idina Menzel) Bisexual Performance Artist Joanne’s Girlfriend Ex of Mark 30 May, 1971 Broadway “Rent” as Maureen from 1996 to 1997. Broadway “Wicked” as Elphaba from 2003 to 2005. “ Enchanted” as Nancy in 2007. Quote: Everyday since puberty everybody stares at me, boys, girls, I can’t help it baby! 2004 Tony Award Winner
Joanne Jefferson (Traice Thoms) Lesbian Maureen’s Girlfriend Harvard Educated Lawyer 19 August 1975 “ The Devil Wears Prada” 2006 Series “Cold Case” as Kat Miller since 2005 to these days. Quote : I love margins and discipline. I make lists in my sleep, baby what’s my sin? Never quit, I follow through. I hate mess but I love you.
Roger Davis (Adam Pascal) HIV Musician Mark’s Roommate Recovering from Heroin Addiction Mimi’s Love Interest 25 Octuber, 1970 Has 2 kids Lennon and Jay. Broadway “Rent” as Roger from 1996 to 2003. “ The School of Rock” 2003. Quote: You were the song all along and before the song dies , I should tell you, I have always loved you . You can see it in my eyes M imi !
Tom Collins (Jesse L. Martin) AIDS Homosexual Angel’s Lover Philosophy Teacher 18 January 1969 Broadway “Rent” as Collins from 1996 to 1998. Series “Law and Order” as Detective Ed Green since 1999 to these days. Quote: Open your door, I’ll be your tenant, don’t got much baggage to lay at your feet. But sweet kisses I’ve got to spare. I’ll be there and I’ll cover you.
Angel Dumott Schunard (Wilson Jermaine Heredia) AIDS Drag Queen Collin’s Lover Street Percussionist/Musician Mimi’s BF 2 December 1971. Broadway “Rent” as Angel from 1996 to 2004. Series: Apperances in “Law And Order”, “Medium” and “ Without a Trace” 1996 Tony Award Winner. There was a boldy harassing her, she walked right up to him and said... Quote: I’m more of a man than you’ll ever be, and more of a women than you’ll ever get.
Mark Cohen (Anthony Rapp) Documentary Filmmaker Ex of Maureen At the end shows his movie showing the life of his friends, the bohemian life style. Roommate of Roger. 24 Octuber 1971. “ Twister” 1996 Broadway “Rent” as Mark from 1996 to 2004. Quote: Going against the grain, going insane, going mad. To more than one dimension, starving for attention, hating convention, hating pretension. To being an “us” for once, instead of a “them”... La Vie Boheme!
Benjamin Coffin III (Taye Diggs) Landlord of Mark, Roger and Mimi’s appartment. Married with a rich girl. His friends hate him. Dreams to built a cyberstudio. 2 January 1971 Married with Idina Menzel “ Chicago” as Bandleader 2002. Series: Apperances in “ Grey’s Anatomy”, “Will and Grace”, “Ally McBeal” and “The West Wing” Quote: You make fun, yet I’m the one attempting to do some good. Bohemia is a fallacy in your heads. Bohemia is dead.