Who Is Cory Booker? 7 Details About The Senator Spotted On A Date With Rosario Dawson

He may be preparing to run for president.

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Update: Rosario Dawson confirmed that she and Cory Booker are dating. She said their relationship has been wonderful so far, and that she loves and admires him so much.

Actress Rosario Dawson was spotted on what looked like a movie date with Senator Cory Booker Thursday night.

Dawson, 39, and Booker, 49, were spotted catching a film at the Regal Union Square at 9:30 p.m., Page Six reports. It is unclear what movie the pair decided to see.


“He literally almost ran me over when he was racing around the corner to get to the concession stand before the movie started,” a source said told the outlet of the Senator.

The two have reportedly known each other for years but have never been romantically involved until now.

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Dawson was last connected to comedian Eric Andre, whom she dated for about a year before calling it quits. The Seven Pounds actress has also reportedly had relationships with Jay-Z, Michael Fassbender, Gerard Butler, Quentin Tarantino, Jason Lewis, and Joshua Jackson over the years.

Neither Dawson nor Booker have commented on their movie date or if they are involved. 

So who is Cory Booker, who took Rosario Dawson out to see a film? 

1. He may run for president in 2020.



The New Jersey Democrat has expressed plans to run against Trump in the next presidential election. Although he has not publicly announced the decision, it appears as if he is readying up for a presidential campaign. Booker said he would make his decision regarding presidency over the holidays and will likely soon announce whether or not he plans to run in 2020.

"Of course the presidency will be something I consider," Booker told New York Magazine in September. "It would be irresponsible not to."

According to CNN, the campaign is nearing its launch and would likely be based out of Newark. 

If elected, Booker would be the first unmarried president since 1884.


2. He's been linked to some well-known women in the past.


Booker has dated some high profile women in his time, including Hollywood entertainment lawyer Bianca Levin, “CBS Morning News” co-anchor Gayle King and, most recently, Instagram-famous poet Cleo Wade.

He was also reportedly dating Chanda Gibson, executive director of the Council of Urban Professionals whom a source said he had been seeing "on and off for years."


Booker has never been married.

3. He is well educated.



I heard the House was in need of a Speaker.

A post shared by Cory Booker (@corybooker) on Oct 24, 2015 at 3:03pm PDT

The Washington D.C.-born politician has his fair share of educational accomplishments.

Booker graduated from Standford University in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in political science, followed by a master's degree in sociology in 1992. He also received an honors degree in history from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in 1994. Three years later, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School.


4. He has a history in politics.

Booker is no stranger to politics.

In 1998, he landed a seat on the Newark City Council, which he was a part of until 2002. He ran for mayor twice. Booker lost the first time, prompting him to found the community service non-profit Newark Now, but became mayor of New Jersey in 2006. Booker served as mayor for nearly two full terms before being elected as one of two senators for the state of New Jersey, a position he still holds today, making history as the first black senator from The Garden State.

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5. There's a rumor he's gay (but he denies it).


As rumors of a presidential campaign swirl, people have tried to use his single status to assume his sexuality and insinuated that the politician is gay. Booker says otherwise.


“I’m heterosexual,” he told the Philadephia Inquirer. “Every candidate should run on their authentic self, tell their truth, and more importantly, or most importantly, talk about their vision for the country.”

6. He is vegan.


Booker became vegetarian in 1992 and then vegan in 2014. He lives on a plant-based diet and is not afraid to say it!


"I am the only vegan in the United States’ senator in history," he said at VegFest at Ashbury Park last June. "But I’ll tell you this: the vegan consciousness is growing in our country and all those people, regardless of your diet, you are conscious of the environment, conscious of justice for animals, against cruelty to animals, conscious of your health. I am so proud that we’re all gathered here today to celebrate the consciousness of ideals that all of us hold dear. And I just want to wish you all the best, I’m proud to stand with you and proud to be here.”

7. He has dabbled in acting.



Booker appeared as himself in two television shows, Parks and Recreation (2015) and  Mary Jane (2017).

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Sarah Gangraw writes about all things news, entertainment and crime. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.