She went on to star in varied roles, ranging from independent films to big budget blockbusters including Rent, He Got Game and Men in Black II.
She is also featured on the track "She Lives In My Lap" from the second disc of the Out Kast album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, in which she speaks the intro and a brief interlude towards the end.
"When I first met with him on the earlier film, I felt a joy about him," says the actress, who has revealed that she made the first move after shooting ended and that they have more in common than meets the eye. He did have a two-decade relationship with casting director Gail Stevens, the mother of his three children, who also include animator son Gabriel, 24.
That ended in 2003, although they still work together and are friends.
"He was never something serious." A source also confirmed the split to People magazine.
A rep for Dawson did not respond to the publication's request for a comment.
Dawson, who not only allowed herself to be hypnotized in preparation for her role but also has a wow moment when she enters a room fully disrobed, returns the compliment. I find his enthusiasm to be infectious and his movies to be mesmerizing."Oddly for someone who exposed his romantic streak so unabashedly with the fairy-tale love story in Slumdog Millionaire, Boyle is in no rush to marry.
Dawson, 38, and Andre, 34, first made their relationship public on Valentine's Day 2016 with the comedian sharing a now deleted tweet in honor of Dawson.
"The undisputed most gorgeous being on the planet," Andre said at the time.
Dawson has cited this part of her history when explaining how she learned that, "If you wanted something better, you had to do it all yourself." As a child, Dawson made a brief appearance on Sesame Street.
At age 15, she was subsequently discovered on her front-porch step by photographer Larry Clark and Harmony Korine, where Korine lauded her as being perfect for a part he had written in his screenplay that would become the controversial 1995 film Kids.