Rose McGowan is an American actress and activist known to television audiences for her role as Paige Matthews in The WB supernatural drama series Charmed.
After her film debut in a brief role in the comedy Encino Man, McGowan achieved wider recognition for her performance in the dark comedy The Doom Generation, receiving an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance. She had her breakthrough in the horror film Scream and subsequently headlined the films Going All the Way, Devil in the Flesh, and Jawbreaker.
She went on to star in Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s double-feature film Grindhouse, for which she was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actress and the Scream Award for Best Scream Queen. She played the role of Josie Acosta in the action-thriller series Chosen.