Mayte Michelle Rodriguez (San Antonio, Texas, July 12, 1978) is an American actress. Following her first starring role in the independent film Girlfight (2000), she is known for her roles as the typical tough and rebellious girl in Hollywood hits such as The Fast and the Furious, Resident Evil, SWAT, Avatar, Machete, Battle: Los Angeles, Resident Evil: Retribution, Fast and Furious 6 and Machete Kills, as well as for her role as Ana Lucia Cortez on the television series Lost.
She has also done numerous voice work on video games such as Call of Duty and Halo and provided her voice for the 3D animated film Turbo and on television for IGPX.
Her films have grossed more than $ 5 billion, and Entertainment Weekly called her “the most successful Latin actress in Hollywood.”
Personal Information of Michelle Rodriguez:
Full Name: Mayte Michelle Rodriguez
Nick Name: M. Rod
Age: 42 Year Old
Birthday: July 12, 1978
Birth Country: United States
Birth City: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Sun Sign: Cancer
Father: Rafael Rodriguez
Mother: Carmen Milady Rodriguez
Siblings: Omar Rodriguez, Raul Rodriguez
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 5’5″ (165 cm),
Weight: 55 kg
Body Measurements: 34-25-34 Inches
Bra Size: 32 B
Waist: 25 Inches
Hips: 34 Inches
Body Type: Athletic
Dress Size: 6 US
Qualification : G.E.D. Certificate
College: William L Dickinson High School
Net Worth: $30 Million
City: San Antonio, Texas
U.S. State: Texas
Active Year: 2000-present
Early Life of Michelle Rodriguez:
Michelle is the daughter of Rafael Rodriguez, a Puerto Rican who served in the US Army, and Carmen Pared, a native of the Dominican Republic. Following her parents’ divorce in 1987,
she moved with her mother to the Dominican Republic and lived there until she was eleven years old. Later, she moved to Puerto Rico, living there until she was seventeen years old. Later she settled in New Jersey.
She was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness by her maternal grandmother and has a total of ten siblings and half-siblings.
Personal Life of Michelle Rodriguez:
In early 2000, Rodriguez broke up with her Muslim boyfriend, claiming that he could not stand the standards that her boyfriend required of them due to his religion. Around 2001, Rodriguez was dating actor Vin Diesel, her partner in the film The Fast. and the Furious.
In 2002 she appeared at number 78 on Stuff magazine’s list of The 102 Sexiest Women in the World, and number 34 on Maxim magazine’s list of The 100 Sexiest Women, both on their United States editions.
In 2003, Rodriguez was photographed kissing with Kylie Minogue’s boyfriend, Olivier Martinez, and they were later photographed partying together on Puff Daddy’s yacht in southern France.
In 2006, it was reported that Rodriguez had become interested in Irish actor Colin Farrell. In July of that same year, Rodriguez told British magazine Cosmopolitan that he was not gay, but had “experimented with both sexes.”
In November of the same year, actress Kristanna Loken, who is openly bisexual, made comments to The Advocate that were widely reported by the media implying that the two were in a relationship.
In early 2007 she was photographed again with Olivier Martinez. This time the two were seen dining together at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, where Martinez was staying.
In June of that same year, Curve magazine described her as a “bi bad girl“, alluding to his alleged bisexuality. Rodriguez never gave an interview to the magazine, and therefore, in response, he used his blog to criticize the magazine.
On August 12, 2010, Rodriguez was confirmed to be an activist for Sea Shepherd during the 2010-2011 whaling season, called Operation No Compromise.
In May 2014, she described herself as bisexual during an interview, adding, “What’s wrong with being bi? I mean, we get criticism wherever we go.”
Professional Life of Michelle Rodriguez:
She was an aspiring actress when she came across an ad reporting a casting for her to act in the low-budget, independent film Girlfight. Michelle won out over 350 other girls who were up for the role and played Diana Guzmán, a teenager with many problems who decides to channel her aggression by training to become a boxer. It was her first audition. Rodriguez’s work was recognized by both critics and the public.
Subsequently, she has had notable roles in other successful films, such as The Fast and the Furious, Avatar, Resident Evil,Blue Crush and S.W.A.T. In 2004, Rodriguez provided her voice for the video game Halo 2, playing a Marine.
She was also the voice of Liz Ricarro on the Cartoon Network series IGPX. From 2005 to 2006, she played police officer Ana Lucía Cortez on the television series Lost.
In 2008 he starred in the movie Battle in Seattle alongside Charlize Theron. In 2009 she returned to action in the fourth installment of the street racing movie Fast & Furious.
In that same year she played the pilot “Trudy Chacón” in the movie Avatar. Later that year, the filming of Trópico de sangre, an independent film about the kidnapping and subsequent murder of the Mirabal sisters, ended.
She also had a role in the film Machete, directed by Robert Rodríguez, where she plays Luz, a Mexican girl who has a taco business to support herself and lives the experience of having to fight to win a space in the United States. In 2011, she appeared alongside Aaron Eckhart in the sci-fi film Battle: Los Angeles, which grossed more than $ 200 million at the worldwide box office.
As of July 20, 2010, Rodriguez’s films would have grossed $ 1,272,734,719 in the United States and $ 3,686,521,043 worldwide. In 2012, Rodriguez returned to act in Resident Evil: Retribution to play the good clone and bad clone of Rain Ocampo. In 2013, she reprised her role as Leticia “Letty” Ortiz in Fast & Furious 6. In 2013, Rodriguez appeared in the RobertRodríguez film Machete Kills.