Michelle Rodriguez Biography

Birthday: 1978-07-12
Place of Birth: Bexar County, Texas USA
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Wiki Biography: Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. Born in Bexar County, Texas on July 12, 1978, Michelle always knew she was destined to become a star, she just didn't know how to get there. Michelle lived in Texas until the age of 8 when her family moved to the Dominican Republic where she lived for two years before moving to Puerto Rico. At 11, Michelle's family relocated for the last time to Jersey City, New Jersey. Although she has been working since 1999 as an extra in such films as Summer of Sam (1999) and Cradle Will Rock (1999), it only took a magazine ad announcing an open casting call in New York for Michelle to decide to finally step into the spotlight. The role was the female lead, the movie was Girlfight (2000). Despite the lack of experience in film and boxing, Michelle auditioned, along with another 350 girls. After various trials inside an actual boxing ring and five arduous months of training in Brooklyn's Gleason's Gym, she was finally chosen to portray the role of Diana Guzman. As soon as the independent film began making the rounds at various film festivals, Michelle began gaining critical acclaim for her performance earning her awards like the Deauville Festival of American Cinema award for Best Actress and the Las Vegas Film Critics Society for Female Breakthrough Performance. As Girlfight (2000) continued to gain notoriety with its September 2000 release, Michelle was already hard at work with films like 3 A.M. (2001), the blockbuster hit The Fast and the Furious (2001), and Resident Evil (2002). With Hollywood calling her name, the future for this feisty Jersey girl is as strong as the punches she throws.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
SWAT Chris Sanchez 2003 Action
Curiosity Host 2011 Documentary
Nattskiftet Salgado 2012 Comedy
Amores Verdaderos Polita 2012 Drama
S.W.A.T. Chris Sanchez 3727 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Fast and the Furious Letty 1954 0, Comedy, 0
Girlfight Diana Guzman 2000 Drama, Sport
3 A.M. Salgado 2001 Crime, Mystery, Romance
Blue Crush Eden 2002 0, Biography
Resident Evil Rain Ocampo 2002 Action, Adventure, Horror
S.W.A.T. Chris Sanchez 2003 0, Game Show
Control Teresa 2005 Crime, Thriller
BloodRayne Katarin 2006 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The Breed Nicki 2006 Horror, Thriller
Battle in Seattle Lou 2007 0
Avatar Trudy Chacon 2009
Fast & Furious Letty 2009 Comedy, 0, Game Show
Machete Luz 2010 Game Show
Tropico de Sangre Minerva Mirabal 2010 Drama, History
Battle: Los Angeles Tsgt. Elena Santos 2011
Blacktino Charlotte Foster Jane 2011 Comedy
Resident Evil: Retribution Rain 2012 Action, Horror
Turbo Paz 2013 Drama, 0, 0
InAPPropriate Comedy Harriet 2013 Comedy
Furious 6 Letty 2013 Action, Crime, Thriller
Machete Kills Shé 2013 Action, Crime, Thriller