Gina Rodriguez is an American actress. She is best known for her leading role as Jane Villanueva in The CW satirical romantic dramedy series Jane the Virgin, for which she won a Golden Globe Award in 2015. She has gone on to star in films Deepwater Horizon, Ferdinand, Annihilation and Miss Bala. She also voiced the title character of the Netflix animated series Carmen Sandiego.

Birth Name

Virginia Ernestine Rodriguez

Nickname

Gina, Cutz

Profession

Actress, Model

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Gina Rodriguez was born on July 30, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Age

She’s currently 34 years old.

Sun Sign

Leo

Ethnicity

Multiracial

Her parents are Puerto Rican while also having Jewish heritage in her family.

Education

Rodriguez went to St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, Illinois. At 16, Gina entered Columbia University‘s Theatrical Collaboration. Then she was enrolled into New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2006, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree after completing 4 years of training at Atlantic Theater Company and Experimental Theatre Wing.

Family Details

  • Father – Genaro Rodriguez (Retired Professional Boxing Referee)

  • Mother – Magali Rodriguez
  • Siblings – Ivelisse Rodriguez Simon (Oldest Sister) (Investment Banker), Rebecca Rodriguez (Older Sister) (Doctor)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Gina Rodriguez dated –

  • Henri Esteve (2014-2015) – From September 2014 to September 2015, the actors Gina and Henri dated each other.
  • Ben Schwartz (2016-2017) – In January 2016, actors Gina and Ben Schwartz were seen together enjoying a boxing match in Los Angeles. They were rumored to be dating together for a year until 2017.

  • Joe LoCicero (2017-Parents) – Rodriguez and her partner actor Joe LoCicero have been dating since 2016. On August 7, 2018, Rodriguez confirmed in an interview with Us Weekly that she and LoCicero are engaged.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 3½ inches
  • In centimeters – 161 cm
  • In meters – 1.61 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 58 kg
  • In Pounds – 128 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 35-26-37
  • Bust – 35 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip – 37 inches
  • Bra Size -32B

Body Build

Average

Eye Color

Black

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She wears a size 6 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 8 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing the lead role as Jane Villanueva in The CW’s romantic comedy-drama series Jane the Virgin. Gina is also known for playing Majo Tonorio in the 2012 film Filly Brown.

Film Debut

She debuted with 2008 film Calling It Quits for her role as dayplayer. Her first major film role came in 2012 when she played young hip-hop artist Majo Tenorio in the independent musical-drama film ‘Filly Brown’, which earned her an Imagen Award.

Television Debut

In 2004, Gina played the role as Yolanda in the NBC police procedural and legal drama series Law & Order in just one episode entitled “Enemy”.

Brand Endorsements

She was announced as Kipling‘s brand ambassador in April 2015.

Awards & Nominations

YearAssociationCategoryNominated WorkResult
2011Imagen AwardBest Supporting Actress – Feature FilmGo for It!Nominated
2012Imagen AwardBest Actress – Feature FilmFilly BrownWon
2013ALMA AwardAchievement in FilmWon
Inaugural Lupe Special Achievement AwardHonoreeGina RodriguezWon
2014Imagen AwardBest Actress/Supporting Actress – Feature FilmSleeping with the FishesNominated
Young Hollywood AwardRising Star of the YearN/AWon
2015Golden Globe AwardBest Actress – Television Series Musical or ComedyJane the VirginWon
Critics’ Choice AwardBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
EWwy AwardBest Actress – ComedyWon
Television Critics AssociationIndividual Achievement in ComedyNominated
Gold Derby AwardBreakthrough Performer of the YearWon
Comedy Lead ActressNominated
Teen Choice AwardChoice TV Actress – ComedyNominated
Choice TV Breakout StarNominated
Choice TV LiplockNominated
Imagen AwardsBest Actress – TelevisionWon
Online Film & Television Association AwardBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
Women’s Image Network AwardOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
Dorian AwardRising Star AwardN/AWon
Girl Power Media Role ModelHonoreeJane the VirginWon
NHMC Impact Gala AwardHonoreeWon
Feelies AwardBest ActressWon
2016Golden Globe AwardBest Actress – Television Series Musical or ComedyNominated
NAACP Image AwardOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
Critics’ Choice AwardBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
Satellite AwardBest Actress – Television Series Musical or ComedyNominated
Imagen AwardBest Actress – TelevisionWon
CinemaCon AwardFemale Star of TomorrowN/AWon
Unite 4 Humanity AwardHonoreeGina RodriguezWon
Lip Sync Battle AwardPerformerWon
Feelies AwardBest ActressWon
T.V. Line Performance of the weekHonoreeWon
2017Golden Globe AwardBest Actress – Television Series Musical or ComedyJane the VirginNominated
People’s Choice AwardFavorite Comedic TV ActressNominated
Black Reel AwardOutstanding Actress, Comedy SeriesNominated
MTV AwardBest Actor in a ShowNominated
Teen Choice AwardChoice TV Actress – ComedyNominated
Icon Hispanic Heritage MonthHonoreeWon
ACLU Social Bill of Rights AwardHonoreeWon
Tell Tale AwardBest ActressWon
Tell Tale AwardJane and Petra FriendshipWon
2018MTV AwardBest KissNominated
Teen Choice AwardChoice TV Actress – ComedyWon
Choice TV LiplockNominated
Tell Tale AwardFavorite Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesWon
Eva Langoria Foundation AwardHonoree for ActivismGina RodriguezWon
The Alma AwardsHonoree AwardJane The VirginWon

Gina Rodriguez Favorites

  • Favorite Food – Pollo Guisado, Mofongo, Tostones (Fried Plantain Slices)
  • Favorite Song – Baby One More Time by Britney Spears

Gina Rodriguez Net worth

Gina Rodriguez has a net worth of $6 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Gina Rodriguez

  • When she was 7, Gina was performing at Fantasia Juvenil, a salsa dance company. She did salsa dancing until 17.
  • At sixteen, Gina was one of thirteen teens to be accepted into Columbia University NY- Theatrical Collaboration. There she had four years of intense theatre training at both the Atlantic Theatre Company and Experimental Theatre Wing.
  • Since 19, she had suffered from a thyroid condition.
  • She has a pooch named, Casper.
  • Gina played the role of Frida Kahlo in the world premiere of “Casa Blue: The Last Moments in the Life of Frida Kahlo,” at the American Stage Theatre.
  • Rodriguez owns the production company I Can & I Will Productions.
  • In 2012, Rodriguez played young hip-hop artist Majo Tenorio in the independent musical drama film Filly Brown for which she won an Imagen Award.
  • She has received three Golden Globe award nominations for her performance in Jane the Virgin between 2015 and 2017 winning one in 2015.
  • In 2016, Rodriguez was named to Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list of visionaries and influential leaders.
  • In March 2018, Netflix announced that they had acquired the live-action film rights for Carmen Sandiego and that Rodriguez would star as Sandiego in the film.
  • In 2018, it was announced that she would produce and star in Netflix romantic comedy film Someone Great.
  • In 2019, Rodriguez starred as the titular character in Miss Bala.
  • Visit her official website @ hereisgina.com.
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