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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

Year Association Category Nominated Work Result
2011 Imagen Award Best Supporting Actress – Feature Film Go for It! Nominated
2012 Imagen Award Best Actress – Feature Film Filly Brown Won
2013 ALMA Award Achievement in Film Won
Inaugural Lupe Special Achievement Award Honoree Gina Rodriguez Won
2014 Imagen Award Best Actress/Supporting Actress – Feature Film Sleeping with the Fishes Nominated
Young Hollywood Award Rising Star of the Year N/A Won
2015 Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Jane the Virgin Won
Critics’ Choice Award Best Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
EWwy Award Best Actress – Comedy Won
Television Critics Association Individual Achievement in Comedy Nominated
Gold Derby Award Breakthrough Performer of the Year Won
Comedy Lead Actress Nominated
Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actress – Comedy Nominated
Choice TV Breakout Star Nominated
Choice TV Liplock Nominated
Imagen Awards Best Actress – Television Won
Online Film & Television Association Award Best Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Women’s Image Network Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Dorian Award Rising Star Award N/A Won
Girl Power Media Role Model Honoree Jane the Virgin Won
NHMC Impact Gala Award Honoree Won
Feelies Award Best Actress Won
2016 Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Nominated
NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Critics’ Choice Award Best Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Satellite Award Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Nominated
Imagen Award Best Actress – Television Won
CinemaCon Award Female Star of Tomorrow N/A Won
Unite 4 Humanity Award Honoree Gina Rodriguez Won
Lip Sync Battle Award Performer Won
Feelies Award Best Actress Won
T.V. Line Performance of the week Honoree Won
2017 Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Jane the Virgin Nominated
People’s Choice Award Favorite Comedic TV Actress Nominated
Black Reel Award Outstanding Actress, Comedy Series Nominated
MTV Award Best Actor in a Show Nominated
Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actress – Comedy Nominated
Icon Hispanic Heritage Month Honoree Won
ACLU Social Bill of Rights Award Honoree Won
Tell Tale Award Best Actress Won
Tell Tale Award Jane and Petra Friendship Won
2018 MTV Award Best Kiss Nominated
Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actress – Comedy Won
Choice TV Liplock Nominated
Tell Tale Award Favorite Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Won
Eva Langoria Foundation Award Honoree for Activism Gina Rodriguez Won
The Alma Awards Honoree Award Jane The Virgin Won

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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