Michelle Rodriguez is an American actress. Her breakout role was as a troubled boxer in the independent film Girlfight, which was met with critical acclaim and earned her several awards, including the Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award for Best Debut Performance. The following year, she starred as Letty Ortiz in the blockbuster film The Fast and the Furious, a role she has reprised in five additional films in the Fast & Furious franchise. During her career, Rodriguez has played in a number of successful action films, including Resident Evil, S.W.A.T. and Avatar.

Birth Name

Mayte Michelle Rodríguez

Nickname

Michelle Rodriguez, Mayte, MRod, The Tough Girl, Mr, ToughM

Profession

Actress

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Michelle Rodriguez was born on July 12, 1978 in San Antonio, Texas, United States.

Age

She is currently 40 years old.

Sun Sign

Cancer

Ethnicity

Hispanic

Michelle’s ancestry is Puerto Rican and Dominican.

Education

Rodriguez attended various schools, but was always the result was same expulsion. She was expelled from 5 different schools but somehow managed to earn her GED. She also enrolled herself into a business school. But quit it soon to pursue a career in acting. She had the ultimate goal of becoming a writer and director.

Family Details

  • Father – Rafael Rodriguez (worked in the United States Army)
  • Mother – Carmen Milady
  • Siblings – Raul (Older Brother), Omar (Older Brother). These are twin brothers.

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Rodriguez has dated –

  • Vin Diesel (2001) – They both acted together for the first time in The Fast and the Furious in 2001. She had performed the love interest of Vin Diesel in the film. So, from on-screen, the relationship came to off-screen. But, it did not last long.
  • Colin Farrell (2002-2003) – S.W.A.T. co-star, Colin dated for some months with Rodriguez.
  • Olivier Martinez (2003) – She was RUMORED to be dating her another S.W.A.T. co-star Olivier, as both were seen kissing each other and again met on the P. Diddy’s yacht in France. At that time, Olivier was dating singer Kylie Minogue.
  • Kristanna Loken (2006-2007) – Michelle got close with actress and model Kristanna Loken while working in the film BloodRayne (2006) with her.
  • Cara Delevingne (2014) – The British model, Cara Delevingne was seen sharing a kiss with American actress and The Fast and the Furious fame Michelle Rodriguez during a basketball game on January 7, 2014. They were RUMORed to be dating each other until June 2014. They, however, met for the first time in October 2013.
  • Zac Efron (2014) – The actors Zac Efron and Michelle dated for two months from June 2014 to August 2014.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 54.5 kg
  • In Pounds – 120 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 35-28-34
  • Bust – 35 inches
  • Waist – 28 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32D

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Sexuality

Bisexual

In July 2006, she told Cosmopolitan UK that she is not lesbian, but has tried (or experimented) both the sexes.

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Performing rough and tough roles in the movies such as Fast & The Furious 6 (2013), S.W.A.T. (2003), Girlfight (2000), The Fast and The Furious (2001), Resident Evil (2002), Machete (2010). She has worked a long time in the TV series “Lost” for her role as Ana Lucia Cortez from 2005 to 2010.

Film Debut

In 2000, American drama film, Girlfight for her role as Diana Guzman. She received 11 nominations for the movie, out of which 5 turned into awards. She starred in her first movie itself.

Television Debut

In 2003, she appeared as herself in a Bulgarian talk show called Slavi’s Show on bTV.

Brand Endorsements

She has not endorsed any of the brands yet.

Distinctive Features

She mostly choose action roles and her attractive looks.

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2001 Chicago Film Critics Association Award Most Promising Newcomer
Girlfight
Nominated
Deauville Film Festival Best Female Performance Won
ALMA Award Outstanding Latino Cast in a Feature Film Nominated
Black Reel Award Best Actress Nominated
Independent Spirit Award Best Debut Performance Won
National Board of Review Award Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actress Won
Gotham Award Breakthrough Performance Won
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award Best Actress Nominated
Best Female Newcomer Won
Online Film Critics Society Award Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated
2002 ALMA Award Best Actress in Film
The Fast and the Furious
Nominated
Outstanding Actor/Actress in a Made for Television Movie or Miniseries
3 A.M.
Nominated
2002 MTV Movie Award Best On-Screen Team (with Kate Bosworth and Sanoe Lake)
Blue Crush
Nominated
Imagen Foundation Award Best Supporting Actress in a Film
S.W.A.T.
Won
2005 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Lost
Won
Saturn Award Best Supporting Actress on Television Nominated
2006 Golden Raspberry Award Worst Supporting Actress
BloodRayne
Nominated
2009 ALMA Award Actress in a Film
Fast & Furious
Nominated
2011 ALMA Award Favorite Movie Actress-Drama/Adventure
Battle: Los Angeles
Nominated
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer Movie Star: Female
Fast & Furious 6
Nominated
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Action
Furious 7
Nominated
People’s Choice Award Favorite Action Movie Actress Nominated
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Action The Fate of the Furious Nominated

Michelle Rodriguez Favorites

Her favorite things are unknown.

Michelle Rodriguez Net worth

Michelle Rodriguez’s net worth is reported to be $30 million dollars as of 2019. Most of which comes from her film and TV appearances.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Michelle Rodriguez

  • She was born to a Puerto Rican father and Dominican Republican mother.
  • She relocated to the Dominican Republic with her mother at eight. She was raised there and stayed there until eleven. Post which, she finally moved to Jersey City, New Jersey.
  • She attended an open casting call for the role of Diana Guzman in the film Girlfight (2000), where she outperformed 350 other candidates to win the role.
  • Rodriguez knows how to play the piano.
  • She is good friends with Jason Sarayba and Nicole Eggert.
  • She enjoys tactical gun training, skydiving and DJing.
  • She has done voice roles in not less than a dozen video games titles. including True Crime: Streets of LA, James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game and Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
  • In 2002, she was named #77 on Stuff magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women in the World” and also made it to #34 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women list that same year.
  • In March 2002, Rodriguez was arrested for assault after getting into a fight with her roommate. The charges were later dropped, after the roommate declined to press the allegations in court.
  • In September 2007, Rodriguez allegedly violated her probation by neither completing her community service nor following an alcohol education program.
  • In January 2009, Rodriguez completed her community service.
  • In 2018, she appeared in a music video of the song “Nice for What” by Canadian rapper Drake.
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