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Michelle Rodriguez: Net Worth, Husband, Movies, Partner, Biography & More

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Michelle Rodriguez Profile
July 12, 1978

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Rodriguez first rose to prominence in the early 2000s with her roles in the independent films Girlfight and The Fast and the Furious. She has since starred in several high-profile Hollywood films, including Blue Crush, S.W.A.T., Avatar, and Furious 7.

Rodriguez is known for her tough-girl persona and has often been cast in action or thrillers. She has also been outspoken about her bisexuality and is an active advocate for LGBT rights.

Her early life and career

Michelle Rodriguez was born in San Antonio, Texas, on July 12, 1978. Her mother is Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, a native of the Dominican Republic, and her father is Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, who served in the U.S. Army. Rodriguez has nine siblings. Seven of them are half-siblings from her father's first marriage to Sylvia Rivera Santiago with whom he had three sons and four daughters. She spent most of her time growing up in the Barrio Breaks area of the city's West Side. Rodriguez dropped out of high school at age 17 to pursue a career as an actor but later earned her GED.

Rodriguez began her acting career in 1999 with an independent film called Girlfight which starred opposite fellow newcomer Jesse Bradford. The film won awards at Sundance and was distributed by Sony Classics. In it, she played Diana Guzman, a troubled teen who decides to channel her aggression by becoming a boxer.

In an interview with NPR's "Fresh Air", Rodriguez explained: "They sent me the script, and I liked the character. I wanted to do something different from what I had done before. And it was a tiny movie and it was something that we shot in like 30 days. And that's what I wanted to do. I just wanted to work and learn from the experience." The film earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance.

Films she has starred in

Michelle Rodriguez played the role of Letty Ortiz in "The Fast and the Furious". She has starred in a wide variety of films throughout her career. In 2001, she played the role of Girlfight, which was her breakout role, and earned her several awards. She has also starred in The Fast and the Furious franchise, playing the role of Letty Ortiz. In addition to these action films, Rodriguez has also starred in more independent and experimental films, such as The Breed and Battle in Seattle. She most recently starred in Machete Kills, opposite Danny Trejo.

Michelle Rodriguez in the movie Fast and Furious 4
Michelle Rodriguez in the movie Fast and Furious 4

She also starred in the film adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel Sin City, which came out in 2005 and was a huge success. Rodriguez has also been featured in several music videos and is a member of the band The Panic Channel. In addition to acting, she has also studied at Columbia University and Cooper Union.

Rodriguez's personal life

Michelle Rodriguez is perhaps best known for her tough-as-nails persona both on and off the big screen. The actress, who got her start in the independent film Girlfight, has gone on to star in some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Avatar, Fast & Furious, and Machete. But while she may be tough as nails on the outside, Rodriguez has had her share of struggles in her personal life.

Michelle Rodriguez in the movie Avatar
Michelle Rodriguez in the movie Avatar

The actress has been open about her battle with addiction, which led to a stint in rehab in 2005. She's also been vocal about her bisexuality and has had high-profile relationships with both men and women throughout her career. In recent years, Rodriguez has seemed to turn things around, getting sober and focusing on her work.


It's safe to say that Hollywood actress Michelle Rodriguez has had a varied and successful career. She's best known for her role in the Fast and the Furious franchise, but she's also appeared in blockbusters like Avatar and Resident Evil.

Rodriguez is a fascinating figure, both on and off-screen. She's known for her tough girl persona, but she's also an outspoken feminist and LGBT rights activist. She frequently speaks out about Hollywood's lack of diversity and its treatment of women.

Rodriguez is a powerful voice in Hollywood, and she isn't afraid to use it. She's constantly fighting for more representation for women and minorities in the industry. And judging by her successful career, she's doing something right.

Michelle Rodriguez

Full NameMayte Michelle Rodríguez
Date of BirthJuly 12, 1978
Age Years
BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States
Home TownSan Antonio
Educational QualificationG.E.D. certificate
SchoolWilliam L Dickinson High School
College/ University-
Zodiac SignCancer ♋
Physical Stats
Height5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m)
Weight55 kg (121 lbs)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
ColorBlack, White, Grey
ActorMarlon Brando, Paul Newman
ActressCate Blanchett, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock
HobbiesSkating, Acting, Music
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusUnmarried
FatherRafael Rodriguez
MotherCarmen Milady Pared
Spouse (Wife/ Husband)-
Brother(s)Omar Rodriguez, Raul Rodriguez
ProfessionAmerican actress
Net Worth$40 Million
Famous forFurious 7 Letty (2015)
DebutGirlfight (2000)
Awards/ HonoursAwards
2001: Deauville Film Festival, Independent Spirit Award, National Board of Review Award

2002: Imagen Foundation Award
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Movie List

Fast & Furious 11
[ Upcoming (2024) ]
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
[ Upcoming (2023) ]
Fast X
[ Upcoming (2023) ]
[ 2021 ]
[ 2021 ]
She Dies Tomorrow
[ 2020 ]
Alita: Battle Angel
[ 2019 ]
[ 2018 ]
Smurfs: The Lost Village
[ 2017 ]
The Fate of the Furious
[ 2017 ]
The Assignment
[ 2016 ]
Milton's Secret
[ 2016 ]
Furious 7
[ 2015 ]
Machete Kills
[ 2013 ]
[ 2013 ]
Fast & Furious 6
[ 2013 ]
InAPPropriate Comedy
[ 2013 ]
Resident Evil: Retribution
[ 2012 ]
Battle: Los Angeles
[ 2011 ]
Fast Five
[ 2011 ]
[ 2010 ]
Trópico de Sangre
[ 2010 ]
[ 2009 ]
Los Bandoleros
[ 2009 ]
Fast & Furious
[ 2009 ]
Adventures in Voice Acting
[ 2008 ]
Gardens of the Night
[ 2008 ]
Battle in Seattle
[ 2007 ]
The Breed
[ 2006 ]
[ 2005 ]
[ 2004 ]
[ 2003 ]
Blue Crush
[ 2002 ]
Resident Evil
[ 2002 ]
The Fast and the Furious
[ 2001 ]
3 A.M.
[ 2001 ]
[ 2000 ]

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