Michelle Rodriguez is a well-known actress in America. She got popular for acting in Girlfight as a boxer. Michelle received lots of critical acclaim for all the roles she played as she is a talented actress. She is famous for acting as Letty Ortiz in the Fast and Furious franchise. The actress also appeared in many films. She lent her voice to popular video games too. Most of her films grossed lots of money and she is an iconic actress. She is also one of the popular Latina actresses in Hollywood. You can find all the information about her here.
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Michelle Rodriguez‘s full name is Mayte Michelle Rodriguez. Her birthplace is San Antonio, Texas and her birth date is July 12, 1978. Her mother’s name is Carmen Milady Rodriguez who is a Dominican. The name of her father is Rafael Rodriguez and he is a Puerto Rican. He also was a soldier in the US Army. Rodriguez for some time lived with her mother in the Dominican Republic. Later at age seventeen, she went to Puerto Rico. Then she finally planned to stay in Jersey City, New Jersey. She discontinued her studies in William L. Dickinson High School but afterward, she got her GED.
For some time she went to business school but quitted it because she preferred to go to acting school. She wanted to become a screenwriter and director. She grew up with ten siblings and she also had half-siblings. Michelle belonged to a religiously strong household as her mother was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. But she did not have faith in the religion.
Profession and achievements
- Early career
She learned about the open auditions held for the low budget movie Girlfight. Michelle won over 250 applicants for the role. She acted in this movie as a teenager who plans to put all her anger in the boxing chain. She got many awards for her role most notably Independent Spirit Awards and Gotham Awards. Then she got the chance to act in movies such as in the movie The Fast and the Furious in the role of Letty. She then acted in the Resident Evil a post-apocalyptic zombie movie in the role of Rain Ocampo. Then she appeared in films such as Blue Crush and S.W.A.T.
In the year 2008, she acted in Battle in Seattle which is a political drama. She then played a role in the popular film Avatar. This is one of the highest-grossing films in her career along with Fast and Furious. She then became a part of Battle: Los Angeles that was a massive hit in the box office. She acted with Sigourney Weaver in the film The Assignment. In the year 2017, she lent her voice to Smurfs: The Lost Village. Lastly, she was part of Alita: Battle Angel which is a James Cameron film.
In 2000 she started to date a Muslim man but ended the relationship with him because of the religious expectation he asked of her. In 2001 she started to date her co-star actor Vin Diesel. But they went their separate ways after some time.
Michelle Rodriguez net worth
The net worth estimate of Michelle Rodriguez is $30 million. She is well known to opt for tough and rough roles. Michelle is part of some big-budget projects that made her rich. She also appeared in the music videos of some famous singers. Michelle is a rich woman now because of her acting career.
Interesting facts about Michelle Rodriguez
- Rodriguez got expelled from five schools she studied.
- Part seven of Fast and Furious grossed $1.5 billion worldwide.
- In the show Find Your Roots her ancestry traced to different ancestries such as European, African, and Native American descent.
- She openly shared in an interview that she is bisexual.
- In 2002 she got arrested because of fighting with her roommate.
- She also faced hit and run charges.
- The actress is also accused of taking high doses of steroids which is one of the causes of her erratic behaviour.
- Her name is also romantically linked with other actors such as Cara Delevingne, Zac Efron, and Olivier Martinez.
- Her height is 165 cm and her weight is 54 kg.
- She came as herself in a talk show called Slavi’s show.
- She is mostly preferred for action roles because of her athletic body.
- Some of her best friends are Sarabya and Nicole Eggert.
- In 2002 she got recognition as one of the sexiest women in the world.
- Her hobbies are sky diving, Djing, and training.
- She also knows how to play the piano perfectly.
- Michelle did not follow her probation rules so a case got filed on her for that.
- She is available on social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter.
Michelle Rodriguez was successful in her film career. She is rich and famous because of it. She also received many awards at the peak of her career.