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Girlfight, The Fast and the Furious, Resident Evil
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Mayte Michelle Rodriguez(born July 12, 1978), better known as Michelle Rodriguez, is an American actress, known for starring in films such as Girlfight, The Fast and the Furious, Resident Evil, and S.W.A.T. as well as her role in the television series Lost.
Rodriguez was born in Bexar County, Texas, the daughter of Carmen Milady (nйe Pared), a native of the Dominican Republic, and Rafael Rodriguez, a Puerto Rican who served in the U.S. Army.She has a total of ten half-siblings or siblings. She was partly raised by her devoutly religious maternal grandmother and was brought up in her mother`s Jehovah`s Witnesses religion, though she has since abandoned that specific faith.Rodriguez moved to the Dominican Republic with her mother when she was eight and lived in Puerto Rico when she was 11, later settling in Jersey City, New Jersey. She dropped out of high school but later earned her GED. Rodriguez briefly attended business school before quitting to pursue a career in acting with the ultimate goal of becoming a writer and director.
Having run across an ad for an open casting call and attending her first audition, Rodriguez beat 350 other applicants to win her first role in the low-budget 2000 independent film, Girlfight. Rodriguez`s performance as Diana Guzman, a troubled teen who decides to channel her aggression by training to become a boxer, was recognized by both critics and audiences, but despite major industry buzz of a possible Academy Award nomination, she did not receive the Oscar nod. Rodriguez did however accumulate several other significant awards and nominations for the role in independent circles, including major acting accolades from the National Board of Review, Deauville Film Festival, Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards, Las Vegas Film Critics Sierra Awards, and many others. The film itself took home top prizes at both the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals.
Subsequently, she has had notable roles in other successful movies, including The Fast and the Furious, Resident Evil, Blue Crush, and S.W.A.T. In 2004, Rodriguez lent her voice to the video game Halo 2, playing a Marine. She also provided the voice of Liz Ricarro in the Cartoon Network series IGPX. From 2005 to 2006, she played tough cop Ana Lucia Cortez on the television series Lost during the show`s second season (the character`s first appearance was a flashback on season 1`s finale, Exodus: Part 1), and returned for a cameo in the second episode of the show`s fifth season in 2009. In 2006, Rodriguez was featured in her own episode of G4`s show Icons.
In 2008 she appeared in Battle in Seattle alongside Charlize Theron. The film is due for DVD release in March. Rodriguez next appears in the latest installment of the The Fast and the Furious franchise, which is entitled simply Fast & Furious, due to hit theaters April 3, 2009.Rodriguez can also be seen in James Cameron`s upcoming $200 million sci-fi adventure Avatar, due out December 18, 2009.
She recently wrapped filming on Trуpico de Sangre, an independent film she is co-producing with her production company Cheshire Kat Productions, based on the Dominican Republic`s historic Mirabal sisters who were assassinated in 1960 by the Dominican dictator for opposing his rule.
Multiple times over the course of her career, she has been ranked in Stuff magazines 102 Sexiest Women In The World, Maxim`s "100 Sexiest Women" and People En Espanol`s "50 Mas Bellos".
Rodriguez co-founded a production company called Cheshire Kat Productions which is currently producing a historical drama called Trуpico de Sangre (Tropic of Blood), in which she also stars.
Rodriguez is currently writing a screenplay for a family film based on a concept which she describes as "a 2012 story about purity and animals and children".
In early 2000, Rodriguez broke off a near engagement to a Muslim boyfriend, citing opposition to religious requirements he demanded of her, which included covering herself completely.Around 2001, Rodriguez dated her The Fast and the Furious co-star, Vin Diesel.In 2003, Rodriguez was photographed sharing a kiss with Kylie Minogue`s boyfriend Olivier Martinez and the two were later spotted partying together on Puff Daddy`s yacht in the south of France.
In 2006, she "had her eye on" Irish actor and S.W.A.T. co-star, Colin Farrell.In July 2006, Rodriguez told UK`s Cosmopolitan magazine that she was not gay, but had "experimented with both sexes."In November of 2006, her openly bisexual Bloodrayne co-star Kristanna Loken`s comments to The Advocate were widely interpreted and reported by the media as an admission that the two were in a relationship, though Loken has since married Noah Danby.
In early 2007, Rodriguez was again photographed with Olivier Martinez. This time the two were seen dining together at Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Ange
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Mayte Michelle Rodriguez
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Rafael Rodriguez (Puerto Rican)
Carmen Milady Rodriguez [née Pared] (native of the Dominican Republic)
Raul (brother), Omar (brother)
Mayte Michelle Rodriguez (born July 12, 1978), simply credited as Michelle Rodriguez, is an American actress, screenwriter and disc jockey. Rodriguez got her breakout role in the independent film Girlfight (2000), which was met with critical acclaim for her performance as a troubled boxer, and earned her several awards, including the Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award for Best Debut Performance. The following year, she made her Hollywood debut starring as Letty Ortiz in the blockbuster film The Fast and the Furious (2001), and would reprise the role with its sequels Fast & Furious (2009) and Fast & Furious 6 (2013).
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