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Michelle Rodriguez

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  • Eye Color
  • Hair ColorBrunettes
  • Birthdate07/12/78
  • HometownSan Antonio, Texas

About Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez is famous for playing strong, sexy roles in blockbuster action movies. She was born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez on July 12, 1978 in San Antonio, Texas. Her mother was from the Dominican Republic, and her father was from Puerto Rico. Michelle lived in both countries for a while as a child. When she was 11, her family relocated to New Jersey.

Michelle got her start in the entertainment industry working as an extra, but an open casting call in New York led to her being cast as a troubled boxer in the 2000 film Girlfight. She won an Independent Spirit Award for the role. From there, Michelle went on to play roles in 3 A.M., several Fast and the Furious movies, Resident Evil, Blue Crush, and SWAT. She played Ana Lucia Cortez on the TV show Lost before returning to film roles in Machete, Battle Los Angeles, Blacktino, Resident Evil: Retributio, and Machete Kills. Michelle has voiced roles in the videogames True Crime: Streets of LA, Driv3r, Halo 2, James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. In addition to acting, she is a screenwriter and DJ.

After many years of rumors about her sexual orientation, Michelle came out as bisexual to Entertainment Weekly in 2013. This lovely Latina has been romantically linked with Vin Diesel and Olivier Martinez. She was reportedly involved with her Bloodrayne costar, Kristanna Loken, but neither actress officially confirmed the relationship.

Michelle has had her share of legal issues. In March 2002, she was arrested after fighting with her roommate; the charges were later dropped. In June 2004 in Los Angeles, she pleaded no contest to charges of drunk driving, a hit and run, and driving with a suspended license. While filming Lost in Hawaii in 2005, she was pulled over for speeding several times, and arrested for driving under the influence. Because that violated her Los Angeles probation, she was sentenced to 60 days in jail, a rehab program, and 30 days of community service. Due to overcrowding, she was released from jail the same day she entered. In October 2007, she was sentenced to 180 days in jail for violating her probation – she hadn’t performed the required community service – but she was released after 18 days, again due to overcrowding.

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