Michelle Rodriguez Height, Weight, Age, Wiki, Biography, Net Worth, Facts

Michelle Rodriguez is an American actress who became known in the international circuit for her role as Letty Ortiz in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Her first successful role was as Diana Guzman in the sports drama film Girlfight, for which she won the Independent Spirit Awarr and Gotham Award, among other awards. She played Ana Lucia Cortez in the TV series Lost and went on to star in a number of action films, including Resident Evil, S.W.A.T., and Avatar.

Birth Name

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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, USA.

Age

She is currently 40 years old.

Sun Sign

Cancer

Ethnicity

Michelle’s ancestry is Puerto Rican and Dominican.

Education

Michelle spent her early years in different places, including Dominican Republic, where she lived with her mother from age eight until age eleven and moved to Puerto Rico and lived there until the age of 17, before they settled in Jersey City, New Jersey. She attended different schools but she was expelled from all schools due to unruly behavior. To be precise, she went to 5 different schools, however, she ended up as a high school dropout. She completed her GED and enrolled into a business school only to quit to pursue a career in acting. 

Family Details

Her parents are Carmen Milady Rodriguez, a Dominican and Rafael Rodriguez, who served in the US Army. She has ten siblings and half-siblings.

Marital Status

Single

Affairs

Rodriguez has had dated many men throughout her career. First off, she was in a relationship with a Muslim man in early 2000, but they soon parted ways citing religious contradiction.

She then began dating her on-screen pair Vin Diesel during the filming of The Fast and the Furious in 2001. However, this relationship also didn’t last long. After that, she dated Olivier Martinez, Colin Farrell, Zac Efron,  Cara Delevingne, and Kristanna Loken.

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 Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 2-4 (US).

Sexuality

Bisexual

In 2013, she came out as bisexual in an interview with Entertainment Weekly saying: “I’ve gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.”

Distinctive Features

She mostly choose action roles and her attractive looks.

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Michelle Rodriguez’s first feature film role was as Diana Guzman in the sports drama film ‘Girlfight’ in 2000. She won as many as 11 nominations in different categories for her performance in the film, taking home 5 awards. 

Television Debut

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

Significant Works

Without a doubt, her performance in her debut movie ‘Girlfight’ was one of her finest works throughout her career. The film met with critical acclaim as well as received several awards.

She played Letty Ortiz, a tough driver and a skilled mechanic, in Rob Cohen’s action film The Fast and the Furious in 2001. She reprised her role as Letty in other installments of the franchise. It was one of her highly successful films in her career graph, but it doesn’t come closer to Avatar. She played Captain Trudy Chacon in the movie Avatar, which is her career’s most successful film.

 Her other noted works include Resident Evil film series as Rain Ocampo, Battle: Los Angeles as Technical Sergeant Elana Santos, Machete Kills as Luz/Shé and the TV series Lost as Ana Lucia Cortez.

Michelle Rodriguez Net Worth

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

Social Media Profiles

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Michelle Rodriguez Facts

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.

In fact, she had no acting experience until she gave audition for the lead role in Girlfight but she somehow managed to grab the role. The Fast and the Furious was her second audition, and she also got that role.

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. 

Rodriguez knows how to play the piano.

She is good friends with Jason Sarayba and Nicole Eggert.

Rodriguez was originally a forerunner for the role of Christine Thayer in the 2004 movie Crash, but actress Thandie Newton was cast instead. Likewise, actress Charlize Theron played the title role in Æon Flux in 2005, a role that was actually meant for Rodriguez.

Rodriguez has got into a lot of legal troubles throughout her acting career that spans almost two decades. She was arrested in 2002 for physically assaulting her roommate, but the charges were later dropped. She has been arrested on several occasions with charged related to driving, including a hit and run, speeding, suspended license and driving under the influence.

She enjoys tactical gun training, skydiving, and DJing.

In 2018, she appeared in a music video of the song “Nice for What” by Canadian rapper Drake.

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.

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