Date of Birth: July 12, 1978
Rodriguez spent her childhood shuttled between the Dominican Republic, Texas and Puerto Rico. She landed her first role in the film Girlfight after beating out 350 other hopeful actresses who auditioned for the lead.
Rodriguez endured months of intense physical training in preparation for her role as the angry and fearless Diana Guzman. It paid off—the role garnered her rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. She also won the Gotham Award for Breakthrough performance.
Michelle Rodriguez (full name Mayte Michelle Rodriguez) was born on July 12, 1978 in Bexar County, Texas to Rafael Rodriguez (who is Puerto Rican) and Carmen Milady Pared (a native of the Dominican Republic) who divorced in 1986. Michelle Rodriguez height : 5’5″/170 cm.
Biography and Career :
Michelle Rodriguez was raised a Jehovah’s Witness by her devoutly religious maternal grandmother, and has a total of ten half-siblings or siblings, some of whom she has never met.
Michelle Rodriguez moved to the Dominican Republic with her mother when she was 8 and lived in Puerto Rico when she was 11, later settling in New Jersey. She dropped out of high school at age 17 (after having been kicked out of 6 different schools), but later earned her GED.
In 2000-2001 Michelle Rodriguez w
as engaged to a man with Muslim beliefs whom she broke it off with after he informed her she’d have to change and “cover up” once they were married.
Michelle Rodriguez briefly dated the Fast and Furious costar, Vin Diesel in 2001.
From 2002 to 2004 Michelle Rodriguez was linked to a male model, and had been photographed with a couple of unknown men who appeared to be possible boyfriends.
In late 2004/January 2005 tabloid rumors made speculation on Michelle Rodriguez’s sexuality due to time spent with singer Blu Cantrell, though the relationship was ever confirmed.