Michelle Rodriguez Biography

Updated On Dec 30, 2018 Published On Jan 18, 2016
Facts of Michelle Rodriguez
Date of Birth: 1978 , July-12
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Michelle Rodriguez
Birth Name Mayte Michelle Rodriguez
Nick Name Michelle
Father Rafael Rodriguez
Mother Carmen Milady Rodriguez
Nationality American
Birth Place/City San Antonio, Texas
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Puerto Rican and Dominican
Profession Actress
Net Worth $34 million
Salary $5,000,000 from Fast and Furious
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 34-25-34 inches
Breast Size 32B
Waist size 25 inches
Hip Size 34 inches
Shoe Size 7
Weight in KG 55 kgs
Famous for Letty in Fast and Furious
Affair with Vin Diesel, Zac Effron, Olivier Martinez, Cara Delevingne
Married no
Awards Deauville Film Festival, Independent Spirit Award, National Board of Review Award
Movies Fast and Furious, Avatar, S.W.A.T
TV Show Punk'd, Lost
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Independent Spirit Awards winner and Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2002, Michelle Rodriguez is an actress and screenwriter from the United States. She is popular in the world for starring the role of Letty Ortiz in the blockbuster film The Fast and the Furious.

Michelle Rodriguez was born as Mayte Michelle Rodriguez on July 12, 1978, in San Antonio, Texas, the United States of America to Carmen Milady Pared and Rafael Rodriguez. She is an American and is of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent.

Michelle didn't have a good character as a student. She was expelled from five schools and she also dropped out from high school several times. After her high school, she joined business school but she also dropped out from there with an aim to begin her acting career.

At the end of the 1990s, she gave several auditions for an ad and finally in 2000, she won the role of Diana Guzman in the movie, Girlfight. Next year, she appeared in the movie, The Fast and the Furious playing the role of Leticia "Letty" Ortiz, acting alongside actors like Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster. She was critically acclaimed for this role and she also got her second nomination in ALMA Award. She has also established herself as a DJ.

In the later 1990s, Michelle got engaged to her Muslim boyfriend. She was also happy to have him but later he forced him to change her religions. With the start of the 2000s, she called off this engaged with him rather than being married.

In 2001, while filming in the Fast and the Furious Michelle began her love affairs with her co-star Vin Diesel. However, this love life was short lived. Vin Diesel is a well known American actor, who is currently in a relationship with Paloma Jimenez

In 2003, Michelle Rodriguez began dating Olivier Martinez, the ex-boyfriend of Kylie Minogue. Olivier Martinez is an actor from France and he is famous for his role in the movies like UN, Deux, Trois, Soleil, S.W.A.T and many more.

In July 2006, Michelle Rodriguez revealed that she is not lesbian but she had sex with both sexes. But at the end of that year, the Bloodrayne co-star Kristanna Loken revealed that she is having romantic love affairs with her. In 2013, she revealed that she is bisexual and she does not fall in the lesbian category.

Apart from the above names Michelle has also dated actor Zac Efron and actress cum model Cara Delevingne. But there is no proper information regarding her affiliations with them.

As of 2018, Michelle Rodriguez's net worth is said to be around $34 million. The actress has earned such a net worth from her work in blockbuster films and movies. Michelle is said to have received an estimated salary of $5,000,000, from the first film of the Fast and Furious franchise. She owns a Toyota Prius which has a market value of $30,000 and is part of her net worth.

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Born in San Antonio, Texas

July 12 , 1978

 Five feet and five inches tall, Michelle Rodriguez was born as Mayte Michelle Rodriguez in San Antonio, Texas, United States of America to Carmen Milady Pared and Rafael Rodriguez. She is an American and is of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent.

Moved to Puerto Rico

1989

From the age of 8, Michelle Rodriguez began living with her mother in Dominican Republic. She lived there for the next three years and then at the age of 11 she moved to Puerto Rico. She also lived there till she was 17.

Appeared in several ads

1999

Michelle Rodriguez didn't have a good character as a student. She was expelled from five schools and she also dropped out from high school several times. After her high school, she joined business school but she also dropped out from there with an aim to begin her acting career. At the end of 1990s, Michelle gave several auditions for an ad. 

Began her acting career

2000

In 2000, Michelle Rodriguez won the role of Diana Guzman in the movie, Girlfight. She appeared in this movie as a boxer. She also got nominated in several prestigious awards for this role and Michelle was also honored with some of them.

Appeared in The Fast and the Furious

2001

In 2001, Michelle Rodriguez appeared in the movie, The Fast and the Furious playing the role of Leticia "Letty" Ortiz. She was critically acclaimed for this role and Michelle also got her second nomination in ALMA Award. 

Called off her engagement

2000

In the later 1990s, Michelle Rodriguez got engaged to her Muslim boyfriend. She was also happy to have him but later he forced him to change her religions. With the start of 2000s, Michelle called off this engaged with him rather than being married.

Began dating Vin Diesel

2001

During the filming of the Fast and the Furious Michelle Rodriguez began her love affairs with her co-star Vin Diesel. Vin Diesel is a well known American actor. However, this love life was short lived. They broke up within one year.

Began dating Olivier Martinez

2003

Michelle Rodriguez began dating Olivier Martinez. Olivier Martinez is an actor from France and he is famous for his role in the movies like UN, deux, trois, soleil, S.W.A.T and others.

Revealed that she is not lesbian

2006

Michelle Rodriguez revealed that she is not lesbian but she had sex with both sexes. But at the end of that year,  Kristanna Loken revealed that she is having romantic love affairs with her. In 2013, Michelle revealed that she is bisexual and she does not fall in the lesbian category.

Won ALMA Awards

2006

Mitchelle Rodriguez has been nominated in ALMA Awards for five different times and put of these five nominations he has been honored only once. She won this award for the first time in 2006 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Series.

Won Imagen Foundation Awards

2004

Imagen Foundation Awards is also one of the prestigious awards in the acting and Michelle Rodriguez has also been honored with this award once. She was honored with this award for the first time in 2004 for Best Supporting Actress in a Film.

Won Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2000

Michelle Rodriguez got nominated in Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actress and Best Female Newcomer. She won this award that year from her later nomination. Michelle was nominated in this award for her role in the movie, Girlfight.

Honored by Stuff magazine

2002

Besides being nominated in several prestigious and being awarded with them, Michelle Rodriguez has also been honored with various hot magazines. In 2002, she was honored by Stuff magazine's as one of the 102 Sexiest Women in the World of the year.

Was arrested

2002

Michelle Rodriguez has also been involved in legal disputes several times. With the start of 2002, she was involved in a fight with her roommate and she was arrested for that. However, later her roommate dropped her charges.