- Thu Feb 23, 2017, 2:37 AM GMT
The 'Furious 7' actress has signed on to star in the movie adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's manga to play Gelda, a slim cyborg warrior in the original manga.READ MORE
With a unique blend of good acting skills, toughness and beauty, Mayte Michelle Rodriguez has really established a solid career in Hollywood as one of the promising young stars that people laud of. Inherited Hispanic ethnicity of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent from her parents, Rafael Rodriguez and Carmen Milady, Michelle was born on July 12, 1978 in Bexar County, Texas as the only daughter in her family. Following her parents' separation when she turned eight, the girl was taken along by her mother to Dominican Republic, then Puerto Rico before finally settled in Jersey City, New Jersey by the age of eleven. Decided to enter the working life after passing her GED test, she thus ventured into entertainment business, becoming a struggling thespian who only earned appearances as an extra in the 1999 movies of "Summer of Sam" and "Cradle Will Rock."
In her effort to come out of the obscurity, this young Latina then headed for New York to attend an open casting call looking for a suitable actress to play Diana Guzman, a female boxer in Karyn Kusama's new project. Competed with 350 other hopefuls, she surprisingly became the one who obtained that leading role, consequently underwent an intensive training of boxing at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, New York while also took acting courses to polish her raw talent. Her dedication to the physical and emotional demands of her character was really paid off as the picture, "Girlfight" (2000), fantastically was bestowed the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival held in the same year, instantly bringing her name to the surface.
The movie was premiered at Toronto International Film Festival last year and received mixed reviews, particularly from transgender community.READ MORE
After the 38-year-old star posted a photo of herself undergoing makeover to look like a man for her role in '(Re) Assignment', some fans slam her for being 'insensitive' to the transgender community.READ MORE
A new teaser video offers a look at characters played by Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and Jason Statham in the upcoming movie.READ MORE
The video takes us behind the scenes of the production on the latest installment of the action film franchise, showing a race on the street and Michelle Rodriguez dancing with local people.READ MORE
After saying that she was jealous of her co-star's death, the 'Fast and Furious' actress took the time to apologize and said that she was just being exploited.READ MORE