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Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez

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Famous as :

Actress

Birth Name :

Mayte Michelle Rodriguez

Birth Date :

July 12, 1978

Birth Place :

Bexar County, Texas, USA

Claim to fame :

As Diana Guzman in "Girlfight" (2000)

Biography


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.

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Report: Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez Break Up

August 21, 2014 07:46:57 GMT

has broken up with after dating for almost two months, Us Weekly reports. An insider tells the site that the couple has called it quits after having a huge fight at one of their favorite sites in Ibiza, Spain.
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Michelle Rodriguez Pays Tribute to Paul Walker, Posts Photos With 'Fast and Furious 7' Crew

July 11, 2014 06:27:59 GMT

posted a touching tribute to as "" wrapped up its production. The actress took to Instagram on Thursday, July 10 to share some photos of her posing with numerous extras for the upcoming movie. She can be seen sitting in a car alongside in one photo and mentioned their late co-star in the caption.
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Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron Spotted Locking Lips in Sardinia

July 07, 2014 06:42:53 GMT

and were spotted locking lips on July 6 during their trip to Sardinia. The duo was reported taking a flight together with a private jet to Sardinia, Italy on Thursday. They were accompanied by Italian businessman Gianluca Vacchi.
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Evan Rachel Wood Calls Michelle Rodriguez Hookup Reports 'Lies'

May 31, 2014 05:58:53 GMT

Shortly after announcing her separation from her husband , is busy dispelling rumors of her being romantically linked to . On Friday, May 30, she took to Twitter to deny that she hooked up with the actress.
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Heidi Klum, Michelle Rodriguez Dazzle at 2014 amfAR Gala

May 23, 2014 07:49:48 GMT

Many Hollywood stars dressed to impress at amfAR's 2014 Cinema Against AIDS Gala which took place at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France. , for example, looked beautiful at the Thursday, May 22 event wearing a light blue floor-length piece by Versace. She flashed her toned legs with the dress which features a high slit. The German supermodel completed her looks with Bulgari jewels.
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Michelle Rodriguez Shares Naked Photo of Her Meditating

February 26, 2014 07:53:22 GMT

shows much skin in her latest Instagram post. The "" actress uploaded a photo of her being naked while meditating on the photo-sharing site on Tuesday morning, February 25.
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Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne Rumored for 'Thelma and Louise' Remake

February 10, 2014 06:26:55 GMT

"Thelma & Louise" reportedly gets a remake. According to The Sun, "" actress and Victoria's Secret model , who were seen bonding at a Knicks basketball game in January, are eyed to take on the lead roles in the alleged project.
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Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne Pack on PDA During Knicks Game

January 08, 2014 15:10:23 GMT

There was no stopping for and . Despite having the best seats in the house during NY Knicks game against Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, January 7, the female friends were busy packing on PDA.
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Michelle Rodriguez Opens Up About Her Bisexuality: 'I've Gone Both Ways'

October 02, 2013 03:59:19 GMT

addressed long-running rumors surrounding her sexuality. The "" star, noting that she understands why the rumors started, reveals in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly that she's bisexual.
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Michelle Rodriguez and Gina Carano Glam Up 'Fast and Furious 6' World Premiere

May 08, 2013 08:42:37 GMT

"" goes to London for its world premiere. stole attention with her strapless red gown and co-star graced the blue carpet outside the Leicester Square looking equally gorgeous in a gray-blue metallic dress.
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Michelle Rodriguez Joined Marine Boot Camp for 'Battle: Los Angeles'

March 15, 2011 06:13:25 GMT

showed she's one of the boys while preparing for new movie "", she joined her co-stars for training at a tough Marine boot camp. The actress plays a female soldier in the alien invasion movie, and she was so determined to match her male counterparts, she happily underwent physically demanding workouts with the cast at a military training center.
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Mike Starr 'Mixing' Drugs Before Passing, Roommate Claims

March 10, 2011 01:58:37 GMT

The cause of Mike Starr's tragic death still awaits the toxicology reports, but his roommate has offered a slight clue on what it might be. To TMZ, the roommate said that the former bassist was "mixing" methadone and anxiety medication on Monday night, March 7, just hours before he died.
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Selena Gomez's 'Who Says' Music Video Premieres in Full

March 10, 2011 01:52:00 GMT

premieres "Who Says" music video in full. The "" star leaves a photo shoot session to walk barefoot down the streets, singing "I'm no beauty queen, I'm just beautiful me." She later hits the shore in a casual outfit and jams with The Scene.
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New 'X-Men: First Class' Image Is Flaming

March 10, 2011 01:39:01 GMT

The 20th Century Fox has given away another sneak peek to "" by unveiling a new picture. Making its way out via the movie's official Facebook page, the photo gives the spotlight to 's Havok who is seen in a room consumed with strips of fire.
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Michelle Rodriguez, Aaron Eckhart Invade L.A. for 'Battle: Los Angeles' Premiere

March 09, 2011 09:08:57 GMT

"" continues its 'invasion' in the United States. After being screened in Miami on March 7, the movie was premiered in Los Angeles the next day. Wearing matching black outfits, the cast members like , , and hit the black carpet in front of Mann Village Theater in Westwood, CA where the event took place.
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Michelle Rodriguez Up for Sexy Roles

March 04, 2011 09:27:16 GMT

Tough girl actress is ready to bare all onscreen if a good steamy role comes along - after playing it safe for a decade. The "" star has started looking at sexier parts after her best pal joked about what a "prude" she is in front of camera.
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Michelle Rodriguez Penning Screenplay of 'Bandits' Remake

August 27, 2010 03:31:19 GMT

Actress is writing a screenplay about women breaking out of prison. The "" star is putting pen to paper to draft a remake of 1997 German movie "Bandits", about four female convicts on the run, and hopes the script will impress Hollywood bosses.
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'Vampire Diaries' Season 2 Promotional Pics

August 26, 2010 07:16:37 GMT

The cast of "" strike a pose either inside the Salvatore residence, in the Mystic Falls' woods or in front of bare walls for the latest promo of the series. The popular CW drama will soon enter the second season where Katherine is back terrorizing the vampire brothers and Elena.
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Linkin Park's 'The Catalyst' Music Video Fully Debuted

August 26, 2010 06:48:09 GMT

go into a slow-motion performance in a music video for their new single "The Catalyst". Mike Shinoda is wearing a black hoodie and sitting motionlessly on the back seat of a car while singing his lines, and frontman is delivering his verses while struggling to keep himself floating in the water.
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All-Star Cast of 'Machete' Bring Lowriders to World Premiere

August 26, 2010 06:45:54 GMT

Wednesday, August 25 has marked the world premiere of "". The street in front of The Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles was closed for few hours when the film's cast were on their way to the venue with lowriders.
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Michelle Rodriguez to Become Vegetarian Due to Her 'Whale Wars' Mission

August 21, 2010 07:02:41 GMT

Actress is planning to become a vegetarian so she's not a hypocrite when she takes to the high seas with marine conservationist Paul Watson in an effort to halt illegal fishing and whaling in international water. The tough-talking "" star has begged Watson to take her along with him when he sets sail with Good Shepherd activists on his next "whale wars" mission and she's determined to be one of the crew.
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'Machete': Robert Rodriguez Unveils New Footage at Comic Con, Debuts Red Band Trailer

July 24, 2010 02:34:10 GMT

San Diego Comic Con International invasion apparently is not limited inside the Convention Center. On late Thursday, July 22, Robert Rodriguez held an outdoor party on a street corner to promote "" while the attendees were served with free Tecate, spicy margaritas and free tacos.
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Video Premiere: LMFAO's 'Yes'

July 23, 2010 08:35:30 GMT

A music video for 's latest single called "Yes" has made its way out for viewing pleasure. Starting with two men talking about 2010 Broom Cup Finals, it continues following underdog Redfoo and Sky Blu fighting for the winner title in the championship.
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Comic Con 2010: 'Salt' and 'Battle: Los Angeles' Panel Highlights

July 23, 2010 08:13:29 GMT

On Thursday, July 22 at 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M., Hall H at San Diego Comic Con International belonged to Sony Pictures Entertainment. As scheduled, the studio promoted "" and "".
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Michelle Rodriguez Confirmed Zoe Saldana's Engagement

July 05, 2010 08:04:30 GMT

's "" co-star has confirmed rumors the actress is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Keith Britton. The 32-year-old beauty has been dating the actor since 2000 and the pair has reportedly become engaged in secret.
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2010 Midseason Guide: When the Good TV Shows Will Return

January 01, 2010 03:52:00 GMT

TV world never dies from evolving and therefore, one must spring up and another must end. This upcoming season of television will offer the final season of "Lost" which will serve as the conclusion of the whole mythical and confusing philosophy that the show presented in the past six years. In the other side, "" is vying to be one of the best drama in television with its star-studded cast and the element of family genre.
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