Biography

Mayte Michelle Rodríguez (born July 12, 1978), known professionally as Michelle Rodriguez, is an American actress, screenwriter, and DJ. She got her breakout role as a troubled boxer in the independent film Girlfight (2000), which was met with critical acclaim and earned her several awards, including the Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award for Best Debut Performance. The following year, she starred as Letty Ortiz in the blockbuster film The Fast and the Furious (2001), reprising her role in its sequels Fast & Furious (2009), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), and Furious 7 (2015).

During her career, Rodriguez has played tough, independent women in a number of successful action films, such as Blue Crush, S.W.A.T., Battle: Los Angeles, and Avatar. She is also known for her roles as Shé in the action comedy films Machete and Machete Kills, and Rain Ocampo in the science fiction films Resident Evil and Resident Evil: Retribution.

Rodriguez also branched into television, playing Ana Lucia Cortez in the second season of the series Lost as part of the main cast, before making numerous guest appearances before the series ended. She has also done voice work in video games such as Call of Duty and Halo, and lent her voice for the 3D animated film Turbo and the television series IGPX.

With her films grossing over $5 billion collectively, a 2013 Entertainment Weekly article described Rodriguez as "arguably the most iconic actress in the action genre, as well as one of the most visible Latinas in Hollywood".

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Mayte Michelle Rodríguez (born July 12, 1978), known professionally as Michelle Rodriguez, is an American actress, screenwriter, and DJ. She got her breakout role as a troubled boxer in the independent film Girlfight (2000), which was met with critical acclaim and earned her several awards, including the Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award for Best Debut Performance. The following year, she starred as Letty Ortiz in the blockbuster film The Fast and the Furious (2001), reprising her role in its sequels Fast & Furious (2009), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), and Furious 7 (2015).

During her career, Rodriguez has played tough, independent women in a number of successful action films, such as Blue Crush, S.W.A.T., Battle: Los Angeles, and Avatar. She is also known for her roles as Shé in the action comedy films Machete and Machete Kills, and Rain Ocampo in the science fiction films Resident Evil and Resident Evil: Retribution.

Rodriguez also branched into television, playing Ana Lucia Cortez in the second season of the series Lost as part of the main cast, before making numerous guest appearances before the series ended. She has also done voice work in video games such as Call of Duty and Halo, and lent her voice for the 3D animated film Turbo and the television series IGPX.

With her films grossing over $5 billion collectively, a 2013 Entertainment Weekly article described Rodriguez as "arguably the most iconic actress in the action genre, as well as one of the most visible Latinas in Hollywood".

Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 46

Birthday 1978-07-12

Place of Birth Bexar County, Texas, USA

Official Site http://www.michelle-rodriguez.com/

Also Known As

  • Michelle Rodríguez

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2021 Fast & Furious 10 as Letty Ortiz
2019 Fast & Furious 9 as Letty Ortíz
2018 Widows
2018 Alita: Battle Angel as Gelda
2017 The Assignment as Frank Kitchen / Tomboy
2017 The Fate of the Furious as Letty Ortiz
2017 Smurfs: The Lost Village as Smurfstorm (voice)
2017 2031 as Voula
2016 Milton's Secret as Ms. Ferguson
2015 Unity as Herself - Narrator (voice)
2015 Furious 7 as Letty Ortiz
2014 I Am Evel Knievel as Herself
2013 Machete Kills as Luz
2013 Turbo as Paz (voice)
2013 Fast & Furious 6 as Letty Ortiz
2013 InAPPropriate Comedy as Harriet
2012 Resident Evil: Retribution as Rain Ocampo
2011 Fast Five as Letty Ortiz (Uncredited)
2011 Blacktino as Charlotte Foster Jane
2011 Battle: Los Angeles as Elena Santos
2010 Top Gear(1 episode)
2010 Capturing Avatar as Herself
2010 Machete as Luz
2010 Tropic of Blood as Minerva Mirabal
2009 Avatar as Trudy Chacon
2009 The Outlaws as Letty Ortiz
2009 The Fairly OddParents: Wishology as Mrs. Crocker (voice)
2009 Fast & Furious as Letty Ortiz
2007 Battle in Seattle as Lou
2006 The Breed as Nicki
2005 IGPX(31 episodes) as Liz Ricarro
2005 BloodRayne as Katarin
2004 Control as Teresa
2004 Lost(24 episodes) as Ana Lucia Cortez
2004 Lost(2 episodes)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 S.W.A.T. as Chris Sanchez
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2003 Punk'd(1 episode) as Herself
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2002 Blue Crush as Eden
2002 Icons(1 episode)
2002 Resident Evil as Rain
2001 3 A.M. as Salgado
2001 The Fast and the Furious as Letty Ortiz
2000 Girlfight as Diana Guzman
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(3 episodes)

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