Michelle Rodriguez
Actress
Michelle Rodriguez
Mayte Michelle Rodríguez is an American actress. Following her breakout role in Girlfight (2000), she has played tough girls and starred in Hollywood blockbusters such as The Fast and the Furious (2001), Resident Evil (2002), S.W.A.T. (2003), Avatar and Fast & Furious (2009), Machete (2010), Battle: Los Angeles (2011), Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), Fast Six (2013), and Machete Kills (2013).
Biography
Michelle Rodriguez's personal information overview.
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The Trailer For Michelle Rodriguez's Cringeworthy Transgender Film Is Out
Huffington Post - 29 days
“The Assignment,” previously called “(Re)Assignment” starring Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney weaver, drew swift backlash from LGBTQ activists in September 2016 for what many considered to be a transphobic plot line.  And now that the trailer is out, reservations about this film seem valid. A description for the film from Cinemablend in 2015 reads: “The script, written by Hill from a story by Denis Hamill, centers on an ace assassin who is double-crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as ‘The Doctor,’ who turns him into a woman. The hitman (now a hitwoman) sets out for revenge, aided by a nurse named Johnnie, who also has secrets.” Late last year, Rodriguez posted the following photo Instagram, along with a bizarre caption walking through the film’s plot line and laying out the forced gender confirmation surgery her character goes through. Heheheh at TIFF promoting 'TomBoy A Revengers Tale' producers are convi ...
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The First 'Fate Of The Furious' Trailer Features Explosions And A Villainous Charlize Theron
Huffington Post - 2 months
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); The first trailer for the eighth film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, “The Fate of the Furious” ― get it? F8? Fate? ― is here, and it’s filled with the all the car chases and explosions we expected. There’s also a tank. From what we can tell, the plot involves Dominic “Dom” Toretto (Vin Diesel) turning on his crew and family (including Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty) for some reason. But Letty seems to be keeping her faith in her partner.  “That wasn’t Dom ...
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Carrie Underwood Airs Her 'Dirty Laundry' At The CMA Awards
Huffington Post - 4 months
Carrie Underwood belted out a rendition of “Dirty Laundry” that left the crowd at the 2016 CMA Awards in awe.  The co-host of the CMAs wowed in an interesting getup Wednesday night during her performance  ― one of her 11 stunning looks at the award show. Wearing a ripped white dress with leather straps, Underwood accessorized her look with black leather booties, black gloves and a white collar choker with a black tie.  The song featured an all-female band made up of blond, Underwood look-alikes in similar garb, giving the performance an ‘80s glam rock feel.  She does it all! @carrieunderwood! #CMAawards50 @CountryMusic pic.twitter.com/dyNjcbUYGs — Good Morning America (@GMA) November 3, 2016 Carrie Underwood rockin "Dirty Laundry"!! #CMAawards50 pic.twitter.com/VS8c3yzOKa — Michelle Rodriguez (@michrod) November 3, 2016 The singer has hosted the CMAs with Brad Paisley for the past nine years. Underwood was up for Entertainer of the Yea ...
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A Strong Opening for a Film by Tim Burton, Who Needed a Win - New York Times
Google News - 5 months
New York Times A Strong Opening for a Film by Tim Burton, Who Needed a Win New York Times From left, Lauren McCrostie, Pixie Davies, Cameron King, Thomas and Joseph Odwell and Ella Purnell in “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.” Credit Jay Maidment/20th Century Fox, via Associated Press. LOS ANGELES — Had they cost half as ... Michelle Rodriguez on Being Bullied as a Child: "I Had to Learn to Fight Really Early"Hollywood Reporter 'Miss Peregrine's' school gets top grades at box officeLos Angeles Times Tim Burton is a box office winner thanks to 'Miss Peregrine'Mashable Wall Street Journal (blog) -Christian Science Monitor -ComingSoon.net -ABC News all 62 news articles »
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Michelle Rodriguez Shoots Down Those Paul Walker 'Fast 8' Rumors
Huffington Post - 5 months
The “Fast and the Furious” cast doesn’t have friends. They got family. And that family felt an unimaginable loss when Paul Walker tragically died in a car crash in 2013. “Furious 7” gave Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, a memorable and tear-jerking send-off at the end of the film, and it appears that’s how it will stay for now. Rumors that Walker’s character would appear in the next installment in the franchise, “Fast 8,” began spreading after an Entertainment Tonight interview with Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody. In the interview, the pair said they had a phone call with Vin Diesel to discuss the possibility. But “Fast and the Furious” actress Michelle Rodriguez just set the record straight. Image: Tumblr When asked if Paul Walker had a presence in “Fast 8” or if it was just a rumor, Rodriguez said, “That’s a rumor, man.”  The actress continued, “That’s a whole other subject matter, by the way, that is brought up for all actors to consider. Do you ...
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Michelle Rodriguez accused of being 'transphobic' for Instagram post
Fox News - 5 months
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Rodriguez and Weaver defend "offensive" film
Reuters.com - 5 months
Actress Michelle Rodriguez slams members of the transgender community who have condemned her latest film 'Re (Assignment)' for transphobia as it premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival. John Russell reports.
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Dame Helen Mirren To Grace 'Fast & Furious' Franchise With Her Presence
Huffington Post - 8 months
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Paul Walker Wasn’t 'Just Another Caucasian Male,' According To Michelle Rodriguez
Huffington Post - 9 months
The 15th anniversary of "The Fast and the Furious" is upon us, and to celebrate the legacy of a movie that inexplicably spawned seven sequels, the always candid Michelle Rodriguez is here to confuse us.  Rodriguez, who is currently training for "Fast 8" ( ), spoke with Entertainment Weekly about her early memories on set with the franchise's late star, Paul Walker, whom we apparently all misunderstood.  When asked how she remembers the first film now, after Walker died tragically in a car crash in 2013, Rodriguez presents an alternate version of the blond and blue-eyed actor, who consistently played the rich or preppy white guy in movies throughout the '90s and early aughts.  What he embodied in one persona is almost impossible to find out there. He had a swag to him. He wasn’t just another Caucasian male. He had some something that united him to the streets, that made him a little bit edgier than everybody else. He may have looked like a Barbie Doll, or a Ken Doll, and ...
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Parents of Flint, Michigan, toddler sue over lead in water
Yahoo News - about 1 year
The parents of a 2-year-old Flint, Michigan, girl sued the city and state on Monday over high levels of lead in the child's blood, accusing officials of callous and deliberate indifference over contaminated water. The lawsuit by Flint residents Luke Waid and Michelle Rodriguez said government officials and workers had violated their constitutional rights to due process in the course of switching the source of the city's water to the Flint River from Lake Huron in April 2014.
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Photos: Michelle Rodriguez Shows Off Her Legs in a Red Gown
abc News - about 1 year
Would you dare to wear these jaw-dropping gowns?
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Free Community College Is Already Happening In Red And Blue States
Huffington Post - about 1 year
CHICAGO (AP) -- An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. The idea of free community college has been touted as all these, by President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidates, and some Republicans. The idea is to curb student debt and boost employment by removing cost barriers. Educators are split on its merits, with some worrying the push could divert students away from four-year schools. And some proposals could cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars, and may still leave students with debt. But thousands of high school graduates have just started community college for free, with the first batch enrolled in independent first-year programs in Tennessee, Chicago and soon Oregon doing so under different price tags and philosophies - offering templates of how a federal program might look and potential glitches. "My family wasn't going to be able to support me financially," said 19-year-old aspiri ...
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Free Community College Is Already Happening In Red And Blue States
Huffington Post - about 1 year
CHICAGO (AP) -- An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. The idea of free community college has been touted as all these, by President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidates, and some Republicans. The idea is to curb student debt and boost employment by removing cost barriers. Educators are split on its merits, with some worrying the push could divert students away from four-year schools. And some proposals could cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars, and may still leave students with debt. But thousands of high school graduates have just started community college for free, with the first batch enrolled in independent first-year programs in Tennessee, Chicago and soon Oregon doing so under different price tags and philosophies - offering templates of how a federal program might look and potential glitches. "My family wasn't going to be able to support me financially," said 19-year-old aspiri ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michelle Rodriguez
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 35
    In May 2014, she said in an interview that she hoped her actions would help others in a similar situation: "Maybe by me opening my big fat mouth like I usually do and stepping up and owning who I am, maybe it might inspire somebody else to do the same."
    More Details Hide Details She described herself as bisexual in another interview later that month: "Bi, yeah, I fall under the B category of LGBT". Regarding the lack of unconventional female roles available in films, she said: "What's wrong with being bi? I mean, we're getting flak everywhere we go." In March 2002, Rodriguez was arrested for assault after getting into a fight with her roommate. The charges were later dropped after the roommate declined to press the allegations in court. In November 2003, Rodriguez went to court to face eight misdemeanor charges based on two driving incidents including a hit and run and driving under the influence (DUI). In June 2004, Rodriguez pleaded no contest in Los Angeles to three of the charges: hit and run, drunken driving, and driving with a suspended license. She went to jail for 48 hours, performed community service at the morgues of two New York hospitals, completed a three-month alcohol program, and was placed on probation for three years.
  • 2013
    Age 34
    In October 2013, Entertainment Weekly quoted her saying: "I've gone both ways.
    More Details Hide Details I do as I please. I am too curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks." She subsequently explained her coming out to Latina magazine: "I'm getting older. Eventually it's going to wrinkle up and I'm not going to be able to use it. I wanted to be honest about who I am and see what happens."
  • 2012
    Age 33
    One is a family film based on a concept which she describes as "a 2012 story about purity and animals and children", and the other is a revision of an American remake of the 1997 German film Bandits which she describes as a film "about four girls who break out of jail and get chased across the country by the feds and by this MTV-like representative".
    More Details Hide Details Rodriguez has been performing as a disc jockey since 2009both internationally in nightclubs and at film première after-parties. Rodriguez has stated that her preferred genre to mix is house music and has gone on the record to say, that "for the most part I like playing for mature crowds so that I can go all the way back to the 1930s then through the 1960s, 1970 and 1980sthen kick it into house, hip-hop and R&B. I like to mix it up, it's pretty eclectic."
    In 2012, she returned to play the good clone and bad clone of Rain Ocampo in Resident Evil: Retribution.
    More Details Hide Details In 2013, she reprised her role as Letty Ortiz in Fast & Furious 6. In the same year, Rodriguez appeared in Robert Rodriguez's film Machete Kills. After her film debut, Girlfight, Rodriguez has consistently portrayed tough and tomboyish characters who operate in traditional male fields such as the police force or armed forces. Rodriguez says that she does not mind the typecasting, and in fact, is somewhat responsible for it: "Oh man, I was typecast the minute I did a film called Girlfight years ago. You allow yourself to be typecast. If I decided I didn't want to be typecast tomorrow, I'd just do an indie film where I play some poor girl who goes through some excruciating experience and win myself an award for crying or being raped. But at the end of the day, I'm not in it for the acting. I only wanna be someone I respect or someone that I consider interesting or fun. I'm here to entertain people and make a statement about female empowerment and strength, and that's what I've done for the last 10 years. I pigeonholed myself and I put myself in that box by saying no to everything else that came on my plate. Saying no to this, no to that, and eventually I just got left with the strong chick that's always being killed, and there's nothing wrong with that."
  • 2011
    Age 32
    In 2011, she appeared with Aaron Eckhart in the science fiction film Battle: Los Angeles which grossed over in the worldwide box office.
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  • 2010
    Age 31
    In 2010, Rodriguez appeared in Robert Rodriguez's Machete.
    More Details Hide Details The film received mostly positive reviews and earned at the box office.
  • 2009
    Age 30
    In 2009, Rodriguez also starred in Trópico de Sangre, an independent film based on the Dominican Republic's historic Mirabal sisters.
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    In 2009, she appeared in Fast & Furious, the fourth installment of the The Fast and the Furious film series.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, Rodriguez starred in James Cameron's high-budget sci-fi adventure film Avatar, which became the highest-grossing film in history and Rodriguez's most successful film to date. She has expressed interest in returning for the film's two sequels.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 29
    In 2008, Rodriguez appeared in Battle in Seattle.
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  • 2007
    Age 28
    In September 2007, Rodriguez allegedly violated her probation by not completing her community service and not following an alcohol education program.
    More Details Hide Details It was reported that she originally submitted a document stating she performed community service on September 5, 2006, but it was later confirmed she was actually in New York City that day. Her lawyer claimed it was a clerical error. On October 10, 2007, following a hearing, she was sentenced to 180days jail time after agreeing to admit to violating her probation. She was expected to spend the full 180-day term in jail, as she had been deemed ineligible for work furloughs and house arrest. However, after turning herself in to begin the jail term at the Century Regional Detention Facility located in Lynwood, California, on December 23, 2007, she was released eighteen days later on January 9, 2008, due to overcrowding.
  • 2006
    Age 27
    In 2006, Rodriguez was featured in her own episode of G4's show Icons.
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  • 2005
    Age 26
    From 2005 to 2006, she played tough cop Ana Lucia Cortez on the television series Lost during the show's second season (the character's first appearance was a flashback during the first season's finale, "Exodus: Part 1"), and returned for a cameo in the second episode of the show's fifth season, "The Lie", in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details She returned again in the penultimate episode of the series, "What They Died For", in 2010.
  • 2004
    Age 25
    In 2004, Rodriguez lent her voice to the video game Halo 2, playing a Marine.
    More Details Hide Details She also provided the voice of Liz Ricarro in the Cartoon Network series IGPX.
  • 2002
    Age 23
    In 2002, she had a cameo appearance in Ja Rule's music video for his song "Always On Time".
    More Details Hide Details Rodriguez has had notable roles in other successful movies, including Letty Ortiz in The Fast and the Furious (2001) and Rain Ocampo in Resident Evil (2002). She also appeared in Blue Crush and S.W.A.T..
  • 2000
    Age 21
    In early 2000, Rodriguez broke off an engagement to a Muslim boyfriend, citing opposition to religious requests he made of her.
    More Details Hide Details She has since reportedly dated her Fast and the Furious co-star Vin Diesel and S.W.A.T. co-star Olivier Martinez. In July 2006, Rodriguez told Cosmopolitan magazine that she is not a lesbian, but had "experimented with both sexes". In November 2006, her openly bisexual Bloodrayne co-star Kristanna Loken made comments to The Advocate that were widely interpreted by the media as an admission that the two were in a relationship, though the relationship was never officially confirmed by either actress. In June 2007, the lesbian magazine Curve ran a cover story that claimed Rodriguez to be bisexual. Rodriguez criticized the magazine for this, asserting that the magazine had "put words in her mouth". She again stated that she was not a lesbian in a November 2008 interview in the Dominican Republic women's magazine Cayena.
  • 1999
    Age 20
    In 1999, she auditioned for a role in Sisqó's hit music video, "Thong Song".
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Born in 1978.
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