Michelle Rodriguez is a versatile actress known for her ability to combine physicality with natural beauty and sex appeal. She was recently named one of the hottest Latina Actresses in Hollywood by the Huffington Post.
Rodriguez was most recently seen reprising her roll of Letty in the latest installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, Fast & Furious 6. Starring opposite Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, and Paul Walker, the Universal Pictures film opened to $120 million, the fourth-highest debut in history for a Memorial Day weekend movie, and to date has amassed over $785 million dollars worldwide in box office grosses.
This summer Rodriguez co-starred alongside Ryan Reynolds, Michael Peña and Paul Giamatti in David Soren’s animated feature for Dreamworks. Turbo, a high velocity 3D comedy, tells the story about an underdog snail who kicks into overdrive when he miraculously attains the power of super-speed.
Also upcoming, Rodriguez will reprise her role as Shé in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills, the sequel to the 2010 action feature Machete. Open Road Films is set to release the film on October 11, 2013.
Additional credits include James Cameron’s Academy Award nominated film Avatar, Emmy and Golden Globe winning series LOST, as well as Battle: Los Angeles, Blue Crush, and S.W.A.T.
Rodriguez worked as an extra for two years before landing her breakout role in Karyn Kusama’s Girlfight. Her portrayal of Diana Guzman garnered her awards such as an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance, as well as an NBR award for Breakthrough Performance.
An avid video game fan, Rodriguez has also lent her voice to various popular games including Call of Duty: Black Ops II, True Crime: Streets of LA, Driver3, and Halo 2.
Born in Bexar County, Texas, she currently resides in Venice, California.