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Michelle Rodriguez

Mayte Michelle Rodriguez (born July 12, 1978), known professionally as Michelle Rodriguez, is an American actress. Following on from her breakthrough role in 2000's Girlfight, she is best known for playing tough-girl roles and starring in Hollywood blockbusters such as The Fast and the Furious (2001); Blue Crush (2002); Resident Evil (2002); S.W.A.T. (2003); Fast & Furious (2009); James Cameron's Avatar (2009) and Machete (2010), as well as for her role as Ana Lucia Cortez in the television series Lost (2005–2006, 2009–2010). Rodriguez was born in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Carmen Milady (née Pared), a native of the Dominican Republic, and Rafael Rodriguez, a Puerto Rican who served in the United States Army. She has a total of ten siblings and half-siblings. She was partly raised by her devoutly religious maternal grandmother and was brought up as one of Jehovah's Witnesses (her mother's religion), though she has since abandoned that faith. Rodriguez moved to the Dominican Republic with her mother when she was eight and lived in Puerto Rico until the age of eleven, later settling in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Michelle Rodriguez -- Life Is a Nude Beach

Michelle Rodriguez
Life Is a Nude Beach

With her eyes safely shielded by sunglasses, a very covered up Michelle Rodriguez didn't even notice the naked couple playing behind her on the beach in Ibiza the other day.The Spanish island has… READ MORE >

Michelle Rodriguez -- Most RANDOM Interview Ever

Michelle Rodriguez
Most RANDOM Interview Ever

Michelle Rodriguez covered every topic imaginable -- and several unimaginable ones -- while sitting at a red light on Oscar night. It's every bit as RIDICULOUS as it sounds. Check out TMZ on TV --… READ MORE >

- 1144 days ago
Jessica vs. Michelle: Who'd You Rather?

Jessica vs. Michelle
Who'd You Rather?

"Machete" babes Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez posed on either side of their ruggedly handsome co-star Danny Trejo at the film's premiere in L.A. last night.Question is ...  READ MORE >

- 1331 days ago
Battle Stars

Battle Stars

Some of Hollywood's biggest stars are doing their part to support our brave troops. Hoorah! READ MORE >

- 1418 days ago
Gwyneth vs. Michelle: Who'd You Rather?

Gwyneth vs. Michelle
Who'd You Rather?

Believe it or not, but Gwyneth Paltrow, 37, and Michelle Rodriguez, 32, were both at the same event in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.Question is ...  READ MORE >

- 1500 days ago
M-Rod: They're Real, Wanna Feel?

M-Rod:
They're Real, Wanna Feel?

They're real and they're spectacular -- and yesterday in NYC, Michelle Rodriguez was beggin' our photographer to have some hands-on interaction with her rack.Don't worry, our guy knew better.... READ MORE >

- 1722 days ago
Vin Diesel's Easter Miracle

Vin Diesel's
Easter Miracle

Apparently, Vin Diesel is extremely happy that he has finally become famous again. READ MORE >

- 1833 days ago
Michelle Rodriguez -- Mouthing Off

Michelle Rodriguez -- Mouthing Off

Pap: "How's the community service going?"M-Rod: "How's the d**k sucking going?"You stay classy, Michelle. See Also Michelle Rodriguez: The Trash & The Furious  READ MORE >

- 1870 days ago
Michelle Rodriguez: The Trash & The Furious

Michelle Rodriguez: The Trash & The Furious

Michelle Rodriguez's work is garbage ... literally.The demure 30-year-old probation violator fulfilled her court-ordered community service by picking up the debris on the side of an L.A. freeway… READ MORE >

- 1928 days ago
Lost Chick on DUIs: I'm Not as Dumb as the Others

Lost Chick on DUIs: I'm Not as Dumb as the Others

She's not swearing off booze (and who would?!) but "Lost" newbie Rebecca Mader has a novel way to avoid the show's dreaded DUI curse -- don't drive!Someone please tell Daniel Dae Kim, Michelle… READ MORE >

- 1997 days ago

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