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Michelle Rodriguez

Mayte Michelle Rodríguez (born July 12, 1978) 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). She is also known for her role as Ana Lucia Cortez in the second season of the television series Lost (2005–2010). Rodriguez was born in San Antonio, Texas. Her mother, Carmen Milady (née Pared Espinal), is a native of the Dominican Republic, and her father, Rafael Rodriguez, is Puerto Rican and 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 a Jehovah's Witness (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 there until the age of eleven, later settling in Jersey City, New Jersey. She dropped out of high school but later earned her GED; in

Michelle Rodriguez -- 'Not Too Keen' on Being in Christopher Dorner's Manifesto

Michelle Rodriguez
'Not Too Keen' on Being in Chris Dorner's Manifesto

It's usually an HONOR to be named one of the most beautiful people in the world ... unless the person doing the naming is a scumbag cop killer ... this according to Michelle Rodriguez.The "Fast… READ MORE >

Comic-Con -- A Nerd's-Eye-View

The Nerd's-Eye-View

You haven't seen Comic-Con -- until you see it the way TMZ's resident nerd (we mean that affectionately) sees it. Dude even got his own theme song! Eat your heart out, other nerds.Check out TMZ on… READ MORE >

- 989 days ago
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 >

- 1393 days ago
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 >

- 1493 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 >

- 1679 days ago
Battle Stars

Battle Stars

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

- 1767 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 >

- 1848 days ago
M-Rod: They're Real, Wanna Feel?

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 >

- 2071 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 >

- 2182 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 >

- 2219 days ago

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