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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

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Michelle Rodriguez -- Drunken Courtside Party with Model Cara Delevingne

Michelle Rodriguez
Drunken Courtside Party With Model Cara Delevingne

Michelle Rodriguez upstaged the NY Knicks from her courtside seats by drunkenly posing for ridiculous selfies ... and snuggling up to smoking hot model Cara Delevingne.Michelle was all over… READ MORE >

James Gandolfini -- Thanks Boss ... For the Good Times

James Gandolfini
Thanks Boss ... For the Good Times

James Gandolfini wasn't just a great actor, he was an awesome guy ... often when our cameras were rolling. So, we put together our coolest moments with "The Sopranos" star -- topped off with a… READ MORE >

- 674 days ago
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 >

- 795 days ago
Comic-Con -- A Nerd's-Eye-View

Comic-Con
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 >

- 1013 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 >

- 1416 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 >

- 1516 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 >

- 1703 days ago
Battle Stars

Battle Stars

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

- 1791 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 >

- 1872 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 >

- 2095 days ago

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