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Short Info

Net Worth$30 million
Date Of BirthJuly 12, 1978
MarkOften plays tough and handy characters
FactRanked #77 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
PaymentsEarned $5,000,000 from Furious 6 (2013)

Michelle Rodriguez was born on July 12, 1978, in San Antonio, Texas. Her mother, Carmen Milady Rodriguez, is of Puerto Rican descent, while her father, Rafael Rodriguez, is of Dominican Republic descent. She has an older sister named Rebecca. Rodriguez was raised Catholic. She dropped out of high school, but later earned her GED.

Rodriguez began her acting career in 2000 with the independent film “Girlfight.” She won several awards for her role in the film, including the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for Best Debut Performance.

In 2001, Rodriguez starred in the action film “The Fast and the Furious.” She has reprised her role as Letty Ortiz in five of the franchise’s subsequent films.

Some of Rodriguez’s other notable films include “Resident Evil” (2002), “S.W.A.T.” (2003), “Avatar” (2009), and “Machete” (2010).

In addition to her work in film, Rodriguez has also appeared on television. She had a recurring role on the ABC series “Lost” from 2005 to 2010.

Rodriguez is an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights. In 2013, she came out as bisexual during an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

As of 2021, Michelle Rodriguez’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million.

General Info

Full NameMichelle Rodriguez
Net Worth$30 million
Date Of BirthJuly 12, 1978
Height1.65 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Actor, Disc jockey


ParentsCarmen Milady Pared, Rafael Rodriguez
SiblingsOmar Rodriguez, Raul Rodriguez


AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance, ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress - Supporting Role, Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor
NominationsMTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry, Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie Star: Female, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star, People's Choice Award for Favorite Action Mov...
MoviesFurious 7, The Assignment, Avatar, Girlfight, Fast & Furious 6, The Fate of the Furious, The Fast and the Furious, Machete Kills, Blue Crush, Fast & Furious, World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles, Resident Evil: Retribution, Machete, Resident Evil, S.W.A.T., The Breed, Milton's Secret, BloodRayne, Turb...
TV ShowsLost, IGPX

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#Marks / Signs
1Often plays tough and handy characters


Furious 6 (2013)$5,000,000


1[on the longtime speculation about her sexuality, in a 2013 issue of Entertainment Weekly] I don't talk about what I do with my vagina, and they're all intrigued. I've never walked the carpet with anyone, so they wonder: What does she do with her vagina? Plus, I play a butchy girl all the time, so they assume I'm a lesbo... Eh, they're not too far off. I've gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too fucking curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.
2Basically, right now Hollywood is a giant factory of remakes because everyone is pussying out and they don't want to try anything new because they're scared, I guess. The money situation in the States isn't so keen right now. Our dollar is shitty, so I can understand why the studios are doing the guaranteed hit-off movies. I'm banking on that and I'm proud to be part of franchises that want me back.
3You can keep knocking me down forever, I'll keep getting up and trying.
4[on why she always plays the "tough girl"]: Well, could you really imagine me playing the girlfriend that needs rescuing? Or the girlfriend?
5No matter what, people are so narrow minded that it won't ever be Michelle Rodriguez the actress, it will always be Michelle Rodriguez the Latin actress. And it's just something that I have to live with, because of the fact that people need labels to understand things. I can't even get into this ignorance that I'm dealing with. So I just ignore it, you know? Ignore the ignorance.
6I don't think it's narcissistic at all to love yourself and believe in yourself. I think some people are really scared to do that. I have to. If I don't, I would not succeed in what I do.
7My favorite part of my body is my brain. I think no matter what my body looks like, I won't be satisfied unless I know how to use it.
8I don't want people thinking of me sexually. I don't want people to be like, "She's hot-looking," you know? I want them to listen to me for what I am saying. And I think the best way to do that is to sniff my armpits, and like, sit and burp every now and then. It just completely throws people off. I had a couple of offers to do some hot scenes in the shower with some guy and to make it real hot and sexy. The next thing you know, I'd be the next J.Lo or something. But that's easy. I want [success] the hard way.
9I think empathy is a beautiful thing. I think that's the power of film though. We have one of the most powerful, one of the greatest communicative tools known to man. It's a form of communication and it's gonna reach you in a way of growth - most of the time.


1Is a vegetarian.
2Good friends with Jason Sarayba and Nicole Eggert.
3Has Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
4Was considered for the role of Christine Thayer in Crash (2004), which went to Thandie Newton.
5Is often seen singing karaoke alongside Lindsay Lohan, Bo Barrett, Emile Hirsch and Nicole Richie at Beverly Hills hot spot "Guys".
6When interviewed to join the cast of Lost (2004) as a tough LAPD police officer, she insisted that she would only sign on for one year because she is a "nomadic spirit". The producers came up with a storyline and sold the idea of the short contract to the network.
7She was the original choice for the title role in Æon Flux (2005), which went to Charlize Theron.
8It was announced in 2005 that she would be joining the second season cast of the ABC drama series Lost (2004).
9Ranked #34 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2002 list.
10Ranked #77 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
11Dropped out of high school at 17, but later obtained a G.E.D. equivalency certificate.
12Has two older twin brothers named Raul and Omar.
13Has two half-sisters on her father's side.
14Plays the piano.
15Didn't have a driver's license before filming The Fast and the Furious (2001) and had to obtain one during her training for the car chase sequences.
16Is an avid in-line skater.
17Girlfight (2000) was her first acting audition, and she got the role. The Fast and the Furious (2001) was her second audition, and she also got that role.
18She beat out 350 other girls for the role of Diana Guzman in Girlfight (2000).
19Is of Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry.
20Was raised in Texas, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and in Jersey City.




Battle Los Angeles2011TSgt. Elena Santos
Tropico de Sangre2010Minerva Mirabal
Lost2005-2010TV SeriesAna Lucia Cortez
Avatar2009Trudy Chacón
Avatar: The Game2009Video GameTrudy Chacon (voice)
Los Bandoleros2009Video shortLetty Ortiz
Fast & Furious2009Letty
A Cat's Tale2008VideoJujube (voice)
Gardens of the Night2008Lucy (Woman in Car)
Battle in Seattle2007Lou
The Breed2006Nicki
IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix2005TV SeriesLiz Ricarro
Halo 22004Video GameMarine (voice)
Driv3r2004Video GameCalita (voice)
True Crime: Streets of LA2003Video GameRosie Velasco (voice)
S.W.A.T.2003Chris Sanchez
Blue Crush2002Eden
Resident Evil2002Rain
The Fast and the Furious2001Letty
3 A.M.2001Salgado
Girlfight2000Diana Guzman
The Fate of the Furious2017post-productionLetty 'Ortiz' Toretto
Milton's Secret2016Ms. Ferguson
(Re) Assignment2016Frank Kitchen Tomboy
Fast & Furious: Supercharged2015ShortLetty
Furious 72015Letty
Second Act2014ShortOlivia
Machete Kills2013Luz
Turbo2013Paz (voice)
Furious 62013Letty
InAPPropriate Comedy2013Harriet
Call of Duty: Black Ops II2012Video GameStrike Force Soldier (voice)
Resident Evil: Retribution2012Rain
CollegeHumor Originals2011TV SeriesJessica
Blacktino2011Charlotte Foster Jane


Miss Poppins2014Short special thanks
That Awkward Moment2014thanks
Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops2006Documentary special thanks


Made in Hollywood2011-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2016TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
The Reality of Truth2016DocumentaryHerself
Riding Shotgun with Michelle Rodriguez2016TV SeriesHerself - Host
The 3rd Annual Noble Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Presenter
Super Into2015TV SeriesHerself
Furious 7: Flying Cars2015Video shortHerself
Furious 7: Inside the Fight2015Video shortHerself
Furious 7: Race Wars2015Video shortHerself
Furious 7: Snatch and Grab2015Video shortHerself
Furious 7: Talking Fast2015Video documentary shortHerself
Furious 7: Tower Jumps2015Video shortHerself
Making of Fast & Furious Supercharged Ride2015Video shortHerself
The Cars of Furious 72015Video shortHerself
Teen Choice Awards 20152015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Unity2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Running Wild with Bear Grylls2015TV SeriesHerself
Red Nose Day2015TV SpecialHerself
Weekend Ticket2015TV Series shortHerself
Fast and Furious: Cast Favorites2015Video documentary shortHerself
Fast and Furious: Restrospective2015Video documentary shortHerself
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
I Am Evel Knievel2014DocumentaryHerself
E! News2014TV SeriesHerself
Hand to Hand Fury2013Video documentary shortHerself
It's All About the Cars2013Video documentary short
Planes, Tanks and Automobiles2013Video documentary shortHerself
The Making of Fast & Furious 62013Video documentary shortHerself
Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins2013TV SeriesHerself
Janela Indiscreta2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
Vivir de cine2013TV SeriesHerself
HBO First Look2003-2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Today2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2013TV MovieHerself
2013 MTV Movie Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Fast & Furious 6 Special2013TV Special documentaryHerself
The Thing About2013TV Series shortHerself - Storyteller (2013)
Back from the Afterlife: Making 'Resident Evil: Retribution'2012Video documentaryHerself
Reel Junkie2012TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009-2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV MovieHerself
True Crime: The Movie2012DocumentaryRosie Velasco (voice)
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Curiosity2011TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
When Aliens Attack2011/ITV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Actor, Battle: Los Angeles
Top Gear USA2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Capturing Avatar2010Video documentaryHerself
Días de cine2010TV SeriesHerself
The 2010 World Music Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Host
Rock n' Gol2010TV MovieHerself
Le grand journal de Canal+2009-2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Teenage Paparazzo2010DocumentaryHerself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009TV SeriesHerself
Xposé2009TV SeriesHerself
2009 American Music Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Movie Loft2009TV SeriesHerself
Fast & Furious: Races and Chases2009Video documentary shortHerself
Fast & Furious: Shooting the Big Rig Heist2009Video documentary shortHerself
High Octane Action: The Stunts of 'Fast & Furious'2009Video documentary shortHerself
South of the Border: Filming in Mexico2009Video documentary shortHerself
Quelli che... il calcio2009TV SeriesHerself
Making of...2009TV Series documentary
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2009TV SeriesHerself
2 Fast 2 Furious: Fast Females2009Video shortHerself
TV total2009TV SeriesHerself
The View2008TV SeriesHerself
Adventures in Voice Acting2008Video documentaryHerself
Icons2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000-2006TV SeriesHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2006TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006TV SeriesHerself
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
2005 Taurus World Stunt Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Punk'd2005TV SeriesHerself
2004 MTV Movie Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
2004 Taurus World Stunt Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHerself
The Fast and the Furious: Tricking Out a Hot Import Car2003Video shortHerself
Playing Dead: 'Resident Evil' from Game to Screen2002Video shortHerself
Women of the Beach2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
2002 ABC World Stunt Awards2002TV SpecialHerself - Presenter (uncredited)
The Making of 'The Fast and the Furious'2002Video shortHerself
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Film-Fest DVD: Issue 5 - Cannes 2000 & SXSW2000Video documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
Halo: The Master Chief Collection2014Video GameMarine
Movie Guide2013TV SeriesShé / Letty Ortiz
Chelsea Lately2012-2013TV SeriesHerself / Rain in 'Resident Evil: Retribution'
Fast Five2011Letty (uncredited)
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryTrudy Chacon
Troldspejlet2009TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Trudy Chacon
Lost: A Tale of Survival2006TV Movie documentaryAna Lucia Cortez
The Lost Survival Guide2006TV MovieAna Lucia Cortez
Lost: Reckoning2006TV MovieAna Lucia Cortez
Lost: Revelation2006TV MovieAna Lucia Cortez
Destination Lost2005TV Movie documentaryAna Lucia Cortez
Celebrities Uncensored2004TV SeriesHerself


Won Awards

2016VDKUF AwardVDKUF Award - Verein Deutscher Kritiker Und FilmemacherBest Actress(Re) Assignment (2016)
2006ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Television SeriesLost (2004)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesLost (2004)
2004Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a FilmS.W.A.T. (2003)
2001Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Debut PerformanceGirlfight (2000)
2000Acting PrizeDeauville Film FestivalBest Female PerformanceGirlfight (2000)
2000Breakthrough AwardGotham AwardsGirlfight (2000)
2000Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Female NewcomerGirlfight (2000)
2000NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABreakthrough Performance - FemaleGirlfight (2000)

Nominated Awards

2016People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Action Movie Actress
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: ActionFurious Seven (2015)
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: ChemistryFurious Seven (2015)
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastFurious 6 (2013)
2014Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actress/Supporting Actress - Feature FilmFurious 6 (2013)
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Summer Movie Star: FemaleFurious 6 (2013)
2011ALMA AwardALMA AwardsFavorite Movie Actress - Drama/AdventureBattle Los Angeles (2011)
2009ALMA AwardALMA AwardsActress in FilmFast & Furious (2009)
2009ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesLost (2004)
2007Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActressBloodRayne (2005)
2006Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress on TelevisionLost (2004)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearLost (2004)
2006Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Supporting ActressBloodRayne (2005)
2006Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsMost Annoying Fake Accent: FemaleBloodRayne (2005)
2005OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesLost (2004)
2003MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen TeamBlue Crush (2002)
2002ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actor/Actress in a Made for Television Movie or Miniseries3 A.M. (2001)
2002Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best Supporting Actress3 A.M. (2001)
2001Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best ActressGirlfight (2000)
2001CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising ActressGirlfight (2000)
2001Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActressGirlfight (2000)
2001OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Cinematic Debut/BreakthroughGirlfight (2000)
2001Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice Breakout PerformanceGirlfight (2000)
2000Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressGirlfight (2000)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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