Michelle Rodriguez (Mayte Michelle Rodriguez) was born on July 12, 1978 in Bexar County, Texas to Rafael Rodriguez (who is Puerto Rican) and Carmen Milady Pared (a native of the Dominican Republic) who divorced in 1986. Michelle Rodriguez height : 5'5"/170 cm.
Michelle Rodriguez was raised a Jehovah's Witness by her devoutly religious maternal grandmother, and has a total of ten half-siblings or siblings, some of whom she has never met.
Michelle Rodriguez moved to the Dominican Republic with her mother when she was 8 and lived in Puerto Rico when she was 11, later settling in New Jersey. She dropped out of high school at age 17 (after having been kicked out of 6 different schools), but later earned her GED.
In 2000-2001 Michelle Rodriguez was engaged to a man with Muslim beliefs whom she broke it off with after he informed her she'd have to change and "cover up" once they were married.
Michelle Rodriguez briefly dated the Fast and Furious costar, Vin Diesel in 2001.
From 2002 to 2004 Michelle Rodriguez was linked to a male model, and had been photographed with a couple of unknown men who appeared to be possible boyfriends.
In late 2004/January 2005 tabloid rumors made speculation on Michelle Rodriguez's sexuality due to time spent with singer Blu Cantrell, though the relationship was ever confirmed.
In March 2005 Michelle Rodriguez was spotted kissing her S.W.A.T. costar Olivier Martinez outside a hotel in Los Angeles and reportedly shouted to paparazzi "Can't a girl spend some time with her man alone?"
Currently Michelle Rodriguez appears to be single, though she was recently spotted walking the red carpet at a People En Espanol gala with Prison Break star Amaury Nolasco.
Michelle Rodriguez is also well known for the many problems she had with the law.In March 2002, Michelle Rodriguez was arrested and charged for assaulting her female roommate. The charges were later dropped after the roommate declined to press the allegations in court.
In November 2003, Michelle Rodriguez went to court to face eight misdemeanor charges based on two road incidents: On July 22, Michelle Rodriguez left the scene of an accident after hitting another motorist. And on November 4, Michelle Rodriguez sped through an intersection while under the influence of alcohol. She had a suspended license both times.
Michelle Rodriguez pleaded no contest in Los Angeles to three of the charges: hit and run, drunken driving, and driving with a suspended license. Michelle Rodriguez went to jail for 48 hours, performed community service at the morgues of two New York hospitals, completed a three-month alcohol program, and was placed on probation for three years.
Michelle Rodriguez was a struggling actress when she ran across an ad advertising an open casting call for the low-budget, independent film, Girlfight. Michelle Rodriguez beat out 350 other applicants for the part, and was cast in the starring role of Diana Guzman, a troubled teen who decides to channel her aggression by training to become a boxer. It was her first audition. The film was released in 2000, and Michelle Rodriguez's performance was recognized by both critics and audiences.
Subsequently, Michelle Rodriguez has had notable roles in other successful movies, including The Fast and the Furious and Resident Evil. In 2002, she was ranked #77 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World", and #34 in Maxim's "100 Sexiest Women".
In 2004, Michelle Rodriguez gave her voice to the hit video game "Halo 2", playing one of the Marines. Michelle Rodriguez also currently provides the voice of Liz Ricarro in the Cartoon Network series IGPX. From 2005 to 2006, she played tough cop Ana-Lucia Cortez on the television series Lost.
she is best known for playing tough-girl roles and starring in Hollywood blockbusters such as The Fast and the Furious (2001), Resident Evil (2002), S.W.A.T. (2003), Avatar (2009), Machete (2010) and Battle: Los Angeles (2011), as well as for her role as Ana Lucia Cortez in the television series Lost (2005–2006, 2009, 2010).