Mayte Michelle Rodríguez (born July 12, 1978), better known by her stage name Michelle Rodriguez, is an American actress. Rodriguez began her career in 2000, playing a troubled boxer in the independent sports drama film Girlfight (2000), where she won the Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award for Best Debut Performance. Rodriguez then began starring as Letty Ortiz in the Fast & Furious franchise, and portrayed Rain Ocampo in the Resident Evil franchise. She appeared in the crime thriller S.W.A.T. (2003), and later starred in James Cameron's science fiction epic Avatar (2009) and in the action film Battle: Los Angeles (2011).
|Full name at birth||
Mayte Michelle Rodriguez
|Claim to fame||
her roles as Leticia "Letty" Ortiz in the long-running Fast and the Furious film franchise, Rain Ocampo in the Resident Evil film franchise, Shé in the 2010 exploitation action film Machete and its 2013 sequel film Machete Kills, Diana Guzman in the 2000 sports drama film Girlfight, Captain Trudy Chacon in the 2009 epic science fiction film Avatar, Officer Chris Sanchez in the 2003 action crime thriller film S.W.A.T., Technical Sergeant Elana Santos in the 2011 military science-fiction action film Battle: Los Angeles, and Holga in the 2023 fantasy heist action comedy film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
|Date of birth||
12 July 1978
|Place of birth||
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Actress, screenwriter, DJ
5' 5" (165 cm)
120 lbs (54 kg)
Looks (due to Puerto Rican father and Dominican Republican mother)
William L. Dickinson High School
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