MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ (Rain) first came to the industry's attention with her award winning performance in the critically acclaimed feature Girlfight, for which she was awarded the 2001 Independent Spirit Award for "Best Debut Performance" and the 2001 National Board of Review Award for "Breakout Performance of the Year." Found at an open casting call in New York City, Michelle was one of 350 hopeful actors who were considered for the lead role of "Diana Guzman" in
GIRLFIGHT. Michelle trained as a boxer
for five months in preparation for her role. In addition to the accolades Michelle received for her lead role, the film also garnered the Grand Jury Prize at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.
Rodriguez will next star in Untitled Surf Girl Project for director John
Stockwell. She recently starred in the hit film The Fast And The Furious, opposite Vin Diesel and Paul Walker for director Rob Cohen. Additionally, she just finished a successful run in the off-Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues.
Rodriguez's additional credits include the independent feature 3 AM with Pam Grier and Danny Glover for director Lee Davis. Rodriguez has always aspired to be an action hero and she achieves that ambition with her role in
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