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MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ (Letty Ortiz) is
a ver satile actress known
for her ability to combine her physicality with a
natural beauty and unforced sex appeal.
Born Mayte Michelle
Rodriguez in Bexar County,
Texas, Rodriguez worked
as an extra for two years to
satisfy her curiosity about
film making. After that, she decided to pursue acting
and landed her first audition from an ad she spotted
in Backstage West. Soon after, she landed a role in the
hit indie film Girlfight. The role garnered Rodriguez
numerous awards and much critical acclaim. This
success launched her as a young star quickly on the rise
Still going strong off the success of her acting debut,
Rodriguez went on to co-star opposite Danny Glover
in the Showtime feature drama 3 A.M. and Universal
Pictures' adrenaline-charged mega-hit The Fast and
the Furious, opposite Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. She
rejoined The Fast and The Furious franchise in 2009
for its fourth installment, Fast & Furious.
Her other feature film credits include Battle in
Seattle, opposite Charlize Theron; Blue Crush, which
co-starred Kate Bosworth; the summer blockbuster
S.W.A.T., opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Colin
Farrell; Control, with Ray Liotta; James Cameron's
record-breaking sci-fi epic Avatar; the sci-fi action
flick Battle: Los Angeles, opposite Aaron Eckhart; and
Resident Evil: Retribution in addition to the first film
in the series, Resident Evil, opposite Milla Jovovich.
An avid video-game fan who has since lent her
voice to various popular games including Call of
Duty: Black Ops II, True Crime: Streets of LA, Driv3r
and Halo 2, Rodriguez jumped at the opportunity to
take a role in Resident Evil, an adaptation of the hit
In 2010, Rodriguez starred in and co-produced
Tropico de Sangre, in association with her production
company Cheshire Kat. Perhaps most notably,
Rodriguez also starred in the massively successful
ABC television series Lost.
In September, Rodriguez will return as Luz in
Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills, the sequel to the
action feature Machete.
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