Golden Globe winner GINA RODRIGUEZ's [Andrea Flytas] profile has been rising
her breakout performance as the titular character in Filly Brown at the Sundance
Film Festival in
2012. Named the "Next Big Thing" and one of the "Top 35 Latinos Under 35," by
Reporter, Gina continues to be noticed by many due to her incredible acting
chops, raw talent
and addicting personality. The Los Angeles Times has referred to her as
formidable, a festival ingĂ©nue who deserves to be discussed in the same breath
Olsen and Jennifer Lawrence." She was recently named by Time Magazine as one of
most influential people in the world.
Rodriguez will soon be seen in Peter Berg's Deepwater Horizon opposite Mark
out September 30th, the film details the 2010 explosion on the BP rig that
resulted in the biggest
oil spill in U.S. history. Gina will play Andrea Fleytas, the 23 year old, who
was monitoring the oil
rig's safety systems in the moments before the explosion.
She is recently wrapped production on Annihilation alongside Natalie Portman,
Leigh and Tessa Thompson. Written and directed by Alex Garland, the film will
tell the story of a
biologist that signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of
nature don't apply.
The film is slated for a 2017 release.
Rodriguez can currently be seeing playing the title role on the CW series
"Jane The Virgin," which
will return for its third season on October 17th at 9.00 p.m. It is for her work
on the show that
Rodriguez won the Golden Globe for "Best Actress - Television Series Musical or
2015. "Jane The Virgin" has also gained recognition and been honored with a
nomination for "Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy" and a Critics'
Choice Award for "Best
Comedy Series" in 2015 and 2016 as well as a America Film Institute Award,
Award and Peabody Award. The show is based on the successful Venezuelan
la Virgen," the series centers on Jane, a hard working religious girl who, due
to a series of
outrageous events is accidentally arterially inseminated. The series is from
writer Jennie Snyder
Urman and executive produced by Ben Silverman, Gary Pearl, and Jorge Granier.
In addition to filming, Gina is currently working on publishing a book
encompassing all of the
lessons she has learned from her father, Genaro Rodriguez. The book titled, "I
Can And I Will.
Tools My Daddy Gave Me," is expected to be released in 2017 by Simon & Schuster.
Growing up, Rodriguez started performing at age seven with the Chicago-based
company Fantasia Juvenil. She went on to work with other companies including Los
Swing, performing at several Salsa Congress' in Chicago, California, New York
and Puerto Rico. At
16, Gina was one of thirteen teens to be accepted into Columbia University NY-
Collaboration taught by Richard Niles. She wrote, directed and performed
original work with 12
other kids from around the world. She fell in love with New York and NYU called
was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, and the calling was clear,
theatre was it.
Gina had four years of intense theatre training at both the Atlantic Theatre
Experimental Theatre Wing, working with David Mamet and William H. Macy, the
guidance of Rosemary Quinn and other wonderful professors. Directly after
booked her first lead role in the feature film Tiny Dancer. After, Gina
originated the role of Frida
Kahlo in the world premiere of "Casa Blue. The Last Moments in the Life of Frida
Kahlo," at the
American Stage Theatre. She continued to work in NY with multiple theatres and
her work in film
and TV steadily grew, including shows "Jonny Zero," "Army Wives," and "Law and
addition to several short and indie films. One in particular, Osvaldos, was
accepted into festivals
including ABFF, NY HBO Latino Film Fest, Chicago International Film Fest,
named Gina winner of the "Best Actor" award at the First Run Film Festival in NY
and the film
aired on HBO in 2010 and was named one of the "Five Best Shorts."
After the years of success in New York, Gina booked a lead role in a feature
film Go For It
(Lionsgate) in which she received a 2011 Imagen Awards nomination. After this,
Gina booked her
first co-star TV role on CBS' "Eleventh Hour." She went on to book series
regular roles on web
series "Eden's Court" and "No Names;" her first studio film Our Family Wedding
Ferrera; and a lead in film Superchicas. Since then she has also guest starred
on the TV shows.
"The Mentalist," "Happy Endings" and "Ten Things I Hate About You."
Next up came one of Gina's most exciting roles, to date, Filly Brown (Pantellion/Lionsgate).
Originally, this role had been written as a spoken word artist, an area that
Gina had experience,
but upon meeting the directors and producers, they informed her that they were
part to a rapper. After an outstanding audition, in which Gina provided an
performance, she secured the role. Gina collaborated with music producers, E Dub
from Silent Giant, to come up with over five original songs for the film.
Following the success of Filly Brown, Gina went on to star in the indie dark
comedy Sleeping With
Fishes, written and directed by Nicole Gomez Fisher. The film focuses on Alexis
who returns home to her family after the death of her cheating husband, the film
also stars Anna
Ortiz who plays her sister. She also starred in a supporting role in Snap, which
reunited her with
Filly Brown director Youssef Delara, and had its world premiere at SXSW in March
indie films California Winter with Rutina Wesley and Sticky Notes, starring Ray
Liotta, are pending
Gina is a grand supporter of the Latino community and is actively involved
with the National
Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, NCLR, CHCI, NALIP and Votolatino.
Additionally, she also
recently established her We Will foundation, which is designed to focus on arts
scholarship funding for the less fortunate, with the aim of empowering young
Additionally, Gina's partnership with Clinique for the brand's new global
Maker, was recently announced. Led by Gina and five other inspirational women,
encourages fans to create positive change in their communities and supports
on education and women's healthcare through the brand's philanthropic platform,
Born and raised in Chicago, Gina currently lives in Los Angeles.
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