Mayte Michelle Rodriguez
July 12, 1978 (1978-07-12) (age 32)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S. Raised Jersey City, New Jersey
Years active 1999–present
Mayte Michelle Rodriguez (born July 12, 1978), known professionally as Michelle Rodriguez, is an American actress. Following on from her breakthrough role in 2000's Girlfight, she is best known for playing tough-girl roles and starring in Hollywood blockbusters such as The Fast and the Furious (2001); Blue Crush (2002); Resident Evil (2002); S.W.A.T. (2003); Fast & Furious (2009); James Cameron's Avatar (2009) and Machete (2010), as well as for her role as Ana Lucia Cortez in the television series Lost (2005–2006, 2009–2010).
Michelle, Michelle, Michelle – one conviction for DUI is foolish. Two could be considered irresponsible. But FIVE times… now that’s just stooooopid!
Rodriguez punched her way onto our screens in 2000’s pugilist movie, Girlfight. Since then she’s lived up to her bad girl image in every way. Career wise – she’s a typical tomboy, starring in high-action flicks S.W.A.T, The Fast & The Furious and Resident Evil, and playing tough cop, Ana Lucia Cortez in Lost.
Her personal life is just as colorful. When she’s not serving time for her numerous driving offences, Michelle spends her time heckling male strippers, taking baby tigers to LA nightclubs and surprisingly keeping quiet about her questionable sexuality. Despite all this – we can’t help but love her – ‘cos Michelle will kick our asses if we don’t!