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About Michelle Rodra­guez

Michelle Rodriguez is an American actress born on July 12, 1978. Her roles in movies such as The Fast and the Furious and Resident Evil as well as the television series Lost has made her very popular. Michelle Rodriguez was born in Texas. She is half Puerto Rican and half Dominican Republican. She was raised by her religious maternal grandmother after her parents divorced in 1986. Michelle moved to the Dominican Republic at the age of 8 and later moved to Puerto Rico when she was 11; she finally settled down in New Jersey. After being thrown out of six different schools she quit school at age 17. Rodriguez later went on and earned her GED. Her debut acting role came in the form of street fighter Diana Guzman in the film 'Girlfight' which released in 2000 at the Sundance Film Festival. She won many accolades for the film including Best Actress Award at the Deauville Festival of American Cinema, the Female Breakthrough Performance Award from the Las Vegas Film Critics Society and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Breakthrough Performance. She has also starred in the made-for-cable Spike Lee production 3 A.M. alongside Danny Glover and Pam Grier. Michelle played the role of a zombie commando in the movie Resident Evil. Michelle Rodriguez has lent her voice to the video game 'Halo 2'. She also provides the voice over for the cartoon character Liz Ricarro in the Cartoon Network series IGPX. Michelle played the role of Ana-Lucia Cortez on the hit television series Lost. She has recently finished filming the movie 'The Breed'.