Michelle Rodriguez biographyMichelle Rodriguez is Hollywood’s bad girl, combining the volcano of passion, rebellious spirit, purposefulness, and charismatic non-standard appearance. However, Linda’s part in the crime thriller Widows (2018), directed by Steve McQueen, turned the perception of the actress ‒ the viewer saw a different Rodriguez.
Childhood: San Antonio ‒ Dominican Republic ‒ New JerseyThe girl, who was born in a large family of Puerto Rican Rafael Rodriguez and Dominican woman Carmen Milady Pared in the summer of 1978, was named Mayte Michelle. Among the nine children, who Carmen gave birth from different men, it was Michelle who since early childhood distinguished herself as a human with an independent and stubborn character that surrendered neither to punishment nor religious education. At the age of eight, she remembered well the divorce of parents and the relocation of the whole, then incomplete family to their mother’s homeland.
Rodriguez's classmates and neighbors were Hispanic, Indians, and the guys from the Middle East. Michelle perceived the differences between the cultures of different nations, got used to peaceful coexistence. At that time her favorite pastime was watching videos at a friend’s home. The girl commented on what was happening and imagined how much better the story she could herself come up with. The bent for the descriptions of events poured into diary entries that were short and not smooth but gave Michel inexplicable pleasure.
Youth: New Jersey ‒ New YorkIn her graduation class, Rodriguez left another school with her characteristic determination and told her family about her desire to become a screenwriter or film director. In confirmation of the seriousness of her intentions, the seventeen-year-old girl entered the courses, but over time she realized that she would come to the cherished dream more quickly if she became an actress. Michelle went to conquer New York and methodically attended various castings with her characteristic persistence.
Career: from The Fast and the Furious to WidowsAfter seeing Girlfight, Vin Diesel said to director Rob Cohen, who was shooting The Fast and the Furious(2001) at the time, about his desire to see Rodriguez as his film partner. The action genre fascinated Michelle for many years, but most of all remembered the shooting in the very first film. If after the release of the action movie Paul Walker was remembered by the viewer as the main handsome in the film, and Vin Diesel as a stern superman, then Michelle Rodriguez got the glory of a strong-willed and independent girl who millions of fans began to imitate.
2009 brought the long-term franchise The Fast and the Furious in the cinematographic life of the actress. For many years she performed Letty, the girlfriend of the lead character. As Michelle herself said, The Fast and the Furious is her brand and the gift of fate. In the same year, the girl became a member of the James Cameron team, working on science fiction Avatar. Her character, the pilot Trudy Chacon, who was a rebel like Rodriguez herself, died in battle. The project brought the actress not only money and again increased popularity, but also experience with such Hollywood geniuses as Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang.
Michelle Rodriguez personal lifeMichelle’s first love was a man, who is an orderly manner wished that the girl, like him, became a Muslim. In spite of the feelings, Rodriguez broke up with the man who infringed even upon her inner freedom. It happened on the eve of the shooting of the first The Fast and the Furious, and on the set, the actress fell in love and reciprocated her partner Vin Diesel. The love-affair was short; the couple broke up in a friendly way.
Michelle Rodriguez nowThe beginning of 2019 promises to fans of the talent of this extraordinary actress a meeting with cyborg Gelda in a science fiction melodrama Alita: Battle Angel, screenplay by James Cameron. Again Michel will play the warrior and hunter of the future, but the nuance of her part in the search for love and self-knowledge of herself as a woman. Franchise The Fast and the Furious continues. According to the actress, the filming of the eighth part of the film was accompanied by incessant laughter thanks to the actors Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson, who entertained the entire film crew with funny stories and jokes. The actress is happy with the opportunity to continue shooting but complains that The Fast and the Furious takes too much time and, according to her feelings, is not going to come to an end.
The actress intends to implement three projects, one of which is a drama about drug addicts. She considers a spy thriller, based on conspiracy theories, as the second one in importance. Michelle is going to invite to this project the most significant Hollywood actresses. And the third film will be for children, but Rodriguez has not expatiated about the storyline yet.