Birth name Mayte Michelle Rodríguez NationalityUSA Birth 12 july 1978 (45 years) at San Antonio (USA)
Mayte Michelle Rodriguez (/rɑːˈdriːɡɛz/; born July 12, 1978), better known as Michelle Rodriguez, is an American actress, screenwriter and DJ. She got her breakout role as a troubled boxer in the independent film Girlfight (2000), which was met with critical acclaim and earned her several awards, including the Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award for Best Debut Performance. The following year, she starred as Letty Ortiz in the blockbuster film The Fast and the Furious (2001), reprising her role in its sequels, Fast & Furious (2009), Fast & Furious 6 (2013) and Furious 7 (2015).
During her career, Rodriguez has played tough, independent women in a number of successful action films, such as Blue Crush, S.W.A.T., Battle: Los Angeles and Avatar. She is also known for her roles as Shé in the action comedy films Machete and Machete Kills, and Rain Ocampo in the science fiction films Resident Evil and Resident Evil: Retribution.
Rodriguez also branched into television, playing Ana Lucia Cortez in the second season of the television series Lost as part of the main cast before making numerous guest appearances before the series ended. She has also done numerous voice work in video games such as Call of Duty and Halo, and lent her voice for the 3D animated film Turbo and the television series IGPX.
With her films grossing over $5 billion collectively, a 2013 Entertainment Weekly article described Rodriguez as "arguably the most iconic actress in the action genre, as well as one of the most visible Latinas in Hollywood".
In early 2000, Rodriguez broke off an engagement to a Muslim boyfriend, citing opposition to religious requests he made of her. She has since reportedly dated her Fast and the Furious co-star Vin Diesel and S.W.A.T. co-star Olivier Martinez.
In July 2006, Rodriguez told Cosmopolitan magazine that she is not a lesbian, but had "experimented with both sexes". In November 2006, her openly bisexual Bloodrayne co-star Kristanna Loken made comments to The Advocate that were widely interpreted by the media as an admission that the two were in a relationship, though the relationship was never officially confirmed by either actress. In June 2007, the lesbian magazine Curve ran a cover story that claimed Rodriguez to be bisexual. Rodriguez criticized the magazine for this, asserting that the magazine had "put words in her mouth". She again stated that she was not a lesbian in a November 2008 interview in the Dominican Republic women's magazine Cayena.
In October 2013, Entertainment Weekly quoted her saying: "I've gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks." She subsequently explained her coming out to Latina magazine: "I'm getting older. Eventually it's going to wrinkle up and I'm not going to be able to use it. I wanted to be honest about who I am and see what happens." In May 2014, she said in an interview that she hoped her actions would help others in a similar situation: "Maybe by me opening my big fat mouth like I usually do and stepping up and owning who I am, maybe it might inspire somebody else to do the same." She described herself as bisexual in another interview later that month: "Bi, yeah, I fall under the B category of LGBT". Regarding the lack of unconventional female roles available in films, she said: "What's wrong with being bi? I mean, we're getting flak everywhere we go."
In March 2002, Rodriguez was arrested for assault after getting into a fight with her roommate. The charges were later dropped after the roommate declined to press the allegations in court. In November 2003, Rodriguez went to court to face eight misdemeanor charges based on two driving incidents including a hit and run and DUI. In June 2004, Rodriguez pleaded no contest in Los Angeles to three of the charges: hit and run, drunken driving, and driving with a suspended license. She went to jail for 48 hours, performed community service at the morgues of two New York hospitals, completed a three-month alcohol program, and was placed on probation for three years.
In 2005, while filming Lost in Hawaii, Rodriguez was pulled over by Honolulu police multiple times; she was cited for driving at 83 mph (134 km/h) in a 55 mph (89 km/h) zone on Oahu on November 1, and was fined $357. She paid a $300 fine for driving 90 mph (140 km/h) in a 35 mph (56 km/h) zone on October 20, and was fined $197 for going 80 mph (130 km/h) in a 50 mph (80 km/h) zone on August 24.
On December 1, 2005, Rodriguez was pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence. Rodriguez pleaded not guilty when arraigned, but on the day of her trial in April 2006, she pleaded guilty to one charge of driving under the
influence. She chose to pay a $500 fine and spend five days in jail instead of doing 240 hours of community service. She cited her high doses of allergy-relieving steroids as part of the reason for her erratic behavior. Because the Kailua incident was a violation of her Los Angeles probation, she was sentenced to 60 days in jail, a 30-day alcohol rehabilitation program and another 30 days of community service, including work for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, by a Los Angeles judge on May 1, 2006. Because of overcrowding, she was released from jail on the same day she entered. She wrote about the experience on her blog.
In September 2007, Rodriguez allegedly violated her probation by not completing her community service and not following an alcohol education program. It was reported that she originally submitted a document stating she performed community service on September 5, 2006, but it was later confirmed she was actually in New York City that day. Her lawyer claimed it was a clerical error. On October 10, 2007, following a hearing, she was sentenced to 180 days jail time after agreeing to admit to violating her probation. She was expected to spend the full 180-day term in jail, as she had been deemed ineligible for work furloughs and house arrest. However, after turning herself in to begin the jail term at the Century Regional Detention Facility located in Lynwood, California, on December 23, 2007, she was released eighteen days later on January 9, 2008, due to overcrowding.
, 2h2 Directed byRobert Rodríguez OriginUSA GenresScience fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Romance ThemesPost-apocalyptic films, Cyberpunk films, Children's films, Anticipation ActorsRosa Bianca Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Ed Skrein, Mahershala Ali, Jennifer Connelly, Jackie Earle Haley Roles Gelda (uncredited) Rating72% L'an 2563, 300 ans après que la Terre a connu une catastrophe appelée "l'effondrement" consécutive à une guerre contre Mars. Dans la ville d'Iron City infestée par le crime, le Dr Dyson Ido, médecin spécialisé dans les augmentations biomécaniques, cherche des pièces détachées dans une décharge à ciel ouvert venant de Zalem, dernière cité céleste de la planète, surplombant Iron City, et où chacun rêve d'aller. Ido trouve le corps d'une cyborg en piteux état. Il va alors la ramener dans sa clinique pour la réparer. La jeune cyborg se réveille, réparée mais amnésique. Le docteur Ido la rebaptise Alita (du prénom de sa fille décédée) et lui fait découvrir le monde dans lequel ils survivent. Mais Alita se découvre des réflexes combatifs et une force surhumaine, veut toujours en savoir plus et aller plus loin. Elle fait la connaissance d'Hugo, un jeune revendeur de pièces détachées auquel elle se lie rapidement. Alita va tenter de comprendre qui elle est réellement et d'où elle vient. Elle croise la route du terrible Vector, qui contrôle les matches du sport ultra-populaire de la ville, le Motorball.
, 2h9 Directed bySteve McQueen OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama, Thriller, Crime ThemesHeist films, Children's films, Gangster films, Escroquerie ActorsViola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodríguez, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Jon Bernthal Roles Linda Rating67% Chicago. Alors qu'ils viennent de commettre un braquage chez le criminel Jamal Mannings en lui volant deux millions de dollars, le voleur de renom Henry Rawlins et son équipe sont tués dans une explosion lors d'une confrontation avec la police. La veuve de Rawlins, Veronica, reçoit la visite menaçante de Jamal, qui convoite le poste de conseiller municipal du South Side où il a comme adversaire Jack Mulligan, issu d'une famille de conseillers municipaux. Ayant besoin des deux millions pour financer sa campagne, Jamal contraint Veronica de réunir la somme en un mois. Un jour, elle découvre le carnet d'Henry contenant un plan détaillé d'un braquage pour un butin de cinq millions de dollars. Afin de mener à bien le plan pour rembourser de la dette, Veronica prend contact avec Alice, Linda et Amanda, les trois veuves des complices de son défunt mari pour l'assister. Seuls Alice et Linda viennent au lieu de rendez-vous. Alors qu'elle est chez Amanda pour lui parler, Veronica découvre le flacon d'un parfum qu'elle a offert à Henry et conclut qu'il a une liaison avec Amanda et qu'il est le père du nouveau-né de la jeune femme. Veronica, dévastée, quitte les lieux. Cette dernière charge Alice d'acquérir une fourgonnette achetée lors d'une vente aux enchères et trois pistolets Glock. Linda, quant à elle, doit déchiffrer le plan. Grâce à son amant occasionnel avec qui elle entretient une relation transactionnelle, Alice identifie le projet comme un coffre-fort dans la maison de Jack Mulligan.
, 1h35 Directed byWalter Hill OriginUSA GenresThriller, Action, Crime ThemesFilms about sexuality, LGBT-related film ActorsMichelle Rodríguez, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony LaPaglia, Terry Chen, Ken Kirzinger Roles Frank Kitchen / Tomboy Rating47% Le Docteur Rachel Kay est une chirurgienne brillante et manipulatrice. Elle décide de se venger du meurtrier de son frère. Elle est prête à tout pour le retrouver et à lui faire payer son crime au-delà de l’imaginable. Franck Kitchen est un tueur à gage, qui pourchasse ses proies et les descend froidement, pour exécuter ses contrats. Mais cette fois le contrat, c’est lui. Après s'être fait kidnapper, Franck se réveille avec un nouveau visage... et dans un corps de femme. Comprenant qu’il fait l’objet d’une terrible manipulation, c’est à son tour de se venger.
, 1h39 OriginUSA GenresDocumentary ActorsAaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Lena Headey, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried Roles Narrator (voice) Rating72% UNITY will be a documentary that explores humanity’s transformation. It will be a film about "compassion for all beings", all “expressions of life”, and going beyond any and all “separation based on form”. The film is presented in five chapters: 'Cosmic', 'Mind', 'Body', 'Heart' and 'Soul'.
, 1h47 Directed byRobert Rodríguez OriginUSA GenresThriller, Comedy, Action, Crime ActorsDanny Trejo, Michelle Rodríguez, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Charlie Sheen, Sofía Vergara Roles Luz Rating56% The film starts with Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo) and Sartana Rivera (Jessica Alba) attempting to capture weapon dealers who have been supplying the Mexican drug cartels. The military men are then all killed by the gangsters, who in turn are wiped out by another intervening party. Its leader murders Sartana while Machete is arrested by corrupt Sheriff Doakes (William Sadler) and Deputy Clebourne (Samuel Davis). Doakes unsuccessfully tries to hang Machete but the President of the US, Rathcock (Charlie Sheen), intervenes. Machete is brought to the White House, where the president offers him US citizenship if he eliminates Marcos Mendez (Demián Bichir), a psychopath who is threatening to fire a nuclear missile at Washington, D.C. if the American government does not intervene to stop the rampant drug cartels in Mexico and the corruption of its government.