Gina Rodriguez is an American actress best known for playing Jane Villanueva in The CW comedy-drama series Jane the Virgin, for which she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy. She had a recurring role as Beverly in the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful from 2011 to 2012. Her film credits include Filly Brown, Deepwater Horizon, Annihilation, Awake, I Want You Back, and Spy Kids: Armageddon, among others. She has also starred in various TV shows like Big Mouth, Carmen Sandiego, Diary of a Future President, Lost Ollie, and Not Dead Yet.
Gina Rodriguez Biography
Gina Rodriguez was born on the 30th of July 1984, in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. According to her birthday, she’s 39 years old as of 2024.
|Virginia Ernestine Rodriguez
|Date of Birth
|July 30, 1984
|Place of Birth
|Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|39 years old
|Actress, Model, Writer, Producer, Director
|Los Angeles, California, U.S.
- Father – Genaro Rodriguez (Retired Professional Boxing Referee)
- Mother – Magali Rodriguez
- Siblings – Ivelisse Rodriguez Simon (Oldest Sister) (Investment Banker), Rebecca Rodriguez (Older Sister) (Doctor)
Rodriguez received her high school education at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, Illinois. At 16, she was accepted into Columbia University‘s Theatrical Collaboration, where she attended New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree after completing 4 years of training at Atlantic Theater Company and Experimental Theatre Wing in 2006.
Gina Rodriguez Boyfriend
Gina Rodriguez has been dating actor, model, and MMA fighter Joe LoCicero since 2016. The couple got engaged on her 34th birthday. She shared a photo of herself wearing the ring and captioned it with a Frida Kahlo quote: “They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”
They married on May 4, 2019, which was officiated by Rodriguez’s co-star Justin Baldoni. She gave birth to her first child, a baby boy named Charlie on March 18, 2023.
|Feet – 5 feet 3½ inches
Centimeters – 161 cm
Meters – 1.61 m
|Kilograms – 58 kg
Pounds – 128 lbs
Gina Rodriguez made her on-screen debut starring as a day player in ‘Calling It Quits’ in 2008.
Her first major film role came in 2012 when she played young hip-hop artist Majo Tenorio in the independent musical-drama film ‘Filly Brown’, which earned her an Imagen Award.
Gina appeared as Yolanda in an episode of the NBC police procedural and legal drama series ‘Law & Order’ in 2004.
Her portrayal of a young hip-hop artist Majo Tenorio in ‘Filly Brown’ is considered one of her best works to date. She received appreciation both from critics and moviegoers and won several awards including an Imagen Award.
She has been playing the titular role of Jane Villanueva in ‘Jane the Virgin’ since 2014. The role gained her a lot of fame and in fact, she became a household name of most Americans.
- Food – Pollo guisado, mofongo, tostones (Fried Plantain Slices)
- Song – …Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
Gina Rodriguez Net Worth
As of 2024, Gina Rodriguez has a net worth of $6 million.
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Gina Rodriguez Facts
She learned Salsa at a very young age and went on to perform with the salsa dance company Fantasia Juvenil at the age of seven. She continued dancing salsa until the age of 17.
At sixteen, Gina was one of thirteen teens to be accepted into Columbia University NY- Theatrical Collaboration. There she had four years of intense theatre training at both the Atlantic Theatre Company and Experimental Theatre Wing.
Gina played 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.
Rodriguez owns the production company I Can & I Will Productions.
She was diagnosed with the thyroid at 19 years of age.
She has received three Golden Globe award nominations for her performance in Jane the Virgin between 2015 and 2017, winning one in 2015.
In 2018, Netflix announced that Gina would voice the title character in an animated series, Carmen Sandiego.
She has a pooch named, Casper.
Apart from acting, she has also showcased her directing skills by directing a few episodes of TV series like Jane the Virgin, Diary of the Future President, and Good Sam.
In 2023, she took on the role of Nell Serrano in the TV sitcom Not Dead Yet, where she stars alongside the likes of actors Hannah Simone and Lauren Ash.