Gina Rodriguez is an American actress who is popular among the audience for the lead role of Jane Villanueva in the American romantic comedy-drama and satirical telenovela, ‘Jane the Virgin’. For this role, she was nominated and awarded the Golden Globe awards in the year 2015.

Quick Infos
Full NameGina Alexis Rodriguez-LoCicero
Date of birthJuly 30, 1984
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois, United States
Parent(s)Magali Rodriguez
Genaro Rodriguez
OccupationActress
SpouseJoe Locicero
Age36 years
Height5 ft 3 in
Weight58 kgs
EthnicityUnknown
NationalityAmerican
ZodiacLeo
Net worthUS $5 million

The breakthrough moment of her career came when she played the role of Majo Tenorio in the 2012 drama movie, ‘Filly Brown’. Moreover, she has also starred in movies like ‘Deepwater Horizon’ where she played the role of Andrea Fleytas and ‘Someone Great’ where she played the role of Jenny Young and also helped produce the movie in the year 2019.

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What was Gina’s Childhood like?

Gina Rodriguez’s full name is Gina Alexis Rodriguez LoCicero. She was born on 30 July 1984 in Chicago, Illinois to her mother, Magali Rodriguez, and to father Genaro Rodriguez who was a boxing referee. She was born as the youngest child in the family and was raised alongside siblings Ivelisse Rodriguez Simon and Rebecca Rodriguez. Besides this, she is currently 36 years old with the zodiac sign of Leo.

 

Nationality and Body Measurement

Gina Rodriguez holds an American nationality and descends from Puerto Rican ancestry. She is a Catholic and practices Christianity as her religion. Besides this, she stands at a height of 5 feet and 3 inches (1.60m/160cms) tall and weighs around 58kgs (128lbs). Moreover, she has a slim body figure with a pair of dark brown colored eyes and black colored hair.

 

Education

Gina Rodriguez studied and completed her high school from the St. Ignatius College Prep, a selective private coeducational Jesuit high school located in Chicago, Illinois. For further studies, she studied at Columbia University, a private Ivy League research university located in New York City.

 

Personal Life

Gina Rodriguez stated that she has suffered from Hashimoto’s disease, a disease that includes the thyroid gland since the age of 19. Besides this, she is married to an actor, model, and MMA fighter, Joe LoCicero since the year 2019. The two met in the year 2016 and got engaged in the year 2018. She has not had any children yet. There is a rumor of Gina with Adam Rodriguez as her boyfriend which is just a rumor to date as they are together in Jane the Virgin.

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Social Media

Gina Rodriguez is active on Instagram and her official Instagram account (@hereisgina) has over 4.3 million followers.

 

Career

Movies, Netflix, and IMDb

Gina Rodriguez made her debut in the world of entertainment with the role of a gay player in the 2008 movie, ‘Calling It Quits’ followed by a short role in the movie, ‘Ten: Thirty-One’ in the same year. Later, she went on to play the role of Ana Daisy in the 2009 short movie, ‘Osvaldo’s’ followed by the role of a bridesmaid in the 2010 American romantic comedy movie, ‘Our Family Wedding’.

She has since appeared in movies like ‘Little Spoon’ in the year 2010 where she played the role of Mandy, ‘Go For It’ in the year 2011 where she played the role of G, ‘Filly Brown’ and ‘California Winter’ in the year 2012 where she played the role of Majo Tenorio and Ofelia Ramirez respectively, ‘Interstate’, ‘Enter the Dangerous Mind’, ‘The Price We Pay’, ‘Sleeping with the Fishes’ and ‘Una Y Otra Y Otra Ve’ in the year 2013, ‘Since I Laid Eyes’ and ‘C’est Jane’ in the year 2014, ‘Sticky Notes’ and ‘Deepwater Horizon’ in the year 2016, ‘The Star’ and ‘Ferdinand’ in the year 2017 and ‘Annihilation’, ‘Smallfoot’ and ‘Sharon 1.2.3’ in the year 2018.

In the year 2019, she played the role of Gloria Fuentes in ‘Miss Bala’ and acted as the producer and starred with the role of Jenny Young in the movie, ‘Someone Great’ and played the role of Tavi in the short movie, ‘Andy’s Song’. She is also said to play the role of Jill in the upcoming movie, ‘Awake’.

 

Television Shows

Gina Rodriguez gave her debut performance on television in the year 2004 when she played the role of Yolanda for an episode of the American police procedural and legal drama television series, ‘Law and Order’. Since then, she has appeared for an episode each in series like ‘Johny Zero’ in the year 2005, ‘Law and Order’ in the year 2008, ‘Eleventh Hour’ in the year 2009, ’10 Things I Hate About You’ in the year 2010, ‘Happy Endings’ and ‘The Mentalist’ in the year 2011, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ in the year 2018 and ‘Robot Chicken’ in the year 2019.

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Likewise, she has also had recurring and lead roles in series like ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ in the year 2011, ‘Jane the Virgin’ in the year 2014, ‘Big Mouth’ in the year 2018, and ‘Carmen Sandiego’ in the year 2019. Her most recent work came in the year 2020 where she played the lead role of future President Elena in the American comedy-drama streaming television series, ‘Diary of a Future President’ from the year 2020 till the current day.

 

Achievements and Awards

Gina Rodriguez won the Golden Globe Awards’ Best Actress award, EWwy Awards’ Best Actress award, Gold Derby Awards’ Breakthrough Performer of the Year award, and the Imagen Awards’ Best Actress award for her work as Jane Villanueva in the series, ‘Jane the Virgin’. Likewise, she is a recipient of six other awards and accolades throughout her entire acting career.

 

Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Gina Rodriguez has an approximate net worth of $5 million.

 

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