Mayte Michelle Rodriguez is a well-known American actress who gained her fame through a blockbuster film ‘Girlfight’ that was released in the year 2000. This is what made her get critical acclaim that went on to earn her numerous awards, among them including Independent Spirit Award and also the Gotham Award. The year that followed, she featured as Letty Ortiz in Blockbuster film that was titled ‘Fast and Furious.’ Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Michelle Rodriguez in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Michelle Rodriguez was born in the year 1978 on July 12th in San Antonio in Texas. The mother was Carmen Milady Rodriguez who is a Dominican, and the father is Rafael Rodriguez, who is a Puerto Rican and also served in the United States Army. She moved to the Dominican Republic together with the mother when she was just eight years old and resided here until the age of eleven years.
Later on, that was when she migrated to Puerto Rico until the age of seventeen and finally made a decision to settle in New Jersey. She would drop out of high school but later proceeded to earn a GED. She has been expelled from a total of five schools. She attended a business school before she decided to quit the acting career with the main goal of becoming a screenwriter and also as a director.
Michelle has said that among her hobbies does include skydiving, DJing and this does include tactical gun training. In the year 2000, that was when she broke up the engagement that she had with the Muslim boyfriend. It has been reported that she has dated Vin Diesel and Zac Efron. In the year 2013, she was quoted saying that she is very curious about trying to date women too.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Being a very talented lady, Michelle was able to crack the audition for the ‘Girlfight’ leaving behind over 300 candidates. This film was thought to be a low budget and had turned out to be an instant hit leading her to win several awards and nominations as well. After an excellent stunning performance, she was able to secure the growth is a film that was titled ‘The Fast and Furious.’ Henceforth, she was able to gather numerous appreciations by a film that was known as ‘Resident Evil,’ and this was in the year 2002. After this, she was able to feature in popular films such as ‘Blue Crush’ and also ‘SWAT.’
Michelle has also enjoyed support from her fans for being able to voice Marine in the popular game of ‘Liz Ricarro’ and ‘Halo 2’ in the sequence of the ‘IGPX’ that featured in Cartoon Network. From the year 2005 to the year 2006, she was able to perform in various television shows among them ‘Lost’ and ‘The Lie.’ After that, she went on and appeared in very many movies and television series that became very popular. Among the awards that she has won includes Screen Actors Guild Awards in the year 2006 and the Gotham Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Michelle Rodriguez is estimated to be over $35 million. This wealth has been generated from her career as an actress. She has been able to appear in multiple television movies as well as series, and this has made her not only famous but also extremely wealthy.
Michelle has risen to become among the best actresses in the world. Her prowess when it comes to film is what has seen her overcome the many obstacles. She has gone on against all the odds and has appeared in some of the best performing series and television shows.