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Gina Rodriguez is a famous actress from the United States. Gina Rodriguez is widely known for her lead role as Jane Villanueva in The CW’s satirical love dramedy Jane the Virgin (2014-2019), for which she won a Golden Globe in 2015.

Early Life and Childhood

Gina Rodriguez was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States on July 30, 1984. Her full name is Gina Alexis Rodriguez. She is 39 years old with the zodiac sign Leo. Gina holds an American nationality and follows the Christian religion.

Regarding her family background, she is the daughter of Genaro Rodríguez (Father) and Magali (Mother). Her father, Genaro was a boxing referee while her mother’s profession is unknown. She grew up along with her two siblings, Rebecca Rodriguez and Ivelisse Rodriguez Simon.

Gina Rodriguez – Education

Speaking of her educational background, She completed her secondary education at St. Ignatius College Prep. Further, She was one of thirteen youngsters accepted into Columbia University’s Theatrical Collaboration at the age of sixteen.

Moreover, she decided to focus her energies on improving her acting abilities by participating in theatre after being accepted into the “Tisch School of the Arts.”

After completing four years of training at the Experimental Theatre Wing and the Atlantic Theater Company, she graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about her career, Rodriguez landed her first job in “Tiny Dancer” not long after graduation. After that, she performed as “Frida Kahlo” in the play “The Last Moments in the Life of Frida Kahlo” at the “American Stage Theatre.”

Moreover, In the soap opera series “The Bold and the Beautiful,” she began playing “Beverly” in 2011.

In the feature film “Go for It!,” Gina portrayed a dancer who balanced her family and work in the starring role. She also portrayed “Elvia” in the drama series “The Mentalist” and “Rita” in the sitcom “Happy Endings” in 2011.

She participated in three episodes of the TV show “No Names” and had a recurring role in the web series “Eden’s Court.”

Further, Gina had cameos on TV episodes like “Happy Endings,” “The Mentalist,” and “10 Things I Hate About You.”

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Caption: Gina Rodriguez in the love dramedy, Jane the Virgin Source: The Salt Lake Tribune.

She co-starred with Jenni Rivera, Edward James Olmos, and Lou Diamond Phillips in the 2013 film “Filly Brown” as a young rapper. Her status as an actor grew as a result of her strong performance in the movie.

Rodriguez played the title character of “Alexis Rodriguez Fish” in Nicole Gomez Fisher’s dark comedy “Sleeping with Fishes.”

Moreover, the Fall of 2014 saw Rodriguez’s leading performance as “Jane Villanueva” in her favourite television series, “Jane the Virgin.” The show is based on the Venezuelan soap opera “Juana le Virgen,” which follows the lives of a young virgin who becomes infertile by accident.

More about her career

In the 2017 Timothy Reckart-directed computer-animated Christian comedy picture “The Star,” she provided the voice of Mary.

Furthermore, The animated series “Carmen Sandiego” on Netflix, which debuted on January 18, 2019, featured her in the lead role.

In 2019, she also acted in the action thriller movie “Miss Bala.” She was chosen to have a significant part in the science fiction movie “Awake” that same year.

Net Worth 2024

Gina Rodriguez has earned a massive amount of money through her hard work and brilliance. Her estimated net worth is approximately $5 million by 2024.

Endorsements

Gina also earns a lot of wealth through brand endorsements and commercials. Rodriguez has collaborated with various renowned brands and companies including Anne Klein.

Awards and Achievements

Her short film “Osvaldo’s” was accepted to numerous film festivals in her early career, including the Urbanworld Film Festival, the Chicago International Film Fest, the NY HBO Latino Film Fest, and the ABFF.

Rodriguez was declared the winner of the “Best Actor” prize at the New York First Run Film Festival. The movie was shown on HBO in 2010 and was also selected as one of the “Five Best Shorts.”

In 2011, Rodriguez received a nomination for an Imagen Award for the movie “Go for It!” In the end, she was given the “Best Actress in a Feature Film” prize for her role in “Filly Brown.”

The “Best Actor” prize went to her at the “First Run Film Festival” in New York. Further, on June 9, 2013, she was also given the “Inaugural Lupe Award.”

Moreover, In 2015, the actress was honoured with a prestigious Golden Globe for her performance in “Jane the Virgin.” She received nominations for the honor in both 2016 and 2017.

Personal Life

Regarding her love life, Gina Rodriguez is currently married to an actor and mixed martial arts fighter, Joe LoCicero. The two initially crossed paths on the set of Jane the Virgin.

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Caption: Gina Rodriguez with Joe LoCicero source: People.

After being together for a few years, the lovely couple got engaged in August 2018. Eventually, they tied the wedding knot on May 4, 2019. Further, their son was born in February of 2023.

Gina Rodriguez – Body Measurements

Gina Rodriguez is gorgeous and attractive undoubtedly. She has an excellent height of 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm/1.60 m) and weighs around 58 kg (128 pounds). In addition, Rodriguez has a dark brown pair of eyes and black hair colour.

Social Media

She is active on her Instagram account @hereisgina with 4.4 million followers. She also has 37.4K followers on Twitter. Besides that, Gina is not active on any other social media sites including Facebook.