Gina collaborated with music producers, E Dub and Khoolaid from Silent Giant, to come up with over five original songs for the film. [46] Rodriguez, in designing a celebri-tee which featured the phrase "Kindness Is Always In Style" in cursive print, took a stand for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion in support of bullying prevention, and stated that her parents always taught [her] the power of thinking positively and treating others with respect. She focused on salsa dancing until age 17 when she began acting more. Directly after graduation, Gina booked her first lead role in the feature film Tiny Dancer. At sixteen, Gina was one of thirteen teens to be accepted into Columbia University NY- Theatrical Collaboration taught by Richard Niles. [22][23] On June 4, 2014, Rodriguez joined the cast of the upcoming drama film Sticky Notes. Gina Rodriguez Family Pictures, Boyfriend, Age, Height, Sister

I have multiracial, multiethnic relationships. [44], Later in 2015, PACER's (The Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) National Bullying Prevention Center teamed up with CustomInk and enlisted the help of various celebrities, Rodriguez among them, to raise money for their fifth annual "Be Good to Each Other Campaign". I was a salsa dancer for the majority of my life, from, like, 7 to 17, and did the World Salsa Congresses. It was fantastic, but I realized that I really wanted to talk every time we were performing. In the Sept. 5 issue of TIME, we looked at what makes for successful siblings. After the years of success in NY, Gina booked a lead role in a feature film Go for It (Lionsgate) in which she received a 2011 Imagen Awards nomination. I knew that I was going to have to do it in a way that would speak to my parents.
Write to Charlotte Alter at and Diane Tsai at ", In 2016, Rodriguez began dating actor, model, and MMA fighter Joe LoCicero, whom she met on the set of Jane the Virgin. [42][43], On March 16, 2015, she was announced as a new member of the HSF's (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) Board of Directors. I have Jewish ancestors. I have Christians and Catholics and Buddhists in my family. She also works with the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts and the Boyle Heights Learning Collaborative, and won an Imagen award winner for "Best Actress in a Feature Film: Filly Brown".As of 2014, Gina stars in the CW television series Jane the Virgin (2014), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe (Best Actress in a Television Series - Comedy). Since then she has also guest starred on the TV shows: "The Mentalist," "Happy Endings" and "Ten Things I Hate About You."

[33], In 2019, Rodriguez starred as the titular character in the action thriller film Miss Bala.

[31] She developed projects at CBS and The CW that are centered around the Latino community.

It's not a race. So I went to NYU Tisch School of the Arts for theater, and I studied at the conservatory. Rebecca Rodriguez is the medical director of one of the best family-health clinics in the country. I think all Latino actors want to be storytellers first. I felt a bit out of my skin in the movie, and it was hard to watch. I grew up dancing salsa - you know, a traditional Puerto Rican dance.

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