Amanda Rodriguez is an American actress, creative director, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of a company, ‘Feast,’ which focuses on combining food and creativity to present a unique farm-to-table dining experience to its customers. Rodriguez is best known for appearing in the popular documentary film ‘Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson and Me,’ which explores sexual abuse allegations against the legendary pop singer and dancer Michael Jackson. She has also appeared in films and TV series, such as ‘The Richmond Family Massacre’ and ‘The Strip.’ Amanda Rodriguez is married to Australian dancer and choreographer Wade Robson who started hogging the limelight after accusing Michael Jackson of sexually abusing him. Rodriguez currently lives in Maui, Hawaii, where she has a flourishing business.
Early Life & Career
Amanda Rodriguez was born in 1982, in Maui, Hawaii, United States of America. As a kid, Rodriguez developed interest in fashion and food. After high school, she went to the ‘Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’ (FIDM) and later attended the ‘California Culinary Academy’ in San Francisco. While studying at the ‘California Culinary Academy,’ she learned the art of cooking from Chef Seiji Wakabayashi. Two years down the lane, Rodriguez wanted to try her hand at modeling and acting. Subsequently, she moved to Los Angeles, California, where she met Wade Robson whom she would later marry. Inspired by Robson, Rodriguez started working as a creative director and even collaborated with Robson for a couple of projects. Meanwhile, she also made her acting debut in 2003, when she was cast to play Juanita in one of the episodes of a TV series titled ‘The Strip.’
After honing her creative directing skills by working in the film and television industries in Los Angeles, Amanda Rodriguez returned to her hometown, Maui, where she founded ‘Feast.’ Her company aims at providing consumers a unique dining experience by combining food and creativity. Since 2013, Rodriguez has collaborated with florists, visual storytellers, and farm-to-table chefs to make her customers' dining experience that much more interesting. Rodriguez’s company also organizes gatherings and weddings in Maui, Hawaii. Rodriguez’s popularity increased when she appeared in the 2019 documentary ‘Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson and Me.’ The documentary features Rodriguez’s husband, Wade Robson, as one of the two victims who were sexually abused by Michael Jackson when they were young.
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Amanda & Wade
After hearing Wade Robson’s claims of sexual abuse, Amanda Rodriguez blamed Robson’s mother, Joy, for failing to protect her son. In fact, she forbade Joy from entering their home for five months. In the documentary ‘Leaving Neverland,’ Rodriguez talks about how Robson’s past had a major impact on his life as a husband and father. In order to prevent other kids from going through similar experiences, Rodriguez and Robson launched a charity called ‘Robson Child Abuse Healing And Prevention Fund.’ While establishing the charitable fund, Rodriguez and Robson made a personal donation of $10,000.
Family & Personal Life
Amanda Rodriguez married Wade Robson on August 13, 2005. In 2010, Rodriguez and Robson were blessed with a son named Koa. Having tried several career options before figuring out her true passion, Rodriguez is prepared to support her son, should he decide to experiment with his career. In one of her interviews, Rodriguez said that she wants her son to figure out what excites him rather than choosing a career based on his parents’ interest. The family currently lives in Maui, Hawaii, where Rodriguez is working hard to expand her business. Rodriguez is active on social media platforms, such as Instagram where she has thousands of followers.