Born In: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Gina Rodriguez is an American actress who gained immense popularity for her role in the ‘CW’ series ‘Jane the Virgin.’ Rodriguez’s attractive personality and great acting skills had ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ describing her as the ‘Next Big Thing’ and listing her in ‘Top 35 Latinos Under 35.’ She also has been named by the ‘Time’ magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Rodriguez did complete justice to her character, Jane, a young woman who is accidentally inseminated through artificial insemination. Being a role model for Latino women, Rodriguez has stood firmly in support of her ancestral community. In fact, she has a tendency to choose her roles carefully, keeping in mind how her roles might have an impact on her community. She also actively participates in the activities of the Hispanic community and devotes time to work towards strengthening the position of Latino women in society. Rodriguez impressed her fans with her musical skills when she played the role of ‘Majo Tenorio’ in ‘Filly Brown,’ the movie which proved to be a milestone in her career. She penned down her father’s words of wisdom in a book named ‘I Can and I Will: Tools My Daddy Gave Me.’
Also Known As: Gina Alexis Rodriguez-LoCicero
Spouse/Ex-: Joe Locicero (m. 2019)
father: Genaro Rodríguez
siblings: Ivelisse Rodriguez Simon, Rebecca Rodriguez
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: Puerto Rican American
City: Chicago, Illinois
Notable Alumni: New York University Tisch School Of The Arts
U.S. State: Illinois
education: New York University Tisch School of the Arts
Gina Rodriguez was born on July 30, 1984, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, to Magali and Genaro Rodriguez, who are of Puerto Rican origin. Her father was a boxing referee by profession. Rodriguez is the youngest of three sisters in the family.
A 7 year old Gina started performing as a dancer with the local salsa group ‘Fantasia Juvenil.’ She worked for other companies too, like the ‘Los Soneros Del Swing’ and performed in Chicago, California, New York, and Puerto Rico during the ‘Salsa Congress’ events. She attended ‘St. Ignatius College Prep.’
When Gina was sixteen, she became one of the thirteen teenagers who were accepted into a program called ‘Theatrical Collaboration’ by the ‘Columbia University.’ Taught by Richard Niles, Gina was given an opportunity to write, direct, and perform original work with twelve other teenagers from across the globe.
She met Joe LoCicero on the sets of ‘Jane the Virgin,’ and started dating him in 2016. In August 2018, during an interview with ‘Us Weekly,’ she confirmed her engagement to him. The couple got married on May 4, 2019. In July, 2022, Gina and Joe announced that they were expecting their first child together.
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