Michelle Rodriguez is an American actress and screenwriter who has been in the entertainment industry since the late 1990s. She is best known for her roles in The Fast and Furious franchise, Avatar, and Machete. Born on July 12th, 1978 in San Antonio, Texas, Michelle Rodriguez has come a long way since her humble beginnings. With her brunette hair and infectious smile she quickly became a fan favorite with her memorable performances.

Throughout her career she has worked on a variety of projects ranging from television to film; including producing, writing and directing. Her work has earned her numerous awards including an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance for Girlfight (2000). She continues to impress audiences with her powerful performances in various genres of films.