Gina Rodriguez is a Puerto Rican actress. She was born on July 30, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois. She’s the youngest of three. She started her career dancing salsa as early as the age of seven. She later decided to pursue acting. Rodriguez tells OK! magazine, “I wanted to be an actress because I didn’t see anyone with my face up on the screen.” Knowing how important education was to her parents (her sister is a doctor and the other an investment banker), she attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has appeared in Law & Order, in the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful and worked alongside Jenni Rivera in the movie, Filly Brown. Her most acclaimed role has been for starring in the TV series, Jane the Virgin. She recently won a Golden Globe for her performance under the category for best actress in a TV comedy. Rodriguez is beautiful, bubbly, intelligent, and talented. She’s definitely un orgullo Latino! Below is a video of her lovely and touching acceptance speech at the 2015 Golden Globes.
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