Mj Rodriguez Biography
A native of Newark, New Jersey, Mj Rodriguez (Michaela Antonia Jaé Rodriguez) is an American actress and singer best known for her role as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista in the television drama Pose.
Also, she is known for her role as Angel in the 2011 Off-Broadway revival of Rent, for which she won the 2011 Clive Barnes Award.
Mj Rodriguez Age
Rodriguez was born on January 7, 1991, in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. She is 30 years old as of 2021.
Mj Rodriguez Height
Rodriguez stands at a height of 1.73 m.
Mj Rodriguez Family
Rodriguez has not shared specifics about her parents or siblings. However, she was born to an African-American mother and an African-American and Puerto Rican father.
Mj Rodriguez Gay/Bisexual
Rodriguez is Bisexual but has not yet disclosed any information about her dating/relationship status.
Mj Rodriguez Education
Rodriguez studied at the Queen of Angels Catholic School. Later, she started pursuing the profession of acting at the age of 11 after her mother enrolled her in the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, where she became an eight-year veteran of the program and participated in its New Jersey Youth Theater program.
Also, she attended Newark Arts High School, and later enrolled at the Berklee College of Music, where she was a 2009 Star-Ledger scholarship recipient and a 2009 Young Arts first level scholarship recipient.
Mj Rodriguez Career
Rodriguez was cast as Angel Dumott Schunard in a theater production of Rent while in college. Since seeing the 2005 film adaptation, she has wanted to play the part. She co-starred with Annaleigh Ashford, a rising star on the stage at the time (cast as Maureen) Rodriguez won the Clive Barnes Award in 2011 for her work.
Rodriguez took a break to transition after the off-Broadway revival of Hamilton ended in 2012. In early 2016, she started hormone replacement therapy. She reappeared in 2016 to begin a new chapter as a female actor. Nurse Jackie, The Carrie Diaries, and Luke Cage were among her small television appearances.
She was cast in the FX series Pose in the lead role of Blanca-Evangelista in 2017 alongside Angelica Ross. On the other hand, she is the first openly transgender woman to receive the Imagen Award for Best Actress – Television.
In addition, she made history as the first transgender woman of color to play Audrey in a major production when she took the lead in Pasadena Playhouse’s production of Little Shop of Horrors in the fall of 2019.
She and her Little Shop of Horror co-star George Salazar were musical guests on James Corden’s Late Late Show on October 1, 2019. Additionally, she signed a deal with Olay Body in November 2019, making her the first Latina trans woman to do so.
- Saturday Church
- Bun in the Oven
- The Big Take
- Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen
- Nurse Jackie
- The Carrie Diaries
- My Life
- Luke Cage
Mj Rodriguez Net Worth
Rodriguez has an estimated net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.
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