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Michelle Rodriguez has made a living as the "token tough girl" in most of her movies, but there is something sexy about her no-nonsense attitude that crosses over into real life.
Michelle was born to a Dominican mother and Puerto Rican father, thus giving her blood hotter than a habanero pepper. She's not bad on the eyes either. Her formative years were spent moving around from the Texas to the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico, before she finally settled in Jersey City. She quit school at the age of 17, but did get her GED. At 22 Rodriguez answered an open casting call for the movie Girlfight and beat out 350 other girls for the main role, where she played a troubled teen who took out her agressions in the ring. The movie generated some serious industry buzz and a star was born.
Following the success of Girlfight, Rodriguez took on a role in The Fast and the Furious, where she played a tough talking street racer who dated Vin Diesel's character (she would later date Diesel in real life). Following The Fast and the Furious she played a tough talking surfer in the movie Blue Crush before playing a tough talking cop in S.W.A.T.
In the movies Rodriguez plays a tough broad, in real life she's pretty tough too. In 2002 she was arrested for assault after an altercation with her roommate. Obviously too afraid of Rodriguez, the roommate decided not to press charges. In 2003 Rodriguez headed to court to deal with eight different charges including DUI and Hit and Run. Ultimately, she did 48 hours in jail, did some community service, and wound up with three years probation. In 2005 she violated her parole by getting another DUI in Hawaii. She did a day in jail. In 2007 she was sentenced to 180 days in jail for violating her probation.
Career-wise, the legal troubles have had no effect. She recently starred in James Cameron's film Avatar where she played a tough talking marine pilot and Battle: Los Angeles where she played a tough talking Air Force sergeant.
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