Date of Birth
29 December 1987, Miami, Florida, USA
GÃ©nesis RodrÃguez PÃ©rez
5' 7" (1.7 m)
Genesis Rodriguez was born in Miami, Florida. She is the daughter of JosÃ© Luis 'El Puma' RodrÃguez, the famous Venezuelan singer and actor, and Carolina Perez, a Cuban model. She has two half-sisters. She was educated at the Carrolton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami. From childhood, Rodriguez knew she wanted to act and attended summer classes at the renowned Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, as well as embarking on other acting training.
Success followed and she won roles in Spanish language series such as Prisionera (2004), Dame Chocolate (2007) and Doña Bárbara (2008). She also appeared as Sarah in the hit show "Entourage" (2004). Film projects include Man on a Ledge (2012) and What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012).
Daughter of JosÃ© Luis 'El Puma' RodrÃguez. Half-sister of Liliana Rodriguez and Lilibeth Morillo.
Since she moved to Los Angeles, she's been studying with Marjorie Ballentine.
Seriously dated Peruvian actor Christian Meier for 15 months. She met the actor when filming DoÃ±a BÃ¡rbara with him in 2008. She was 22 at the time and he was 38. They broke the relationship off in 2010 but they remain friends to this day.
She mentioned on the The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 9 January, 2013, episode, she was named Genesis after the British rock band Genesis.
Being by the ocean is the greatest thing.
If this acting thing doesn't work, I'd just put in my resume for NBA.com. I'm a really huge basketball fan . . . I'll talk all sorts of trash.
I think I'm representing a new generation of Latinos--bilingual, bicultural people.
I know I can't eat whatever I want and look the way I want, so you need to work for it. I give credit to Pilates and my parents' good genes.
Making a fool out of yourself and putting it on the Internet is one of the best bonding experiences you could have.
I really like the risk takers. I like people who make those different choices on the carpet. I really like Charlize Theron. I think she's elegant and edgy as well. I love Zoe Saldana.
If I could do anything, I'd be an engineer of some sort. I used to build robots.
I could never date a guy with a pet snake.
I've never given myself a nickname.
I'm bicultural, and everyone sees me as a Latina, but in my head I see myself as both Latina and American.
I like when a guy has his shirt off and I can see his chest and his abs. When it's all smooth, you can see a lot.
I don't really care if people think I'm good-looking or not; it doesn't define me as a person.
I love Miami; I miss it so much. I miss the beach, the peace it brings you. I love the sound and smell of the sea.
I really want to keep on opening doors for myself, and others who want to come in.
I'm so excited about Identity Thief (2013). It's such a good comedy, and I'm excited for people to go out and see it!
I'd rather just be the girl who likes to eat a lot of food.
Girls really like for doors to be opened for them. Guys should really remember that.
I am living my dream every day.
My character in Casa de mi Padre (2012) is an ambitious woman. I had never played that kind of character before.
I love to talk about sports. I love sports; it's just something that's in my nature.
In novelas, sometimes you get the most ridiculous situations, but you make the best of it. But novelas are a very special genre.
Girls like to see a guy who takes care of himself. It says a lot about him.
I don't have an idol per se.
I knew what kind of genre Casa de mi Padre (2012) was going for. But my character, specifically, I think is very real.
Every guy should have a fantasy sports team.
Every woman needs a girls' night out.
Latinos are very passionate, and they perform a lot, and look at me, I'm talking with my hands, and this is just my normal self, so it kind of allows me to be who I am and not dumb it down.
It's very important to me that people see I am an American and I was born in the States.
I would love to do film in Spanish.