Mayte Michelle Rodrguez (born July 12, 1978) is an American actress. Following her breakout role in Girlfight (2000), she has played tough girls and starred in Hollywood blockbusters such as The Fast and the Furious (2001), Resident Evil (2002), S.W.A.T. (2003), Avatar and Fast & Furious (2009), Machete (2010), Battle: Los Angeles (2011), Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), Fast Six (2013), and Machete Kills (2013). She is also known for her role as Ana Lucia Cortez in the second season of the television series Lost (-). Rodriguez was born in San Antonio, Texas. Her mother, Carmen Milady (ne Pared Espinal), is a native of the Dominican Republic, and her father, Rafael Rodriguez, is Puerto Rican and served in the United States Army. She has a total of ten siblings and half-siblings. She was partly raised by her devoutly religious maternal grandmother and was brought up a Jehovah's Witness (her mother's religion), though she has since abandoned that faith.
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