Delivering the perfect mix of beauty and brawn, Michelle Rodriguez is one kick-ass actress. Born on July 12, 1978, in Bexar County, Texas, Michelle had a little extra work in film under her belt before she answered an ad to audition for the female lead in an independent film called Girlfight. Despite having limited acting experience and no boxing experience, she beat 350 other hopefuls and won the role of the feisty 'Diana Guzman' in the 2000 film. The role won her a number of critics' awards and led to roles in films such as The Fast and the Furious, S.W.A.T. and Resident Evil. In 2005, she joined the cast of the supernatural TV series Lost, playing airport security guard 'Ana Lucia Cortez.' While filming the series in Hawaii, Michelle was pulled over for speeding a number of rimes and on December 1 of that year, she was arrested for DUI, eventually paying a $500 fine and spending five days in jail. Her Lost character was killed off at the end of the season and for a while, it seemed as though Michelle's acting career might meet the same fate, but with upcoming roles inn James Cameron's Avatar and the third installment of The Fast and the Furious, it looks like Michelle is just enough of a bad girl to keep Hollywood - and audiences - intrigued.
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