GINA RODRIGUEZ (ALEXIS FISH)
Named the “Next Big Thing” and one of the “Top 35 Latinos Under 35,” by The Hollywood Reporter and gracing covers of top magazines, Gina Rodriguez’s profile has been rising steadily since her breakout performance as the titular character in FILLY BROWN at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. An Imagen award winner for “Best Actress in a Feature Film: FILLY BROWN,” Gina is being noticed by many due to her incredible acting chops, raw talent and addicting personality. The LA Times has even referred to her as “forthright and formidable, a festival ingénue who deserves to be discussed in the same breath as Elizabeth Olsen and Jennifer Lawrence.”
Gina currently plays the title role of the new CW series, “Jane The Virgin.” Based on the successful Venezuelan telenovela, Juana la Virgen, the series centers on Jane, a hard working religious girl who, due to a series of outrageous events is accidentally arterially inseminated. The series is from writer Jennie Snyder Urman and executive produced by Ben Silverman, Gary Pearl, and Jorge Granier. “Jane The Virgin” premiered to the best Monday night ratings for CW in the last three years.
Growing up in Chicago, Gina Rodriguez started performing at age seven with the salsa dance company Fantasia Juvenil. She went on to work with other companies including Los Soneros Del Swing, performing at several Salsa Congress' in Chicago, California, New York and Puerto Rico. At sixteen, Gina was one of thirteen teens to be accepted into Columbia University NY- Theatrical Collaboration taught by Richard Niles. She wrote, directed and performed original work with twelve other kids from around the world. She fell in love with New York and NYU called her name—she was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, and the calling was clear, theatre was it.