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1[[quoteright:350:]] ˛˛->''“To be seen and heard is a simple human need."''˛˛Gina Alexis Rodriguez (born July 30, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress, dancer, singer, and philanthropist.˛˛First appearing on 2004's season of the original ''Law & Order'', she's had a widespread career on television since. She's best known there for being the titular star of ''Series/JaneTheVirgin''. Her role as the ambitious hotel worker Jane Gloriana Villanueva has won her awards such as a Golden Globe for "Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy" and an Imagen Award for "Best Actress – Television".˛˛In terms of feature films, she's appeared in movies such as 2012's ''Film/FillyBrown'' and 2016's ''Film/DeepwaterHorizon'' among others.˛˛As a singer, she was one of the many artists on the song "Almost Like Praying", written by Creator/LinManuelMiranda, performing under the collective name 'Artists for Puerto Rico'. Released on October 6, 2017 by Atlantic Records, the track was created to support relief efforts in UsefulNotes/PuertoRico in response to Hurricane Maria.˛˛----˛˛!! Selected filmography:˛* ''Series/ArmyWives'' (2010) as Marisol Evans˛* ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful'' (2011 -- 2012) as Beverly˛* ''Film/FillyBrown'' (2012) as Filly Brown˛* ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'' (2014 -- present) as Jane Villanueva˛* ''Film/DeepwaterHorizon'' (2016) as Andrea Fleytas˛* ''WesternAnimation/TheStar'' (2017) as [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Mary]] (voice)˛* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ferdinand}}'' (2017) as Una (voice)˛* ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' (2018) as Princess Marisa (voice)˛* ''Film/{{Annihilation}}'' (2018) as Anya Thorensen˛* ''Carmen Sandiego'' (2019) as Franchise/CarmenSandiego ˛** ''WesternAnimation/CarmenSandiego'' animated series (voice)˛* ''Film/SomeoneGreat'' (2019) as Jenny Young˛* ''WesternAnimation/{{Scoob}}'' (2020) as Velma Dinkley˛˛----˛˛!!Some of the tropes associated with the actor's works:˛˛* RealitySubtext: Rodriguez grew up in Chicago immersed in [[Main/HipHop hip-hop culture]], interacting with local rappers and eventually trying song-writing when she moved to [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity New York, New York]] for college. Not too long afterward, the creators of the movie ''Film/FillyBrown'' cast her [[ as the young hip-hop artist that's its titular character.]]˛* TwoferTokenMinority: ˛** Rodriguez is a Latina of Jewish ancestry. Naturally, this stands out when the rest of the performers around her all or almost all look quite different. She's spoken out about these issues in a [[ public essay.]]˛** She's also Afro-Latina on [[ her father's side]].


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