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Michelle Rodriguez Net Worth: How Much She Made as Letty in the ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise

Michelle Rodriguez Net Worth: How Much She Made as Letty in the ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise

Michelle Rodriguez has made a name for herself and a cool net worth thanks to her work in the Fast & Furious franchise. Yet the San Antonio, Texas, native has been in more movies that helped enhance her career. Besides the Fast & Furious franchise, Rodriguez has appeared in films like Girlfight and Avatar.

So, with all of her movies and even a couple of TV appearances to her credit, what is Rodriguez’s net worth? According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rodriguez is worth $25 million. With Girlfight, Rodriguez showed a range of both physical and emotional traits that brought her character to life.

Her depth and ability to truly connect with the character in Girlfight opened the door to more physically demanding roles. Rodriguez has been able to portray strong women, especially through Letty Ortiz in the Fast & Furious films.

As far as how much Rodriguez has been paid for playing Letty, those numbers kind of fluctuate. For her first appearance, Rodriguez reportedly was paid $2 million. Later appearances, though, saw her salary for the movie move up to $5 million.

Michelle Rodriguez Enjoys Playing Tough Women

Other big-budget films that Rodriguez has appeared in include S.W.A.T. and Resident Evil. During her career, she has been an outspoken proponent of gender equality in the film world. Playing tough women has been part of her M.O. since Girlfight and she doesn’t seem to mind it at all.

After being born in San Antonio, Rodriguez and her mother moved to the Dominican Republic when Michelle was 8 years old. Then, three years later, she moved to Puerto Rico. Upon turning 17, Rodriguez came back to the United States and lived in Jersey City, New Jersey. Life was in some ways tough for her at the time, leading Rodriguez to drop out of high school.

She established herself as a prominent female lead, getting started in the Fast & Furious franchise. Also, Rodriguez starred in other movies in the early 2000s. Then, she nabbed a role as cop Ana Lucia Cortez on Lost. Rodriguez ended up coming back and playing Cortez again in the show’s penultimate episode in 2010.

Movies, though, became her true jam. Besides those Fast & Furious movies, Rodriguez also appeared in Battle in Seattle, Machete, Battle: Los Angeles, The Assignment, Milton’s Secret, Widows, and many others.

Additional TV work has included appearances on reality TV shows like Running Wild with Bear Grylls, Germany’s Next Top Model, and Super Into.

Actress Does Voiceover Work, Music Videos

She’s also found time to be a voice-over artist on some interactive games. Rodriguez even has been in some music videos for artists like Cole featuring Queen Latifah, Ja Rule and Ashanti, Lenny Kravitz, Demi Lovato, and Drake.

Portions of her personal life have been riddled with driving citations and some jail time. These issues have usually involved Rodriguez driving while under the influence. According to available information, Rodriguez had to answer to police officers in 2003 and 2005. Back in 2002, Rodriguez was involved in an altercation with her then-roommate.

From a romantic perspective, Rodriguez has always identified as being bisexual. Among those she has been connected with over the years include Zac Efron, Vin Diesel, actress Kristanna Loken, actor Colin Farrell, and Kravitz.

Well, for the 45-year-old Rodriguez, the future remains quite bright as her career seems to be going in a forward direction.