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FactIn 2011 Rodriguez originated the role of "Veronica" on Broadway in Stephen Adly Guirgis's play "The Motherfucker with the Hat". She was nominated for a Tony Award and won the Outer Critics Circle Award. The entire cast - Rodriguez, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Annabella Sciorra and Yul Vazquez - won the Theatre World Award for Best Ensemble.

  • Elizabeth Rodriguez, born 27 December 1973, in New York City, is known for her role as Aleida Diaz in “Orange Is the New Black.”
  • She began acting in 1991 and has 69 credited roles, including “Logan” and “The Good Doctor.”
  • Elizabeth was educated at Lehman College and trained in acting at William Esper Studios.
  • She was the recipient of awards like the Outer Critics Circle and Screen Actors Guild Awards for her acting contributions.
  • The actress has a net worth of over $3 million as of early 2024 and actively engages with fans on Instagram with nearly 400,000 followers.

Who is Elizabeth Rodriguez?

Born under the sign of Capricorn on the 27th of December 1973, in New York City USA, Elizabeth Rodriguez is an award-winning 50-year-old Hispanic actress of Puerto Rican descent. She is perhaps best known to the world for her significant presence on the TV screen and across media outlets due to her numerous roles, most prominently for portraying Aleida Diaz in Netflix’s comedy-drama series entitled “Orange Is the New Black” since 2013. She has also had a high number of other successes over the course of her often lucrative acting career since 1991.

Early Life and Education: Growing up in New York City

Elizabeth was brought up by her Puerto Rican father and mother in her place of birth, both of whom are still a mystery to the public, in terms of identity and profession. She grew up alongside her brother Nestor Rodriguez, whose age and profession are still unfamiliar to the sources. When it comes to any strong interests she may have had during her early childhood, there is no specific information pertaining to this matter, though she is widely believed to have always harbored a passion for acting. She underwent high school education in her birthplace, in an unspecified educational institution, from where she matriculated in 1991. She then joined Lehman College in the Bronx, from where she graduated with an unspecified degree in 1995. Upon graduating, she went for a two-year acting education at William Esper Studios in New York City, where she studied under Maggie Flanigan.

Full NameElizabeth Rodriguez
Known ForPortraying Aleida Diaz in “Orange Is the New Black”
EducationLehman College (Degree, 1995), William Esper Studios (Acting education, 1997)
Net WorthJust over $3 million as of early 2024
SiblingsBrother: Nestor Rodriguez
Date of BirthDecember 27, 1973
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Place of BirthNew York City, USA
EthnicityHispanic, of Puerto Rican descent
Hair ColorDark hazel
Eye ColorDark hazel
Height5ft 6ins (168cm)
Weight121lbs (55kg)
AwardsOuter Critics Circle Award, Theatre World Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Drama Desk Award, Obie Award
Notable Works/Awards“Orange Is the New Black”, “Logan”, “The Motherfucker With the Hat”, “Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven”
Social Profile LinksInstagram, Twitter

Career: In pursuit of passion

Even though she obtained her acting degree in 1997, Elizabeth has been involved in acting since 1991, thanks to her role as a nurse in the short film entitled “Bedhead”. She made her film debut in 1994 as Consuela in the crime drama thriller by Boaz Yakin entitled “Fresh”, and in the same year she also made her TV series debut, portraying Erika in “Lifestories: Families in Crisis”. Along with three more roles in 1994, she had a total of ten by the end of 1995. With no appearances in 1996, she returned to the screen in 1997 as Maritza Alvarez in two episodes of “Oz”, and in a single episode of “F/X: The Series”. She had two roles in 1998, two in 1999, and two again in 2000. The next decade started well for Elizabeth, with a total of five roles in 2001, the most significant of which was as Martha Oliveras in the acclaimed biography crime drama film involving George Jung and the drug kingpin Pablo Escobar entitled “Blow”. Six roles and five years later, she starred in one of her most significant roles thus far, as Gina Calabrese in “Miami Vice” from 2006. Of the nine roles she had through 2011, the most popular was as Carmen Morales in 56 episodes of “All My Children” from 2008 to 2009.

Elizabeth Rodriguez

Her career in this decade

With just two roles in 2011, and one in 2012, Elizabeth waited until 2013 to truly leave her mark on the world, having then obtained the visage of Aleida Diaz in thus-far 79 episodes of “Orange Is the New Black”, which is by far her most significant acting achievement, seeing as the show is wildly popular, and as such, it definitely provides most of her current income. Besides the said ongoing show, since 2013 Elizabeth has been involved in a number of other roles, up to a total of 16. One of her most recent is also her most popular film role, as Gabriela in 2017’s “Logan”.

2020 saw her working on “Mighty” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

In 2021, she starred in “The Good Doctor,” “Star Wars: The Bad Batch,” and “The Disaster Dreams.” Elizabeth took on the task of being a producer in 2022, working on “Allswell in New York.” She also wrote the screenplay for this production and played the role of Daisy.

Her projects in 2023 included “East New York” and “Power Book II: Ghost.”

To date, Elizabeth has 69 credited roles, two of which are in still unreleased titles – “Tonight at Noon” and “The Latin from Manhattan”, which is in post-production. Besides films, Elizabeth has also been active in theatre, and she remains so today.

Her awards

Over the duration of her career, Elizabeth has managed to prove multiple times that she is a high-quality actress who deserves recognition. As such, she has been rewarded numerous times for her efforts, having been nominated a total of nine times, five out of which she ended up with an award. In 2011, she was nominated for the first time for the Tony Award in the Best Featured Actress in a Play category for her involvement in “The Motherfucker With the Hat”. In the same year, she won her first and second awards for the same performance, firstly the Outer Critics Circle Award in the Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play category for her performance in the said show, as well as the Theatre World Award in the Lunt-Fontanne Award for Ensemble Excellence category. Following a nomination in 2013, she won her third award in 2014 – the Screen Actors Guild Award in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series category for her performance in “Orange is the New Black”. After another nomination in the same year for “Unorganized Crime”, she won two more awards and had another nomination – in 2015, 2016 and 2017, all three for her contribution to the aforementioned show.

She won a Drama Desk Award and an Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actress for “Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven” in 2020​

Love Life: Is she married? Is she starting a family?

As much as the fans would love to possess knowledge of various specifics regarding Elizabeth’s romantic involvements, this part of her life has been closed off to the media’s eye since day one. Virtually nothing can be said about her early relationships or current ones, since Elizabeth has never taken the opportunity to address these inquiries. She has also never been seen attending any public events in the company of someone the fans would consider her potential partner, so there hasn’t even been speculation regarding this matter. According to the information across the sources, or the lack thereof, Elizabeth is heterosexual and single at the moment, though she may just be adept at hiding her romantic life from the media.

What is Elizabeth Rodriguez’s Net Worth?

Have you lately asked yourself how rich Elizabeth Rodriguez could be, specifically around the start of 2024? A summary of indications across the highly reputable sources approximates the total of her current net worth at just over $3 million, which is the amount she accumulated over almost 30 years, thanks to the utilization of her acting expertise across numerous titles, the most prominent being the TV series “Orange Is the New Black”. Seeing as Elizabeth is far from retirement at this point, it can be concluded that the said amount is bound to remain on the rise.

Body Measurements

When it comes to Elizabeth’s physical specifications, there is the fact that she’s 5ft 6ins (168cm) tall, and that she weighs around 121lbs (55kg). Her vital statistics, bra, dress and shoe sizes are not known for the moment, though her body shape can be generally described as slim. Her eyes are dark hazel as well as her hair, while her complexion has a bright hue.

Social Media Presence

As the impact of social media grows evermore, nearly every active celebrity is expected to dedicate a good portion of their time to interacting with their fans, as this is the way to increase one’s net worth exponentially most of all. By taking the time to tell those who pay for the titles she’s in whatever she may be doing in her professional and personal life, Elizabeth actively contributes to the number of people that will visit the theatre and cinema upon new releases of the works she’s associated with, and she also grows her fan base, which is a great indicator of an actor’s success. It seems as though Elizabeth is well aware of this and greatly involved in maintaining a daily interaction with her audiences, seeing as she’s present on two out of the three biggest social networks. Her Facebook account is private, her Twitter account has almost 13,000 followers, and her Instagram has nearly 400,000 followers.

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General Info

Full NameElizabeth Rodriguez
EducationLehman College


SiblingsNestor Rodriguez


AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
NominationsTony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play
MoviesLogan, The Drop, Miami Vice, Dead Presidents, Tio Papi, Glass Chin, I Think I Do, Return to Paradise, All Things Fall Apart, Jack Goes Boating, Desperado, On Bloody Sunday, Side Effects, Golfballs!, Bedhead, Take Care, 11:55, Sueño, Pound of Flesh, Four Lane Highway, Diagnosis Murder:Without Warnin...
TV ShowsPrime Suspect, Fear the Walking Dead, Orange Is the New Black

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1In 2011 Rodriguez originated the role of "Veronica" on Broadway in Stephen Adly Guirgis's play "The Motherfucker with the Hat". She was nominated for a Tony Award and won the Outer Critics Circle Award. The entire cast - Rodriguez, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Annabella Sciorra and Yul Vazquez - won the Theatre World Award for Best Ensemble.




Six Feet Under2001TV SeriesSylvie
Blow2001Martha Oliveras
Acts of Worship2001Jan
Just Shoot Me!2001TV SeriesMaria
NYPD Blue1995-2000TV SeriesAnita Rios / Amalia Lopez
City of Angels2000TV Series
Golfballs!1999Bentwood Girl #5
Trinity1998TV SeriesDel Bianco
Return to Paradise1998Gaby, Sheriff's Ex
F/X: The Series1997TV SeriesKit Marchado
Oz1997TV SeriesMaritza Alvarez
I Think I Do1997Celia
Inflammable1995TV MovieTanya Santos
New York News1995TV SeriesTanya
Dead Presidents1995Marisol
New York Undercover1994-1995TV SeriesGina
Desperado1995Mariachi Fan
CBS Schoolbreak Special1994TV SeriesJan
Lifestories: Families in Crisis1994TV SeriesErika
Bedhead1991ShortThe Nurse
BlancoTV MovieStephanie Gomez
Orange Is the New Black2013-2017TV SeriesAleida Diaz
Power2014-2017TV SeriesPaz
Devious Maids2016TV SeriesJosefina Mercado
Fear the Walking Dead2015-2016TV SeriesLiza Ortiz
Grimm2014-2015TV SeriesAgent Chavez
The Drop2014Detective Romsey
Glass Chin2014Rita Sierra
Take Care2014/INurse Janet
Mad2013TV SeriesLetty Jessie Spano
Tio Papi2013Cheeky
Side Effects2013/IPharmacist
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2012TV SeriesCarmen Vasquez
Prime Suspect2011-2012TV SeriesDetective Carolina Rivera
All Things Fall Apart2011Mrs. Lopez
Pound of Flesh2010Sgt. Rebecca Ferraro
Cold Case2010TV SeriesGina Lopresi '10
Jack Goes Boating2010Waldorf Event Assistant
Flashforward2009TV SeriesIngrid Alvarez
Law & Order1994-2009TV SeriesIsabel Alvarez / Caridad Montero / Elvira Juarez
A Line in the Sand2008Martel
On Bloody Sunday2007Older Isabelle
Tracks of Color2007ShortSonia Martinez
Miami Vice2006Gina Calabrese
Four Lane Highway2005Sasha
The Shield2002-2003TV SeriesLita Valverde
Third Watch2002TV SeriesSergeant Chris Reyes
Diagnosis Murder: Without Warning2002TV MovieSelena Sanchez
ER1999-2001TV SeriesNurse Sandra


The Missing Person2009special thanks


Talking Dead2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Noite com Danilo Gentili2016TV SeriesHerself
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The 65th Annual Tony Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Play
Miami Vice: Undercover2006TV Short documentaryHerself / 'Gina'


Won Awards

2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)

Nominated Awards

2013Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actress/Supporting Actress - Feature FilmTio Papi (2013)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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