Who is Raini Rodriguez?
Raini is an American actress and singer, perhaps best known for her role as Trish De la Rosa in the Disney Channel series “Austin & Ally”. Raini has also appeared in films such as “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” and its sequel, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2”, in addition to numerous other notable projects on which she has worked so far in her career.
What is Raini Rodriguez Doing Now?
Raini has been focused on voice acting in recent years. She is voicing Gabi in the animated series “Rugrats” (2023).
Raini Rodriguez Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Raini-Alena Rodriguez was born on 1 July 1993, in Bryan, Texas, USA, the daughter of Roy Rodriguez and his wife Diane, who own the Rodriguez Tire Service. Of Mexican ancestry, Raini has three brothers, one of whom is Rico Rodriguez.
Rodriguez’s journey in the entertainment industry began when she caught the attention of talent agent Susan Osser at an IMTA showcase. Osser was so impressed by Raini’s performance that she proposed becoming her manager, and suggested that Raini and her family relocate to California for a year to explore career opportunities. Raini, who was 11 years old at the time, along with her brother Rico and their mother, made the move to Los Angeles while their father remained in Texas to manage the family tire shop. To accommodate their burgeoning careers, Raini and Rico received homeschooling from their mother.
Raini Rodriguez embarked on her career by taking on a variety of various minor roles, that provided her with valuable on-screen experience, and helped lay the foundation for Raini’s future in the entertainment industry. In 2006, she appeared as Denise in the television series “Huff”, then the following year, Raini lent her voice to Isabel Montoya in “Handy Manny” for an episode called “Lost and Found”. She also made appearances in “Family of the Year” as Maria in the pilot episode, and portrayed Betsy in an episode titled “Sleepover Suite” of the popular series “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” – these early roles
In 2007, she appeared in the action crime film “Parker” alongside Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez, portraying Kid on Playground #2, playing Marco’s Sister #1 The movie follows Parker, a professional thief seeking revenge on his former partners. The following year, Raini starred in the family comedy “Babysitters Beware” alongside her brother Rico Rodriguez, and Danny Trejo, in the film which revolves around two friends who must navigate babysitting duties while foiling a group of kidnappers.
Raini’s breakthrough role came in 2009, when she portrayed Maya Blart, the daughter of Kevin James’ character, in the comedy film “Paul Blart: Mall Cop”. The story follows the dedicated yet overweight security guard, Paul Blart, who becomes an unlikely hero when criminals take over the mall where he works.
During the same year, Raini also appeared in the short film “Slice of Water”, in which she played Maggie Blumsfeld. In the independent drama film “Gordita” (2009), Raini portrayed Teenage Tatiana. The story revolves around Tatiana, a young girl living in Los Angeles, as she confronts personal challenges and societal issues related to body image.
Rise to Stardom
Raini rose to stardom with the role of Trish in the TV series “Austin & Ally”. This musical comedy series, consisting of 87 episodes, became a significant milestone in Raini’s career playing Trish, a talented and quirky aspiring fashion designer and the best friend of the main protagonist, Ally Dawson, played by Laura Marano. Trish was known for her unique fashion sense, comedic timing, and unwavering loyalty to her friends. The series revolved around the lives of four talented teenagers: Austin Moon, played by Ross Lynch, an aspiring singer; Ally Dawson, a talented songwriter; Trish, the eccentric best friend; and Dez Wade, played by Calum Worthy, an aspiring filmmaker. Together, they navigated the ups and downs of pursuing their dreams in the music industry, facing challenges, forming friendships, and creating memorable moments.
“Austin & Ally” gained a dedicated fan base and received positive reviews for its light-hearted humor, relatable characters, and catchy musical numbers. Raini’s portrayal of Trish displayed her comedic skills and contributed to the overall success of the series, further establishing her as a talented actress in the industry.
Happy birthday Raini Rodriguez (AKA Trish DeLaRosa)! Hope you have an amazing day, queen! pic.twitter.com/2Rnu8wlExt
— Austin & Ally (@auslly_fanpage) July 1, 2014
In addition, Raini Rodriguez took on various other projects that only boosted her career. In 2012, she appeared in the comedy-drama film “Girl in Progress” alongside Eva Mendes and Cierra Ramirez. Raini portrayed Tavita in a story that revolves around a single mother and her teenage daughter trying to navigate the complexities of growing up.
In 2014, Raini lent her voice to the English version of the animated film “When Marnie Was There”, sharing the screen with co-stars Hailee Steinfeld and Kiernan Shipka. Raini reprised her role as Maya Blart in the comedy film “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” (2015), in which she acted alongside Kevin James and Neal McDonough. This humorous sequel takes Paul Blart to Las Vegas, where he becomes involved in another entertaining adventure when a heist occurs in the hotel he is staying at.
In the animated Christmas film “Bob’s Broken Sleigh” (2015), Raini provided the voice of Wupsy, joining co-stars Cole Howard and Bruce Greenwood. The story centers around Bob, a clumsy reindeer, and his misfit friends as they embark on a mission to save Christmas.
From 2020 to 2022, Raini voiced Sammy in the animated series “Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous”. Acting alongside Paul-Mikél Williams and Jenna Ortega, the show follows a group of teenagers attending a dinosaur adventure camp, facing thrilling and dangerous situations as the dinosaurs wreak havoc on the island.
In 2021, Raini’s voice talent was featured as Gretel in the animated series “A Tale Dark & Grimm”, in which she shared the screen with Scott Adsit and Tara Strong. The show brings the dark and twisted fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm to life, following Hansel and Gretel on their dangerous adventures.
According to sources, Raini Rodriguez’s net worth is estimated at $2 million, as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Did She Date Ross Lynch? Marriage, Children
Raini Rodriguez and Ross Lynch co-starred in the popular TV series “Austin & Ally”. As the show developed, they grew close, and rumors of a romance began brewing. However, these were just rumors, as Raini and Ross never dated. According to reports, Raini is single, hasn’t married, doesn’t have children, and is solely focused on her career.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Raini Rodriguez has black hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft (1.52m), weighs approximately 155lbs (71 kgs), with vital statistics of 38-37-42, bra size 36B.