Gina Rodriguez’s Net Worth, Life, Career, And Everything You Should Know About Jane The Virgin

Gina Rodriguez’s net worth started growing more when she played Jane Villanueva in The CW’s Jane the Virgin from 2014 to 2019. Currently, the actress has a whopping $5 million, which is relatively average compared to her contemporaries. 

If you look at America Ferrera’s net worth, which is at $16 million, and Justin Baldoni’s net worth at $1 million, it might make you wonder why these actors who are all working hard for years have a different net worth. But there is more to life than money.

Like most well-known actors, Gina Rodriguez has other movies and shows that you probably didn’t know about. Besides her projects that you may have missed, her road to becoming one of the most popular Puerto Rican-American Hollywood actors is something that you might find inspiring. So, if you’re interested in her humble beginnings to her breakthrough roles and recent projects, then you should read on to find out more.

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From Salsa Dancing To Becoming Jane The Virgin

Early Life

Gina Alexis Rodriguez is the youngest among the four children of Magali and Gino Rodriguez, who are both Puerto Rican and worked as boxing referees. Like most Puerto Ricans, she grew up in a Catholic household and attended St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago’s Northwest Side’s Belmont Cragin area. She joined the salsa dance company Fantasia Juvenil when she was seven. After reaching 17, she began to focus on pursuing her acting career. 

Gina Rodriguez was one of thirteen hopefuls accepted into Columbia University’s Theatrical Collaboration, which helped her hone her acting skills. She studied at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Eventually, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2005 after four years of training at the Atlantic Theater Company and Experimental Theatre Wing. 

After years of studying and performing, Gina Rodriguez was finally ready to break into Hollywood.
Gina Rodriguez finally broke into Hollywood after years of studying. Source: hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws

In the global premiere of Casa Blue in the United Kingdom, she portrayed Frida Kahlo in the drama The Last Moments in the Life of Frida Kahlo at the American Stage Theatre, a role that is fitting for a Latina actress like her. 

After years of studying and performing, Gina Rodriguez was finally ready to break into Hollywood. Of course, she has prepared well for the challenges and hurdles of taking this direction in life. Still, it wasn’t easy for her as roles for people of color were not abundant, but it’s a story that made her career all the more interesting.

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Gina Rodriguez made her television debut in an episode of the American police procedural and legal drama TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2004, which isn’t a bad way to start your Hollywood acting career. Following her debut, she made guest appearances in Eleventh Hour, The Mentalist, The Mentalist, and Army Wives

After these minor roles, she finally got a recurring character named Beverly in the soap opera series The Bold and the Beautiful in October 2011. That same year, she received one of her first acting nominations in Imagen Awards for her performance in the musical film Go for It! 

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From 2012 to 2013, Gina Rodriguez’s projects paved the road to making her the star of Jane the Virgin with her other critically-praised TV and film roles. These roles included playing hip-hop musician Majo Tenorio in the indie musical Filly Brown and as Alexis Fish in the comedy Sleeping with the Fishes. 

In 2014, the actress finally landed her biggest project as the titular role of Jane Villanueva in the satirical romantic comedy Jane the Virgin, her most iconic role to date. This role allowed her to earn many accolades, including a Golden Globe Award in 2015, which is only one of the many Jane the Virgin awards the show earned. Since then, she has appeared in other films, including Sticky Notes, Awake, Annihilation, Kajillionaire, and many more.

Besides being an actress, Gina Rodriguez has also worked as an executive producer for the Disney+ series Diary of a Future President, which she also starred in. And to add more to her long list of skills and achievements in the entertainment industry, she has also worked as a voice actor for some animated films and series like The Star and Carmen Sandiego. It’s no surprise that Gina Rodriguez’s net worth is currently growing as she keeps herself busy.

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Personal Life

Gina Rodriguez, attending a red carpet event with her husband, Joe LoCicero.
Gina Rodriguez with her husband, Joe LoCicero. Source: https://imgix.bustle

Gina Rodriguez is also well-known for advocating diversity in the entertainment industry and a philanthropist helping many organizations seeking to help women and people of color. She made it into Oprah’s SuperSoul list of 100 visionaries and influential leaders for her projects and efforts.

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When it comes to Gina Rodriguez’s dating life, she was in a relationship with two actors before getting married to her current husband, Joe LoCicero. She has dated Revenge actor Henri Esteve for one year, but they broke up in September 2015. After that, Gina Rodriguez and Ben Schwartz were once a popular couple that many fans shipped, but their relationship only lasted from 2016 to 2017

Gina Rodriguez met Joe LoCicero, an actor, model, and MMA fighter, in 2016, on the set of Jane the Virgin, and they started dating in 2018. She later revealed her engagement to him in an interview with US Weekly on August 7, 2018, and they eventually tied the knot on May 4, 2019.

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To Jane The Virgin And Beyond

While Gina Rodriguez’s most popular role had said goodbye to its fans when Jane the Virgin ended in 2019, she hasn’t stopped acting and doing more philanthropic work to help make the world and the entertainment industry a better place. Indeed, Gina Rodriguez’s net worth will grow as she continues to give back to the community that supported her rise to stardom. If you’re curious to see what else she has been up to besides her showbiz work, you can check out her Instagram where she posts her magazine appearances, recent film, and TV projects, travels, and photos with her family and friends.

Who knows – maybe you can be let in on her next big project on the same level with Jane the Virgin.

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Leonard hails from the Philippines and works as a freelancer, author, poet, and visual artist. He discovered his passion for writing and painting at an early age, leading him to pursue a degree in Mass Communications. He worked at a few places after college before landing what he thought was a "life-changing" writing career. He was also the lead singer and songwriter for a band. His career as an English teacher, poet, and visual artist took him to Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2018. You can see more of his work on Instagram at @anumalei.