Genesis Rodriguez in a photoshoot for Complex in 2014
|Born||GÃ©nesis RodrÃguez PÃ©rez
July 29, 1987
Miami, Florida, U.S
|Years active||1994; 2004â€“present|
Girls really like for doors to be opened for them. Guys should really remember that.
I like when a guy has his shirt off and I can see his chest and his abs. When it's all smooth, you can see a lot.
I don't really care if people think I'm good-looking or not; it doesn't define me as a person.
If I could do anything, I'd be an engineer of some sort. I used to build robots.
I really like the risk takers. I like people who make those different choices on the carpet. I really like Charlize Theron. I think she's elegant and edgy as well. I love Zoe Saldana.
I love Miami; I miss it so much. I miss the beach, the peace it brings you. I love the sound and smell of the sea.
Latinos are very passionate, and they perform a lot, and look at me, I'm talking with my hands, and this is just my normal self, so it kind of allows me to be who I am and not dumb it down.
I knew what kind of genre 'Casa de mi Padre' was going for. But my character, specifically, I think is very real.
It's very important to me that people see I am an American and I was born in the States.
I'm so excited about 'Identity Thief'. It's such a good comedy, and I'm excited for people to go out and see it!
I love to talk about sports. I love sports; it's just something that's in my nature.
I'm bicultural, and everyone sees me as a Latina, but in my head I see myself as both Latina and American.
If this acting thing doesn't work, I'd just put in my resume for NBA.com. I'm a really huge basketball fan… I'll talk all sorts of trash.
Girls like to see a guy who takes care of himself. It says a lot about him.
My character in 'Casa de mi Padre' is an ambitious woman. I had never played that kind of character before.
I really want to keep on opening doors for myself, and others who want to come in.
I think I'm representing a new generation of Latinos – bilingual, bicultural people.
Making a fool out of yourself and putting it on the Internet is one of the best bonding experiences you could have.
I know I can't eat whatever I want and look the way I want, so you need to work for it. I give credit to Pilates and my parents' good genes.
In novelas, sometimes you get the most ridiculous situations, but you make the best of it. But novelas are a very special genre.