Mj 로드리게스 - Mj Rodriguez

Mj 로드리게스
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2019 년 Rodriguez
태어난 (1991-01-07) 1991 년 1 월 7 일 (29 세)
교육 버클리 음악 대학
직업 배우, 가수
활동 기간 2011 ~ 현재

Michaela Antonia Jaé Rodriguez [1] (1991 년 1 월 7 일 출생), 전문적으로 Mj Rodriguez (때로는 MJ Rodriguez 라고도 함)로 알려진 미국 배우이자 가수입니다.

Rodriguez는 TV 드라마 Pose 에서 Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista 역으로 유명하며 , 그녀는 대본 쇼에서 시리즈 단골로 주연을 맡은 트랜스젠더 여배우 중 가장 큰 캐스트 중 하나 입니다. 그녀는 2011 년 Clive Barnes Award를 수상한 2011 년 렌탈 오프 브로드 웨이 리바이벌 에서 엔젤로의 연기로도 유명합니다 .

어린 시절과 교육

MJ 로드리게스는 년 월 (7), 1991 년 태어났다 뉴 어크, 뉴저지아프리카 계 미국인 어머니와 아프리카 계 미국과 푸에르토 리코 의 아버지. [2] [3] Rodriguez는 천사의 여왕 가톨릭 학교에 다녔습니다. [4] 그녀는 7 세부터 배우가되고 싶었지만 어머니가 그녀를 뉴저지 공연 예술 센터 에 등록한 후 11 세에 직업을 추구하기 시작했습니다. 그녀는 그곳에서 8 년간의 베테랑이되었습니다. 뉴저지 청소년 극장 프로그램에 참여했습니다. [5] [6]

그녀가 7 세에 시작 "여성되기 위해기도"했던 반면, 로드리게스는 그녀가 14 세의 나이에 '양성애자 / 게이 "로 그녀의 부모에 나온 처음 몇 년 동안 거부했고한다고 [5] [7] 에서 14, Rodriguez는 그녀에게 유행 을 가르친 그녀의 집 아버지로부터 지원을 찾은 볼룸 장면에 참여했습니다 . [8] [9] 그녀는 Newark Arts High School을 졸업 하고 [10] 후에 Berklee College of Music에 다녔으며 , 그곳에서 2009 Star-Ledger 장학금 수혜자이자 2009 Young Arts 1 급 장학금 수혜자였습니다. [6]그녀는 마침내 Marvel Comics 캐릭터 Mary Jane "MJ"Watson의 이름을 따서 "MJ"Rodriguez라는 무대 이름을 얻었으며, 자칭 만화 괴짜이며 출생 이름의 일부를 모아서 조합했습니다. [2] [11]

직업

무대 연기 기원

대학에 다니는 동안 Rodriguez는 Angel Dumott Schunard로 Rent 의 극장 제작에 캐스팅되었습니다 . 로드리게스는 2005 년 영화 각색을 처음 본 이후로 역할을하고 싶었습니다. [2] [5] [7] 그녀 는 Rodriguez의 공연 중 하나에 참석 한 여배우 Fredi Walker-Browne ( 임대 에서 Joanne Jefferson의 브로드 웨이 역할을 시작한 여배우 ) 과 연결되었습니다. Walker-Browne은 Rodriguez에게 Angel 역을 읽어달라고 요청했고 곧있을 오프 브로드 웨이 Rent of Rent 에서 오디션을받을 수 있도록 도왔습니다 . [7] Rodriguez는 오프 브로드 웨이 프로덕션에서 역할을 맡았고, 그 후의 무대 배우와 함께 연기했습니다.Annaleigh Ashford (Maureen으로 캐스팅). [6] Rodriguez의 공연은 고인이 된 영국 작가이자 비평가 인 Clive Barnes 를 기리기 위해 설립 된 2011 Clive Barnes Award를 수상했습니다 . [6]

전환과 재 등장

It was during this period, Rodriguez began to fully explore the transitioning process. Following the conclusion of the off-Broadway revival in 2012, Rodriguez made the decision to go on hiatus to begin transition. Beginning with hormone replacement therapy in early 2016, [7] and allowing sufficient time for privacy, MJ Rodriguez reemerged to start a new chapter as a female actress. Rodriguez then contacted her representation to inform them that she was no longer auditioning for male roles.[7] Despite her concerns, Rodriguez found her representation to be fully supportive of her new gender identity.[7]

From 2012–2016, Rodriguez appeared in small television roles, including Nurse Jackie, The Carrie Diaries, and Luke Cage.[12] Her 2016 appearance in the non-speaking role of "Sister Boy" on Luke Cage also marked the first appearance of both a transgender actress and character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[13]

Following her reemergence, Rodriguez uploaded a video of herself on Facebook singing the number "Satisfied" from the Broadway musical Hamilton. The video received a positive response and landed her an invitation to audition for the role of Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds in Hamilton.[7] The news of her audition as a trans-actress for a cisgender role made various Broadway and LGBT news outlets.[7][14] She then appeared in several additional stage productions:

Rodriguez also landed a supporting role in the independent film Saturday Church as Ebony. The 2017 film, which premiered in January 2018, depicted a runaway teenager exploring their gender identity and becoming involved in the contemporary underground ball culture scene. Her portrayal of Ebony earned her a nomination for Best Actress at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.[19]

Breakthrough and after

In 2017, Rodriguez was cast in the leading role of Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista in the FX series Pose following a six-month casting search.[20] The show was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals and made history by casting five transgender actresses in leading roles. As of 2018, the show features the largest cast of transgender actors as series regulars in a scripted series. [8][21] The pilot for Pose went into production in November 2017 and premiered in June 2018 to positive reviews.[21][22][23]

The series is set in New York City during the 1980s and explores the lives of queer people of color (specifically black trans women) who are involved with the underground ballroom scene. Rodriguez's Blanca is a young woman who forms her own "house"—the House of Evangelista—after receiving a positive diagnosis for HIV. As the head of the House of Evangelista, she becomes a surrogate mother to several abandoned queer youth of color.[24] Described as a "breakout, starring role,"[19][25] her performance has been praised by critics.[25][26][27][28] Among the show's regular cast are Rodriguez's Saturday Church공동 주연 Indya Moore , Tony Award 수상자 Billy Porter , 모델 Dominique Jackson , 트랜스 권리 옹호자 Angelica Ross , Evan Peters , Kate Mara , James Van Der Beek .

Rodriguez는 2018 년 7 월 23 일 Pose의 공동 출연자 인 Dyllón Burnside , Billy Porter, Ryan Jamaal Swain 과 함께 시즌 1 피날레를 축하하고 GLSEN 을위한 기금을 마련 하고 Dear Evan Hansen의 "Waving Through a Window"를 노래했습니다 . [29] [30] [31]

2019 년에 Rodriguez는 Imagen Awards 에서 Best Actress-Television을 수상한 최초의 공개 트랜스젠더 여성이 되었습니다 . [32]

In the fall of 2019, Rodriguez played Audrey, the leading lady in Pasadena Playhouse's production of Little Shop of Horrors, becoming the first transgender woman of color to play the role in a major production. Her cast mates included George Salazar (from Broadway's Be More Chill) as Seymour and Amber Riley (Glee) as Audrey II. About the role she told Broadway.com, "I’m simply an actress. I think any woman should be considered for this role. [My casting] shouldn’t be something that’s trending—it should be normal."[33]

On October 1, 2019, she and Little Shop of Horror's co-star George Salazar were the musical guests on The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS where they performed "Suddenly Seymour." [34]

In November 2019, Rodriguez landed a contract with Olay Body, becoming the first Latina trans woman to enter a partnership with the company.[35]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Saturday Church Ebony
2017 Bun in the Oven Bertha Short film
2018 Gema Gema Short film
2018 The Big Take Robyn
2019 Adam Emma
2020 Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen Herself Documentary film

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Nurse Jackie Lonna Episode: "No-Kimono-Zone"
2013 The Carrie Diaries Fabulous Clubgoer #2 Episode: "Read Before Use"
2016 [Blank] My Life Kerry Episode: "Mr. Owl"
2016 Luke Cage Sister Boy Episode: "Manifest"
2018–present Pose Blanca Rodriguez 18 episodes

Theatre

Year Production Role Location Category
2011 Rent Angel New World Stages Off-Broadway
2016 Runaways Pixie Encores! Off-Center Off-Broadway
2016 Street Children Gina New Ohio Theatre Off-Broadway
2017 Trans Scripts: Part 1, The Women Luna Loeb Drama Center
2017 Burn All Night Ensemble Oberon at the American Repertory Theater Cambridge
2019 Little Shop of Horrors Audrey Pasadena Playhouse Regional

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 Clive Barnes Award N/A Rent Won
2017 Tribeca Film Festival Best Actress Saturday Church Nominated
2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Pose Nominated
Imagen Awards Best Actress Won[32]
2020 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Actress in a Drama Series Nominated

See also

References

  1. ^ Mj Rodriguez [@MjRodriguez7] (September 26, 2018). "Michaela Antonia Jaé Rodriguez lol long as hell lol but I shorten it to my initials to Mj cause it much easier lol" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b c Henderson, Kathy (September 1, 2011). "MJ Rodriguez on a Heavenly Off-Broadway Debut as Angel in Rent". John Gore Organization. Broadway.com. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  3. ^ @MjRodriguez7 (6 January 2016). "It's Officially my B-day Jan 7th! I'm 25!!!!!!!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "NUNN ON ONE TV Mj Rodriguez strikes a 'Pose' - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times". Windy City Times. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  5. ^ a b c "MJ Rodriguez – The Importance of Being Seen". October 7, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d Jones, Kenneth (December 5, 2011). "MJ Rodriguez of Rent Is Clive Barnes Award Winner". Playbill.com. Playbill. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h Gioia, Michael (June 7, 2016). "MJ Rodriguez Talks Her Transition and Hamilton Audition". Playbill.com. Playbill. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Kumar, Naveen (January 12, 2018). "Mj Rodriguez and Indya Moore Break Barriers With FX's 'Pose' and 'Saturday Church' (Exclusive)". ETOnline.com. ET. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  9. ^ Garcia-Navarro, Lulu (June 17, 2018). "'You Just Serve As Much As You Can': Mj Rodriguez On Ball Culture And 'Pose'". NPR.org. NPR. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  10. ^ Silver, Jocelyn. "Talking Pose with Mother Mj Rodriguez", Paper (magazine), July 19, 2018. Accessed August 14, 2018. "When I was 14 years old, I was in high school [at New Jersey's Newark Arts High School] at the time, and we would hold mini fashion shows."
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  13. ^ White, Brett (March 8, 2018). "Marvel's Jessica Jones: Every Easter Egg and Marvel Reference in Season 2". New York Post. Decider. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
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  20. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (October 25, 2017). "Ryan Murphy Makes History With Largest Cast of Transgender Actors for FX's Pose". HollywoodReporter.com. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
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  30. ^ Hetrick, Adam (July 14, 2018). "FX's Pose Stars, Dyllón Burnside, Mj Rodriguez, and Ryan Jamaal Swain, Will Perform NYC Concert". Playbill. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  31. ^ "To Be Real: The Cast Of Pose Gives Back — Already! — At NYC GLSEN Benefit". Boy Culture. July 24, 2018. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  32. ^ a b Reynolds, Daniel (August 13, 2019). "Mj Rodriguez Wins Best Actress at Imagen Awards, Makes Trans Herstory". The Advocate. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  33. ^ "Suddenly Mj! Pose's Mj Rodriguez on Her Star Turn in Little Shop of Horrors and the Broadway Dream Role She'd 'Act a Fool In'". Broadway.com. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  34. ^ Mj Rodriguez & George Salazar: Suddenly Seymour, retrieved 2019-10-08
  35. ^ Singh-Kurtz, Sangeeta (November 8, 2019). "Pose's MJ Rodriguez Lands Her First Big Beauty Contract". The Cut. New York. Retrieved November 9, 2019.

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