Gina Rodriguez

by follers on December 11, 2014

BraveHeart Women Awards 2011 - Arrivals

Birth Name: Gina Alexis Rodriguez

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 30, 1984

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican (African, Spanish), possibly other

Gina Rodriguez is an American actress. Her parents, Magali and Genaro Rodriguez, are Puerto Rican. A picture of Gina with her parents can be seen here.

Gina was raised Catholic. She is a practicing Christian.

Gina has said that her father is of Afro-Latino descent.

Gina has also stated that one of her grandfathers was a “French Jew”. She has also said, “I have a Jewish grandmother, and she is just as fierce as my Puerto Rican grandmother is”.

Gina has said:

Television and film are supposed to be a reflection of reality, right? We just want to see a slice of life. We want to be able to connect. We want to cry. We want to look at our lives on screen. It’s clear to me that execs need to step outside of their office and really look at life. We are in interracial relationships. We speak multiple languages. We’re multiple religions inside of that. I have Jewish ancestors. My sister converted to Judaism. I have Christians and Catholics and Buddhists in my family. I have multiracial, multiethnic relationships. We need to start casting color-blind because there is no specific anymore.

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bearboy August 12, 2017 at 12:25 pm

She without a doubt has French-Jewish ancestry. source: @Bearboy

bearboy August 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Has the “French Jewish” grandfather been disproven?

andrew March 19, 2017 at 7:09 am
Rip October 6, 2016 at 12:54 am

She looks mixed Spanish and Native with an African component. Although I wouldn’t be surprised if a genetic test revealed her breakdown to be similar to Michelle Rodriguez who’s mostly European with an African component and a lesser amount of Native.

fuzzybear44 October 6, 2016 at 1:04 am

Well she has stated in an interview, that her father is of partial African descend(she called him Afro-latino). Also you’re probably right about the similarity

flo January 7, 2017 at 8:14 pm

She must not know what Afro Latino means. He looks mestizo. If he’s part black it’s very little.

fuzzybear44 January 8, 2017 at 1:11 am

@ flo

Quote(She must not know what Afro Latino means. He looks mestizo. If he’s part black it’s very little.)

It’s what she said her father was. It might be the way he’s sees himself. While everyone else runs from their African heritage, maybe he doesn’t. He might have more African blood than you think

AW March 18, 2017 at 10:49 pm

And while you may have more of one ethnicity, percentage-wise in your DNA, it doesn’t mean it will express itself in an obvious physical way. That’s why you end up with mixed kids where one sibling looks more black and the other looks more white. Genetics are random and a recessive or dominant trait could show up further down the line. Red hair is an example of this–people can be carriers of the red hair gene but it doesn’t show up in their features or their offspring’s features (even if both parents pass it onto the child). So even if her father doesn’t look very African, he could still be 50% or higher in his DNA estimates.

blue August 13, 2017 at 8:20 am

i dont see the spanish, the White is french, and yes she looks very asian, like philipines or thailand or chinese, like zuleika rivera, but i see a photo of her parents and are very very very native for a puerto rican because they looks from ecuador or peru or Bolivia, very native american, this is why she looks so asian.

Pegzi August 5, 2016 at 4:53 am

She’s a bit ugly and creepy looking. Her irises make her look like her pupils are enormous and she’s horsey.

Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 10:59 pm

She looks south east asian to me.

Mdelacruz16 January 7, 2016 at 11:14 pm

She’s Puerto Rican get over it you dicks, I can’t stand people who want somene to claim their culture or race so bad, she’s Puerto Rican both of her parents are Puerto Rican, get fuckin over it.

Look up Puerto Rican demographics, you’ll see we are very mixed.

whoever says she does not look Puerto Rican must not been to Puerto Rico, New York or Boston, there is no “Puerto Rican” look you ignorant fucks,

Bow Down Bitches July 26, 2015 at 7:59 pm

what the hell, she looks straight up south east asian or polynesian

AW March 18, 2017 at 10:51 pm

I’m guessing that her Asiatic look comes from possible Native American Taino genes…

GypsyQueen July 19, 2015 at 3:01 pm

She’s beautiful and flawless. She looks like a mestiza Mexican, Colombian or Brazilian not Puerto Rican though.

marjanel September 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Colombian and brazilia mestizo doen´t look like that. Those are triracial or mulattos.

Check7t June 20, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Looks like a mestiza, which is odd for a Puerto Rican, especially seeing how the average PR is only like 5% Native American.

cwm85 July 20, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Its not odd. Puerto is very diverse mixture: A recent genetic DNA study conducted in Puerto Rico suggests that between 52.6% and 84% of the population possess some degree of Amerindian mtDNA in their maternal ancestry, usually in a combination with other ancestries. In addition, these DNA studies show Amerindian ancestry in addition to the Taíno.[198][199][200][201]

One genetic study on the racial makeup of Puerto Ricans found them to be roughly around 61% West Eurasian (overwhelmingly of Spanish provenance), 27% Sub-Saharan African and 11% Native American.[202] Another genetic study from 2007, claimed that “the average genomewide individual (ie. Puerto Rican) ancestry proportions have been estimated as 66%, 18%, and 16%, for European, West African, and Native American, respectively.”[203] Other study estimates 63.7% European, 21.2% (Sub-Saharan) African, and 15.2% Native American; European ancestry is more prevalent in the West and in Central Puerto Rico, African in Eastern Puerto Rico, and Native American in Northern Puerto Rico.[204]

And according to DNA Tribes SNP Admixture Results by Population 2013, Puerto Ricans are 72.2% West Eurasian (49% European, 18.3% Saharan-Arabian, 4.9% West Asian), 12.7% Native American, 12.5% Sub-Saharan African, and 1.4% Northeast African.[205]

bleachsoda April 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm

most puerto ricans look 75% spaniard and 25% african, and its pretty rare for a puerto rican to have that much native in them most have around 6% native in them, and many canary islanders migrated to puerto rico, canarians are a mix of spaniard and ancient berbers, many canarians do look somewhat mestizo but its not due to having any amerindian blood, you’ll find pure berbers that look very mestizo

M June 4, 2015 at 7:25 pm

Wtf? She looks Filipino.

west final December 1, 2015 at 1:28 am

Gina is most definitely mixed race. Filipino and Latin. She is clearly Filipina because her father is Filipino and looks Filipina. Why she denies this part of her heritage is odd. It’s hurtful to a culture.

fuzzybear44 April 19, 2016 at 12:52 am

@west final

Well I’ve seen where she has stated , that her father is Afro-latino, but not Filipino

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