Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 7, 1991
Ethnicity: African-American, one quarter Puerto Rican
Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, full name Michaela Antonia Jaé Rodriguez, also written MJ Rodriguez and Mj Rodriguez, is an American actress and singer. She is known for playing the role of Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista on the show Pose. She is the first transgender woman to receive an Emmy nomination in a lead acting role, and the first to win a Golden Globe for acting.
Her father is of Puerto Rican and African-American descent, and her mother is African-American.
Michaela’s paternal grandfather was named Jesus Rodriguez.
Michaela’s paternal grandmother was Josephine Marrine Outcalt (the daughter of Harold Outcalt and Margaret Smith). Josephine was born in New Jersey.
Michaela’s maternal grandfather has the last name Davis.