Genesis Rodriguez (born July 29, 1987) is an American actress. She began her career playing leading roles in the Telemundo telenovelas Prisionera (2004), Dame Chocolate (2007) and Doña Bárbara (2008–2009). She played Sarah on Entourage (2010–2011) and assistant museum curator/adventurer Jane Walker on Time After Time (2017), and has starred in the films Man on a Ledge (2012), Casa de Mi Padre (2012), What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012), The Last Stand (2013), Tusk (2014) and Run All Night (2015). She provided the voice for Honey Lemon in Big Hero 6 (2014), a role she will reprise in the upcoming TV series (2017).

Early life

Rodriguez was born July 29, 1987 in Miami, Florida. Her mother, Carolina Pérez, is a Cuban model. Her father, José Luis Rodríguez, is a Venezuelan actor and singer who is also known by the nickname "El Puma".[1][2] She speaks both English and Spanish fluently. Rodriguez has two half-sisters through her father, telenovela actresses Liliana Rodríguez and Lilibeth (Rodríguez) Morillo. When she was 2½ years old, she entered the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami. She participated in school dramatic productions and, at a very young age, decided to pursue an acting career. As a teenager, she studied acting, dance and vocal preparation.

When Rodriguez's parents observed her determination for the craft, they enrolled her in more intense training programs. She attended summer classes at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film institutes in New York and studied with well-known acting instruction programs in California.


Upon returning to Miami, she continued private instruction and obtained a recurring role on the American daytime series Days of Our Lives from November 2005 through January 2006. She was also a repeat special guest on the Bravo TV series Top Chef. In addition to American television, Rodriguez explored Spanish language roles and played dual leads as Rosita Amado and Violeta Hurtado in the primetime series Dame Chocolate, which aired on Telemundo.[3]

In 2012, Rodriguez had a substantial role as the love interest of Will Ferrell in the movie comedy Casa de Mi Padre, a spoof in the style of the Mexican soap operas of the 1970s. She followed that role with an appearance in The Last Stand in 2013, playing villainous FBI Agent Ellen Richards, as well as appearing in the comedy Identity Thief as Marisol. Rodriguez lent her voice to Honey Lemon in the 2014 film Big Hero 6. In February 2017 she started as the main female role in the video of Romeo Santos Heroe Favorito.



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Man on a Ledge Angie
2012 Casa de Mi Padre Sonia
2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting Courtney
2013 The Last Stand Agent Ellen Richards
2013 Identity Thief Marisol
2013 Hours Abigail Hayes
2014 Tusk Ally Leon
2014 Big Hero 6 Honey Lemon Voice role
2015 Run All Night Gabriela Conlon
2016 Yoga Hosers Ms. Wicklund
2017 Delirium TBA Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1994 El Club de Los Tigritos Dancer
2004 Prisionera Libertad Salvatierra Santos Co-lead role
2007 Dame Chocolate Rosa "Rosita" Amado / Violeta Hurtado Lead role
2008–2009 Doña Bárbara Marisela Barquero / Young Bárbara Guaimarán Lead role
2010–2011 Entourage Sarah Episodes: "Stunted", "Dramedy", "Out with a Bang"
2012 Attack of the Show! Herself Episode: "Katrina Law"
2012 Gracias por venir, gracias por estar Herself Episode: "Homenaje al Puma Rodríguez"
2013 The Screen Junkies Show Herself Episode: "Super Bowl Movie Trailers 2013!"
2013–2015 Made in Hollywood Herself 4 episodes
2014 Reel Junkie Herself Episode: "Tusk"
2017 Time After Time Jane Walker Main role
2017 Elena of Avalor Amalay Voice role; Episode: "The Jewel of Maru"
2017–present Big Hero 6: The Series Honey Lemon Voice role; Disney XD series

Music videos

Year Title Artist(s)
2017 "Héroe Favorito" Romeo Santos


  1. ^ Gisela Orozco (January 26, 2012). "Chisme, chisme: Génesis Rodríguez, la nueva latina en Hollywood" [Gossip, gossip, Genesis Rodriguez, the new American in Hollywood]. Vivelohoy.com (in Spanish). Archived from the original on December 5, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "La hija de El Puma da el salto a Hollywood-Gente-El Periódico" [The daughter of Puma makes the leap to Hollywood-People-El Periódico]. El Periódico de Catalunya (in Spanish). January 19, 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Génesis Rodriguez". Telemundo. Archived from the original on March 16, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 

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