Gina Rodriguez

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Gina Rodriguez
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Gina Rodriguez
Born Gina Delia
(1970-11-15) November 15, 1970 (age 44)[1]
San Fernando Valley, California, United States
Nationality Sicilian–American Indian[citation needed]
Other names Demi Delia
Occupation Entrepreneur, manager, actress, television personality
Years active 1992–present
Known for Entertainment Manager of GR Media Firm
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight 106 lb (48 kg)
Spouse(s) Richard Snail (divorced);
Rod Rodriguez (divorced);
Randy Spears (divorced)
Children Chris Snail, Brandilyn Snail
Website
grmediafirm.com

Gina Rodriguez (born November 15, 1970) is a media personality, entertainment manager, and former pornographic actress known for her work with controversial clients such as Nadya Suleman, Michael Lohan and Capri Anderson. In 2012, she started GR Media, a full-service management and entertainment company, spun off from her talent management company, DD Entertainment. She added established musical artists, Neal Schon (of Journey) and Adam Barta, as well as reality stars Alex McCord and Angelina Pivarnick (of Jersey Shore) to her roster.[2] In 2013, she parted ways with Suleman and signed Patricia Krentcil (aka "Tan Mom") and Sydney Leathers.[3]

Early life[edit]

She was born Gina Delia on November 15, 1970, and was raised in California's San Fernando Valley. At the age of 16 she started taking modeling and acting classes at Marilyn Shore Studios.

Career[edit]

Rodriguez became a Playboy model in 1992 appearing in the Playboy Special Editions Girls of the Summer and Lingerie. She went on to make several calendars, catalogs and became a swimsuit model, appearing in several car and boat magazines.[4][5]

As an adult film performer, Rodriguez appeared over 50 adult films under the name Demi Delia. Rodriguez wrote a script for a Penthouse movie, My Imaginary Life, which won Best Comedy at the AVN Awards 2008. She and her husband started Spears Productions, and went on to produce several Wicked Pictures Features and Penthouse Vignettes. She left the business in 2008 because of the fear of HIV.

Mainstream acting[edit]

Rodriguez appeared on Baywatch in 1992 and Robbery Homicide Division in 2002.[6] Starting in June 2009, along with her two children, she starred in the family's short-lived, web-based reality show, Mommy XXX[7] on Crackle.[8] The show was created by Sony Pictures Television and Teru Media, and ran for 13 episodes. In 2010, it was nominated as "Best New Reality WebSeries" at the Streamy Awards.[9]

In addition to her acting credits, Rodriguez also has credits as an Art director, writer, producer, and Set decorator. Via her entertainment management work she also has numerous credits for Casting. Some of these include the Today show, Dr. Phil, and Entertainment Tonight.[6]

Entertainment management[edit]

Rodriguez created her own management company, DD Entertainment, which originally represented notorious Hollywood mistresses. In 2010 she created the The Girls of Scandal Tour, which involved the mistresses attempting to humiliate celebrity 'cheaters' (for instance, persuading Tiger Woods' mistress, Joslyn James, to strip at a gentlemen's club following Tiger's PGA Tour.)[10]

Rodriguez has worked with attorney Gloria Allred with several of the mistresses. In 2011 she created the 'Mistress Makeovers', where the mistresses received cosmetic surgery from Hollywood surgeons in exchange for media coverage; and additionally underwent life coaching, fitness, nutrition and styling sessions.[11]

In 2012 she also re-branded her company as "GR Media", adding endorsements, TV/video production, music/video publishing, and casting to her list of specialties. She and her clients have appeared on shows such as Howard Stern[12] and The View,[13] and many more.

Current and past clients

DD Entertainment has represented controversial media figures, music, and reality TV stars including Nadya Suleman, Michael Lohan, Dina Lohan, Tila Tequila, Michaele Salahi, Tareq Salahi, Neal Schon, Kate Major, Alex McCord & Simon Van Kempen, Danielle Staub, and Adam Barta.[2]

Other ventures[edit]

In 2011, Rodriguez started working for Lionsgate Television as a reality TV producer. In 2012, she launched DialAStar.com in 2012 a phone service which allows fans to phone celebrities.[14] As Nadya Suleman's manager, she produced and marketed the pornographic film Octomom Home Alone.[15] In 2012, before she parted ways with her, Octomom: Home Alone, which she produced for Nadya Suleman, was nominated for 4 AVN Awards and won "Best Celebrity Sex Tape 2012".[16][17]

Music[edit]

In 2012 she also was responsible for the management of number of musical ventures, including, "Bump it" by Michaele Salahi; "Sexy Party" by Octomom and Adam Barta; "I Need a Doctor" by Adam Barta and LA Kid; "I'm Ready for Christmas" By The Roctuplets.[18][19][20] Gina also promoted the controversial music video "Resonate" by Journey in the press. which featured Neal Schon, guitarist for Journey and his new girlfriend Michaele Salahi.[21]

In 2013 she helped manage the release of two songs with her clients Krentcil and Adam Barta, "It's Tan Mom!" and "Life of the Party", both which made gossip headlines everywhere. She also helped release songs for Myla Sinanaj and Sydney Leathers.

Personal life[edit]

At the age of 21, she married Richard Snail, who worked on the TV shows Big Love and Zoey 101. The couple had two children, son Chris Snail is an actor, musician and filmmaker;[22] daughter, Brandilyn Snail, is an actress and make-up artist.[23] The Snails later divorced. She then married Rod Rodriguez, a police detective who has appeared on Robbery Homicide Division (2002) as a police officer and technical adviser. They also divorced, but she kept his surname. Rodriguez's third husband was adult actor, Randy Spears. At this time, Rodriguez entered the adult entertainment world, taking on the professional name, "Demi Delia".[24]

In 2014, Rodriguez was linked to actor David McIntosh amidst allegations of him cheating on his then girlfriend English model and actress Kelly Brook. She stated that McIntosh had flirted with her via Facebook and created an account specifically for communicating with her.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gina Rodriguez". DD Entertainment Group. Archived from the original on June 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "GR Media Talent Managers Branding Promotion TV and Video Production". Grmediafirm.com. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Howard Stern Show – Sydney Leathers Interview Anthony Weiner's sexting partner 07/30/13". YouTube. September 2, 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  4. ^ "Working Mom". AVN. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  5. ^ "Randy Spears, Demi Delia Sign with Mainstream Agency". AVN. Retrieved 2008-09-20. 
  6. ^ a b Gina Rodriguez at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ "Sony TV brings you porn star mom in 'Mommy XXX'". Monsters and Critics. July 10, 2009. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  8. ^ "Porn Star Moms And Softball, 'Mommy XXX' and 'All Stars' Coming To Crackle". Tubefilter News. May 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  9. ^ Hludzinski, Jonathan (June 18, 2009). "'Mommy XXX' Debuts with a Deeper Look at Porn Star Life". Tubefilter.com. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  10. ^ "Joslyn James' Masters Strip Club Appearance (PHOTOS)". Huffingtonpost.com. March 29, 2010. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  11. ^ "Gina Rodriguez Manages Celebrity Sex Scandals From Michelle "Bombshell" McGee to Tiger Woods' Purported Mistresses – ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. February 17, 2011. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  12. ^ [1][dead link]
  13. ^ Billett, Daniel (November 27, 2012). "Watch The View Online - Watch Full Episodes Online - ABC.com". Theview.abc.go.com. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  14. ^ "Dial A Star: Talk to Octomom | Video – ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. April 26, 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  15. ^ Peter Gicas (December 3, 2012). "Octomom Nadya Suleman 'thankful' her porn film is up for 4 awards - NBC News.com". Entertainment.nbcnews.com. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  16. ^ "Octomom And Manager Gina Rodriguez Part Ways". Huffingtonpost.com. February 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  17. ^ "2013 AVN Awards: Octomom Nadya Suleman Wins Best Celebrity Sex Tape – Entertainment & Stars". Ibtimes.co.uk. January 21, 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  18. ^ "GR Media Talent Managers Branding Promotion TV and Video Production". Grmediafirm.com. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  19. ^ "Will We Soon Be Dancing to the Octomom? | Out Magazine". Out.com. October 8, 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  20. ^ "Michaele Salahi of 'Real Housewives' is 'missing' – 09/14/2011 | Entertainment News from". OnTheRedCarpet.com. September 14, 2011. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  21. ^ "Schon & Salahi's Love Story Turned Music Video". ETonline.com. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  22. ^ Chris Snail at the Internet Movie Database
  23. ^ Brandilym Snail at the Internet Movie Database
  24. ^ "Adult Actor Randy Spears Retires After 23 Years And Signs With DD Entertainment". I-newswire.com. March 18, 2011. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  25. ^ Chester, Jason (April 13, 2014). "A tornado's coming! David McIntosh accused of flirting with raunchy porn star behind Kelly Brook's back... as ex-girlfriend claims he cheated on her 'six times'". http://www.dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 

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