Elizabeth Rodriguez

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Elizabeth Rodriguez
Elizabeth Rodriquez.jpg
Rodriguez in July 2011
Born 1980/1981 (age 33–34)[1]
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress

Elizabeth Rodriguez[2] is an American actress, a Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle winner for her role on Broadway in Stephen Adly Guirgis's "The Motherf*cker with the Hat", and a member of NYC's acclaimed Labyrinth Theater Company. She was nominated for an IMAGEN Award for her role in the feature film "Tio Papi", co-starred as Gina Calabrese in Michael Mann's feature film "Miami Vice", played the role of Carmen Morales on All My Children (2008–2009),[3] had a series regular role on the TV series Prime Suspect (2011),[4] and currently plays Paz Valdes on the Starz television series Power; Special Agent Chavez on the NBC television series Grimm; and Aleida Diaz on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. Rodriguez and her cast mates won the 2015 SAG Award for Best Ensemble in a Comedy for "Orange is the New Black".



Year Title Role Notes
1994 Fresh Consuela
1995 Dead Presidents Marisol
1997 I Think I Do Celia
1998 Return to Paradise Gaby
2001 Acts of Worship Jan
2001 Blow Martha Oliveras
2005 Four Lane Highway Sasha
2006 Miami Vice Gina Calabrese
2007 Tracks of Color Sonia Martinez Short film
2007 On Bloody Sunday Older Isabelle
2008 Line in the Sand, AA Line in the Sand Martel
2010 Pound of Flesh Sgt. Rebecca Ferraro
2011 All Things Fall Apart Mrs. Lopez
2013 Side Effects Pharmacist
2013 Tio Papi Cheeky
2013 Glass Chin Rita Sierra
2014 The Drop Detective Romsey


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Lifestories: Families in Crisis Erika Episode: "POWER: The Eddie Matos Story"
1994 Law & Order Elvira Juarez Episode: "Old Friends"
1994–1995 New York Undercover Gina Recurring role (5 episodes)
1995 New York News Tanya Episodes: "Thin Line", "Broadway Joe"
1995 Inflammable Tanya Santos TV film
1995 Law & Order Caridad Montero Episode: "Rebels"
1995 NYPD Blue Amalia Lopez Episode: "UnAmerican Graffiti"
1997 Oz Maritza Alvarez Episodes: "God's Chillin'", "Capital P"
1998 Trinity Del Bianco Episodes: "In Loco Parentis", "Hang Man Down"
1999 ER Nurse Sandra Episode: "Great Expectations"
2000 ER Nurse Sandra Episode: "The Greatest of Gifts"
2000 NYPD Blue Anita Rios Episode: "Bats Off to Larry"
2001 Just Shoot Me! Maria Episode: "Finch and the Fighter"
2001 Six Feet Under Sylvie Episode: "Familia"
2001 ER Nurse Sandra Episode: "I'll Be Home for Christmas"
2002 Without Warning Selena Sanchez TV film
2002 Third Watch Sergeant Chris Reyes Episode: "The Chosen Few"
2002 Shield, TheThe Shield Lita Valverde Episode: "Cherrypoppers"
2003 Shield, TheThe Shield Lita Valverde Episode: "The Quick Fix"
2008–2009 All My Children Carmen Morales Recurring role (56 episodes)
2009 Law & Order Isabel Alvarez Episode: "Boy Gone Astray"
2009 FlashForward Ingrid Alvarez Episode: "Playing Cards with Coyote"
2010 Cold Case Gina Lopresi Episode: "Bombers"
2011–2012 Prime Suspect Det. Carolina Rivera Recurring role (5 episodes)
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Carmen Vasquez Episode: "Home Invasions"
2013-2015 Orange Is the New Black Aleida Diaz Recurring role (25 episodes)
2014-2015 Power Paz Valdes Recurring role (4 episodes)
2014 Grimm Special Agent Chavez Recurring role (3 episodes)


Title Role Notes
Robbers by Lyle Kessler Cleo American Place Theatre

Directed by Marshall Mason

Last Days of Judas Iscariot, TheThe Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis Saint Monica Joseph Papp Public Theater / Martinson Hall

Directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman

Beauty of the Father by Nilo Cruz Marina New York City Center - Stage II

Directed by Michael Greif

View From 151st Street, AA View From 151st Street by Bob Glaudini Irene Joseph Papp Public Theater / LuEsther Hall

Directed by Peter DuBois

Unconditional by Brett C. Leonard Jessica Joseph Papp Public Theater / LuEsther Hall

Directed by Mark Wing-Davey

Motherf*cker With the Hat, TheThe Motherf*cker With the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis Veronica Broadway

Tony Award nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award winner - Best Featured Actress Theatre World Award winner - Best Ensemble Cast (Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra, Yul Vazquez) Directed by Anna D. Shapiro

"Roger and Vanessa" by Brett C. Leonard Vanessa Actors' Gang Theatre, Los Angeles

Directed by Silas Weir Mitchell

"Den of Thieves" by Stephen Adly Guirgis Buchi Black Dahlia Theater, Los Angeles

Directed by Matt Shakman

"Unorganized Crime" by Kenny D'Aquila Rosie Elephant Theater, Los Angeles

Ovation Award nomination - Best Actress Directed by David Fofi


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