Génesis Rodríguez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rodríguez and the second or maternal family name is Pérez.
Génesis Rodríguez
Born Génesis Rodríguez Pérez
(1987-07-29) July 29, 1987 (age 27)
Miami, Florida, U.S
Other names Genny
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994; 2004–present

Génesis "Genny" Rodríguez Pérez (born July 29, 1987) is an American actress. She is known for her leading roles in Telemundo telenovelas such as Prisionera, Dame Chocolate and Doña Bárbara. She also played Becky Ferrer on Days of our Lives, and has starred in the films Man on a Ledge, Casa de Mi Padre, What to Expect When You're Expecting, and The Last Stand. She voiced Honey Lemon in the 2014 animated film Big Hero 6.

Life and career[edit]

Rodríguez was born July 29, 1987 in Miami, Florida. Her mother, Carolina Pérez, is a Cuban model, and 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. Rodríguez has two half-sisters through her father (who are also 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, Florida, taking summer classes at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film institutes. 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, locally and nationally.

When Rodríguez's parents observed her determination for the craft, they enrolled her in more intense training programs. She went to New York and enrolled in summer classes at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institutes. She also 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, Rodriquez 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, Rodríguez 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.

In 2004, Rodriguez (then 16 years old) was involved in an underage sex scandal with her Prisionera co-star Mauricio Islas, who was then 30 years old and married to his wife of three years. The case was settled out of court, allowing Islas to avoid jail time, with Rodriguez being awarded millions of dollars in a large payout from Telemundo.


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Prisionera Guadalupe Santos (young) / Libertad Salvatierra Starring role
2006–07 Dame Chocolate Rosita Amado / Violeta Hurtado Starring role
2008–09 Doña Bárbara Marisela Barquero / Young Bárbara Guaimarán Starring role
Entourage Sarah Episodes: "Stunted" (7.1), "Dramedy" (7.3), "Out with a Bang" (8.2)
2012 Man on a Ledge Angie Theatrical film debut
2012 Casa de Mi Padre Sonia Starring role
2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting Courtney
2013 The Last Stand FBI Agent Ellen Richards Supporting role
2013 Identity Thief Marisol Supporting role
2013 Hours Abigail
2014 Tusk Allison
2014 Run All Night Gabrielle
2014 Big Hero 6 Honey Lemon Voice role
2015 Yoga Hosers TBA Filming


  1. ^ "Chisme, chisme: Génesis Rodríguez, la nueva latina en Hollywood". Vivelohoy.com. 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  2. ^ "La hija de El Puma da el salto a Hollywood-Gente-El Periódico". Elperiodico.com. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  3. ^ [1] Telemundo: Génesis Rodriguez. Retrieved November 28, 2011, to 23:20 pm.

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