Raini Rodriguez

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Raini Rodriguez
Born (1993-07-01) July 1, 1993 (age 21)[1]
Bryan, Texas, U.S.[2]
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2006-present
Relatives Rico Rodriguez (brother)
External images
Raini Rodriguez in 2012

Raini Rodriguez (born July 1, 1993)[1] is an American actress and singer who is best known for her role as Trish in the television show Austin & Ally and as Maya Blart in the movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop. She has also appeared in an episode of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as Betsy, and on the Disney XD show I'm in the Band as Annoying Arlene. She played Tess in the 2011 film Prom. Raini also won the award of best young television actress at the 2013 Imagen Awards.[3]

Rodriguez was born in Bryan, Texas. Her parents are Diane and Roy Rodriguez, who own a Rodriguez Tire business.[2] She is the older sister of actor Rico Rodriguez.[1] She has two other brothers, Ray and Roy Jr.[4]

Life and career[edit]

Early Life and Start of Career[edit]

Raini Alena Rodriguez was born on July 1, 1993 in Bryan, Texas. Her parents, Diane and Roy Rodriguez, own a business called Rodriguez Tire Service.[5]

As a young girl, Rodriguez enjoyed acting. One day, at an IMTA showcase, Raini was discovered by Susan Osser,[6] a Californian talent agent. After viewing Raini's performance, Osser suggested to Raini's mother if Osser could become Raini's manager and to come to California to give Raini a year for career opportunities. At the time, Raini was eleven years old. Her mother agreed to Osser's proposal. Raini (alongside with Rico, her little brother, who also was signed a talent manager) moved to Los Angeles. Diane accompanied them temporarily while Roy stayed in Bryan to run the tire shop.[4] Their mother even home-schooled them to support their blooming career.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Acting
Year Film/Series Role Other notes
2006 Huff Denise "Black Shadows" (Season 2, episode 12)
2007 Handy Manny Isabel Montoya "Lost and Found"; voice role
Family of the Year Maria "Pilot" (Season 1, episode 1)
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Betsy "Sleepover Suite" (Season 3, episode 7)
Parker Kid on Playground #2
2008 Babysitters Beware Marco's Sister #1
2009 Paul Blart: Mall Cop Maya Blart Supporting role
Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience ADR voice
Slice of Water Maggie Blumsfeld
Gordita Teenage Tatiana
2010 I'm in the Band Arlene Roca 2 episodes
2011–present Austin & Ally Trish[1] Main role; Disney Channel Original Series
2011 True Jackson, VP Nina "True Mall" (Season 2, episode 31)
Prom Tess
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Herself (Season 20, episode 46)
2012 Girl in Progress Tavita
2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Maya Blart Filming

Discography[edit]

Songs
Year Single Album Single
2012 Living Your Dreams From "Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!" Yes
2012 Vive Tus Sueños (Spanish edition: "Living Your Dreams") From "Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!" No

Videography[edit]

Videos
Year Title Director
2012 Living Your Dreams (From "Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!") Unknown

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