Raini Rodriguez

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Raini Rodriguez
Born (1993-07-01) July 1, 1993 (age 21)[1]
Bryan, Texas, U.S.[2]
Nationality American
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 portrayed the character 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]


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] She is of Mexican American descent.[6]

As a young girl, Rodriguez enjoyed acting. One day, at an IMTA showcase, Raini was discovered by Susan Osser,[7] a California talent agent. After viewing Raini's performance, Osser suggested to Raini's mother that Osser should become Raini's manager and 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 (with Rico, her little brother, who also signed with a talent manager) moved to Los Angeles. Diane accompanied them temporarily while Roy stayed in Bryan to run the tire shop.[4] Their mother home-schooled them to support their careers.[7]


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
Growin Up and Down Jackie


Year Single Album Single
2014 Row, Row, Row your Boat From "Austin & Ally" No
2013 Double Take No
You Wish You Were Me No
2012 Living Your Dreams From "Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!" Yes
Vive Tus Sueños (Spanish edition: "Living Your Dreams") No


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


  1. ^ a b c d "Austin & Ally - Cast - Raini Rodriguez "Trish"". Disney Channel Medianet. Archived from the original on November 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Hernandez, Selena (February 18, 2009). "Young Bryan siblings are finding success in Hollywood". The Eagle - Bryan-College Station, Texas. Archived from the original on November 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/08/17/bless-me-ultima-castle-honored-at-imagen-awards/
  4. ^ a b "Rico Rodriguez Biography". TVguide. 
  5. ^ Rodriguez, Raini. "Twitter/Raini_Rodriguez: Please vote for my dad's tire shop, Rodriguez Tire Service as Best Tire Retailer in the Brazos County. Thanks!". Twitter. 
  6. ^ "Rico Rodriguez". The Hollywood Reporter. 2012-09-20. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  7. ^ a b ""what Our Mom Means To Us": Actors Raini And Rico Rodriguez Share Some Thoughts". May 8, 2011. 

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