Raini Rodriguez

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Raini Rodriguez
Born (1993-07-01) July 1, 1993 (age 21)
Bryan, Texas, United States
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2006–present
Relatives Rico Rodriguez (brother)
External images
Raini Rodriguez in 2013

Raini Rodriguez (born July 1, 1993)[1] is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Trish in the series Austin & Ally and Maya Blart in the films Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. She has also appeared in an episode of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and on the Disney XD show I'm in the Band. She played Tess in the 2011 film Prom and won Best Young Television Actress at the 2013 Imagen Awards.[2]

Early life[edit]

Rodriguez was born in Bryan, Texas.[3] She is the older sister of actor Rico Rodriguez.[1] She has two other brothers, Ray and Roy Jr.[4] Her parents, Diane and Roy Rodriguez, own a business called Rodriguez Tire Service.[5] She is of Mexican descent.[6]

Raini was discovered at an IMTA showcase, 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 11 years old. Her mother agreed. Raini and her brother Rico moved to Los Angeles with their mother, while their father stayed in Texas to run the tire shop.[4] Their mother home-schooled them to support their careers.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Parker Kid on Playground #2
2008 Babysitters Beware Marco's Sister #1
2009 Paul Blart: Mall Cop Maya Blart
2009 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Voice
2009 Slice of Water Maggie Blumsfeld
2009 Gordita Teenage Tatiana
2011 Prom Tess
2012 Girl in Progress Tavita
2014 When Marnie Was There Nobuko Kadoya (English voice)
2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Maya Blart

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Huff Denise Episode: "Black Shadows"
2007 Handy Manny Isabel Montoya Voice
Episode:"Lost and Found"
2007 Family of the Year Maria Episode: "Pilot"
2007 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Betsy Episode: "Sleepover Suite"
2010 I'm in the Band Arlene Roca 2 episodes
2011–present Austin & Ally Trish Disney Channel Original Series
2011 True Jackson, VP Nina Episode: "True Mall"
2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Herself (Season 20, episode 46)
2015 Growin Up and Down Jackie

Discography[edit]

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 ("Living Your Dreams") No

Videography[edit]

Year Title Director
2012 "Living Your Dreams" Unknown

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
2010 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress Paul Blart: Mall Cop Nominated
2013 Imagen Awards Best Young Actress/Television Austin & Ally Won
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Pending

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Austin & Ally - Cast - Raini Rodriguez "Trish"". Disney Channel Medianet. Archived from the original on November 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/08/17/bless-me-ultima-castle-honored-at-imagen-awards/
  3. ^ 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. 
  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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