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Raini Rodriguez

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Raini Rodriguez
Raini Rodriguez (cropped).jpg
Raini Rodriguez in 2010
Born (1993-07-01) July 1, 1993 (age 26)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2006–present
RelativesRico Rodriguez (brother)

Raini-Alena Rodriguez[1] (born July 1, 1993[2]) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Trish in the Disney Channel original 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.[3]

Early life

Rodriguez was born in Bryan, Texas.[4] She is the older sister of actor Rico Rodriguez.[2] She has two other brothers, Ray and Roy Jr.[5] Her parents, Diane and Roy Rodriguez, own a business called Rodriguez Tire Service.[6] She is of Mexican descent.[7]

Raini was discovered at an IMTA showcase, by Susan Osser,[8] 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.[5] Their mother home-schooled them to support their careers.[8]

On March 12, 2017, Rodriguez's father, Roy, died at age 52.[9]


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 Slice of Water Maggie Blumsfeld
2009 Gordita Teenage Tatiana
2011 Prom Tess Torres
2011 Last Chance Lloyd Tess Torres Short film
2012 Girl in Progress Tavita
2014 When Marnie Was There Nobuko Kadoya (English voice)
2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Maya Blart
2015 Bob's Broken Sleigh Wupsy Voice
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
2011–2016 Austin & Ally Trish Disney Channel Original Series
87 episodes
2011 True Jackson, VP Nina Episode: "True Mall"
2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Herself (Season 20, episode 46)
2015 Growing Up and Down Jackie Unaired TV pilot
2015 I Didn't Do It Trish Episode: "Bite Club"
2016 Mutt & Stuff Gabby Groomer Episode: "Skate Doggin'"
2017 Vampirina Creepy Caroline (voice) Episode: "The Ghoul Girls"
2018–2019 The Lion Guard Starehe (voice) 2 episodes
2018 Double Dare Herself Contestant; episode: "Team Rico vs. Team Raini"[10]
2019 Knight Squad The Witch Doctor Episode: "The Knight Stuff"
2019-2020 Bunk'd Barb 3 episodes
2019 Where's Waldo Maria (voice) Episode: "A New York Minute"
2020 The Substitute Herself Episode: "Rico & Raini Rodriguez"



As lead artist

Single Year Album
"Living Your Dreams" 2012 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!

As featured artist

Single Year Album
Glee Club MashUp
(with Austin & Ally cast)
2013 Disney Channel Play It Loud

Promotional singles

Single Year Album
"'Vive Tus Sueños ("Living Your Dreams") 2012 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!
"Double Take" 2013 Austin & Ally
"You Wish You Were Me" Disney Channel Play It Loud
"Row, Row, Row Your Boat" 2014 Austin & Ally


Year Title Director
2012 "Living Your Dreams" Unknown

Awards and nominations

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 Nominated
Imagen Awards Best Supporting Actress – Television Austin & Ally Nominated


  1. ^ "The subject's old Facebook account". Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Austin & Ally – Cast – Raini Rodriguez "Trish"". Disney Channel Medianet. Archived from the original on November 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "'Bless Me, Ultima,' 'Castle' Honored At Imagen Awards « CBS Los Angeles". 2013-08-17. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ a b "Rico Rodriguez Biography". TVguide.
  6. ^ Raini Rodriguez [@Raini_Rodriguez] (21 June 2011). "Please vote for my dad's tire shop, Rodriguez Tire Service as Best Tire Retailer in the Brazos County. Thanks!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ "Rico Rodriguez". The Hollywood Reporter. 2012-09-20. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  8. ^ a b ""what Our Mom Means To Us": Actors Raini And Rico Rodriguez Share Some Thoughts". May 8, 2011.
  9. ^ "'Modern Family' actor Rico Rodriguez mourns father's death". Fox News. March 20, 2017. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  10. ^

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