Elizabeth Rodriguez is a Manhattan born and raised native New Yorker and a graduate of Lehman College in the Bronx. After graduation from Lehman, Rodriguez studied for two years under acclaimed acting teacher Maggie Flanigan at William Esper Studios in NYC.
Elizabeth Rodriguez is a Manhattan born and raised native New Yorker and a graduate of Lehman College in the Bronx. After graduation from Lehman, Rodriguez studied for two years under acclaimed acting teacher Maggie Flanigan at William Esper Studios in NYC. While still at the studio she began working professionally with appearances in the feature films Fresh, Dead Presidents and I Think I Do, as well as in TV shows such as Law & Order, and recurring roles on both OZ and New York Undercover. Rodriguez has since appeared in numerous shows, including a recent recurring role as Aleida Diaz on the upcoming Netflix Original Series Orange Is The New Black. Other TV credits include roles as series regulars on both NBCs Prime Suspect, opposite Maria Bello, and ABCs All My Children, in addition to recurring roles on The Shield and ER. Other credits include Six Feet Under, Flash Forward, Cold Case, Just Shoot Me, NYPD Blue and Law & Order: SVU. Her made-for-TV movies include Inflammable and The Eddie Matos Story, written by Oscar nominated writer Jose Rivera. Some of her feature films include Return to Paradise, Four Lane Highway, Acts of Worship, Blow, All Things Fall Apart, Pound Of Flesh, Tonight at Noon, A Line in the Sand, Jack Goes Boating, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Michael Manns Miami Vice, opposite Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx. Upcoming films include Tio Papi, Glass Chin and Animal Rescue, with Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini. In addition to her work on screen, Rodriguez remains extremely active in the theater. She has starred in Beauty of the Father (Manhattan Theatre Club), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (NYs Public Theater), Roger and Vanessa (Actors Gang), Den of Thieves (Black Dahlia), Robbers (American Place Theater), A View From 151st Street (NYs Public Theater) and Unconditional (NYs Public Theater). Rodriguez is a longtime member of NYs acclaimed Labyrinth Theater Company.