Ever meet someone and right away you know that you've come across a truly magical person? That's what it was like when I met today's #wcw
Gina Rodriguez (@hereisgina
) and her dad after the Golden Globes one year. Her smile is electric, her talent endless, and she's a Chicago lady that loves her pops... my kinda girl.
Named the “Next Big Thing” and one of the “Top 35 Latinos Under 35,” by The Hollywood Reporter, Gina continues to be noticed for her incredible acting ability, philanthropy, producing, and Movement Mondays.
Rodriguez can currently be seen playing the title role on the CW series “Jane the Virgin,” which is in its third season. It is for her work on the show that Rodriguez won the Golden Globe for “Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy” in 2015. Next, she will lend her voice to Sony’s animated film The Star, and to Twentieth Century Fox’s animated film Ferdinand.
In Addition to acting, Rodriguez is a leader in supporting and empowering women and diversity. This passion led Rodriguez to create, with her production company, I Can & I Will Productions, the first annual Marie Claire’s Young Women’s Honors. @youngwomenshonors
is a global platform that discovers, honors and celebrates women who demonstrate confidence, intelligence and leadership, that will inspire others to follow.
Currently, Gina is working on a book being published by Simon & Schuster encompassing all of the lessons she has learned from her father, Genaro Rodriguez. The book titled, “I Can And I Will: Tools My Daddy Gave Me,” is expected to be released in 2018.