Michelle Rodriguez got her breakout in 2000 after starring in Girlfight
as a troubled boxer.
The role won Michelle an Independent Spirit Award
and a Gotham Award, and the following year she cemented her work as one of the best action actresses with a starring role in The Fast and the Furious
and Resident Evil.
She later starred in cult teen drama Blue Crush
and the action film S.W.A.T
before joining the Emmy award-winning drama Lost
as a main character for a season.
ZAC AND MICHELLE'S HOLIDAY ROMANCE HEATS UP
She became a guest star for the remainder of the show, and returned to the Fast and Furious franchise in 2009.
Michelle has spoken openly of her typecasting
as the tough tomboy character, saying at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con: "I am here to entertain people and make a statement about female empowerment and strength and that’s what I’ve done for the last 10 years."
The 36-year-old has also been very open with her sexuality, and has recently hit headlines for high-profile relationships with model Cara Delevingne
and actor Zac Efron.