Rodríguez was born July 29, 1987 in Miami, Florida. Her mother, Carolina Pérez, is a Cuban model, and her father José Luis Rodríguez, is a Venezuelan actor and singer who is also known by the nickname “El Puma”. She speaks both English and Spanish fluently. Rodriguez has two half-sisters, Liliana Rodríguez Morillo and Lilibeth Rodríguez Morillo. When she was just 2½ years old, she entered the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami, Florida, taking summer classes at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film institutes. She participated in school dramatic productions and, at a very young age, decided to pursue an acting career. As a teenager, she studied acting, dance and vocal preparation, locally and nationally. When Rodriguez’ parents observed her determination for the craft, they enrolled her in more intense training programs. She went to New York and enrolled in summer classes at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institutes. She also studied with well-known acting instruction programs in California. Upon returning to Miami, she continued private instruction and obtained a recurring role on the American daytime series “Days of our Lives” from November 2005 through January 2006. She was also a repeat special guest on the Bravo TV series “Top Chef.” In addition to American television, Rodriquez explored Spanish language roles and played dual leads as Rosita Amado and Violeta Hurtado in the daytime series “Dame Chocolate”, which aired on Telemundo.