WASHINGTON D.C.  – Gina Rodriguez will receive the “CinemaCon® Female Star of Tomorrow Award,” it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) will be held April 11-14, 2016 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Rodriguez will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony taking place on the evening of Thursday, April 14, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, hosted by the Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon.

“Already a Golden Globe winner for her portrayal of Jane on ‘Jane The Virgin,’ Rodriguez is set to become one of most sought after actresses in Hollywood as she continues to earn rave reviews for her performances on both the small and big screen,” noted Neuhauser. “A formidable talent and an actress who is truly on the rise we could not be more thrilled to be able to honor her as this year’s “CinemaCon Female Star of Tomorrow.”

Rodriguez can be seen later this year when she stars in “Deepwater Horizon,” releasing on September 30, 2016. On April 20, 2010, the world’s largest man-made disaster occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Directed by Peter Berg, this story honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone’s lives forever. “Deepwater Horizon,” is a Summit Entertainment and Participant Media present a di Bonoventura Pictures production, a Closest to the Hole / Leverage Entertainment production, Peter Berg film. The screenplay was written by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Matthew Sand from a screen story by Matthew Sand. In addition to Rodriguez, the film stars Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Dylan O’Brien and Kate Hudson.

Rodriguez began performing at the age of seven with the salsa dance company Fantasia Juvenil before being accepted at the age of 16 into Columbia University NY-Theatrical Collaboration. After falling in love with New York, Rodriguez was accepted into NYU’s Tisch School of Arts and had four years of intense theatre training at both the Atlantic Theatre Company and Experimental Theatre Wing landing roles on the stage in works such as “Casa Blue: The Last Moments in the Life of Frida Kahlo,”. Following graduation Rodriguez booked her first lead role in the feature film “Tiny Dancer,” before breaking out with her performance as the titular character in “Filly Brown.”  Rodriguez can currently be seen playing the title role on the CW series “Jane The Virgin,” and will begin production this summer on “Annihilation” starring alongside Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tessa Thompson.


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Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.
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