WASHINGTON D.C. Â â€“ Gina Rodriguez will receive the â€œCinemaConÂ®Â Female Star of Tomorrow Award,â€ it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon.Â 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 â€œCinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awardsâ€ ceremony taking place onÂ the evening of Thursday, April 14, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, hosted by the Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon.
â€œAlready a Golden Globe winner for her portrayal of Jane on â€˜Jane The Virgin,â€™ 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,â€ noted Neuhauser. â€œA 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 yearâ€™s â€œCinemaCon Female Star of Tomorrow.â€
Rodriguez can be seen later this year when she stars in â€œDeepwater Horizon,â€ releasing on September 30, 2016. On April 20, 2010, the worldâ€™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 everyoneâ€™s lives forever. â€œDeepwater Horizon,â€ 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 Oâ€™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 NYUâ€™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 â€œCasa Blue: The Last Moments in the Life of Frida Kahlo,â€. Following graduation Rodriguez booked her first lead role in the feature film â€œTiny Dancer,â€ before breaking out with her performance as the titular character in â€œFilly Brown.â€Â Rodriguez can currently be seen playing the title role on the CW series â€œJane The Virgin,â€ and will begin production this summer on â€œAnnihilationâ€ starring alongside Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tessa Thompson.