Adam Rodriguez is an American-born actor known for his long stint as Eric Delko in the internationally acclaimed police drama series CSI: Miami. In addition to his acting career, Rodriguez has also cast several behind-the-scenes roles as director and screenwriter. In 2016, the talented actor joined the lead cast of another long-running police drama, Criminal Minds, replacing Shemar Moore in the role of agent Luke Alvez.
Adam Rodriguez Biography
Adam Michael Rodriguez was born on April 2, 1975, in New York City. His mother Janet worked as an airline employee, while his father Ramon Rodríguez was a high-level businessman. Adam Rodriguez is Hispanic; his father is half Cuban and half Puerto Rican, while his mother is of Puerto Rican descent.
The young Rodriguez completed his high school education in 1993 at Clarkstown High School North in Clarkstown, Rockland County, New York. He had dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but his dreams were shattered by a spinal injury he sustained as a teenager.
After missing the chance to pursue a sports career, Rodriguez finally shifted his interest to acting. He began with stage appearances in children’s theater and took acting lessons in his hometown New York at the same time. During this time he also worked as a stockbroker to pay his bills. At the age of 19, he made the life-changing decision to switch to acting full-time, a decision that paid off immensely.
Adam Rodriguez gave his first chance at professional acting as a film extra in the hit series The X-Files from the 1990s. In the late 1990s, he then starred in several episodes of other television series such as Brooklyn South, Law & Order, Felicity, and NYPD Blue. In the early 2000s, he played recurring roles in All Souls (2001), Resurrection Blvd. (2001-02) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2002).
In 2002, Adam Rodriguez made his career breakthrough as part of the main cast of the CBS hit series CSI: Miami, which first aired in 2002. The talented actor played the role of Eric Delko for the entire tenth season of the series. In some episodes of the series he also took on writing and directing roles. In 2011 he received the ALMA award for his brilliant performance of Eric Delko on CSI: Miami.
Rodriguez has also taken recurring roles in several other series, including Ugly Betty (2009-10), Empire (2015), The Night Shift (2015), and Jane the Virgin (2015). In 2016 Rodriguez was given another major television role as Agent Luke Alvez in the long-running police procedural crime series Criminal Minds (since 2016).
Adam Rodriguez has indeed enjoyed an impressive acting career on the small screen. He has also achieved several remarkable performances on the big screen. He has appeared in films such as Love & Debate (2006), Unknown (2006), and the action-thriller Take (2007). The talented actor played the leading role opposite Taraji P. Henson in Tyler Perry’s romantic musical comedy I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009).
In 2010, Adam Rodriguez received his first leading role in the romantic comedy Let the Game Begin, which also starred Diora Baird. He was given another leading role in the crime drama Caught in the Crossfire (2010) alongside 50 Cent and Richard T. Jones.
In 2012 Rodriguez starred in the highly acclaimed comedy-drama movie Magic Mike alongside Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey. In 2014 he appeared in the romantic comedy About Last Night alongside Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, and Michael Ealy. He also resumed his role as Magic Mike in the 2015 sequel to the movie Magic Mike XXL.
Thanks to his charming appearance, Adam Rodriguez has also appeared in the music videos of several hit songs such as Jennifer Lopez’s If You Had My Love (1999), Lionel Richie’s I Call It Love (2006), and 50 Cent’s Many Men (2009).
Adam Rodriguez Wife, Daughter
Adam Rodriguez is currently married to a gorgeous model named Grace Gail. After a long period of dating, the couple sealed the marriage on May 2, 2016, in a romantic ceremony in Tuscany, Italy. The couple has 2 children together. Two years before their marriage, the couple had their first child, a daughter named Frankie Elle Rodriguez (born 2014). In January 2017 the couple welcomed their second child, another daughter.
Before he finally settled down, Adam Rodriguez had been associated with several other gorgeous women. However, the Latino-born man had always been careful to keep all his relationships secret.
Rodriguez had a 3-year relationship with Canadian R&B singer Melanie Fiona. Their romance began in 2009 after Rodriguez appeared in the singer’s Grammy-nominated hit “It Kills Me”. However, the couple has never been seen together at any event or even photographed in public. Rumor has it that Adam Rodriguez was also in a relationship with renowned visual artist and creative director Ciarra Pardo and the late American actress/model Alexandra Cheron.
Body Measurements and Height
The movie star stands at 6 feet or 183 cm high, with a chest circumference of 45 inches or 144 cm, his biceps are 16 inches or 41 cm tall, while his waist is 33 inches or 84 cm tall. All this is contained in body weight of 86 kg or 190 lbs.