Adam Rodriguez is an American-born actor well-known for his long stint playing the character Eric Delko on the internationally acclaimed police drama series CSI: Miami. In addition to his acting career, Rodriguez has also scored a few behind-the-scene roles as director and screenwriter. In 2016, the talented actor joined the main 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 employee of an airline company while his father Ramon Rodríguez was a high-level business executive. Adam Rodriguez is Hispanic; his father is half-Cuban and half-Peurto 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 baseballer, however, his dreams were truncated due to a spine injury he incurred as a teenager.
Having lost the chance of pursuing a sports career, Rodriguez eventually switched his interest to acting. He started with stage performances in children’s theatre while also taking acting classes in his home city of New York. While at it, he also worked as a stockbroker to pay his bills. At age 19, he made the life-changing decision to go fulltime into acting, a decision which has paid off immensely.
Adam Rodriguez gave his first shot at professional acting as a film extra in the 90s hit series The X-Files. Through the late 90s, he went on to feature in a few episodes on other TV series like 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 landed his career breakthrough as part of the main cast of the CBS hit series CSI: Miami, which was first aired in 2002. The talented actor starred in the role of Eric Delko throughout the 10-season run of the show. He also took on writer and director duties on a few episodes of the series. In 2011, he received the ALMA Award for his brilliant portrayal of Eric Delko on CSI: Miami.
Rodriguez has also recorded recurring roles in several other series such as Ugly Betty (2009-10), Empire (2015), The Night Shift (2015) and Jane the Virgin (2015). In 2016, Rodriguez landed another major TV role as agent Luke Alvez in the long-running police procedural crime series Criminal Minds (2016-present).
Indeed, Adam Rodriguez has enjoyed an impressive acting career on the small screen. He has also scored several notable performances on the big screen. He has featured in films such as Love & Debate (2006), Unknown (2006) and in the action thriller Take (2007). The talented actor starred opposite Taraji P. Henson in Tyler Perry‘s romantic musical comedy film I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009).
In 2010, Adam Rodriguez landed his first lead role in the romantic comedy film Let the Game Begin which also featured Diora Baird. He scored yet another lead in the crime-drama Caught in the Crossfire (2010) alongside 50 Cent and Richard T. Jones.
In 2012, Rodriguez starred in the high-profile comedy-drama film Magic Mike alongside Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey. In 2014, he appeared in the romantic comedy film About Last Night alongside Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, and Michael Ealy. He also reprised his Magic Mike role in the film’s 2015 sequel Magic Mike XXL.
Thanks to his charming looks, 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) as well as 50 Cent’s Many Men (2009).
His Wife, Daughter
Adam Rodriguez is currently married to a gorgeous model named Grace Gail. After a long period of dating, the couple tied the knot on May 2, 2016, in a romantic ceremony held in Tuscany, Italy. The couple has 2 children together. Two years before they got married, the couple had their first child, a daughter named Frankie Elle Rodriguez (born in 2014). The couple welcomed their second child, another daughter in January 2017.
Before he eventually settled down, Adam Rodriguez had been linked to several other gorgeous women. However, the Latino-born hunk had always been prudent to keep all his relationships under wraps.
Rodriguez had a 3-year relationship with Canadian R&B singer Melanie Fiona. Their romance started in 2009 after Rodriguez appeared in the singer’s Grammy-nominated hit “It Kills Me”. However, the couple were never spotted together at any events or even photographed in public. Adam Rodriguez was also rumored to have been in a relationship with the renowned visual artist and creative director Ciarra Pardo as well as the late American actress/model Alexandra Cheron.
Body Measurements and Height
The movie star stands at 6 feet or 183 cm in height, with a chest measurement of 45 inches or 144 cm, his biceps are 16 inches or 41 cm, while his waist is 33 inches or 84 cm. All these are contained in a body weight of 86kg or 190 lbs.