Adam Rodriguez is one of those stars who seems to be everywhere but despite the fame lives a pretty low-key life out of the spotlight. From CSI: Miami to Magic Mike to Criminal Minds, Rodriguez has had some major roles and gained millions of fans along the way, all while remaining down-to-earth and one of the most charming and relatable stars out there. While he didn’t intend to go into acting at first, it is undeniable that the profession has definitely treated him well! Here are 8 things you didn’t know about Adam Rodriguez:
8. Before Fame
Adam Rodriguez is one of those stars who didn’t intend to have a career in the entertainment industry. From a young age he took an interest in baseball and had dreams of going pro before a vertebrae injury ended those dreams. He was a very good student but said he had “no interest” in going to college and actually looked into joining the military as an Air-Force pilot but was denied because of his bad eyesight. Over the years he had several odd jobs before becoming a popular actor including as a bellman, construction worker, pizza deliveryman, janitor, DJ and even became a stock broker for a period of time.
7. Early Life
Adam Michael Rodriguez was born on April 2, 1975 in Yonkers, New York, to Janet and Ramon Rodriguez. His mother worked as an airline ticket agent and his dad was an executive with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Adam and his sister Vanessa were raised in New York where the actor attended Clarkstown High School North in New City, New York where he graduated from in 1993. “I had a great life growing up. People who loved me, food, clothes. I loved my growing years. Got to see many different sides of life and know so many different people from them. Made me want to be a storyteller and believe in oneness,” he said of his childhood.
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