American actress Elizabeth Rodriguez works primarily in television, where she specializes in playing strong and often intense women. A teenage Rodriguez made her film debut in 1994 with a small supporting role in the inner city drama "Fresh," starring Giancarlo Esposito and Samuel L. Jackson. This was followed by larger roles in Albert and Allen Hughes' similarly-themed crime thriller "Dead Presidents" and the gay-friendly romantic comedy "I Think I Do," but Rodriguez scored more and bigger roles on television than on the big screen. Beginning in 1994, she played a recurring character on the police drama "New York Undercover." In 1999, she joined the cast of the long-running medical drama "ER" as Nurse Sandra. In 2008, Rodriguez landed her highest profile role so far on the popular soap opera "All My Children," where she played the fiery Carmen "Sugar" Morales. In 2011, she joined the cast of "Prime Suspect," an American adaptation of the popular British police procedural about a rough-edged female detective. Along with a number of guest appearances on popular television series including "The Shield," "Law & Order" and "NYPD Blue," Rodriguez continued her film career with supporting roles in films ranging from Philip Seymour Hoffman's comedy-drama "Jack Goes Boating" to Tamar Simon Hoffs' crime thriller "Pound of Flesh."
Cast (Feature Film)
Made acting debut on TV movie "Blanco"
First feature film role as Consuela in "Fresh," starring Giancarlo Esposito and Samuel L. Jackson
Played undercover agent Gina on "New York Undercover"
Played several small parts on "Law & Order"
Appeared on two separate episodes of "NYPD Blue"
Appeared as Marisol in the Hughes Brothers' "Dead Presidents"
Cast as Celia in romantic comedy "I Think I Do"
Played Nurse Sandra on several episodes of "ER"
Appeared as Lita Valverde on "The Shield"
Cast as Carmen 'Sugar' Morales on soap opera "All My Children"
Appeared in Philip Seymour Hoffman's "Jack Goes Boating"
Appeared as Sgt. Rebecca Ferraro in Tamar Hoffs' "Pound of Flesh"
Appeared as Det. Carolina Rivera on "Prime Suspect"
Played Aleida on Netflix series "Orange is the New Black"
Appeared as Paz on "Power"
Played Agent Chavez on "Grimm"
Cast as Liza Ortiz on "The Walking Dead" spinoff "Fear the Walking Dead"
Had a small but significant role in James Mangold's Wolverine sequel "Logan"
Co-starred in post-military drama "11:55"