Elizabeth Rodriguez
Elizabeth Rodriguez
Character Josefina Mercado
Season(s) S1 - S2 - S3 - S4
Date of Birth December 27, 1980
Origin New York City, New York, USA
IMDb profile

Elizabeth Rodriguez is one of the minor actors of Devious Maids, portraying the role of Josefina Mercado.


Rodriguez was born and raised in New York City to Puerto Rican parents. She graduated from Lehman College in the Bronx. After graduation from Lehman, Rodriguez studied for two years under acclaimed acting teacher Maggie Flanigan at William Esper Studios in NYC. While still at the studio she began working professionally with appearances in the feature films Fresh, Dead Presidents and I Think I Do, as well as in TV shows such as Law & Order, and recurring roles on both OZ and New York Undercover.

She has appeared in a number of stage productions, television shows and independent films. She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play and won Outer Critics Circle Award, as well as a Theatre World Award, for her role on Broadway play in Stephen Adly Guirgis's The Motherfucker with the Hat. She was nominated for an Imagen Award for her role in the feature film Tio Papi (2013), and co-starred as Gina Calabrese in Michael Mann's feature film Miami Vice (2006). From 2008 to 2009, she played the role of Carmen Morales on the ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children.

In 2011, she had a series regular role on the short-lived NBC police drama series, Prime Suspect. In 2013, Rodriguez began appearing in the recurring role of Aleida Diaz in the Netflix comedy-drama series, Orange Is the New Black. Along with the rest of the cast she received Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2015. Rodriguez also had recurring roles as Paz Valdes in the Starz drama series, Power, and as Special Agent Chavez in the NBC police procedural Grimm.

In 2015, Rodriguez was cast in the series regular role on the AMC post-apocalyptic drama Fear the Walking Dead, the companion series for The Walking Dead. In 2016, she has been cast on Devious Maids.

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