Elizabeth Rodriguez is an American actress, best known for her role as Aleida Diaz in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black.
After graduation from Lehman College, 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 feature films including 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.
Rodriguez has since appeared in numerous shows, including a recurring role as Aleida Diaz on the Netflix Original series Orange Is The New Black. Other TV credits include roles as series regulars on both NBC's Prime Suspect, opposite Maria Bello, and ABC's All My Children, in addition to recurring roles on The Shield and ER. Other credits include Six Feet Under, FlashForward, Cold Case, Just Shoot Me, NYPD Blue and Law & Order: SVU.
Her made-for-TV movies include Inflammable and The Eddie Matos Story, written by Oscar nominated writer Jose Rivera. Some of her feature films include Return to Paradise, Four Lane Highway, Acts of Worship, Blow, All Things Fall Apart, Pound Of Flesh, Tonight at Noon, A Line in the Sand, Jack Goes Boating directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Michael Mann's Miami Vice, opposite Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx, Tio Papi, Glass Chin, and Animal Rescue with Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini.
In addition to her work on screen, Rodriguez remains extremely active in the theater. She has starred in Beauty of the Father (Manhattan Theatre Club), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (NY's Public Theater), Roger and Vanessa (Actors' Gang), Den of Thieves (Black Dahlia), Robbers (American Place Theater), A View From 151st Street (NY's Public Theater) and Unconditional (NY's Public Theater). Rodriguez is a longtime member of NY's acclaimed Labyrinth Theater Company.