Gina Rodriguez was born in Chicago, Illinois, into a working class Puerto Rican family. Growing up, Rodriguez wanted to become an actress, and went to NYU to pursue her dreams. Rodriguez had her breakthrough as the star of Jane the Virgin, and since then she has been in movies like Deepwater Horizon and Ferdinand.
During her life, Rodriguez has struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts. She has experienced depression since she was 16, and has has periods where pressure led her to contemplate suicide. Rodriguez has been able to overcome her struggles though, and has still become a great actress.
Rodriguez has been open about her struggles, opening up on social media and in interviews. She has helped destigmatize mental health and show that everyone has tough moments. She is a great inspiration to everyone, especially those in the Latine community, and has shown that you can overcome mental health challenges.