Mj Rodriguez currently stars as housemother Blanca in Ryan Murphy’s groundbreaking series Pose on FX. The series was nominated for a 2019 Emmy Award and a 2018 Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Television Series Drama, two consecutive American Film Institute Awards a Writers Guild Award and won both a Peabody Award and GLAAD Media Award in the category of Outstanding Drama Series. Rodriguez was most recently nominated for a 2019 Critics Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, she was also nominated for two Gold Derby Awards for Drama Actress and Breakthrough Performance and an MTV Movie and TV Award in the category of Breakthrough Performance for her work in Pose. The series will make a highly anticipated return to FX for its third season in summer 2020.
Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Mj made her off-Broadway debut in New World Stages’ production of RENT as Angel, before continuing onto New York City Center to star in Runaways. She recently starred in Pasadena Playhouse’s production of Little Shop of Horrors as Audrey.
In 2018 she made her Tribeca Film Festival debut starring in the indie film Saturday Church, a performance which garnered her a Tribeca Film Festival nomination for Best Actress.
Her other television credits include Nurse Jackie and Marvel’s Luke Cage.