Génesis Rodríguez Pérez (born July 29, 1987) is an American actress. She is known for her leading roles in Telemundo telenovelas such as Prisionera, Dame Chocolate and Doña Bárbara. She also played Becky Ferrer on Days of Our Lives, and has starred in the films Man on a Ledge, Casa de Mi Padre, What to Expect When You're Expecting, The Last Stand and Tusk, and providing the voice of Honey Lemon in Big Hero 6.
Rodríguez was born July 29, 1987 in Miami, Florida. Her mother, Carolina Pérez, is a Cuban model. Her father, José Luis Rodríguez, is a Venezuelan actor and singer who is also known by the nickname "El Puma". She speaks both English and Spanish fluently. Rodríguez has two half-sisters through her father, telenovela actresses Liliana Rodríguez and Lilibeth (Rodríguez) Morillo. When she was 2½ years old, she entered the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami. She participated in school dramatic productions and, at a very young age, decided to pursue an acting career. As a teenager, she studied acting, dance and vocal preparation.
When Rodríguez's parents observed her determination for the craft, they enrolled her in more intense training programs. She attended summer classes at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film institutes in New York and studied with well-known acting instruction programs in California...
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