Jai Rodriguez (born June 22, 1979) is an American actor and musician best known as the culture guide on the Bravo network's Emmy-winning American reality television program Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. He has also co-authored a book with the other Queer Eye hosts. Rodriguez starred as Geoffrey in the ABC sitcom Malibu Country from 2012 to 2013.
Rodriguez is of Puerto Rican and Italian descent, and was born David Jai Rodriguez in Brentwood, New York. He performed with gospel choirs from the age of eleven, and studied musical theater at the Boces Cultural Art Center in Syosset, NY (now called Long Island High School for the Arts). He also attended Smithtown Christian School and Smithtown High School (Now Smithtown West) where he performed in various plays. He currently lives in Los Angeles, where he is pursuing his music and acting career full-time.
Rodriguez is a stage actor and singer best known for his roles in the Toronto cast of Broadway stage musical Rent, as Angel, and the Off-Broadway musical Zanna, Don't!, as Zanna. He has also acted in several plays, including Spinning into Butter at the Lincoln Center. In 2005, he created and performed his own one night stage show, "Jai Rodriguez: xPosed." xPosed told the story of Rodriguez's life and struggle to come out to his religious family, and of his career on stage and in Queer Eye. His Queer Eye co-stars Ted Allen and Carson Kressley appeared as themselves...
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