Quick Facts of James Roday Rodriguez

  • Full NameJames Roday Rodriguez
  • Date of Birth1976 /04 /04
  • Marital StatusSingle
  • BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas
  • EthnicityCaucasian
  • ProfessionActor, Writer, and Director
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year1999
  • Eye colourBlue
  • Hair colourBrown
  • Height1.75m
  • EducationNew York University

James Roday Rodriguez is an American actor mostly known for his role as hyper-observant consultant detective and fake psychic Shawn Spencer on the USA Network series Psych. Besides, he is also a director and screenwriter.

Imagen Awards winner James started his career in 1999 and still maintained a consistent presence. Furthermore, be with us to learn some more interesting facts on James Roday Rodriguez’s bio, parents, career, awards, relationship, salary, and net worth.

More about James Roday Rodriguez

American actor James Roday Rodriguez was born on 4 April 1976 in San Antonio, Texas. His father’s name is Jaime “Jim” Rodriguez, and his mother’s name is Deborah Collins. Jaime Rodriguez, retired Air Force Master Sergeant, has Mexican ancestry and used to be the regional catering manager of Taco Cabana. Deborah Collins belongs to English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.

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Moreover, James studied at Taft High School in San Antonio. He studied theatre at New York University’s Experimental Theatre Wing and earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. His parents named him James David Rodriguez, which he changed to James Roday Rodriguez to suit his Caucasian appearance. He legally changed his name to book his first job in acting career.

Career Details

Talking about the career journey of James Roday Rodriguez, he started with theater. He portrayed the leading role in Sexual Perversity in Chicago and Extinction. His notable roles in the theater made it easy to debut on the big screens. In 1999, he played the role of Chad alongside Ryan Reyolds and Ashton Kutcher in Coming Soon.

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James played the lead role of Max in a comedy film, Repli-Kate. His career took on a successful path after portraying the character of Shawn Spencer in PsychHe is also a writer, director, and producer of the detective comedy-drama series Psych.

His Marital Status

American actor James Roday Rodriguez is possibly single. Previously, he was in a romantic relationship with Maggie Lawson. His girlfriend Lawson, an actress and appeared as Juliet O’Hara in Psych. They started seeing each other in 2006, but their relationship came to an end in 2014.

James Roday Rodriguez with his ex
James Roday Rodriguez with his ex-girlfriend, Maggie

Soon after his first break-up, James dated actress and fashion designer Mandy Moore. But their relationship couldn’t last for long and soon came to an end in 2015. Furthermore, James hasn’t disclosed much information regarding his love life.

How much is Rodriguez’s Net worth?

Rodriguez has accumulated a decent fortune from his successful career as an actor, writer, and director. However, he hasn’t disclosed his actual annual earning to the tabloids.

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On the other hand, James Roday Rodriguez’s net worth is estimated to $10 million. He is currently playing the role of Gary Mendez in A Million Little Things which adds up more earning to his bank account. Ryan Reyolds, Ashton Kutcher, and Frank Harts are some other famous names in the entertainment field.

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