Maui Taylor Filmography
Maui Taylor Filmography
|Born||Nona Marvisa Gaye
(1974-09-04) September 4, 1974 
|Occupation||Singer, fashion model, actress|
|Known for||Zee in The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
|Family||Marvin Gaye (father)
Janis Hunter (mother)
Slim Gaillard (grandfather)
Frankie Gaye (uncle)
Nona Marvisa Gaye (born September 4, 1974) is an American singer, former fashion model, and actress. The daughter of late soul music legend Marvin Gaye and granddaughter of jazz great Slim Gaillard, she began her career as a vocalist in the early 1990s. As an actress, she is best known for her portrayal of Zee in the 2003 science fiction films, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.
Gaye was born in Washington, D.C., the only daughter of singer Marvin Gaye, and his wife, Janis Gaye. She is Marvin’s second child – her brother Marvin III (sometimes referred to as Marvin Gaye, Jr.) was from Gaye’s first marriage, while her younger brother, Frankie, was born within a year after her. As a baby, Nona was brought out on stage by her father during a concert. At eight, she formally introduced her father on Soul Train during a tribute episode to the singer.
Gaye released her first album, Love for the Future, on Atlantic Records in 1992, a month after her 18th birthday. The album featured the top 20 hit “I’m Overjoyed” as well as “The Things That We All Do For Love”. The following year, Gaye was named one of People Magazine‘s 50 Most Beautiful People. She signed to Ford Modeling Agency in 1994, and became the new face of Armani.
For three years, Gaye both collaborated with and dated singer-songwriter Prince. During this time, she recorded at least four songs with him. A duet, “1000 Hugs and Kisses” and solo track, “Snowman” are currently unreleased, but have made their way into circulation amongst fans. Another duet, “Love Sign“, was released on the 1-800-NEW-FUNK compilation album in 1994, along with another track with no Prince contribution, “A Woman’s Gotta Have It”. Gaye provided backing vocals on “We March” for Prince’s 1995 album, The Gold Experience, and on the title track to the Girl 6 soundtrack, released in 1996. Gaye has candidly admitted that during this time she had a long personal battle with drug abuse, which she successfully kicked in 1996.
In addition to these projects, she starred in a Prince-produced European TV special called The Beautiful Experience, consisting of a loose storyline to promote new material from Prince (most of which would be released at some point over the next few years).
Gaye appeared alongside other artists to re-record and release her father’s single “What’s Going On” for AIDS research in 2001. That same year, she began her acting career, debuting in Michael Mann‘s Ali. In 2002, she replaced Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash shortly after the filming of The Matrix sequels began, for the role of Zee, the wife of Harold Perrineau‘s character Link.
In July 2006, Gaye was added to the cast of Law & Order: Criminal Intent as a replacement for Courtney B. Vance as the new Assistant District Attorney. However, just as the series began production for its sixth season, she left the show, citing “creative differences”. Gaye was replaced by Theresa Randle, who left after filming only two shows.
In 2008, three previously recorded tracks by Gaye appeared for sale at AmieStreet.com in EP form. The EP was entitled Language of Love and contains the tracks “Quarter To Three” and “Midas Lover”, along with the title track.
|2003||The Matrix Reloaded||Zee|
|2003||The Matrix Revolutions|
|2004||The Polar Express||Hero Girl (voice)|
|2005||XXX: State of the Union||Lola Jackson|
|2005||The Gospel||Charlene Taylor Frank|
|2009||Blood and Bone||Tamara||Direct to video|
|2004||The Polar Express||Hero Girl|
|2005||The Matrix Online||Zee|
|2005||The Matrix: Path of Neo||Archive footage only|
2016 SHE’S OUT OF HIS MIND JUDY
2016 SLEEPING WITH THE LION CORAL
2011 TILL YOU GET TO BARABOO JUDY
2010 THE GLADES (TV SERIES) STEPHANIE CHAPMAN
2010 ABELAR: TALES OF AN ANCIENT EMPIRE QUEEN MA’AT
2010 ONLY IN L.A. (VIDEO) JULES
2009 DOWN FOR LIFE MISS HARDWICKE
2009 THE MAGNIFICENT COOLEY-T SAMMY
2009 TRAUMA (TV SERIES) STEPHANIE
2009 ALINES ON CRACK POOTY
2008 THE NANNY EXPRESS PAM
2007-80 LIFE (TV SERIES) JENNIFER CONOVER
2008 THE GOLD LUNCH DANA
2008 MAD MEN (TV SERIES) JUANITA CARSON
2008 THE BUTLERS IN LOVE (SHORT) ELEANOR
2008 APRIL FOOL’S DAY (VIDEO) BARBIE
2007 IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH JODIE
2007 BONE DRY WIFE
2007 THE TROUBLE WITH ROMANCE JILL
2007 FALL GUY: THE JOHN STEWART STORY (VIDEO) SHARON STONE
2006 LATE NIGHT GIRLS JULIE
2006 SAFE SIEBEL
2005 RENT RECEPTIONIST
2005 UNDISCLOSED (SHORT) SANDY
2005 NUMB3RS (TV SERIES) DIANE RAUSCH
2005 RAW FOOTAGE MONICA
2005 SOUTH OF THE BOULEVARD (SHORT) RUTH
2004 AMERICAN DAYLIGHT ZELDA
2004 BLONDE (SHORT) BLONDE DIVA
2004 ZEN NOIR LORA
2004 DINOCROC GERECO RECEPTIONIST
2004 CRACKING UP (TV SERIES) TRISH
2003 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE (TV SERIES) YOUNG WOMAN IN MARKET
2003 HADES NIGHT KLARA
2003 THE PROUD FAMILY (TV SERIES) COUNSELOR
2003 STRONG MEDICINE (TV SERIES) NANCY DONAHUE
2002 PRESIDO MED (TV SERIES) CYNDY LLOYD
2002 SHE SPIES WOMAN # 2
2002 HAROLD BLOOM IS ABOUT TO DIE VERONICA
2002 WAITING FOR ANNA THE GIRL
|Born||Yara Sayeh Shahidi
(2000-02-10) February 10, 2000
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Yara Sayeh Shahidi (Persian: (یارا (سایه) شهیدی; Persian pronunciation: [jɑːɾɑː sɑːje ʃæhiːdiː]) (born February 10, 2000) is an American actress and model of Iranian-American and African-American descent, best known for playing Zoey on the sitcom Black-ish.
Shahidi was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to an African-American mother, Keri Salter Shahidi, and an Iranian-American father, Afshin Shahidi. Her father is a photographer. The family moved to California for Afshin’s work, when Yara was 4. She is the older sister of child actor and model Sayeed Shahidi and a second cousin to rapper Nas. Keri Shahidi in a 2016 interview with Star Tribune said that the name Yara translates to “someone who is close to your heart” in Persian.
She began her career when she was 6 years old, appearing in television and print advertisements for companies such as McDonald’s, Ralph Lauren, Target, GapKids, Disney, Guess Kids and The Children’s Place. She frequently worked with her mother and younger brother in various print and broadcast campaigns.
Shahidi made her cinematic debut in 2009, starring opposite Eddie Murphy in Paramount Pictures’ Imagine That, for which she received a Young Artist Award nomination for the best performance in a feature film category.
In 2012, she played Chloe Johnson, the daughter of President William Johnson, in the TV series, The First Family (TV series).
In September 2014, Shahidi starred in ABC’s prime-time comedy Black-ish as 14-year-old Zoey Johnson. In December 2014 she won an NAACP Image Award in the category of ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy’.
In 2016, she signed to model with New York’s Women Management modeling agency, in hopes of providing a platform to see more women of color in diverse roles.
|2009||Imagine That||Olivia Danielson|
|2010||Salt||Salt’s Young Neighbor|
|2011||Rip City||Montana||Television movie|
|2012||Alex Cross||Janelle Cross|
|2007||Entourage||Kandace West||Episode: “No Cannes Do”|
|2009||In the Motherhood||Esther||5 episodes|
|2009||Cold Case||Meesha Sullivan ’91||Episode: “Read Between the Lines”|
|2009||Wizards of Waverly Place||Olive||Episode: “Doll House”|
|2010||Lie to Me||Olivia||Episode: “Teacher and Pupils”|
|2010||$h*! My Dad Says||Girl Scout||Episode: “Pilot”|
|2011||The Cape||Layla||Episode: “Endgame”|
|2011||Family Guy||Little Girl (voice)||Episode: “Episode VI: It’s a Trap”|
|2012||The Finder||Adina||Episode: “The Conversation”|
|2012–2013||The First Family||Chloe Johnson||23 episodes|
|2013||Scandal||Young Olivia Pope||2 episodes|
|2014–present||Black-ish||Zoey Johnson||Main Role
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Nominated – BET Awards for YoungStar
|2014||Bad Teacher||Jalissa||Episode: “Pilot”|
|2014||The Fosters||Maddie||2 episodes|
|Jaina Lee Ortiz|
(1986-11-20) November 20, 1986
|Home town||The Bronx, New York, U.S.|
Jaina Lee Ortiz, born Jessica Ortiz, is an American actress and dancer.
Jaina Lee Ortiz was born November 20, 1986 in California and raised in The Bronx, New York. Jaina’s father is an NYPD Detective. She began her dance training at the age of nine by taking Salsa/Mambo classes; and, at the age of 15, she began teaching. By the next year, Ortiz was traveling internationally as a professional instructor and performer.
Ortiz got her start in acting by appearing in student films. She then studied for two years at Maggie Flanigan Studios, where she learned the Meisner technique. In 2009, Ortiz auditioned and was cast on the second season of VH1’s reality show Scream Queens, where she and nine other aspiring actresses competed in challenges based on acting for the opportunity to win the prize of a role in an upcoming movie. The show premiered on August 2, 2010 and on the season finale, Ortiz was named first runner-up.
In 2013, Ortiz landed the role as a series regular in The After, produced by The X-Files creator, Chris Carter. The pilot, which began airing via Amazon Video in February 2014, received positive feedback and was ordered to series. However, on January 5, 2015, Amazon Studios announced they would no longer move forward with the show. Two months later, Ortiz was cast as the female lead in a pilot tentatively titled Rosewood, playing opposite Morris Chestnut. The pilot was greenlit to series in May 2015. Rosewood premiered on September 23, 2015 on Fox.
|2010||Scream Queens||Herself||Contestant, credited as Jessica Ortiz (8 episodes)|
|2012||The Shop||Petrona||6 episodes|
|2014||The After||Officer Marly Muñoz||Pilot|
|2015–present||Rosewood||Detective Annalise Villa||42 episodes|
Rodriguez at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con
|Born||Mayte Michelle Rodriguez
(1978-07-12) July 12, 1978
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Mayte Michelle Rodriguez (/rɑːˈdriːɡɛz/; born July 12, 1978) is an American actress and screenwriter. Her breakout role was as a troubled boxer in the independent film Girlfight (2000), which was met with critical acclaim and earned her several awards, including the Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award for Best Debut Performance. The following year, she starred as Letty in the blockbuster film The Fast and the Furious (2001), a role she has reprised in four additional films in the Fast and Furious franchise to date. During her career, Rodriguez has played in a number of successful action films, including Resident Evil , S.W.A.T., and Avatar.
Rodriguez also branched into television, playing Ana Lucia Cortez in the second season of the television series Lost. She has also had numerous voice work appearances in video games such as Call of Duty and Halo, and lent her voice for the 3D animated film Turbo and the television series IGPX. With her films grossing over $5 billion (U.S.) collectively, a 2013 Entertainment Weekly article described Rodriguez as “arguably the most iconic actress in the action genre, as well as one of the most visible Latinas in Hollywood”.
Rodriguez was born in San Antonio, Texas. Her mother, Carmen Milady Rodriguez (née Pared Espinal),[a] is Dominican, and her father, Rafael Rodriguez, was a Puerto Rican who served in the U.S. Army. Rodriguez moved to the Dominican Republic with her mother when she was eight years old and lived there until age 11. Later, she moved to Puerto Rico until the age of 17, and finally settled in Jersey City, New Jersey. She dropped out of high school, but later earned her GED. In total, she was expelled from five schools. She briefly attended business school before quitting to pursue a career in acting, with the ultimate goal of becoming a screenwriter and director.
Rodriguez has 10 siblings and half-siblings. She was partly raised by her devoutly religious maternal grandmother, and was brought up as a Jehovah’s Witness (her mother’s religion), although she has since abandoned the faith. A DNA test of Rodriguez, performed by the television program Finding Your Roots, found that her ancestry is 72.4% European, 21.3% African, and 6.3% Native American. She also stated on the show that there was some racial conflict between her families, since her Puerto Rican father had a light complexion and her Dominican mother had a dark complexion.
Having run across an ad for an open casting call and attending her first audition, Rodriguez beat 350 other applicants to win her first role in the low-budget 2000 independent film Girlfight. With her performance as Diana Guzman, a troubled teen who decides to channel her aggression by training to become a boxer, Rodriguez accumulated several awards and nominations for the role in independent circles, including major acting accolades from the National Board of Review, Deauville Film Festival, Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards, Las Vegas Film Critics Sierra Awards, and many others. The film itself took home a top prize at the Sundance and won Award of the Youth at the Cannes Film Festival.
Rodriguez has had notable roles in other successful movies, including Letty in The Fast and the Furious (2001) and Rain Ocampo in Resident Evil (2002). She also appeared in Blue Crush and S.W.A.T.. In 2004, Rodriguez lent her voice to the video game Halo 2, playing a Marine. She also provided the voice of Liz Ricarro in the Cartoon Network series IGPX. From 2005 to 2006, she played tough cop Ana Lucia Cortez on the television series Lost during the show’s second season (the character’s first appearance was a flashback during the first season’s finale, “Exodus: Part 1“), and returned for a cameo in the second episode of the show’s fifth season, “The Lie“, in 2009. She returned again in the penultimate episode of the series, “What They Died For“, in 2010. In 2006, Rodriguez was featured in her own episode of G4’s show Icons.
In 2008, Rodriguez appeared in the political drama Battle in Seattle opposite Charlize Theron and Woody Harrelson. In 2009, she appeared in Fast & Furious, the fourth installment of the The Fast and the Furious film series. Later that year, Rodriguez starred in James Cameron’s high-budget sci-fi adventure epic Avatar, which became the highest-grossing film in history and Rodriguez’s most successful film to date. In 2009, Rodriguez also starred in Trópico de Sangre, an independent film based on the Dominican Republic’s historic Mirabal sisters.
In 2010, Rodriguez appeared in Robert Rodriguez‘s Machete. In 2011, she appeared with Aaron Eckhart in the science fiction film Battle: Los Angeles which grossed over US$200 million in the worldwide box office. In 2012, she returned to play the good clone and bad clone of Rain Ocampo in Resident Evil: Retribution. In 2013, she reprised her roles as Letty in Fast & Furious 6 and Luz / Shé in the Robert Rodriguez sequel Machete Kills. She also voiced a character in DreamWorks Animation‘s Turbo.
In 2015, she appeared in Furious 7 which grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide. In 2017, she lent her voice to Smurfs: The Lost Village. She also starred in The Fate of the Furious, which broke records for the largest global box office opening of all-time. She’ll next be reunited with director James Cameron for Alita: Battle Angel and star opposite Viola Davis in Widows from award-winning director Steve McQueen.
As of 2013, Rodriguez stated she was working on several projects including a family adventure film, a drug drama, and a female-oriented period piece.
In early 2000, Rodriguez broke off an engagement to a Muslim boyfriend, citing opposition to religious requests he made of her. She has since reportedly dated actors Vin Diesel, Olivier Martinez and Zac Efron, and model Cara Delevingne.
In 2013, Entertainment Weekly quoted her saying: “I’ve gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.” As she explained to Latina magazine: “I’m getting older. Eventually it’s going to wrinkle up and I’m not going to be able to use it. I wanted to be honest about who I am and see what happens.” The following year, she said in an interview that she hoped her actions would help others in a similar situation: “Maybe by me opening my big fat mouth like I usually do and stepping up and owning who I am, maybe it might inspire somebody else to do the same.” She described herself as bisexual in another interview later that month: “Bi, yeah, I fall under the B category of LGBT“. Regarding the lack of unconventional female roles available in films, she said: “What’s wrong with being bi? I mean, we’re getting flak everywhere we go.”
In March 2002, Rodriguez was arrested for assault after getting into a fight with her roommate, but charges were later dropped after the roommate declined to press the allegations in court. In November 2003, Rodriguez went to court to face eight misdemeanor charges based on two driving incidents including a hit and run and driving under the influence (DUI). In June 2004, Rodriguez pleaded no contest in Los Angeles to three of the charges: hit and run, drunken driving, and driving with a suspended license. She went to jail for 48 hours, performed community service at the morgues of two New York hospitals, completed a three-month alcohol program, and was placed on probation for three years.
In 2005, while filming Lost in Hawaii, Rodriguez was pulled over by Honolulu police multiple times for speeding violations and on December 1st she was arrested for DUI. In April 2006, she pleaded guilty to one charge of driving under the influence and chose to pay a US$500 fine and spend five days in jail. She cited her high doses of allergy-relieving steroids as part of the reason for her erratic behavior. Because the incident was a violation of her Los Angeles probation, she was sentenced to 60 days in jail, a 30-day alcohol rehabilitation program and another 30 days of community service, including work for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Because of overcrowding, she was released from jail on the same day she entered.
In September 2007, Rodriguez allegedly violated her probation by not completing her community service and not following an alcohol education program. Her lawyer claimed it was a clerical error. On October 10, 2007, following a hearing, she was sentenced to 180 days jail time after agreeing to admit to violating her probation. She was expected to spend the full 180-day term in jail, but she was released eighteen days later due to overcrowding.
In January 2009, Rodriguez completed her community service and has had no other legal troubles to date.
|2001||Fast and the Furious, TheThe Fast and the Furious||Letty|
|2002||Resident Evil||Rain Ocampo|
|2003||S.W.A.T.||Officer Chris Sanchez|
|2006||Breed, TheThe Breed||Nicki|
|2007||Battle in Seattle||Lou|
|2008||Gardens of the Night||Lucy|
|2009||Fast & Furious||Letty|
|2009||Los Bandoleros||Short film|
|2009||Avatar||Captain Trudy Chacon|
|2010||Trópico de Sangre||Minerva Mirabal|
|2011||Battle: Los Angeles||Technical Sergeant Elana Santos|
|2012||Resident Evil: Retribution||Rain Ocampo|
|2013||Fast & Furious 6||Letty|
|2016||The Assignment||Frank Kitchen / Tomboy|
|2016||Milton’s Secret||Ms. Ferguson|
|2017||Smurfs: The Lost Village||Smurf Storm||Voice|
|2017||The Fate of the Furious||Letty|
|2018||Alita: Battle Angel||Gelda||Post-production|
|2003||Slavi’s Show||Herself||TV show (1 episode)|
|2005–06||Immortal Grand Prix||Liz Ricarro||26 episodes
Voice: English version
|Lost||Ana Lucia Cortez||Guest (season 1)
Main cast (season 2)
Special guest star (season 5 & 6): 22 episodes
|2011||CollegeHumor Original||Jessica||Episode: “Sorority Pillow Fight”|
|2012||Germany’s Next Top Model||Herself||Episode: “A Dream Comes True: Hollywood is Waiting”|
|2015||Running Wild with Bear Grylls||Herself||Episode: “Michelle Rodriguez”|
|2015||Super Into||Herself||Episode: “Michelle Rodriguez is Super Into Superbikes”|
|2000||“I Can Do Too”||Cole featuring Queen Latifah|
|2001||“Always on Time“||Ja Rule and Ashanti|
|2002||“If I Could Fall in Love“||Lenny Kravitz|
|2003||True Crime: Streets of LA||Rosie Velasco|
|2009||James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game||Captain Trudy Chacon|
|2012||Call of Duty: Black Ops II||Strike Force Soldier|
|2015||Fast & Furious: Supercharged||Letty|
|2001||Chicago Film Critics Association Award||Most Promising Newcomer||Girlfight||Nominated|
|Deauville Film Festival||Best Female Performance||Won|
|ALMA Award||Outstanding Latino Cast in a Feature Film||Nominated|
|Black Reel Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Independent Spirit Award||Best Debut Performance||Won|
|National Board of Review Award||Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actress||Won|
|Gotham Award||Breakthrough Performance||Won|
|Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Best Female Newcomer||Won|
|Online Film Critics Society Award||Best Breakthrough Performance||Nominated|
|2002||ALMA Award||Best Actress in Film||The Fast and the Furious||Nominated|
|Outstanding Actor/Actress in a Made for Television Movie or Miniseries||3 A.M.||Nominated|
|2002||MTV Movie Award||Best On-Screen Team (with Kate Bosworth and Sanoe Lake)||Blue Crush||Nominated|
|Imagen Foundation Award||Best Supporting Actress in a Film||S.W.A.T.||Won|
|2005||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Lost (TV series)||Won|
|Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Nominated|
|2006||Golden Raspberry Award||Worst Supporting Actress||BloodRayne||Nominated|
|2009||ALMA Award||Actress in a Film||Fast & Furious||Nominated|
|2011||ALMA Award||Favorite Movie Actress-Drama/Adventure||Battle: Los Angeles||Nominated|
|2013||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Summer Movie Star: Female||Fast & Furious 6||Nominated|
|2015||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actress: Action||Furious 7||Nominated|
|People’s Choice Award||Favorite Action Movie Actress||Nominated|
Rohrbach in 2014
|Born||Kelly Wholey Rohrbach
(1990-01-21) January 21, 1990 
Connecticut, United States
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
Kelly Wholey Rohrbach (born January 21, 1990) is an American model and actress.
Rohrbach attended Greenwich Academy in Greenwich, Connecticut. She played golf for Greenwich and earned an athletic scholarship to Georgetown University to play golf for the Georgetown Hoyas. She graduated from Georgetown in 2012 with a degree in theatre, and enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to pursue acting.
After working in Hollywood for two years, Rohrbach began modeling. She appeared in Gap Inc.‘s 2014 holiday marketing campaign and for Old Navy denim in 2015. She appeared in the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and was named their “Rookie of the Year”. She was cast as C. J. Parker in the 2017 feature film Baywatch, which is based on the 1989–2001 TV series of the same name.
2017 BAYWATCH C.J. PARKER
2015-17 LOVE ADVENT (SHORT) HERSELF
2016 CAFE SOCIETY
2016 BROAD CITY (TV SERIES) ALICE ACKERMAN
2015 MY LAST FILM (SHORT) ASHLEY
2013-15 THE PET SQUAD FILES (TV SERIES) JAYNE DUNCAN
2015 DEADBEAT (TV SERIES) BETH
2014 LOVE IS RELATIVE EMILY
2014 RUSH (TV SERIES) YOUNG HOTTIE
2013-14 RIZZOLI & ISLES (TV SERIES) OFFICER CHARLOTTE HANSON
2013 TWO AND A HALF MEN (TV SERIES) AMBER
2013 THE NEW NORMAL (TV SERIES) AMBER
2012 WILT BEATRICE