From School Theatre to “Never Have I Ever”: Lee Rodriguez’s Story

March 22, 2024
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Who is Lee Rodriguez?

American actress and singer LaRhonza Lee Rodriguez was born in Fresno, California USA, on 28 November 1999, making Sagittarius her zodiac sign. She has four acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing Fabiola Torres in the comedy series “Never Have I Ever”, created by Lang Fisher and Mindy Kaling, and which starred Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan and Darren Barnet. It follows the life of an Indian-American girl, the series aired from 2020 through 2023, and won six of its 22 award nominations.

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Education and early life

Lee was raised in Fresno by her African-American mother and Mexican-American father, about whom not a lot is known because she respects their privacy; her father’s believed to be a carpet salesman, and her mother an elementary school teacher. Because Lee’s yet to speak of having siblings, most of her fans believe that she has none.

The family moved to Hesperia, California when Lee was still quite young, where she attended Encore Jr. and then Sr. High School, where she became interested in acting and began performing in school plays; Lee was also into dancing and singing during her teenage years, while she played several sports with her peers, excelling in soccer.

She matriculated in 2018 and then launched her acting career, rather than to pursue a college degree.


Acting career

Lee made her debut TV series appearance playing Naomi in the 2018 episode “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” of the comedy series “Grown-ish”, which Larry Wilmore and Kenya Barris created, and which starred Francia Raisa, Trevor Jackson and Yara Shahidi. It’s a spin-off of the popular series “Black-ish”, and follows Zoey Johnson, who’s just enrolled at college.

Lee played Bea in three episodes of the 2018 drama “Class of Lies”, which today stars Camille Ramsey, Tatsumi Romano and Frank Cappello, and follows college roommates Missy and Devon who have their own true-crime podcast, and are now investigating their best friend’s disappearance. The series has been airing since 2018, and won a 2019 Writers Guild of America Award for Short Form New Media Original.

Lee’s only other role has been playing Newscaster in two episodes of the 2022 comedy “Go Off with Jess & Julia”, which stars Jessica Marie Garcia, Julissa Calderon and Annie Gonzalez, and follows the lives of two best friends.

Other credits

Lee was featured in the 2020 TV special “Save West Bank Café”.

Some of her recent talk-show and game-show appearances have been in “Celebrity Family Feud”, “IMDb on the Scene – Interviews”, and “Entertainment Tonight Canada”.

YouTube channel

Lee launched her self-titled YouTube channel on 2 February 2017, and there are today more than 1,000 people subscribed to it, while all her three videos combined have been viewed nearly 15,000 times. All of these feature her performing popular songs, and we’re going to provide additional details about them, as they’ve helped Lee expand her internet fanbase.


Her #1 video “Lee Rodriguez – “Happier Than Ever”-Billie Eilish (Cover)” has been watched over 7,000 times since 8 August 2021.

Her second most viewed video “Lee Rodriguez “Someone New” – Banks (cover)” has been watched close to 5,000 times since 30 July 2021.

Lee’s #3 video “Lee Rodriguez – “Wicked Game” – Chris Isaak (cover)” has been watched over 2,000 times since 10 August 2021.

Presence on social media networks

Lee’s a social media star, as close to a million people are today following her on Instagram, on which she’s posted more than 160 pictures and videos, with most of these showing her during her everyday life.

She’s tweeted more than 5,000 times since the launch of her Twitter account in October 2016, and there are today close to 15,000 people following her on this social media network; Lee’s nowadays mostly focused on retweeting, with most of these being related to mental health.

Lee doesn’t allow her fans to befriend her on Facebook, and seems to be using her account only to chat with her closest friends.

She’s quite popular on TikTok, as close to a million people are following her on this social media network, while she’s amassed nearly 12 million likes of all her videos combined; most show her dancing and lip syncing.


Love life and relationships

Lee avoids speaking about her love life in public, but has revealed that she’s queer, meaning that she’s attracted to both men and women; the word ‘queer’ stands for ‘peculiar’ and ‘strange’.

She hasn’t disclosed the names of any people whom she’s perhaps been with, but Lee’s fans believe that she’s today in a relationship with a non-celebrity American man Jermaine, claiming that they’ve seen the two spending time together on multiple occasions, but this hasn’t been confirmed by Lee.

There are also some who claim that she’s today dating a non-celebrity American girl, and that they both prefer to keep this away from media, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.

Lee seems to be unattached as of March 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Lee enjoys doing cosplay, and several pictures featuring her wearing various costumes can be seen uploaded onto her Instagram account.

She’s a supporter of the LGBTQ community, and today also supports the movements Black Lives Matter and Stop Asian Hate.

Lee’s a huge lover of animals, with giraffes being her favorites; she’s recently uploaded a picture onto her Instagram account, which features her petting a giraffe.


She loves to travel, and has been to several African and Asian countries, while her dream travel destination’s Tokyo, Japan.

Some of Lee’s favorite actors and actresses are Kate Winslet, Jim Carrey and Will Smith, and some of her favorite movies include “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, “The Truman Show” and “I Am Legend”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Lee’s age is 23. She has brown eyes and hair, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and weighs around 140lbs (65kgs).

Lee’s net worth’s been estimated at over $500,000, as of March 2023.

Olivia Wilson

As the Freelance Writer at Net Worth Post, I steer producing riveting stories about the lives and triumphs of influencers. With an unwavering commitment to precision and a flair for weaving compelling tales, I guide our content creation, from the depths of research to the pinnacle of narrative excellence. My responsibilities encompass the full spectrum of editorial management, including the meticulous investigation, narrative development, and upholding the integrity and high standard of our output.

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