Krysta Rodriguez

Krysta Rodriguez - Updated Feb 2023

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Updated On February 3, 2023

Krysta Rodriguez is a well-known actress and singer from the United States. Moreover, Krysta Rodriguez is best known for her roles as Ana Vargas in the NBC series Smash, Summer Henderson in the NBC series Trial & Error, Maxine Griffin in the ABC series Quantico, and Ms. Crumble in the Netflix comedy series Daybreak.

Early Life

Krysta Anne Rodriguez best known as Krysta Rodriguez was born on the 23rd of July 1984, in Orange, California, the United States of America. As of 2022, she is 38 years old and holds American nationality.

She has a birth sign of Leo and belongs to mixed ethnicity of Spanish and English descent. Likewise, she follows Christianity by religion. Officially, this American actor has not shared information related to her parents, siblings, and childhood life.

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Caption: Krysta Rodriguez’s childhood photo (Source: TheWikiFeed)

Education and Early Career

Regarding her academic qualification, she completed her primary education at a local school nearby her hometown. She began taking dance classes at the age of 13 after engaging in cheerleading in middle school. After traveling To New York and viewing eight Broadway shows, she learned that artists needed to sing and act in addition to dance, so when she returned home, she began taking singing and acting courses.

From 1995 until 2000, she was a cast member on the Christian television show Colby’s Clubhouse. She went to Orange County County High School of the Arts. There she played many lead roles, including Marian in The Music Man and the lead role in Gidget: The Musical, a musical co-written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola that featured Orange County High School of the Arts students during its (ultimately unsuccessful) tryouts in 2000. She attended New York University for a few years before leaving for work.

Krysta Rodriguez – Net Worth 2023

Working for Broadway, and television series, she has collected a decent sum of money. As of 2023,  this American actress’s net worth is estimated at around $1 million. And her earnings and income are yet to be revealed.

Professional Career

Krysta Rodriguez made her Broadway debut in the jukebox musical Good Vibrations in 2005. She later took up the part of Bebe in the 2007 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line.  In addition, she has been in several ensemble and understudy roles in the Broadway productions of Spring Awakening and In the Heights, as well as the regional production of Julie Andrews’ The Boy Friend. She made her feature film debut in the 2010 film, The Virginity Hit portraying Krysta.

In addition, she played Wednesday Addams in the world premiere Chicago try-out run of the new Broadway-bound musical The Addams Family, based on Charles Addams’ drawings, which began performances in the fall of 2009. The show had its scheduled debut in March 2010 at New York’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Rodriguez left the musical on March 8, 2011, after playing the character for almost a year and giving her voice to the original cast recording.

Television show

Her first television debut was as the character Jordan Steele in Gossip Girl. Rodriguez appeared in the 2011 television film Iceland as Rose.  She appeared as Lauren in another television film, Shadow of Fear, in 2012.  It Could Be Worse, a web series created by Mitchell Jarvis and Wesley Taylor, featured her as a guest star in 2013. I

n the episodes “Payment Plan” and “Let Your Hair Down” she portrayed an assistant to a Broadway star named Bridgett/Bridget. In 2013, she joined the cast of the NBC series Smash for its second and final season, portraying Ana Vargas, an aspiring Broadway actress and Katharine McPhee’s character Karen’s new roommate.

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Caption: Krysta Rodriguez portraying Ana Vargas in the NBC series Smash (Source: IMDb)

Return to Broadway

Rodriguez returned to Broadway in July 2013, co-starring opposite Zachary Levi as Casey in First Date. She featured as The Diva/Sarah Smith in Hit List, a concert production of the fictional musical produced for the second season of Smash, in December 2013. Moreover, she was set to have a prominent part in the upcoming CBS sitcom How I Met Your Dad, a spinoff and successor to the long-running sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

However, the pilot was canceled on March 25, 2014. This actress also appeared as Madison in an episode of Inside Amy Schumer in 2015. Moreover, she also appeared as April Watkins in an episode of The Mysteries of Laura. She played Chloe, one of the main characters in the 2016 film Bakery in Brooklyn.

In addition, she returned to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, to reprise her role as Ilse in the Deaf West Theatre production of Spring Awakening until June 14, 2015. The Los Angeles Times featured her in a story on her return to the Broadway production she helped develop. It was reported in July 2015 that the production would travel to Broadway with its current cast for a short run at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Other Works

Rodriguez appeared in the Broadway revival from September 8, 2015, through January 24, 2016. She appeared in What We are Up Against, an Off-Broadway piece on how women are treated in the workplace. It shows gender inequality and how little has changed in the last twenty-five years. Moreover, the program ran from October 28 through December 3, 2017.

Moreover, she appeared as Summer Henderson in the NBC comedy series Trial & Error in 2017. Rodriguez was cast in the recurring character of Maxine Griffin in the second season of ABC’s thriller series Quantico the same year. She was cast in the lead role of Ms. Crumble in the Netflix comedy-drama series Daybreak in 2018.

She made her solo debut from September 10-14, 2019, at Feinstein’s/54 Below, directed by Ben Rauhala. Kathryn Gallagher, Andy Mientus, Joe Iconis, Megan McGinnis, Jelani Alladin, and Adam Josef Levy were among the special guests. She played Liza Minnelli in the Netflix miniseries Halston in 2021. In addition, she co-starred in the Hallmark Channel film Just One Kiss with Santino Fontana in 2022. She is now working as Cinderella in the Into The Woods Broadway revival in 2022.


In 2010, she earned Audience Award for Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female). Recently in 2020, she earned Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play. Moreover, she has been nominated for Ovation Award (2015), BroadwayWorld LA Award (2015), Fred and Adele Astaire Award (2016), and Audience Award (2016).

Relationship Status

Regarding her relationship status, she seems to be single and unmarried. However, she has not shared or revealed her relationship status in public. Rather, she is more focused on her career and likes to keep her life secret. Likewise, this American actress has not been involved in controversy or rumors as of now.

In 2014, she got diagnosed with breast cancer. She created the website in 2015 to establish a blog detailing her chemotherapy journey as well as numerous fashion, beauty, and health tips that she applies during her cancer struggle.  After going public with her illness, Rodriguez was approached by Cosmopolitan and encouraged to blog about her experiences for their Cosmo Online Health and Fitness readers.

Moreover, she was cast as Vanessa, a straight-talking, no-nonsense cancer patient ready to reveal her truth, in a multi-episode storyline in the second season of the ABC Family television program Chasing Life in 2015.

Body Measurements

Rodriguez stands 5 feet 5 inches and weighs around 60 kg. Moreover, she has black hair with black eyes color and her body measurement measures 32-25-32 inches. Similarly, she wears a shoe size of 8 US and a dress size of 4 US.

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Caption: Krysta Rodriguez posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Krysta Rodriguez – Social Media

On her Instagram page, there are more than 102k followers. There are more than 34.2k followers on Twitter, and there are more than 2.6k followers on her Facebook page.