Marquis Rodriguez is an American actor. Born in 1996, the 23-year-old made his on-screen debut when he was 11 years old as Diego Benitez in the crime-drama series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Fast forward 12 years, and as of March 2020, he has 21 acting credits to his name, including his recent turn as a teenage Raymond Santana in the Netflix miniseries, When They See Us.
Here are seven facts about Marquis Rodriguez:
7. Had a Role in an Unaired Game of Thrones Prequel Pilot
Plans for a prequel series for Game of Thrones, titled House of the Dragon, has been greenlit by HBO, but a lesser-known fact is that a prequel series was already axed before it could air.
The prequel series would have starred Naomi Watts and was given the go in June 2018 but was canceled before it could take off. The pilot episode would also have starred Marquis Rodriguez, but as of yet, it is unclear in which capacity.
6. Played the Teenage Raymond Santana in When They See Us
Rodriguez landed his biggest role to date in the Netflix drama miniseries When They See Us. He plays a teenage version of one of the accused men, Raymond Santana (the adult version of whom is played by Freddy Miyares).
The acclaimed series also stars Jharrel Jerome, Asante Blackk, Vera Farmiga, Jovan Adepo, Michael K. Williams, Logan Marshall-Green, Felicity Huffman, Joshua Jackson, and Blair Underwood, among others.
5. He is 23 Years Old
Marquis Rodriguez was born on September 17, 1996, and turned twenty-three last September. He made his debut in 2007 in an episode of the crime-drama series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as Diego Benitez.
4. Played Darryl in Two Marvel Netflix Series, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist
Rodriguez has also appeared in two highly-acclaimed Marvel TV series on Netflix. He played Darryl in an episode of Luke Cage in 2016 and later reprised the role in multiple episodes of Iron Fist in 2017.
3. He is on Instagram
Marquis is on Instagram under the handle @marquisrodriguez. As of March 2020, he has accumulated 129k followers on the platform.
He shares intimate snaps of himself with a mystery woman who is conjectured to be his love-interest if the snaps are to be believed. He also posts throwback pictures of his family and promotes his budding career.
2. Appeared in the Ryan Reynolds-led Rom-Com Movie, Definitely, Maybe
One of his earlier roles, Marquis played a minor background character as a schoolboy in the Ryan Reynolds-led 2008 romantic-comedy-drama movie, Definitely, Maybe.
He played the school friend of Abigail Breslin's character, Maya Hayes.
1. Estimated Net Worth of $200k
At 23, Marquis is well on his way to becoming a major superstar, thanks to his stellar performances in drama series like When They See Us. He is also on the path to earning a Hollywood seven-figure salary.
While not quite there yet, his net worth is estimated to be $200k, as of March 2020.