Raini Rodriguez (born July 1, 1993) is an American actress and singer who is best known for her role as Trish in the television show Austin & Ally and as Maya Blart in the movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop. She has also appeared in an episode ofThe Suite Life of Zack & Cody as Betsy, and on the Disney XD show I'm in the Band as Annoying Arlene. She played Tess in the 2011 film Prom. Raini also won the award of best young television actress at the 2013 Imagen Awards.
Rodriguez was born in Bryan, Texas. Her parents are Diane and Roy Rodriguez, who own a Rodriguez Tire business. She is the older sister of actor Rico Rodriguez. She has two other brothers, Ray and Roy Jr.
Life and career
Early Life and Start of Career
Raini Alena Rodriguez was born on July 1, 1993 in Bryan, Texas. Her parents, Diane and Roy Rodriguez, own a business called Rodriguez Tire Service.
As a young girl, Rodriguez enjoyed acting. One day, at an IMTA showcase, Raini was discovered by Susan Osser, a Californian talent agent. After viewing Raini's performance, Osser suggested to Raini's mother if Osser could become Raini's manager and to come to California to give Raini a year for career opportunities. At the time, Raini was eleven years old. Her mother agreed to Osser's proposal. Raini (alongside with Rico, her little brother, who also was signed a talent manager) moved to Los Angeles. Diane accompanied them temporarily while Roy stayed in Bryan to run the tire shop. Their mother even home-schooled them to support their blooming career.
She is of Mexican American descent.