Jai Rodriguez Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Jan 31, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on May 26, 2022
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About Jai Rodriguez

Born in Brentwood, New York, Jai Rodriguez is an American actor and musician.
Jai Rodriguez is best known for his presence in the television reality series named 'Queer Eye For The Straight Guy'. He is known to be a culture guide on the show.
Apart from being a television celebrity, Jai Rodriguez has co-authored a book with the same name alongside other hosts of the show. He has been an actor in over five films and 20 TV shows, including the likes of the popular TV sitcoms 'How I Met Your Mother' and 'Grey's Anatomy'. Jai Rodriguez has earned his net worth and made a name for himself in the entertainment industry with his roles and acting performances.

Jai Rodriguez's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jai Rodriguez’s net worth?

Being a successful actor, Jai Rodriguez has earned a massive net worth of $3 million over the course of his career as an actor.

How much does Jai Rodriguez earn per year?

The primary source of income for Jai Rodriguez is his career as an actor. However, his annual earnings are not known in the public database.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jai Rodriguez?

Jai Rodriguez stands at the height of 5 ft 8 in (172 cm).

How old is Jai Rodriguez?

Born on June 22, 1979, Jai Rodriguez is 42 years old as of 2021.

Childhood And Education

Jai Rodriguez was born in Brentwood, New York, on June 22, 1979, to parents Jason Robards and Lauren Bacall. He has a brother named Nick Rodriguez. He started his singing career performing in gospel choirs. He attended Smithtown Christian School and Smithtown High School. He used to perform in school plays, which helped him find his passion for acting.
Jai Rodriguez is known to have studied musical theater at Boces Cultural Art Center in New York.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jai Rodriguez dating?

Jai Rodriguez is single and is not known to be dating anyone as of May 2022.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jai Rodriguez started his acting career in 1993 when he appeared as Faith's father in the daytime drama 'All My Children'. He was just 14 years old when he earned that role. He made his big-screen debut as he played the role of Jose in the 2002 movie 'The New Guy'.
Jai Rodriguez earned his big break as he started acting as a culture expert in the TV show 'Queer Eye For The Straight Guy' alongside Ted Allen and Carson Kressley. During the shoot of the show, he appeared in the 2005 movie 'The Producers'. As a host of the show, Jai Rodriguez was a part of the team named Fab Five. The roles that the Fab Five had to play were the grooming guru, fashion savant, food and wine connoisseur, culture vulture, and a designer doctor.
Jai Rodriguez was seen in other TV shows like 'Nip/Tuck', 'Groomer Has It', and 'Gigantic'. He has been a guest star in TV shows like 'Detroit 1-8-7', 'Harry's Law', 'How I Met Your Mother', 'Are You There, Chelsea?', 'Bones', 'Kingdom', 'Hell's Kitchen', 'Grace And Frankie', 'Dance Moms', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'The Magicians', 'Kendra On Top', and 'The Eric Andre Show'.
Jai Rodriguez has been a series regular in the 2013 TV series 'Malibu Country'. He also has been a part of the docuseries 'Equal'. The movies that he has been a part of are the 2009 film 'Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!!', the 2015 film 'Kiss Me, Kill Me', and the 2019 film 'From Zero To I Love You'.
Jai Rodriguez hosted 'Bravo On With The Show' as a host. He appeared as a regular judge in the MTV show 'Shower Power' and the Court TV show 'The Jury'. He has co-hosted the Style Network show 'Ultimate Style' alongside Daisy Fuentes and the Animal Planet reality TV series 'Groomer Has It'.
As a musician, Jai Rodriguez made his own cabaret musical named 'Monday Night Twisted Cabaret' in 2002. He recorded his first single, 'Love Is Good', in the following year. His debut album was released under the record label Airgo Records.
Jai Rodriguez has been a stage actor in the Broadway productions of 'Rent', where he played the role of Angel, and in 'Zanna, Don't!', where he played the lead role of Zanna.

Charity Work

Jai Rodriguez has been a part of many black-tie, charitable events in his lifetime. He has been an active supporter of the stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS. He was the lead Honorary Trail Guide of the Life Group LA in 2014.

What awards has Jai Rodriguez won?

Jai Rodriguez proved his mettle as an actor when he won a Primetime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Reality Program category for his show 'Queer Eye For The Straight Guy' in 2004. He was nominated for yet another Emmy Award in the same category in 2005. However, he did not win the award that year. Jai Rodriguez has won the 2016 FilmOut San Diego Audience Award in the Best Ensemble category for his 2015 show 'Kiss Me, Kill Me' in 2016. He had also been nominated for the Queerties Innovator Award in 2021.

Other Interesting Jai Rodriguez Facts And Trivia

  • Jai Rodriguez wrote a book alongside the cast members of his hit show 'Queer Eye For The Straight Guy'. The book was a New York Times Bestseller and is named 'Queer Eye For The Straight Guy: The Fab Five's Guide To Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, And Living Better'.
  • Jai Rodriguez was a part of 2005 musical named 'Jai Rodriguez: xPosed', where he performed about all the struggles that he faced in his life, from the starting of his career until he reached his hit show, 'Queer Eye For The Straight Guy'. The cast members from the show, Ted Allen and Carson Kressley, also appeared on the show.
  • Jai Rodriguez has also studied at the Brentwood High School in Brentwood.
  • Jai Rodriguez has been a part of the ABC daytime drama 'One Life To Live', where he appeared in two episodes.
  • Jai Rodriguez appeared as the husband of the brother of the infamous Barney Stinson, played by Neil Patrick Harris, in the episodes 'The Rebound Girl' and 'Gary Blauman' of the sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother'.
  • In 2014, Jai Rodriguez appeared as Ritchie Valentine in the YouTube web series 'The Horizon'.
  • Jai Rodriguez has been a part of the music video 'Telephone' opposite celebrities like Lady Gaga and Beyoncé.
  • Jai Rodriguez has hosted one entire season of the Sí TV-style/travel show 'Styleyes'.

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Jai Rodriguez Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Jai Rodriguez

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




172 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown




Boces Cultural Art Center

Net Worth



Jason Robards, Lauren Bacall


Nick Rodriguez
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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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