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On This Day In Comedy… In 1977 Comedienne And Actress Aida Rodriguez Was Born!



On this day in comedy on August 29, 1977 Comedienne, Actress, Aida Rodriguez (Aida Margarita Paradas Rodriguez) was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Rodriguez was taken to the Dominican Republic soon after her birth.   From there she studied English at Florida State University before getting into modeling, getting married, getting divorced and becoming a driven comedienne.    Rodriguez kept a busy schedule as a personal appearance performer who’s toured with Kim Coles and many others.  

Aida Rodriguez was also a busy actress.   Her filmography began in 2006 in the role of Ida in Black Woman’s Guide to Finding a Good Man.  She also appeared in The Adventures of Umbweki and Bailando (2007), The Greatest Song and Fotonovela (2008), The Rub (2009) and Braniacs In La La Land (2010).   Rodriguez appeared on Stand Up and Deliver in 2013 and in 2014 Aida Rodriguez gained national prominence as a competitor on NBC’s Last Comic Standing hosted by J. B. Smoove with Keenan Ivory Wayans, Roseanne Barr and Russell Peters serving as judges.   Though she did not win (that was Rodman), Rodriguez received rave critiques both from the panel and audience (where it matters).  

By Darryl “D’Militant” Littleton

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