Gina Rodriguez to Publish Book With Simon & Schuster

Posted on June 22, 2015

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Actress Gina Rodriguez will publish her first book with Simon & Schuster in 2016. The book will be titled, I Can and I Will: Tools My Daddy Gave Me. Gina is a Golden Globe winner and the star of the hit CW series, Jane the Virgin.

Simon & Schuster says in the funny book Rodriguez shares the values that helped prepare her for success and tells the tale of her journey. Rodriguez says the book is also a love letter to her father.

Gina Rodriguez says in a statement, "I knew I found my home at Simon & Schuster the minute I recognized that they understood my heart and my mission. My father would always remind me to give away your blessings to make room for more. This book has been a dream of mine for many years now, a love letter to a father who has given me strength I only know is right to share with others. If you can move, stretch, teach, inspire, encourage and motivate others by telling your stories why wouldn't you? Thank you, Simon & Schuster, for giving me an opportunity to share the tools that have empowered me and hopefully will do the same for many more!"

Gina grew up in Chicago and has been performing since age seven. She attended the theater program at Columbia University. She had four years of theater training at the Atlantic Theatre Company and Experimental Theatre Wing. She starred in Filly Brown, The Bold and the Beautiful, Sleeping with Fishes and had a number of TV guest starring roles before landing the role as Jane Villanueva in CW's Jane the Virgin. Gina won the Golden Globe in January for her role as Jane. She was also nominated for a Critics Choice award. She has several films coming out in 2016, including Asher, Sticky Notes and Peter Berg's Deepwater Horizon.

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