From a young age, Gina Rodriguez felt there was something wrong about who she was (or rather, who she wasn't) seeing on television. And since her breakout role on The CW's "Jane The Virgin", the 31-year-old actress has explicitly spoken about her "mission" to change the perception of minorities in the media.
Rodriguez catapulted to TV stardom with her Golden Globe-winning performance as the 23-year-old virginal Jane who accidentally gets artificially inseminated. Despite it's far-fetched premise, the series took its telenovela roots and became a runaway hit with critics and audiences alike.
But one thing that hasn't changed over time is the actress' unwavering stance on the need for more diversity in television and film. Time and time again, Rodriguez has spoken about the subject and taught Hollywood some valuable lessons on the negative impacts being underrepresented on screen can have on a young child, how stereotypes can be stopped and more.
If you need a refresher Hollywood, we have a crash course below. So take note.