Elizabeth Avellán Biography – Film Producer And Robert Rodriguez’s Ex-Wife

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Elizabeth Avellan Biography

Elizabeth Avellán is an American film producer. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.

  • Birth DateNovember 8, 1960
  • Birth Name Elizabeth Avellán
  • Age 64
  • Birth Place Caracas, Venezuela
  • Birth Sign Scorpio
  • Nationality Venezuelan-American
  • Profession Producer
  • Relationship Status Divorced
  • Eye Color Light Brown
  • Hair Color Black
  • Children Rogue Rodriguez, Rhiannon Rodriguez, Rocket Valentin Rodriguez, Racer Rodriguez, Rebel Rodriguez
  • Education Bachelor of Arts
  • IMDB https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0042882/
  • Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Avell

Elizabeth Avellán is a renowned name in the entertainment industry. She is best known for working as an executive producer for different films. As she has produced many movies, she has gained immense fame and popularity.

Also, little is known about Elizabeth, so we’ll learn more about her struggle in the entertainment industry. Continue reading until the end to know more about the Spy Kids‘ producer’s professional career and personal life.

Native Of Venezuela

The charismatic lady was born on November 8, 1960, in Caracas, Venezuela. Elizabeth Avellán’s parents never made any public appearance. Nonetheless, she must have had a fantastic childhood.

Elizabeth Avellán’s grandfather, Gonzalo Veloz, was the one who started commercial television in Venezuela. He was the creator of Televisa, the first privately owned Venezuelan television station.

Elizabeth Avellán Family
Elizabeth Avellán’s grandfather pioneered television commercials in their home country. Image Source: Social Media.

Likewise, Avellán was a privileged child who grew up alongside her six brothers and sisters. Speaking of her educational background, she graduated from Rice University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts. The filmmaker also majored in Art, History of Art and Architecture, Film and Theatre. She also took production classes at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Elizabeth Avellán Net Worth And Career

As the producer’s maternal grandfather was also involved in the entertainment industry, she must have gained an interest in film and theatre while growing up. Also, after completing her education, she began her filmmaking career and has since produced many movies. So, her earnings are heavily influenced by her film projects. Thus, Elizabeth Avellán’s net worth must be vast.

Aforementioned, Avellán earned her degree from Rice University, where she gained her first experience working behind the scenes by serving as stage manager and prop master for a number of student productions. In 1986, Elizabeth moved to Austin to work at the University of Texas as an executive vice-president and provost.

Moreover, after working in different places and gaining experience, the gorgeous lady started solo work. Some of her produced movies include El Mariachi, Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, and many more. Now let’s take a look at some of Elizabeth’s films and their box office earnings:

Movies Credit Box Office
El Mariachi Associate Producer $2.04M
The Faculty Producer $40.2M
Spy Kids Producer $112.7M
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams Producer $85.8M
Spy Kids 3: Game Over Producer $111.7M
Once Upon a Time In Mexico Producer $56M

Table Source: IMDb

Moreover, the talented personality is also a vice president and producer at Troublemaker Studios. She is also the owner and president of EYA PRODUCTIONS. Furthermore, in the USA, the average pay of a film producer ranges from $70K – $92K per year.

So, we can assume Elizabeth’s salary might be substantial. We can therefore conclude that it must have increased Elizabeth Avellán’s net worth.

Lahmard Tate is another movie producer and actor who have earned immense fortune.

Has A Failed Marriage

Talking about her marital life, Avellán was previously married to Robert Rodriguez, an American filmmaker and visuals effects supervisor. The ex-pair tied the knot in 1990. They had first met while Elizabeth worked at the University of Texas at Austin in 1988. 

Avellán’s and her ex-spouse both loved watching movies and talking about them. So, Robert prepared their first date at his house, where he showed her some of his short movies. 

After dating for a year and a half, the ex-couple got hitched. They have also worked on many projects together that Rodriguez used to direct and his then-wife used to produce. But unfortunately, after 16 years of marriage, the former duo divorced.

Elizabeth Avellán Former Partner
Elizabeth Elizabeth was married to Robert Rodriguez. Image Source: Robert Rodriguez’s Instagram.

The former lovebirds didn’t reveal anything about alimony. Nonetheless, Elizabeth Avellán’s ex-husband’s net worth is $60M, so she might have received a notable divorce settlement from him.

Besides, Robert Rodriguez’s ex-wife is hardly active on social media platforms. So, it’s unclear whether Elizabeth is in a relationship right now or not.

Has Five Children From Her Previous Marriage

Elizabeth is blessed with five kids, four sons, and one daughter, from her previous marriage. She gave birth to her first baby, Rocket Valentin Rodriguez, on September 14, 1995. Elizabeth and Robert Rodriguez’s other children are Racer Rodriguez (April 16, 1997), Rebel Rodriguez (April 1, 1999), Rogue Rodriguez (2004), and Rhiannon Rodriguez (December 10, 2005).


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Additionally, Elizabeth Avellán’s children are also involved in the entertainment world. For instance, her son, Racer, is a movie producer. Likewise, Rebel is a movie actor, and Rocket is a movie director, animator, and actor. On the other hand, Robert Rodriguez’s daughter, Rhiannon, has played in one movie named We Can Be Heroes, and his son, Rogue, has starred in Two Scoops. They all are doing great in their lives.

Overall, Robert Rodriguez’s ex-wife seems to be living a modest lifestyle. We hope she shares more about herself in the coming days. We wish her further success in her life.

Facts And Trivia

  • Elizabeth is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • In 2020, she also launched her production company Tealhouse Entertainment.
  • Her nieces, Electra Amelia Avellan and Elise Isabel Avellan, are famous Venezuela actresses.