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'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy': What Has Jai Rodriguez Been Up To?

Jai Rodriguez attends Equality California's Special 20th Anniversary Los Angeles Equality Awards, 2019
December 1, 2019 - 19:30 / Laura Pérez

Jai Rodriguez served as the culture expert on the original version of Queer Eye in the early and mid 2000's. Also known for his roles on Broadway's stage musical Rent, the fabulous Jai has an amazing career in show business. What is he doing now? Let's find out!

Before we were able to see Karamo Brown as the culture guide on Queer Eye, Jai Rodriguez was the one serving as culture expert on the original version of the show, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy! Jai is currently 40 years old and he has been doing A LOT since the last episode of the series where he shared credits with Carson Kressley, Thom Filicia, Ted Allen, and Kyan Douglas, was aired.

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Jai Rodriguez at the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, 2003

What has the QEFTSG star Jai Rodriguez been up lately?

Since Queer Eye for the Straight Guy ended in 2007, Jai Rodriguez has appeared in many television shows such as Nip/Tuck, Bones, Grace and Frankie, Malibu Country, and The Magicians. Just this year he played "Andrew" on the comedy-drama film From Zero to I Love You.

Jai Rodriguez attends the Transformative Medicine of USC: Rebels with a Cause GALA in Santa Monica, California, 2019

Five quick facts about Jai Rodriguez

-Jai was born on June 22nd, 1979 in Brentwood, New York

-He is of Puerto Rican and Italian descent

-He is a stage actor best known for his roles in the Toronto cast Broadway stage musical Rent

-Jai Rodriguez appeared in Lady Gaga and Beyoncé's video for the song "Telephone"

-He is also a singer! In 2003 he released his first single "Love Is Good"

-The Queer Eye culture experts Jai Rodriguez and Karamo Brown are actually good friends!

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Kyan Douglas, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Thom Filicia, Antoni Porowski, Carson Kressley, Tan France, Jai Rodriguez, and Karamo Brown at the premiere of Netflix's "Queer Eye," Hollywood, California, 2018