Country of origin: Venezuela
Avellán was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Her grandfather, Gonzalo Veloz Mancera, created the first privately-owned Venezuelan television station, Televisa. As a teenager, she and her family moved to Houston, Texas, where she attended Rice University.
She is the current co-owner and vice president of Troublemaker Studios, the production company that she and her former husband, Robert Rodriguez, founded in 2000. Avellán was also executive producer of In and Out of Focus, a documentary about balancing motherhood and a career in the film business.
To read more about Elizabeth Avellan, see her page on Wikipedia.