Avellan, Elizabeth 1960-

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Avellan, Elizabeth 1960-


Born November 8, 1960, in Caracas, Venezuela; married first husband (divorced); married Robert Rodriguez (a director and screenwriter), 1990 (divorced); children: (first marriage) Aaron; (second marriage) Racer Maximilliano, Rocket Valentin, Rebel Antonio, Rogue, Rhiannon Elizabeth. Education: Graduated from Rice University; graduate studies at the University of Texas, Austin.


Office—Troublemaker Studios, 4900 Old Manor Rd., Austin, TX 78723. Agent—Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Producer. University of Texas, Austin, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, worker; Los Hooligans Productions, cofounder (with Robert Rodriguez), 1991; Troublemaker Studios, Austin, TX, vice president and principal.


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Producers Branch).

Awards, Honors:

Texas Film Hall of Fame, inductee, 2007.


Film Coproducer:

Desperado, Columbia, 1995.

From Dusk Till Dawn, Dimension Films, 1996.

From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, Dimension Home Video, 1999.

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (also known as The Hangman's Daughter), Buena Vista Home Video, 2000.

Film Producer:

Real Stories of the Donut Man, 1997.

The Faculty, Miramax, 1998.

Spy Kids, Dimension, 2001.

Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (also known as Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams), Miramax, 2002.

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (also known as Spy Kids 3: Game Over), Dimension, 2003.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Columbia, 2003.

Sin City (also known as Frank Miller's "Sin City"), Dimension Films, 2005.

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl, Dimension Films, 2005.

Film Executive Producer:

Secuestro express, Miramax, 2005.

Curandero, Miramax, 2005.

Truth in Terms of Beauty (documentary), 2007.

Grindhouse (also known as Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof" and Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror"), 2007.

The Kids of Widney High (documentary), 2008.

Film Work; Other:

Animator, Bedhead (short), 1991.

Associate producer, El Mariachi, Columbia, 1992.

Film Appearances:

Herself, Full Tilt Boogie (documentary), Miramax, 1997.

Herself, In & Out of Focus (documentary), Cinema Guild, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Hollywood Goes to Hell, 2000.

Starz on the Set: "Sin City," 2005.

"Sin City": The Premiere, ITV2, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Appeared as herself, "Awesomely Wacky Celebrity Baby Names," VH1: All Access, VH1.