Matthew Rodrigues ’04

  • Matthew Rodrigues
    Matthew Rodrigues

Graduation Year


Major at MMC

Theatre Arts

Spotlight Story

Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts in 2004, Rodrigues made the move to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams but quickly realized it wouldn’t be as easy as planned. After living in Los Angeles for some time, he was ready to pack his bags and head back to New York City because he “just wasn’t getting a break in his hosting career.” As fate would have it, a close friend mentioned that an up-and-coming company called POPSUGAR that created online video content needed on-camera hosts. After acquiring a ticket to the opening of POPSUGAR’s new studio, Rodrigues walked up to the founder of the company, Lisa Sugar, and said, “I love your company and what you do, and I think it’s time you have a male host.” Two weeks and three auditions later, he had the job. “Studying theatre helped me to discover and explore all the different parts of my personality and gave me confidence to make bold choices. The actor in me loves to bring a lot of energy, physicality, and humor to my hosting work.”

This spotlight originally appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of MMC Magazine.