Sohvi was born in Nicaragua. Her parents moved the family to the United States when she was four years old. Rodriguez lived all over the country before settling down in Southern California where she began attending high school. When she was 18 years old, she moved to Los Angeles and pursued an acting career a few years later. One of her very first auditions was for the role of Mia in Animal Kingdom and she won the role over numerous other actors. In her spare time, Rodriguez designs clothing and paints.