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Agent Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez

Played by Natalia Cordova-Buckley
Character Biography

Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez never likes to find herself standing still, but when the rest of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team was stuck inside the virtual reality world of the Framework, Yo-Yo was forced to keep the Zephyr One in the air, ensuring the survival of S.H.I.E.L.D. from the pursuit of the Russian villain Ivanov. After the team escaped without Mack, Yo-Yo went into the collapsing Framework to save his life, but once inside, Mack couldn't remember who she was and refused to leave his daughter Hope. Yo-Yo decided that she would stay and die then too. After Hope's virtual avatar disappeared, Yo-Yo managed to get her and Mack out of the collapsing Framework and into the real world, saving both of their lives, and their future together.  

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Actor Biography

Natalia Cordova-Buckley was born in Mexico City and raised in Cancun. As a young girl, she developed an immense talent for dance and was accepted into the dance company "Centro de Arte Silo XXI." While there, Natalia trained under renowned ballet teacher Fernando Alonso who is considered the father of Cuban Classical Ballet. At the age of 17, she was accepted to the prestigious North Carolina School of the Arts' drama department, a selective high school program for seniors in fine arts. After graduating from NCSA's high school program she attended the theatre conservatory at Cal-Arts in California.

Natalia scored her first major leading role in the feature film Ventanas al Mar opposite Spain's veteran actors Charo López and Fernando Guillén. Her resume as an actress includes film and television credits in both Mexican and American productions and was recently seen in Disney's McFarland U.S.A.

Natalia was offered the role of inhuman/superhero Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez in Season 3 of Marvel's Agents of Shield and quickly became a fan favorite. She was brought back for Season 4.

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