Andrea Navedo is an American actress best known for her role in the CW drama series Jane the Virgin, which premiered in 2014 to critical acclaim. Learn more about her career and private life.
Andrea Navedo Bio, Age, Ethnicity/Parents
Andrea Navedo was born on October 10, 1977, in the Bronx, New York, to Puerto Rican parents, which made her ethnicity Puerto Rican. Andrea has admitted, however, that she was Americanized. Andrea was raised by a single mother, which she says helped her identify with her character on Jane the Virgin.
Navedo did not grow up with Spanish, but when she grew up to be a teenager, she developed an interest in the language and learned it herself. In 2015, she spoke to Parents Latina Magazine about her decision to learn Spanish, she said;
“I started studying the language about 15 years ago. My parents wanted to assimilate, and while they spoke Spanish, they were very American and felt more comfortable speaking English with me. When I was 11 years old, my parents sent me to Puerto Rico for a month. My grandmother spoke English, but the rest of the family did not, and I was so ashamed that I did not speak Spanish. I felt like ‘Who am I?’ So I learned Spanish to regain my identity.
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As a child, Andrea cultivated dreams of becoming an actress. However, in the same interview with Parents Latina, she revealed that she didn’t think it was possible because she only saw a few Latina actors on the screen.
“When I grew up I didn’t think it was possible to become an actress. To be honest, I didn’t see many Latina faces on television or in movies,” said the actress. “But that didn’t stop me from trying. I realized early on that everything I really wanted is worth working for.”
Andera attended DeWitt Clinton High School, where she graduated in 1988. After high school, she went to the State University of New York at Old Westbury, where she graduated in 1999 with a degree in communicative and creative arts with a focus on theater.
Andrea began her acting career in 1995 while still a student. She started with daytime soap operas. Her first role ever was the regular role of Linda Soto in One Life to Live. She played the role from 1995 to 1997.
In 1996 Navedo made her big-screen debut in Girl 6, where she played the small role of the telephone girl. Her next regular series role came in another day soap opera, Guiding Light, in which she played Theresa Sandoval.
Andrea got a recurring role as detective Ana Cordova in Law & Order (2001 – 2004). During her time in the series, she appeared in films such as Double Take (2001), Washington Heights (2002), and the TV movie Porn ‘n Chicken.
Andrea was then a guest on a number of television shows, including Damages, Law & Order: Criminal Intentions, and Blue Bloods. She appeared in the romantic film Remember Me in 2010, also starring Robert Pattinson.
She has had recurring roles in How to Make It in America, Golden Boy, Law & Order: Special Unit for Victims.
Andrea has received several nominations and awards for her role in Jane the Virgin. Her awards for Jane the Virgin include the 2015 Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress – Television, 2015 Hola Award for Groundbreaking Achievement, 2016 Impact Awards for outstanding achievement in a television series.
While working on Jane the Virgin, Andrea tries to find time for supporting roles. She starred in the 2015 comedy Superfast!, sang a role in an episode of Elena of Avalor, and starred in the television movie Bright 2017.
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Andrea Navedo Husband, Kids
In real life, Andrea is the mother of two children. She is also a married woman, although she is always very secretive when it comes to revealing details about her husband. From the photos of him that she publishes on Social Social Social, it is clear that Andrea’s husband is also Latina.
Andrea has two kids, a daughter named Ava and a son named Nico. She regularly flaunts them on social media.