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What The Cast Of Jane The Virgin Is Doing Now

"Jane the Virgin" aired on the CW from 2014 until 2019, producing 100 highly enjoyable episodes over five seasons. It was a delightfully charming show, with its affectionate mocking of the telenovela format and its playful, fast-moving stories. But with such outlandish plotlines, the show could have easily been too over-the-top to work for audiences. Luckily, the stellar cast helped ground the show and made us love (or love to hate) each and every character. And in the process of falling in love with the characters, many of us fell for their portrayers, too.

Fans of the actors can breathe easy knowing the cast of "Jane the Virgin" has been all over the place since the show's final episode. A few of them (looking at you, Rosario Dawson and Jenna Ortega) have been busier than seems humanly possible, so there is no shortage of places to catch up with the talented thespians who appeared on the program. Here's what the cast members of "Jane the Virgin" have been up to since the beloved show ended in the summer of 2019.

Gina Rodriguez

There is no "Jane the Virgin" without Jane Villanueva, and there is no Jane Villanueva without actor Gina Rodriguez, who expertly brought to life the optimistic, driven heroine. As Jane, Rodriguez was able to both tug at our heartstrings and tickle our funny bones — versatility that has served her well in her post-show career.

During the run of "Jane the Virgin," Rodriguez kept her side projects rather low-key with the exception of starring roles in the 2019 crime thriller "Miss Bala" and the Netflix comedy "Someone Great," both of which came out right as "Jane" was ending. Since then, her biggest role has been as the voice of "Carmen Sandiego" on Netflix's cartoon series named for the popular villain, and she is set to star in a live-action "Carmen Sandiego" film.

Rodriguez also has a number of movies in production, including the romantic comedies "I Want You Back" and "Players," and the female buddy comedy "Like It Used to Be." Additionally, she will appear as Momma in the live-action/computer-animated Netflix series "Lost Ollie," which has wrapped filming but has no premiere date as of yet. Rodriguez's relationship with Netflix appears to be very strong, as her most recently released project — a science fiction film titled "Awake" — also comes from the streamer. "Awake" arrived in June 2021, and it featured Rodriguez as Jill Adams, a recovering addict who steals drugs from the college for which she works as security, and a doting mother of two children, including a daughter, Matilda, who appears immune to the mysterious sleeplessness plaguing most everyone else in society.

Justin Baldoni

Justin Baldoni artfully played smoldering heartthrob Rafael Solano — Jane's baby daddy and eventual husband — on "Jane the Virgin," but he has not acted since. Nonetheless, he has had an active and thriving Hollywood career as a producer, director and writer. Most notably, he directed the 2019 hit film "Five Feet Apart," starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson. He also directed the Disney+ musical drama "Clouds," and the yet-to-be-released documentary "Laughing at My Nightmare." His next film will be "Hold Back the Stars," starring John Boyega and Letitia Wright as a couple trying to survive in space.

Baldoni has also become somewhat of a guru on modern masculinity — see his Ted Talk here — which has come with its own opportunities, including a short-lived male-fronted talk show called "Man Enough," which aired while "Jane the Virgin" was still around. Since "Jane" ended, Baldoni has continued his mission to tackle masculine expectations, releasing a book titled "Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity" in April 2021.

Andrea Navedo

Some of the best moments on "Jane the Virgin" came from Jane's interactions with her mom Xiomara, who was a stark contrast to Jane and her rule-following, Girl Scout ways. Unlike Jane, Xiomara had not always known what she wanted to do, partially because she got pregnant with Jane at 16, and watching her mature and come into her own as the show progressed was an absolute joy. This is a testament to the skills of actor Andrea Navedo, who made us root for the charming Xiomara to succeed, even when her choices were questionable. 

Navedo has been busy at work since "Jane the Virgin" ended, mostly on television. She guest-starred as Marta Tecades on two episodes of Paramount+ drama "The Good Fight," had a small role as activist Carmen Delgado Voltaw in Hulu's acclaimed miniseries "Mrs. America," and voiced Queen Lucia on the Disney Channel's "Elena of Avalor." She also appeared in the small film "Before I Go," a comedy-drama starring Annabella Sciorra and Craig Bierko, and can also be seen in the comedy film "Smile or Hug."

Yael Groblas

As the deliciously manipulative Petra Solano, Yael Groblas was the villain we couldn't help but adore. She was underhanded and scheming, but also hilarious and — eventually — a loyal friend to Jane. And while Groblas was utterly charming as Petra, let's not forget that she also played her dim-witted but equally sneaky twin sister Anezka (until Petra killed Anezka, because that's how "Jane the Virgin" rolls).

Post-"Jane," Groblas has only taken on one role, but it is a far cry from the outlandish Petra, who stole Rafael's sperm to impregnate herself with twins. In the TV movie "The Selection," Groblas will appear as America Singer, one of 35 women competing to become the wife of a crowned royal, Prince Maxon (Michael Malarkey). "The Selection" has had a rough trek to the screen, as it was originally meant to be a show for the CW before the network opted not to pick it up after the second pilot attempt. While IMDb has the film marked as completed, it is unclear as to when it will be released or whether it will still be arriving via Netflix, as there have been shifts in the creative team (most noticeably the director) since Netflix announced the film in 2020.

Jaime Camil

As Jane's father — melodramatic, high-maintenance, self-involved soap star Rogelio De La Vega — Jaime Camil often stole scenes with his over-the-top antics and incredible comedic timing. And he has been putting those comedy skills to great use in the years since "Jane the Virgin" ended, racking up more credits than most other actors on the cast. Much of his post-show success has been in voice work, including three episodes of "BoJack Horseman," four episodes of "Ducktales," and a dozen episodes of "Elena of Avalor," on which he started prior to the end of "Jane."

In addition to his work in animation, Camil has taken on live-action gigs as well. He was a series regular on the one-season CBS sitcom "Broke" alongside Pauley Perrette and has a main role in the Apple+ musical comedy "Schmigadoon!," which debuted in July 2021. He has also starred in a number of films, such as "My Boyfriend's Meds" and "Madness in the Method." His more recent roles include a part in "Kimi," a much-anticipated crime thriller from director Steven Soderbergh, and a part in the upcoming TV series "Guerrillas," about a man who is kidnapped and forced to work for guerrilla soldiers in South America.

Ivonne Coll

Ivonne Coll has worked in Hollywood for a long time, but she put herself on the map in a new way as Jane's religious, loving grandmother Alba, an undocumented immigrant (she gets her green card in the second season) who speaks mostly Spanish and somehow raised the far less conservative Xiomara. Because Alba lived with her daughter and granddaughter for the bulk of the show, she was a constant presence, which allowed "Jane the Virgin" to explore intergenerational divides and inherited cultural pressures.

Coll has not had a ton of work since her time as Alba ended, though she does have two small post-"Jane" acting credits under her belt. The first is a one-off guest-starring role on Netflix's "Lucifer," where she appeared as a nun. The other credit is for her voice work as Camilla and Grandma in three episodes of the children's television series "Fancy Nancy," about a little girl who loves to wear fancy clothes.

Brett Dier

Any fan of "Jane the Virgin" knows you can be either Team Rafael or Team Michael, but not both — a tough choice given the smoldering chemistry both characters had with Jane, and the smooth charm of both Justin Baldoni (Rafael) and Brett Dier, who played adorable cop Michael Cordero Jr. As Michael, Dier was so funny and charismatic it was hard not to find him lovable, even in rare moments when he was being shady.

Dier really got to flex his acting chops in Season 5, when the presumed dead Michael — who had reappeared alive but with amnesia — is seen living as a cowboy named Jason. And expectedly, the talented Dier has continued to make his mark in Hollywood over the last couple of years. Before "Jane the Virgin" even ended, he was cast in a lead role on the ABC sitcom "Schooled," a spinoff of "The Goldbergs" that lasted two seasons. He later signed on for the sci-fi drama "After Yang," starring alongside Colin Farrell and Jodie Turner-Smith, and the thriller "Fresh" with Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones.

Yara Martinez

As Rafael's sister, Dr. Luisa Alver, Yara Martinez played a pivotal role in the "Jane the Virgin" ensemble. After all, it was her character who accidentally impregnated Jane with Rafael's sperm in the first place, and her ongoing love affair with Rose created many complications for all involved. Martinez has kept busy since "Jane the Virgin" ended, starting with a series regular role on Fox's "Deputy," which ran for only 13 episodes before its cancellation.

In addition to "Deputy," Martinez also revisited her recurring role on CBS's "Bull." After first appearing in 2016 as Isabella Colón, the ex-wife of the titular character and the sister of another main character, Martinez made only rare guest appearances. As of Season 5, however, her role has transitioned into a major part. The actor also snatched the lead in the comedy flick "Good Egg," which is about an unconventional egg donor situation.

Bridget Regan

There were multiple villains on "Jane the Virgin," but the ultimate villain — and the one for which many of the others worked — was Rose. First introduced as the wife of Emilio Solano (Rafael and Luisa's father), it soon became clear there was a lot more to Rose than met the eye. Not only was she carrying on a torrid romance with Luisa, but she also happened to be a notorious crime boss named Sin Rostro.

No matter how ridiculous her storylines became — and they became pretty ridiculous when Rose started wearing masks that looked like other people's faces — actor Bridget Regan dazzled as the sociopathic villain. Prior to "Jane the Virgin," Regan was already an accomplished television actor with starring roles in "Legend of the Seeker," "White Collar," "Agent Carter," and "The Last Ship." She also played the bartender Addy in the hit action film "John Wick," but since "Jane the Virgin" went off the air, Regan has had only one acting role. She appeared as a lead on the one-season television show "Paradise Lost" opposite Josh Hartnett. Her fanbase is substantial, however, and many have floated her name alongside the likes of Megan Fox as their choice to play Poison Ivy in the DCEU

Diane Guerrero

While appearing on "Jane the Virgin" as Jane's best friend Lina, Diane Guerrero was doing double duty, also appearing regularly on "Orange Is the New Black" as Maritza Ramos. Both shows ended around the same time, but Guerrero has had plenty of opportunities since then, and she's been keeping herself very, very busy.

Her biggest role has been as main character Crazy Jane on the superhero series "Doom Patrol," which is going into its third season on HBO Max. She has also appeared in movies, with roles in the coming-of-age flick "Blast Beat" and the familial drama "Blood Brothers: Civil War." Guerrero also has two more films in various stages of production. The first is the musical drama "Clear Lake," co-starring Colin Hanks and rapper Nelly (seriously). The other is the surefire hit "Encanto," the highly anticipated animated Disney film about a young Columbian girl, with music by "Hamilton" mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Jenna Ortega

Jenna Ortega played Young Jane in 30 episodes of "Jane the Virgin" between 2014 and 2019, and despite her young age — she is now 18 — Ortega is one of the busiest cast members. Like some of her "Jane" co-stars, she has also done voiceover work on "Elena of Avalor," appearing as Princess Isabel in dozens of episodes. She has a few other voice-acting credits, such as "Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous" and "Big City Greens," but the bulk of her jobs have been in live-action work.

Ortega played Ellie Alves, a main character in Season 2 of Netflix's Penn Badgley-led thriller "You." She then starred in a couple of Netflix films that flew largely under the radar — "The Babysitter: Killer Queen" and "Yes Day" — and as the lead in "The Fallout," which is about how a high schooler navigates life in the aftermath of a shooting at her school.

Ortega's schedule is not clearing anytime soon, as she was recently cast as the iconic Wednesday Addams in "Wednesday," a live-action Netflix series that will be directed by none other than the legendary Tim Burton (per The Hollywood Reporter). As if that were not enough, Ortega will appear in the new "Scream," coming out in 2022, and in a second horror film, "X," with Kid Cudi and Brittany Snow.

Justina Machado

Justina Machado appeared in 19 episodes of "Jane the Virgin" as Darci Factor, Rogelio's ex-girlfriend, the mother of his daughter, Baby, and a continued thorn in his (and Xiomara's) side. While Rogelio and Darci eventually started to get along, Machado was at her best when she was expertly delving into Darci's dark, petty side. While also appearing on "Jane the Virgin," Machado played the lead in the modern-day remake of "One Day at a Time" until its cancellation in 2020, but that's not all she's been up to.

Machado appeared as Maya on the NBC sitcom "Superstore" for a number of episodes during its fifth season, and in the teen film "All Together Now" on Netflix. Additionally, she took on some voice work, with credits such as "Scoob!," "Elena of Avalor," and "Harley Quinn" on her after-"Jane" resume. Another recent gig is a starring role in the Amazon pilot "The Horror of Delores Roach," based upon the popular podcast of the same name.

Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson has been a big Hollywood name since the 1990s, so she certainly wasn't hurting for work before appearing as Jane Ramos on "Jane the Virgin" for its final two seasons. Post-show, she is still busy as ever — so busy we have to focus on the highlights of what she's been up to since she's had nearly 30 acting roles since the end of "Jane the Virgin." Luckily, there will be even more coming, as Dawson is hard at work filming "Ahsoka" (as the lead character), a spinoff of Disney+'s "The Mandalorian."

Dawson starred on USA's dark drama "Briarpatch" shortly after "Jane the Virgin" wrapped, though the show was canceled after its first season, and voiced Rezzoch in the animated series "The Last Kids on Earth." Other voice roles have included parts in the Netflix anime import "Eden" and as Wonder Woman in "Space Jam: A New Legacy."

One has to question when Dawson sleeps since she is also in two high-profile miniseries set to premiere in the near future — Hulu's "Dopesick," alongside Michael Keaton and Peter Sarsgaard, and HBO Max's "DMZ," which co-stars Benjamin Bratt and has Ava Duvernay directing the first episode. Finally, look for the hardworking actor to pop up in some exciting film roles as well, first with Patricia Arquette in "LA QueenCiañera," a film about a transgender activist, and then in "Clerks III," reprising her role from "Clerks II" in the series' long-awaited third installment.

Anthony Mendez

Though he was never seen and only ever heard, Anthony Mendez played a crucial role in the success of "Jane the Virgin." As the Latin Lover Narrator — later revealed to be a grown-up Mateo (Jane and Rafael's son) — Mendez narrated each episode with passion, nuance and a fantastic comedic style. A poor narrator would have killed the show, given how large of a role he played in each episode's plot explanations and segues between storylines.

Mendez has strictly worked as a voice actor (he has no on-camera acting credits, per IMDb), so it is unsurprising that he has continued on this path in the last couple of years. He voiced a radio announcer in a short film called "The Last Starship" and acts as narrator for "Foodtastic," an unscripted Disney+ show hosted by Keke Palmer, wherein artists compete to see who can best build art out of food products. He is also credited as a narrator for the Charlie Day comedy "El Tonto."